Books of 2019

2019 was the first year I kept track of all of my books on Goodreads, so I know that (as of today) I have completed 79 books, while I have 3 in progress. At the beginning of this year I set out to read 52 books, averaging one a week, however once I accomplished that goal I set the bar higher. Because of my responsibilities at home I will set my 2020 goal at 52 to start as well.

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There are still a few weeks left in 2019, but I wanted to share what I’ve read this year. I’m an avid reader and while my fiction interests aren’t varied (Christian romance is pretty much all of the fiction I read), I love a variety of non-fiction books. I love to learn and I love to hear different perspectives so it seems as if most of my non-fiction reads have been memoirs, but that certainly isn’t all I read.

As I compiled this list I did notice a few themes, including books inspired by my trip to Israel & Palestine in November, 2018 and books about the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. One of my hobbies (when I’m not talking about fair trade & ethical fashion or spending time with my friends who arrived in the U.S. as refugees) is participating in book launch teams. Many of the books listed in the non-fiction section are book launch reads.

I have learned over the years that I prefer hard copies of non-fiction books, especially ones I am trying to learn from because I like to highlight and take notes in those, but I LOVE my Kindle for fiction. As far as memoirs and biographies, I can be swayed by either hard copy or digital since I am not taking notes in those. Two of the memoirs I completed this year were audio books that I borrowed from the library using my Hoopla account.

Without a doubt, my favorite fiction author is Jenn Faulk.

I generally have one book that I’m actively reading on my Kindle and one hard copy I’m actively reading going at a time. I keep the Kindle on my nightstand and read a few minutes each night. I keep the hard copy around the house and throw it in my purse to read it when I have a few minutes. Because of how I read, and the fact I read non-fiction at a slower pace, there are significantly fewer of these. Many of the fiction books, including all by Jenn Faulk, are available on Kindle Unlimited.

My To Be Read list is long, both of books I already own that I want to get to AND books that are on my wish list.

In no particular order . . . Heidi’s 2019 Books

Fiction
Melodies of Love Collection by Kimberly Rose Johnson
All I Want for Christmas by Jenn Faulk
A Love So Real by Kimberly Rae Jordan
The Strength of Their Love by Kimberly Rae Jordan
The Match Maker’s Match by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Come to the Lake by Autumn Macarthur
Close Enough by Jenn Faulk
His Father’s Son by Autumn Macarthur
Anytime Escapes Various Authors
The Vacation Cottages by Sophie Mays
The Magnolia Harbor Starter Collection by Sophie Mays
The Sweetwater Island Ferry Collection by Sophie Mays
Where You Are by Jenn Faulk
Modern Conveniences Complete Collection by Leah Atwood
Second Rodeo by Leah Atwood
Beach Wedding by Grace Greene
Beach Winds by Grace Greene
Beach Rental by Grace Greene
Pieced Together by Jenn Faulk
The Redemption Road by Christa MacDonald
At The Crossroad by Christa MacDonald
The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald
Love, Laughter, and Luminarias by Jaycee Weaver
What He Wants by Jessie Gussman
Finding Love On Whidbey Island by Annette M. Irby
Finding Love On Bainbridge Island by Annette M. Irby
Finding Love in Eureka, California by Angela Ruth Strong
An Anchor On Her Heart by Patricia Lee
A Love To Treasure by Kimberly Rose Johnson
Finding Love in Friday Harbor, Washington by Annette M. Irby
Runaway Romance by Miralee Ferrell
Come Next Winter by Linda Hanna & Deborah Dulworth
The Christmas Girlfriend by Taylor Hart
Blue Moon Kisses by Cindy Roland Anderson
Just A Kiss In The Moonlight by Cindy Roland Anderson
A Snow Valley Christmas Romance Collection by Cindy Roland Anderson
Caught Kissing A Cowboy by Cindy Roland Anderson
Stuck On You by Jenn Faulk
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer
Sweet On You by Becky Wade
When He Returns by Kimberly Rae Jordan
On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter
All I Ever Wanted by Jenn Faulk
Falling For You by Becky Wade
True To You by Becky Wade
Meant To Be by Jenn Faulk
Together For Christmas by Autumn Macarthur
Traveler’s Rest by Ann Tatlock
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Yesterday’s Promises by Kimberly Rae Jordan
The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck
A Love That Lasts by Kimberly Rose Johnson
A Christmas To Remember Collection (No longer available)

Non Fiction
Unashamed by Lecrae
A Boy’s Story A Man’s Memory: Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945 by Oskar Knoblauch
The Orphan Gospels by Shelley Jean
It’s Not About The Truth by Don Yaeger
Something Needs to Change by David Platt
What Is A Girl Worth by Rachael Denhollander
How Much Is A Little Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander (This one is a children’s picture book and I didn’t know how to categorize it because it tells little girls their value, but is not a memoir or other “learning” type book)
Shelley in Haiti: One Woman’s Quest for Orphan Prevention Through Job Creation by Shelley Jean
Boy Mom by Monica Swanson
So The Next Generation Will Know by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace
The Soul of An American President: The Untold Story of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Faith by Alan Sears & Craig Osten with Ryan Cole
Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales
Developing Female Leaders by Kadi Cole
Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters by Lizbeth Meredith
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
Grateful American by Gary Sinise
Twelve Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya
The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
Journey Interrupted: A Family Without A Country in a World at War by Hildegarde Mahoney
Letters Across The Divide: Two Friends Explore Racism, Friendship, and Faith by David Anderson and Brent Zeurcher
Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible Through Palestinian Eyes by Mitri Raheb
The Secrets of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin
Five Days in November by Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin

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