I had a weird reading year. I had bouts of reading malaise. I fell off the Litsy bandwagon and I don‘t why. I stopped puzzling (which means no audio-puzzling). I couldn‘t get into any audio by the end of the year. I basically spent about 70% of my year hopefully one-clicking romance. I did find some great new romance authors (a topic for a different post). And I missed my GR mini-stretch goal by 5 (100/105) and I‘m ok with that!
To no one‘s surprise, my Best of 2019 is a whole lot of queer stuff and a poetry collection about my local river.
In some ways, it‘s a good reflection of what I read. 2019 was my (unplanned) Year of Awesome Romance, after all, and Canadian content and fantasy are also well-represented.
BUT, no comics made the cut and I don‘t feel great about how the list is 2/3 white. Clearly I need to seek out more queer work by BIPOC in 2020. #bestof2019
I thought about doing a #Top19of2019, but to be honest, these two were in a league of their own! They moved me, made me thoughtful and emotional, and they have become some of my all time favourites. So my #Bestof2019 are the two above books, and I hope for books like these in 2020 🤞
These are my top 10 books of 2019! 😄 There are a few close ones I might switch around depending on how I‘m feeling at the moment, but for now, these are in order 1-10 starting in the top left corner.
Here are my favorite reads for 2019. Since my reading was 50% fiction/50% nonfiction, I broke it down to my favorites for each genre. Sorry if the writing is hard to see--I'm at work so I don't have time to fiddle around with creating graphics. 🤷🏻♀️Ask me if you want to know more! :) #bestof2019