Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 Book List

What can I say? I did it in 2019!  I hit my goal of 52, and added an extra like a cherry on top. And I finished 10 days before the end of the year.  That makes this my most successful reading year yet.  And as I observed last year, success seems to be an all or nothing proposition. I hit most of the goals I set this year.  Interesting.

As for my sub-goal of reading at least 12 books in 3 genres, to keep me balanced, once again I didn't really track that well, so I'll go back and get the numbers and see how I did after the fact.

Religion (3)  +1 from 2018
Fantasy (28)  +2 from 2018
Self Help / Business (9) -2 from 2018

It looks like I read a little more of what I enjoyed, and a few more that didn't fit in any of these categories (like mysteries). And overall, I just read more.  Again, interesting.

So the next steps are the same.  I'm going to re-affirm my 2020 goal of 52 books, and try to keep this rolling.

Here's the 2019 List

1White Sand, Volume 2Brandon SandersonJan 1
2Winnie-the-PoohA.A. MilneJan 3
3Newt's EmeraldGarth Nix Jan 7
4To Kill a MockingbirdHarper LeeJan 15
5UnwindNeal ShustermanJan 21
6LiraelGarth NixJan 27
7AbhorsenGarth NixJan 31
8GoldenhandGarth NixFeb 8
9The Year of LessCait FlandersFeb 11
10To Hold the BridgeGarth NixFeb 20
11Assassin's ApprenticeRobin HobbMar 1
12Royal AssassinRobin HobbMar 4
13Assassin's QuestRobin HobbMar 21
14Economics in One LessonHenry HazlittMar 26
15The Princess BrideWilliam GoldmanMar 29
16The Talent CodeDaniel CoyleMar 30
17ClarielGarth NixApr 9
18Ms. Bixby's Last DayJohn David AndersonApr 11
19The Grave's a Fine and Private PlaceAlan BradleyApr 16
20The Golden Tresses of the DeadAlan BradleyApr 20
21Cold IronMiles CameronMay 3
22Whose Body?Dorothy L. SayersMay 8
23Have Sword Will TravelGarth NixMay 13
24Mister MondayGarth NixMay 16
25Grim TuesdayGarth NixMay 21
26Drowned WednesdayGarth NixMay 25
27The Feather ThiefKirk Wallace JohnsonJun 4
28Sir ThursdayGarth NixJun 5
29Five Languages of Appreciation in the WorkplaceGary ChapmanJun 12
30Lady FridayGarth NixJun 20
31Superior SaturdayGarth NixJun 27
32Lord SundayGarth NixJul 6
33Catch-22Joseph HellerJul 17
34LegionBrandon SandersonJul 26
35SnapshotBrandon SandersonJul 30
36Willpower Doesn't WorkBenjamin HardyJul 31
37Let Sleeping Dragons LieGarth NixAug 10
38The Hidden CityDavid EddingsAug 21
39Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlAnne FrankAug 24
40Death on the NileAgatha ChristieSep 1
41Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the ChurchPope FrancisSep 6
42Brigham Young: Pioneer ProphetJohn G TurnerSep 25
43Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success: Building Blocks for a Better LifeJohn WoodenSep 29
44The Fifth SeasonN.K. JemisinOct 2
45Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take ActionSimon SinekOct 9
46Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's KillerJames L. SwansonOct 26
47The Library at Mount Char Scott HawkinsNov 15
48The Dragonet ProphecyTui T. SutherlandNov 21
49The Last Days of NightGraham MooreNov 29
50StarsightBrandon SandersonDec 3
51The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership FablePatrick LencioniDec 3
52Influence: The Psychology of PersuasionRobert B. Cialdini LencioniDec 14
53On Writing: A Memior of the CraftStephen KingDec 21