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My Year in Books (2019)

A few fun facts about my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge and a simple round-up of my #WomenReadWomen2019.

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Fats here.

I started 2019 with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I hoped that a really good book like that would encourage me to read more. I was doing fine until I was promoted to Assistant Circulation Manager, which happened in mid-February. In July, I was accepted into Leadership Wooster, a 10-month leadership training headed by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce. Last November, I joined the Fantasy Fiction Fanatics Book Club in our library. All of these on top of Game Night with friends every third Saturday of the month. So, yeah, I was not exactly motivated to read.

Today’s post will focus on my 2019 Reading Challenge on Goodreads and a round-up of my #WomenReadWomen2019. I’m happy to say that I reached and surpassed my goal of 86 books this year. I gave up logging my books after August, so the total count of 125 is actually way off. I also managed to reach my goal of 26 women writers across 10 countries in the world. In fact, I was able to read works of more than 50 female authors in 15 countries. So hooray for that! How did your year in reading go?


ArgentinaThings We Lost in the FireMariana EnriquezShort Stories
AustraliaIsabella’s GardenGlenda MillardPicturebook
 Lottie and WalterAnna WalkerPicturebook
 Running with the HorsesAlison LesterPicturebook
 The Stone LionMargaret WildPicturebook
CanadaHawks Kettle, Puffins WheelSusan Vande GriekChildren’s Poetry
 How Emily Saved the BridgeFrieda WishinskyNonfiction Picturebook
 I Am SmallQin LengPicturebook
 When I Found GrandmaSaumiya BalasubramaniamPicturebook
CroatiaPrincesses on the RunSmiljana CohPicturebook
FranceA Drop of the SeaIngrid ChabbertPicturebook
 The Day I Became a BirdIngrid ChabbertPicturebook
 The Last TreeIngrid ChabbertPicturebook
 WavesIngrid ChabbertGraphic Novel
GermanyA Year in Our New Garden Gerda MullerPicturebook
IsraelThe NeighborsEinat TsarfatiPicturebook
ItalyTallulah, the Tooth Fairy CEODr. Tamara PizzoliPicturebook
LithuaniaThe Fox on the SwingEvelina DaciutePicturebook
NigeriaWhat It Means When a Man Falls from the SkyLesley Nneka ArimahShort Stories
ScotlandSweepLouise GreigPicturebook
SwedenNever GoodnightCoco MoodyssonGraphic Novel
SwitzerlandI Am the Brother of XXFleur JaeggyShort Stories
 Nylon RoadParsua BashiGraphic Memoir
United KingdomCamouflageDr. Sarah BargielaGraphic Nonfiction
 Drawn from NatureHelen AhpornsiriNonfiction Picturebook
 HelloFiona WoodcockPicturebook
 Quiet Girl in a Noisy WorldDebbie TungGraphic Novel
 Teaching My Mother How to Give BirthWarsan ShirePoetry
 The Crayon ManNatascha BiebowNonfiction Picturebook
 The GirlsLauren AcePicturebook
 The TideClare Helen WelshPicturebook
 The Truth About GrandparentsElina EllisPicturebook
 When Sadness is at Your DoorEva ElandPicturebook
United StatesA Big Mooncake for Little StarGrace LinPicturebook
 All the Names They Used for GodsAnjali SachdevaShort Stories
 All the Stars DeniedGuadalupe Garcia McCallMiddle Grade
 Alma and How She Got Her NameJuana Martinez-NealPicturebook
 Betty Before XIlyasah ShabazzMiddle Grade
 Bold and BraveKirsten HillibrandNonfiction Picturebook
 Electric ArchesEve L. EwingPoetry
 FloridaLauren GroffShort Stories
 Good BonesMaggie SmithPoetry
 Hello LighthouseSophie BlackallPicturebook
 Honor GirlMaggie ThrashGraphic Memoir
 How Long ‘Til Black Future MonthN.K. JemisinShort Stories
 I’m Too Young To Be Seventy and Other DelusionsJudith ViorstPoetry
 Lights! Camera! Alice!Mara RockliffNonfiction Picturebook
 My HeartCorinna LuykenPicturebook
 Planting StoriesAnika Aldamuy DeniseNonfiction Picturebook
 RevolutionDeborah WilesMiddle Grade
 Six Months, Three Days, Five OthersCharlie Jane AndersShort Stories
 SpinningTillie WaldenGraphic Memoir
 Thank You, Omu!Oge MoraPicturebook
 Tomorrow is WaitingKiley FrankPicturebook
 We Are the GardenersJoanna Gaines, et alPicturebook
   Total Countries: 15
   Total Authors: 52

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

2 comments on “My Year in Books (2019)

  1. Congrats on reaching your goal! I hate when life interferes with reading. It’s so rude.

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  2. How did you do this table????!!! Awesomesauce! 🙂

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