Goodreads: My Year in Books for 2019

I had been debating what kind of year end wrap up I wanted to do, but then the wonderful Esther from Bite Into Books tagged me to do the Goodreads: Your Year in Books Meme for 2019.  Since  Goodreads is where I most accurately keep track of what I read each year, this seemed like the perfect fit for me so thank you, Esther. 🙂




As of December 30th, I have read 58,107 pages across 152 books.



My average book length was 382 pages.

The shortest book I read was All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio, at 240 pages.

The longest book I read (or re-read in this case) was A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, at 1,010 pages.



The most popular book I read was also from George R.R. Martin, but this time it’s the first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, which has been read by 1,995,594 other people.

The least popular books I read was Hands Up by Stephen Clark, which has only been read by 31 other people so far.



My average book rating for 2019 was 4 STARS.

The highest rated book I read this year was Michelle Obama’s Becoming, which has a 4.58 star average.



My first review of the year was for White Stage by Kara Barbieri, which I rated 3.5 stars.

My final review of the year was for You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley, which I rated 4 stars.



I had 23 5 star reads in 2019.  Here are some of the stand outs for me.


Participating is easy:
1) Write your own Your Year in Books post.
2) Link back to Esther’s post.
3) Enter the link of your post in the widget there.
4) Tag your friends (if you like).
5. Check back to enjoy other people’s posts!
I’m terrible about tagging people but please consider yourself tagged if you would like to participate in this year end round up.  🙂



26 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m aiming for 150 this year. Usually I don’t set a goal that high because since I made it this year, I’m hoping I can repeat in 2020.

  1. Crystal
    Crystal says:

    I keep seeing Recursion around. I need to read this book! I’ve also heard great things about Becoming and A Game of Thrones. They’re on my TBR as well. I hope you have a wonderful new year in books!

  2. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    Out of 152 books, 23 were 5-stars, that’s awesome. Nice job picking great books. I never realized how many people read GoT. Wow! And, a 1000+ page book. You’re a star

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I was really surprised by the 23 5 star reads too. I think I did better picking out books this year than I ever have before. Hopefully I’ll do just as well in 2020. 🙂

  3. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I thought about posting this, but my Goodreads summary wasn’t up to date when I ended the year. I do love seeing everyone’s colorful Goodreads summary posts though. They are such fun! It sounds like you had a great reading year! Here’s to another great year in 2020!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I wish I hadn’t totally failed on that GoT readathon. I only made it halfway through the third book. Hopefully I can finish my re-read and then tackle A Dance with Dragons this year.

  4. Greg
    Greg says:

    I’d like to read Michelle Obama’s book, it looks amazing. And after recursion and dark Matter I can’t wait to see what Blake crouch comes up with next.

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