My Life in Books Read during 2019

I was enticed by the idea behind this blog post as read on author Laura Tisdall’s blog ๐Ÿ™‚ based on a meme created by author A.M Burgess or Jillian the blogger – so here it is, my life in books I read during 2019. The links will take you the book’s page on Goodreads.

Using only books you have read this year (2019), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title.

In high school I was an Academic Curveball (by James J. Cudney) with plenty of Hope (by Terry Tyler)

People might be surprised by Spider Bones (by Kathy Reichs) and that The Storyteller Speaks (by Annika Perry)

I will never be Blood Red Dust (by Stuart Aken), nor will I be Sally (by Sara Flower Kjaldsen)

My fantasy jobs are Sunwielder (by D Wallace Peach) and To Be a Queen (by Annie Whitehead)

At the end of a long day I need The Wizard, The Girl and The Unicorn’s Horn (by Kevin Cooper)

I hate Survival of the Fittest (although I loved the book by Jacqui Murray).

Wish I had Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale (by Bette A.Stevens)

My family reunions are The Dennis Bisskit Adventures (by Stephen Ainley) during The Curse Of Time (by M. J. Mallon)

At a party youโ€™d find me with Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five story and cookbook (by Robbie Cheadle)

Iโ€™ve never been to The Magic Vodka Wardrobe (by Sheila Patel) or Unexpected Wetness by Brian Lageose.

A happy day includes Hunter’s Chase (by Val Penny)

Motto I live by Just an Odd Job Girl (by Sally Cronin)

In my next life, I want to have Shadow of the Raven (by Millie Thom)

My dream came true is: Twenty Years: After “I Do” (by D. G. Kaye) with my Promised Soul (by Sandra J Jackson)

Most of these books caught my attention on Twitter during 2019 and were part of my 25 Books for Christmas, The List, Gift Ideas.

As an author / book blogger how would your life in books you read look like?

43 Replies to “My Life in Books Read during 2019”

    1. Greatest pleasure, James. It is a fun idea, isn’t it? I found a couple of versions , I used the most recent one. Also, I chose to include only one book per author; I read two of your books and 17 book in the Bones series by Kathy Reichs (although correct would be Temperance Brennan book series).

      I guess it can get tricky if you are a voracious reader.

      Thank you for providing me with great reads. It was hard to choose between your novels, Academic Curveball and Father Figure ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. 17 in the series?!! Wow, and you read them all in one year. That’s awesome. I’ve done that before too.

        You’re welcome! I will be working on your spotlight next week. I’m trying to stay 3 weeks ahead of the game these days. :O

        1. We had a long summer holiday ๐Ÿ™‚

          I appreciate it, James. I am looking forward to visiting your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Dear Patricia
      I haven’t read one of the books of your list, oh dear, I haven’t even heard of them. For most of my life I read the books my editors and agents sent to me and recommended but now I am `freeยด. I did a list of books I read in 2019 on our blog as well ( Actually, I love such lists and always look what other people like to read. And as we, The Fab Four of Cley, are bookcollectors we are always looking for books in our fields of interest.
      All the best and thanks for visiting and commenting on our blog
      The Fab Four of Cley
      ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Dear Klaus and The Fab Four of Cley ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thank you so much for visiting!
        Just the other day I was reading about the very first book published in Romanian (my native tongue) using the Latin alphabet. It was 1561 and it took Coresi nine months to print. We are so lucky today, such a wealth of books available to us, isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚ During the past few years I was fortunate to get to know, via Twitter, some incredibly talented writers, most of them independent authors. They form 99% of the titles on my list.

        I enjoyed your bilingual blog very much and it did sparked an idea… Now I am curious about your 2019 favorite reads.

        Best wishes to all and happy book collecting. How exciting and enriching!

        1. Dear Pat,
          1561 is quite early, a little more than 100 years after the first printed book by Johannes Gutenberg. I can’t read Romanian but I leaned that it’s this language that it nearest to classical Latin.
          Well, I wasn’t an independent author in the way that I wrote for Random House and its imprints and for film and TV. But I felt independent as I kept my copyrights, worked with my own agents, editors and PR and legal staff. I know Jacqui M. from your authors. But it’s strange there seems to be two worlds, on the one side the authors you call independent and on the other side those authors who are published by the international publishers. One doesn’t meet usually, neither at the Frankfurt Bookfair nor at the Bologna Bookfair.
          Anyway, now we met thanks to blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
          All the best and happy writing
          P.S.: I wrote my first comment twice. Just delete one, please.

  1. This is a great idea for sharing the books you have read. I was delighted to see your review of my Sir Chocolate book here. Thank you so much for including it.

    1. Thank you, Roberta. I thought so too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Great pleasure, Sir Chocolate was a very sweet read indeed. And your crafty skills are out of this world!

  2. This is a terrific idea for a post. (And thanks for the mention, you are more than kind.) I might just have to quietly steal your concept… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you, Brian. And do, please. The idea behind ‘My Life in Books’ does not belong to me, I just borrowed it from other bloggers. It is all about reading and sharing the book love, isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. My pleasure entirely, Sally. I enjoyed a great deal reading her story.
      Thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pat, a wonderfully inventive way to share books youโ€™ve read and thank you so much for the inclusion of my book! Did it take you a long to answer these questions with book titles?

    1. Greatest pleasure, Annika. I enjoyed it too. I wanted to share my reads of last year. but in a way that will be fun. I saw a few similar posts showing up in my WordPress reader ๐Ÿ™‚

      I made a pact with myself that I will fill in the first book title that fits the sentence ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a fun idea and so clever! I am honored to have one of my books in your book story Patricia. Thank you. <3

    1. My pleasure, Debby. We’re actually one year short of ’20 Years after I Do”. ๐Ÿ™‚
      So pleased you could stop by xx

      1. Oh congrats on the upcoming milestone! You must be doing something right! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just picked up a copy of your book. Hope to be reading on vacay. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

        1. Thank you so much, Debby. You know too well, teamwork.
          I hope you will enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ Appreciate it!!

  5. “Just an odd job girl”, that’s a good motto for life This is an interesting way of doing a recap post like this, nicely done!xx

    1. Many thanks, Carol. And happy to welcome you here.
      โ€œJust an odd job girlโ€ – yes, and a resourceful one indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thrilled you stopped for a comment, Mary. Thank you so much!!
      So many good reads out there and some amazing authors I’ve met on Twitter ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. With pleasure, Michael. I am delighted with your visit ๐Ÿ™‚
      Geniesse dein Wochenende ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it, Diana. It was fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰ and I got to boast about all the wonderful books I read last year.

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