Writerly Things 1/6/20: Revised Book List I Read for 2019 and New Goals in the Year Ahead with Reading Traci Kenworth
Books I Read in 2019
- Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor # 1 so far YA Fantasy
- Experimental Film by Gemma Files
- Katie’s Highlander by Maeve Grayson #1 so far Historical Romance
- Slayer by Kiersten White #1 YA horror
- Closing a Deal on Your Terms by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
- Bane of the Dragon King by J. Kellerford #2 YA Fantasy.
- Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto #3 YA Fantasy
- Jewel in the Mud by Harmony Kent
- The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and John Kelley per J.K. Rowling’s permission
- Bird Box by Josh Malerman
- Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer
- The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
- The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz
- How to Write a Novel by Nathan Bradford
- 13 Steps to Evil by Sacha Black
- Sullivan’s Promise by Joan Johnston
- The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Storynomics by Robert McKee
- Dreams of Gods & Monsters Laini Taylor # 4 YA Fantasy.
- Writing Realistic Men Jackson Dean Chase
- Truthwitch by Susan Dennard #5 YA Fantasy
- Finale by Stephanie Garber # 1 YA Mystery
- The Night Window Dean Koontz
- Undead anthology
- Before I Sleep Adam Nevill
- The Evil Queen Gena Showalter #7 YA Fantasy
- Will Haunt You Brian Kirk
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore #6 YA Fantasy
- A Curse So Dark and Lonely Brigid Kemmerer #8 YA Fantasy
- 150 Fantasy Writing Prompts by Sherilyn Kenyon
- Our Better Angels by Jonathan Reckford
- Beyond the Moon by Catherine Taylor
- How to Love a Duke in Ten Days Kerrigan Bryne
- This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
- Dragon’s Oath: A House of Night Novella by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
- Happily-Ever-Afters: Reimagining of Snow White and Rose Red by Melanie Cellier
- Setting by Jack M. Bickman
- The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
- Windwitch by Susan Dennard
- Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake
- The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
- The Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- The House at the Bottom of the Lake by Josh Malerman
- Surviving the Transition by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
- Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell
As you can see, I fell two books short of the fifty I’d pushed for this year but all in all, I’m pleased. I’m going to try and raise the bar to another twenty-five plus books this new year. I’ve heard V.E. Schwab, a YA Author reads 250 books a year plus all her published works she does. I’ll probably never reach that many as a goal but it’s inspiring to see a published author put in so much work to reach her own reading goals. I wonder how many books Stephen King reads a year? He seems prolific when it comes to reading as well. I’ve also heard from other published authors who say their reading goals have fallen way down for them. Not sure I want to go that way. Reading supplies me with fuel to carry through my journey. I can understand not reading a book with similar material as your own so that you don’t get influenced, but not reading at all? That would shrivel my world.
Have a great week, take care, and God bless!
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