2019 Totals: Books

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What follows is a list of the 100 books I read in 2019.

This year I decided to break down my reading habits. Of the 100, 49 were Adult, 47 were Young Adult or Middle Grade, and 4 were Children’s (picture books). Genre-wise, I still favor Fantasy (45%), with Science Fiction (14%), Mystery/Thriller/Crime (9%), Literary/Contemporary (8%), and Nonfiction (7%) trailing. The other genres – Poetry, Dystopian, Horror, Romance, genre-benders, anthologies, and picture books were at 1-4%.

For authors, 71% identified as women, 20% as men, and 9% as trans or nonbinary. 51% were BIPOC, 47% white, and 2% I could not determine how the author identified. Of the BIPOC authors: 46% were Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, 27% were Black, 20% were Latinx, and 7% were Indigenous. For both race and gender, I recorded authors however they identified – I did not assume identities.

All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil
YA Fantasy – published 2019

All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney
YA Contemporary – published 2019

Angels Flight (Harry Bosch #7) by Michael Connelly
Crime Fiction – published 1999

The Ascent to Godhood (Tensorate #4) by JY Yang
Fantasy – published 2019

The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton
YA Fantasy – published 2018

The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky
Historical nonfiction – published 2007

Birdsong by Julie Flett
Picture book – published 2019

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi
YA Anthology – published 2019

Camp Tiger by Susan Choi and John Rocco
Picture book – published 2019

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad
YA Historical Fantasy – published 2019

The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes #3) by Brittany Cavallaro
YA Mystery – published 2018

The Cassandra by Sharma Shields
Historical Fantasy – published 2019

City of Bones (Harry Bosch #8) by Michael Connelly
Crime fiction – published 2002

Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5) by Seanan McGuire
Fantasy – publishes 2020

Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States by Andrew Coe
Nonfiction – published 2009

The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch #3) by Michael Connelly
Crime fiction – published 1994

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) by Nina Varela
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore
YA Fantasy – publishes 2020

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera
YA Dystopian – published 2019

The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
Fantasy – published 2019

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Docile by K.M. Szpara
Science Fiction – publishes 2020

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
YA Contemporary – published 2019

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo #1) by F.C. Yee
YA Fantasy – published 2017

The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2) by Dhonielle Clayton
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess
Science Fiction – published 2019

Forever Odd (Odd Thomas #2) by Dean Koontz
Paranormal thriller – published 2006

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Science Fiction/Fantasy – published 2019

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasha Ngan
YA Fantasy – published 2018

Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire #2) by Natasha Ngan
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Historical Fantasy – published 2019

The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
Fantasy – published 2019

Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan
Science Fiction – published 2019

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters
YA Contemporary – published 2019

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
YA Contemporary – published 2019

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
YA Fantasy – published 2017

Internment by Samira Ahmed
YA Dystopian- published 2019

The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture by Rebecca L. Sprang
Nonfiction – published 2001

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
YA Fantasy – published 2017

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Science Fiction – published 1979

A Kingdom for a Stage (For a Muse of Fire #2) by Heidi Heilig
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Kingdom of Souls (Kingdom of Souls #1) by Rena Barron
YA Fantasy – published 2019

The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang
Contemporary Romance – published 2018

Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron
YA Fantasy – published 2019

The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch #4) by Michael Connelly
Crime Fiction – published 1995

The Light at the Bottom of the World (The Light at the Bottom of the World #1) by London Shah
YA Science Fiction – published 2019

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta 
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Lost Light (Harry Bosch #9) by Michael Connelly
Crime Fiction – published 2003

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
YA Contemporary – published 2019

Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
YA Contemporary – published 2019

Made Things (Made Things #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Fantasy – published 2019

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Fantasy – published 2019

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett
Fantasy – published 2019

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht
Dark Fantasy – published 2019

Monster of the Week (The Rules #2) by F.T. Lukens
YA Fantasy – published 2019

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña
Picture book – published 2019

Nature Poem by Tommy Pico
Poetry – published 2017

Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Fantasy – published 2019

Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad #3) by C.B. Lee
YA Science Fiction – published 2019

Not Your Sidekick (Sidekick Squad #1) by C.B. Lee
YA Science Fiction – published 2016

Not Your Villain (Sidekick Squad #2) by C.B. Lee
YA Science Fiction – published 2017

Once & Future (Once & Future #1) by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
YA Science Fiction/Fantasy – published 2019

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce edited by Angie Manfredi
YA Nonfiction Anthology – published 2019

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Literature – published 2003 (1813)

Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm #1) by Kacen Callender
Fantasy – published 2019

A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) by Brittany Cavallaro
YA Mystery – published 2019

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Contemporary Romance – published 2019

Reverie by Ryan La Sala
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the American Diet by Harvey Levenstein
Nonfiction – published 2003

Saturday by Oge Mora
Picture book – published 2019

Scream Site by Justina Ireland
MG Horror – published 2019

Shadowshaper Legacy (Shadowshaper #3) by Daniel José Older
YA Fantasy – published 2020

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Historical Fantasy – published 2019

Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather
Science Fiction – published 2019

Sometimes We Tell the Truth by Kim Zairns
YA Contemporary (retelling) – published 2016

Song of the Abyss (Tower of Winds #2) by Makiia Lucier
YA Historical Fantasy – published 2019

Star Wars: Lando’s Luck by Justina Ireland
MG Science Fiction – published 2019

Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World #2) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Fantasy – published 2019

Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America by Gustavo Arellano
Nonfiction – published 2012

Ten Restaurants That Changed America by Paul Freedman
Nonfiction – published 2016

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Historical Fantasy – published 2019

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
Dystopian – published 2019

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Science Fiction – published 2019

The Toll by Cherie Priest
Horror – published 2019

The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal #2) by Zen Cho
Historical Fantasy – published 2019

Trunk Music (Harry Bosch #5) by Michael Connelly
Crime Fiction – published 1997

The Undefeated by Una McCormack
Science Fiction – published 2019

Vultures (Miriam Black #6) by Chuck Wendig
Urban Fantasy – published 2019

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
Science Fiction – published 2019

Wayward Son (Simon Snow #2) by Rainbow Rowell
YA Fantasy – published 2019

We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia
YA Dystopian – published 2019

Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho
YA Fantasy – published 2019

The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry #1) by Sujata Massey
Historical Mystery – published 2018

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
YA Fantasy – published 2019

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Memoir – published 2008

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You by Scotto More
Fantasy – published 2016

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