2019 reading list

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This is the complete list of books I read in 2019, ordered chronologically. Also, take a look at my top reads from 2019.

++ Books I really enjoyed are marked with two plus signs.
-- Books I didn’t finish are marked with two negative signs (dashes).

  1. Becoming, by Michelle Obama ++
  2. The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
  3. Fear, by Bob Woodward
  4. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee ++
  5. What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  6. Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, by Pete Souza
  7. How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?, by N.K. Jemisin
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
  9. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
  10. The Power, by Naomi Alderman ++
  11. Today Will Be Different, by Maria Semple
  12. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
  13. Tears for The Dead (Bonnie Parker, PI book 5), by Michael Prescott
  14. Blood for Blood (Ziba MacKenzie book 1), by Victoria Selman ++
  15. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen --
  16. Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng
  17. Everything Here Is Beautiful, by Mira T. Lee
  18. Warcross (Warcross book 1), by Marie Lu ++
  19. Wildcard (Warcross book 2), by Marie Lu ++
  20. An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
  21. The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui
  22. A Torch Against the Night (Ember in the Ashes #2), by Sabaa Tahir
  23. A Reaper at the Gates (Ember in the Ashes #3), by Sabaa Tahir
  24. Dying of Whiteness, by Jonathan M. Metzl
  25. Nothing to Lose (Ziba MacKenzie book 2), by Victoria Selman ++
  26. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult ++
  27. Vox, by Christina Dalcher ++
  28. Uncommon Type: Some Stories, by Tom Hanks ++
  29. Good Talk, by Mira Jacob (this could be considered a graphic novel) ++
  30. What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Breast Cancer, by John R. Lee, Virginia Hopkins, David Zava
  31. Better Allies, by Karen Catlin ++
  32. So you want to talk about race, by Ijeoma Oluo ++
  33. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed by Men, by Caroline Criado Perez ++
  34. Emergency Skin, by N.K. Jemisin ++
  35. The Liar’s Club, by Mary Karr --
  36. Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking, by Karen Catlin & Poornima Vijayashanker ++
  37. For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity, by Liz Plank ++
  38. The Other Wes Moore, by Wes Moore
  39. Our House, by Louise Candlish
  40. Snakes and Ladders (Ziba MacKenzie book 3), by Victoria Selman ++
  41. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood ++
  42. crossing paths, by f.a. peeke ++
  43. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates ++
  44. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy book 1), by N.K. Jemisin ++
  45. The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy book 2), by N.K. Jemisin

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Graphic novels & comics

  1. Saga (Vol. 1), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  2. Saga (Vol. 2), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  3. Saga (Vol. 3), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  4. Saga (Vol. 4), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  5. Saga (Vol. 5), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  6. Saga (Vol. 6), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  7. Saga (Vol. 7), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  8. Saga (Vol. 8), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  9. Saga (Vol. 9), by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples ++
  10. Y: The Last Man (Book One), by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra ++
  11. Y: The Last Man (Book Two), by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra ++
  12. Y: The Last Man (Book Three), by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra ++
  13. Y: The Last Man (Book Four), by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra ++
  14. Y: The Last Man (Book Five), by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra ++
  15. Paper Girls (Vol. 1), by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
  16. Paper Girls (Vol. 2), by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
  17. Paper Girls (Vol. 3), by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
  18. Paper Girls (Vol. 4), by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
  19. Paper Girls (Vol. 5), by Brian K. Vaughan & Cliff Chiang
  20. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer, by Sydney Padua
  21. Jessica Jones: Alias (Vol. 1), by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
  22. Jessica Jones: Alias (Vol. 2), by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
  23. Jessica Jones: Alias (Vol. 3), by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
  24. Jessica Jones: Alias (Vol. 4), by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos
  25. Black Widow: No Restraints Play, by Jen & Sylvia Soska ++
  26. Assassin Nation #1, by Kyle Starks & Erica Henderson
  27. Assassin Nation #2, by Kyle Starks & Erica Henderson
  28. Assassin Nation #3, by Kyle Starks & Erica Henderson
  29. Assassin Nation #4, by Kyle Starks & Erica Henderson
  30. Assassin Nation #5, by Kyle Starks & Erica Henderson
  31. Preacher (Book 1), by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
  32. Preacher (Book 2), by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
  33. Preacher (Book 3), by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
  34. Preacher (Book 4), by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
  35. Preacher (Book 5), by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
  36. Preacher (Book 6), by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon
  37. Lucifer (Book 1), by Mike Carey
  38. Business Cat: Hostile Takeovers, by Tom Fonder
  39. Black Widow (Vol. 1): The Finely Woven Thread, by Nathan Edmondson
  40. Black Widow (Vol. 2): The Tightly Tangled Web, by Nathan Edmondson
  41. Black Widow (Vol. 3): Last Days, by Nathan Edmondson
  42. Black Widow (Vol. 1): S.H.E.I.L.D.’s Most Wanted, by Mark Waid
  43. Black Widow (Vol. 2): No More Secrets, by Mark Waid
  44. Far Sector (2019): Issue #1, by N.K. Jemisin ++
  45. Ironheart (Vol. 1): Those With Courage, by Eve L. Ewing
  46. Shuri (Vol. 1): The Search for Black Panther, by Nnedi Okorafor
  47. The Umbrella Academy (Vol. 1): The Apocalypse Suite, by Gerard Way
  48. Monstress (Vol. 1): Awakening, by Marjorie Liu
  49. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 1): No Normal, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
  50. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 2): Generation Why, by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Jacob Wyatt
  51. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 3): Crushed, by G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa, Elmo Bondoc
  52. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 4): Last Days, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
  53. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 5): Super Famous, by G. Willow Wilson & Takeshi Miyazawa
  54. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 6): Civil War II, by G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa, Adrian Alphona
  55. Ms. Marvel (Vol. 7): Damage Per Second, by G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa, Mirka Andolfo
  56. The Umbrella Academy (Vol. 2): Dallas, by Gerard Way
  57. The Umbrella Academy (Vol. 3): Hotel Oblivion, by Gerard Way
  58. Far Sector (2019): Issue #2, by N.K. Jemisin ++

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-- Why didn’t I finish this book? I like to read one book at a time and years ago it took me months to slug my way through a book that everyone kept telling me “keep reading, it gets better, you’ll love it.” Nope, didn’t love it…or even like it. Lesson learned. If I don’t enjoy a book within the first 30-50 pages, I stop reading it. There are way too many amazing authors and books out there in the world for me to enjoy.