My reading wrap-up for 2019


This year has been a great reading year. Before we enter the 2020s, I thought I would do a recap of books I read in 2019.

My Goodreads target at the start of the year was to read 50 books. I didn’t expect to reach it but I managed to finish 66 in total.

My favourite book this year was The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Followed closely by Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Some of my favourite reads included retreading the Harry Potter series. I also loved discovering the graphic novels Heartstopper Volume 1 and 2 by Alice Oseman.

The most popular book (rated by members of the Goodreads website) that I read this year was my reread of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The least popular rated book by members of the site was the non fiction, The Origin of (almost) everything by New Scientist. I actually found it interesting but it wasn’t one of my favourites.

Other books that really stood out to me this year were The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Normal People by Sally Rooney and Belonging by Umi Sinha. I also loved The Fall Guy by James Lasdun, The Paper and Hearts Society by Lucy Powrie and The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary.

The best part of my reading journey

My favourite thing about my reading journey this year was discovering audiobooks and a love for graphic novels. I particularly enjoyed reading Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell.

The thing I enjoyed writing this year was my series, “A Book Lover’s Guide” to different cities, including Edinburgh and Barcelona.


2020 reading goal

Since I’m not sure if 65 books was a fluke and I also don’t want to make reading a chore, I think my goal for 2020 will be to read 40 books as I have a lot of other things I want to achieve too.

In 2019, I read a bunch of thrillers, young adult, romance, classics, mysteries and autobiographies. In this next year, I hope to read some more crime novels than I have this past year.

What are your 2020 reading goals? Let us know by commenting below or Tweet @bookwormgirl_24!