2019 reading plans

Goodreads goal: 25 books. In 2018, I set it initially at 20, then to 30, and ended up reading 28 books. I think 25 is totally achievable.

UPDATE: I have upped my goal to 40 books because I have read 36 books and it is October.

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Currently reading

  • The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

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Books I wanted to read in 2018 and didn’t get to

  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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Backlist books I want to read

From my Goodreads “read soon or remove” list

  • Slide by Jill Hathaway
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle — DNF

Other backlist books to read

  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Books read

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: 4 stars
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews: 3.5 stars
  • Dreams of Joy by Lisa See: 4.5 stars
  • Broken Things by Lauren Oliver: 3.5 stars
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrande: 3.5 stars
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt: 3.5 stars
  • The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney: 3 stars
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Tutrton: 3.5 stars
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne: 3 stars
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: 5 stars
  • A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard: 4 stars
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith: 4 stars
  • Slide by Jill Hathaway: 3 stars
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: 5 stars
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: 3.5 stars
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: 4.5 stars
  • Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont: 4 stars
  • The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neil: 3.5 stars
  • The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir: 4 stars
  • The Boy in the Suitcase by Agnete Friis and Lene Kaaberbøl: 3.5 stars
  • The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee: 2.5 stars
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater: 4.5 stars
  • The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson: 4 stars
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater: 4 stars
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen: 4 stars
  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl: 3 stars
  • Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney: 4 stars
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See: 3.5 stars
  • This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis: 3 stars
  • The Dinner by Herman Koch: 3.5 stars
  • Social Creatures by Tara Isabella Burton: 4 stars
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater: 4.5 stars
  • Diva by Jillian Larkin: 3 stars
  • The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib: 4 stars
  • A Mind Spread on the Ground by Alicia Elliott: 5 stars
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: 4 stars
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuinston: 4.5 stars

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