My “have read” 2019 book list

I love books. Here I’m listing the books I’ve read this year. I hope you find a title here that interests you. NOTE: if there are any you’d like to purchase please go to my page BUY THE BOOK! to see if it is listed there. You can follow direct links, making it easier for you.
In blue I’ve  indicated which books are reviewed here on my blog. Also, any book I have marked *(ARC)* is an Advanced Reading Copy I was given in exchange for my free and honest review.
Purple is to indicate the books I read listened to on Audible so that I can do other things at the same time as “reading.”(Refer to Most of those are novels.
In green are other books I’ve read that are usually middle grade (not picture books, but may be story books with pictures) and a few novels.
My reading interests vary widely. If you’re interested in any on this list or are encouraged to read more, too, do let me know! If you have suggestions of what may look good in my reading stash I’d love to hear about it so I can add it to my private to-be-read list.
:) Happy year of Reading!



  1. A Year of Tenacity: 365 daily devotions – by Janet Sketchley  (Last year’s read-through finished a day late)
  2. Strong Ending: a Journey from Combat to Comedy – by Audible originals
  3. Have a Nice Day! by Billy Crystal
  4. Heart of Darkness – by Joseph Conrad
  5. 10 Little Kisses – by Taylor Garland
  6. The 12 Sleighs of Christmas – by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  7. Missing May – by Cynthia Rylant
  8. Steam Train, Dream Train COLORS – by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  9. A Bad Case of Stripes – by David Shannon
  10. Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul – by Susan Verde
  11. Bats in the Band – by Brian Lies
  12. Pony Crazy – by Catherine Hapka
  13. Crybaby – by Karen Beaumont
  14. Zola’s Elephant – by Randall de Sève
  15. Good Boy, Fergus! – by David Shannon
  16. The Amazing Christmas Extravaganza – by David Shannon
  17. A Fire Truck Named Red – by Randall de Sève
  18. Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole – by Bob Raczka
  19. Good Night, Gorilla – by Peggy Rathmann
  20. I am Peace: a Book of Mindfulness – by Susan Verde
  21. Love, Santa – by Martha Brockenbrough
  22. Oh, No! – by Candace Fleming
  23. City Dog, Country Frog – by Mo Willems
  24. The Great Day – by Taro Gomi
  25. How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball – by David Shannon
  26. What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: a very messy adventure – by Refe & Susan Tuma
  27. Got to Get to Bear’s! – By Brian Lies
  28. On Gull Beach – by Jane Yolen
  29. The Great Christmas Crisis – by Kim Norman
  30. The Best Parts of Christmas – by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
  31. Giraffes Can’t Dance – by Giles Andreae
  32. Sea Prayer – by Khaled Hosseine
  33. The Bunyans – by Audrey Wood
  34. Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3 – by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  35. Bear Stays Up For Christmas – by Karma Wilson
  36. The Starry Giraffe – by Andy Bergmann
  37. Mona Parsons: from privilege to prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe – by Andria Hill – Lehr
  38. The Queen: Aretha Franklin – by Mikal Gilmore
  39. The Alchemist – by Paulo Coelho