Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Books I've Read in 2020

For the past ten years I've kept track of the books I read and it's been a surprisingly fun endeavor. I read so much that everything tends to blend together in my mental library and it's fun to look back and see what I've I've read, loved, and want to re-read (and - on the rare occasion - want to avoid). Plus, it's great to share and compare lists with other book bloggers.

This list is only of books and novellas I've read and finished (though if I read an entire anthology, I list only the anthology title). The books are listed in the order I read them and last year I started going back and adding my review links to the books I also reviewed.

There are sure to be many wonderful stories on the list, but the ones with a ** by them are ones I highly recommend.

1. The Vanishing (Fogg Lake, Book 1) by Jayne Ann Krentz
2. Classic Love Poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, George Eliot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Christopher Marlowe, E.E. Cummings , Lord Byron, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Anonymous, Andrew Marvell, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Robert Browning
3. Plant-Based Meal Prep: Simple, Make-Ahead Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Comfort Food by Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon
4. Mismatched in Mayhem (Whiskey Sisters, Book 4) by L.E. Rico
5. Love on Lexington Avenue (Central Park Pact, Book 2) by Lauren Layne
6. Finding Chris Evans: The Fortune Teller Edition (Finding Chris Evans, Book 0.5) by Elizabeth Bemis
7. Scot Under the Covers (The Wild Wicked Highlanders, Book 2) by Suzanne Enoch (re-read)
8. Batter Up (Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls, Book 1) by Robyn Neeley
9. Almost Just Friends (Wildstone, Book 4) by Jill Shalvis
10. Wife After Wife by Olivia Hayfield
11. Her Scandalous Pursuit by Candace Camp (The Mad Morelands, Prequel) by Candace Camp
12. Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, Book 3) by Lauren Layne **
13. The Story of Us by Teri Wilson
14. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
15. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
16. The Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
17. Immortal in Death (In Death, Book 3) by J.D. Robb (re-read) **
18. Wild Nights (Jokers Wild, Book 2) by Katherine Garbera
19. A Taste of Sage by Yaffa S. Santos
20. The Demigod Complex (Brimstone Inc., Book 1) by Abigail Owen
21. The Bachelor (Duke Dynasty, Book 2) by Sabrina Jeffries
22. How You Can Run Faster Effortlessly by Adam D' Alessandro
23. I Dared the Duke (Wayward Wallflowers, Book 2) by Anna Bennett
24. Golden in Death (In Death, Book 50) by J.D. Robb
25. Bad Bachelor (Bad Bachelors, Book 1) by Stefanie London
26. Murder at Pirate’s Cove (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 1) by Josh Lanyon **
27. Tangled Up (Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls, Book 2) by Robyn Neeley
28. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty
29. Badger to the Bone (Honey Badger Chronicles, Book 3) by Shelly Laurenston
30. Love Around the Corner (The Romano Sisters, Book 3) by Amanda Weaver
31. From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (re-read)
32. An American Werewolf in Hoboken (Wolf Mates, Book 1) by Dakota Cassidy
33. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan **
34. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
35. Matzah Ball Surprise by Laura Brown
36. Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love, Book 2) by Alisa Rai
37. The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy by Erica Layne
38. Home with You (Silverlake Ranch, Book 2) by Liza Kendall
39. The Omega’s Unexpected Alpha (Omega’s Surprise Baby, Book 4) by Bonnar King
40. Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, Book 1) by Ilona Andrews
41. Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon (re-read) **
42. Lucky Suit (Sexy Suits, Book 1) by Lauren Blakely
43. Highland Conquest (Sons of Sinclair, Book 1) by Heather McCollum
44. Perfect Kiss by A.G. Meiers
45. My One and Only Duke (Rogues to Riches, Book 1) by Grace Burrowes
46. Shift Out of Luck (Brimstone Inc., Book 2) by Abigail Owen
47. The Rebel (Dynasties: Mesa Falls, Book 1) by Joanne Rock
48. #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl's Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini by Nicole Byer
49. Eating Vegan: A Plant-Based Cookbook for Beginners by Dianne Wenz
50. Close Up (Burning Cove, Book 4) by Amanda Quick
51. Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life by Carrie Underwood
52. The Virgin and the Rogue (The Rogue Files, Book 6) by Sophie Jordan
53. When a Duchess Says I Do (Rogues to Riches, Book 2) by Grace Burrowes
54. Heiress for Hire (A Duke’s Heiress, Book 1) by Madeline Hunter
55. A Duke by Any Other Name (Rogues to Riches, Book 4) by Grace Burrowes
56. Secret at Skull House (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 2) by Josh Lanyon
57. Hot Holiday Rancher ((Texas Cattleman’s Club: Houston, Book 9) by Catherine Mann
58. The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel
59. The Boy Next Door by Josh Lanyon
60. Scrooged by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
61. Just a Bit Twisted (Straight Guys, Book 1) by Alessandra Hazard **
62. Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
63. Romance at the Royal Menagerie by Ruth J. Hartman
64. The Mermaid Murders (The Art of Murder, Book 1) by Josh Lanyon (re-read)
65. Kiss and Make Up (Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls, Book 3) by Robyn Neeley
66. When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries, Book 3) by Anna Bennett
67. Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner
68. The Summer Deal (Wildstone, Book 5) by Jill Shalvis
69. Bait N' Witch (Brimstone Inc., Book 3) by Abigail Owen