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
70. The Return (The Original Sinners – The Chateau, Book 2) by Tiffany Reisz **
71. Alpha Night (Psy-Changeling Trinity, Book 4) by Nalini Singh **
72. Wrong Bed, Right Brother (Accidental Love, Book 4) by Rebecca Brooks
73. Purity in Death (In Death, Book 3) by J.D. Robb (re-read) **
74. The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton**
75. Party of Two (The Wedding Date, Book 5) by Jasmine Guillory
77. About a Rogue (Desperately Seeking Duke, Book 1) by Caroline Linden
78. Hometown Hero (Silverlake Ranch, Book 3) by Liza Kendall
79. Interlude in Death (In Death, Book 12.5) by J.D. Robb (re-read)
80. The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux
81. Haunted Heroine (Heroine Complex, Book 4) by Sarah Kuhn
82. Memory in Death (In Death, Book 22) by J.D. Robb (re-read)
83. Halloween Boo (Holiday Hunk, Book 1) by Sarah Spade
84. A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee
85. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors (The Rajes, Book 1) by Sonali Dev
86. Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters **
87. Murder in the East End (Below Stairs Mysteries, Book 4) by Jennifer Ashley
88. Beauty and the Clockwork Beast (Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 1) by Nancy Campbell Allen **
89. Kiss of the Spindle (Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 2) by Nancy Campbell Allen
90. The Paper Solution: What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It From Taking Over Your Life by Lisa Woodruff
91. The Monet Murders (The Art of Murder, Book 2) by Josh Lanyon (re-read)
92. Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting **
93. Chasing Cupcakes by Elizabeth Benton
94. Who’s That Earl (Love and Let Spy, Book 1) by Susanna Craig
95. Better Than People by Roan Parrish
96. Who Wants to Marry a Duke (Duke Dynasty, Book 3) by Sabrina Jeffries
97. You Lucky Dog by Julia London
98. Innocent in Death (In Death, Book 24) by J.D. Robb (re-read) **
99. A Dance with Fate (Warrior Bards, Book 2) by Juliet Marillier
100. When the Earl Met His Match (Wedded by Scandal, Book 4) by Stacy Reid**
101. Hideaway by Nora Roberts
102. Well Played (Well Met, Book 2) by Jen DeLuca
103. All Scot and Bothered (Devil You Know, Book 2) by Kerrigan Byrne
104. Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity by Genevieve Parker Hill
105. The Lady in the Coppergate Tower (Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 3) by Nancy Campbell Allen
106. Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts (Steampunk Proper Romance, Book 4) by Nancy Campbell Allen
107. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
108. All Stirred Up by Brianne Moore
109. The Vicar and the Rake (Society of Beasts, Book 1) by Annabelle Greene
110. Shadows in Death (In Death, Book 51) by J.D. Robb
111. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh (re-read)
112. Miracles and Menorahs (Friendships and Festivals, Book 1) by Stacey Agdern
113. The Highlander's Unexpected Proposal (The Brothers of Wolf Isle, Book 1) by Heather McCollum
114. My Last Duchess (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, Book 0.5) by Eloisa James**
115. Try As I Smite (Brimstone Inc., Book 4) by Abigail Owen
116. High Noon by Nora Roberts (re-read) **
117. Love is a Rogue (Wallflowers vs. Rogues, Book 1) by Lenora Bell
118. Mistletoe in Paradise (Wildstone, Book 5.5) by Jill Shalvis
119. The Duke Effect (The Rogue Files, Book 7) by Sophie Jordan
120. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket (Author) and Lisa Brown (Illustrator) (re-read)
121. Kissing Lessons (Kissing Creek, Book 1) by Stefanie London
122. The Magician Murders (The Art of Murder, Book 3) by Josh Lanyon (re-read)
123. The Awakening (The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 1) by Nora Roberts
124. When a Rogue Meets His Match (Greycourt, Book 2) by Elizabeth Hoyt
125. Playing with Trouble by Amy Andrews
126. The Pearl (The Godwicks, Book 3) by Tiffany Reisz**
127. Archangel’s Sun (Guild Hunter, Book 13) by Nalini Singh
128. Zone Defense (ManLove, Book 1) by Gavin E. Black
129. Ugly Christmas Sweater by Tara Harris
130. Naughty Girls Do (Inked & Kinked, Book 1) by Jodi Redford
131. The Questing Beast by Ilona Andrews
132. The Eccentric Earl by Anne Shaw
133. The Truth About Dukes (Rogues to Riches, Book 5) by Grace Burrowes
134. Right Motive (Murder in Alaska, Book 0.5) by Christina Dodd
135. The Duke and I (Bridgertons, Book 1) by Julia Quinn (re-read) **
136. The Duke and I: The 2nd Epilogue (Bridgertons, Book 1.5) by Julia Quinn (re-read)
137. The Viscount Who Loved Me: The 2nd Epilogue (Bridgertons, Book 2.5) by Julia Quinn (re-read) **
138. Romancing Mister Bridgerton: The 2nd Epilogue (Bridgertons, Book 4.5) by Julia Quinn (re-read)
139. O Hell, All Ye Shoppers by Louisa Masters
140. We Whisk You a Merry Christmas by Anna Martin
141. The Happy Health Plan: Plant-Powered Food to Supercharge Your Health and Wellbeing by David Flynn and Stephen Flynn
142. Fairy Godmothers, Inc. (Fairy Godmothers, Inc., Book 1) by Saranna DeWylde
143. The Home Edit Life: The Complete Guide to Organizing Absolutely Everything at Work, at Home, and on the Go by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
144. Make the Yuletide Gay by Nicky Spencer, Stephen Hoppa, Addison Albright, Nell Iris, and Amy Tasukada
145. Her Wicked Marquess (Sinful Wallflowers, Book 2) by Stacy Reid
146. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, Book 1) by Agatha Christie