Writerly Things: The Book List of 2019 and Goals for the New Year in Reading Traci Kenworth 3/9/2020

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

Traci Kenworth

  1. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor # 1 so far YA Fantasy
  2. Experimental Film by Gemma Files
  3. Katie’s Highlander by Maeve Grayson #1 so far Historical Romance
  4. Slayer by Kiersten White #1 YA horror
  5. Closing a Deal on Your Terms by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
  6. Bane of the Dragon King by J. Kellerford #2 YA Fantasy.
  7. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto #3 YA Fantasy
  8. Jewel in the Mud by Harmony Kent
  9. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
  10. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany and John Kelley per J.K. Rowling’s permission
  11. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  12. Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer
  13. The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  14. The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz
  15. How to Write a Novel by Nathan Bradford
  16. 13 Steps to Evil by Sacha Black
  17. Sullivan’s Promise by Joan Johnston
  18. The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
  19. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  20. Storynomics by Robert McKee
  21. Dreams of Gods & Monsters Laini Taylor # 4 YA Fantasy.
  22. Writing Realistic Men Jackson Dean Chase
  23. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard #5 YA Fantasy
  24. Finale by Stephanie Garber # 1 YA Mystery
  25. The Night Window Dean Koontz
  26. Undead anthology
  27. Before I Sleep Adam Nevill
  28. The Evil Queen Gena Showalter #7 YA Fantasy
  29. Will Haunt You Brian Kirk
  30. Graceling by Kristin Cashore #6 YA Fantasy
  31. A Curse So Dark and Lonely Brigid Kemmerer #8 YA Fantasy
  32. 150 Fantasy Writing Prompts by Sherilyn Kenyon
  33. Our Better Angels by Jonathan Reckford
  34. Beyond the Moon by Catherine Taylor
  35. How to Love a Duke in Ten Days Kerrigan Bryne
  36. This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
  37. Dragon’s Oath: A House of Night Novella by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  38. Happily-Ever-Afters: Reimagining of Snow White and Rose Red by Melanie Cellier
  39. Setting by Jack M. Bickman
  40. The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
  41. Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  42. Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake
  43. The Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
  44. The Freelancer’s Survival Guide by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  45. The House at the Bottom of the Lake by Josh Malerman
  46. Surviving the Transition by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
  47. Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  48. The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell

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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!

Trying to figure out what to do for St. Patrick’s Day? Head over to my A Dash of Seasons blog at https://www.adashofseasons.com for some recipes. Check out some decor. Games. What about a nice Irish Whiskey?

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