The 2019 Reads

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time when magazine publications and celebrities post their “best of” lists. I am a huge book nerd, so the reading list seemed like the best one to share.

BRONX, NY- It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time when magazine publications and celebrities post their “best of” lists. These lists can be about anything from movies to favorite songs. The only list I take note of is my reading list. Sure, I can post about my favorite songs of the year, but everyone’s taste in music is different and for the most part, I mostly listen to Latin music genres. I am a huge book nerd, so the reading list seemed like the best one to share. Upon review, I noticed I focused on a lot of nonfiction, which is a huge first for me since I graduated from college.

2019 READS

  • Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas #2)- Zoraida Córdova
  • The Kite Runner– Khaled Hosseini
  • Hyperbole and a Half-Allie Brosh
  • Ghost (Track #1)- Jason Reynolds
  • Everyone’s A Aliebn When Ur A Aliebn Too– Jonny Sun
  • Mutts: Shelter Stories– Patrick McDonnell
  • The Alienist– Caleb Carr
  • All The Light We Cannot See– Anthony Doerr
  • Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3)- Cassandra Clare
  • Son of the Dawn (Ghosts of the Shadowmarket #1)- Cassandra Clare
  • If Beale Street Could Talk– James Baldwin
  • The Blood of Emmett Till– Timothy B. Tyson
  • Five Feet Apart– Rachel Lippincott
  • The Dental Diet– Dr. Steven Lin
  • Becoming Maria– Sonia Manzano
  • Dear World– Bana Alabed
  • Marvel Powers of A Girl– Lorraine Cink
  • Girl Up: Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism– Lauren Bates
  • Milk and Honey– Rupi Kaur (re-read)
  • The Sun and Her Flowers– Rupi Kaur (re-read)
  • Dear Sister– Alison McGhee
  • What I Leave Behind– Alison McGhee
  • The Handmaid’s Tale- Margaret Atwood
  • Ender’s Game (Ender Saga #1)- Orson Scott Card
  • Loved (House of Night Other World #1)- P. C. and Kristen Cast
  • Lost (House of Night Other World #2)- P.C. and Kristen Cast
  • Dealing In Dreams– Lilliam Rivera
  • The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money– Jill Schlesinger
  • Take The Leap– Sara Bliss
  • The Richest Man In Babylon– George S. Clason
  • For Every One– Jason Reynolds
  • Muslim Girl– Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
  • Big Magic– Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Note to Self– Gayle King
  • Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks For Me And You– Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Urban Dictionary: Freshest Street Slang Defined– Aaron Peckham
  • One Day I Will Save Myself– Elvira Sastre
  • Year Of Yes– Shonda Rhimes
  • Heavy– Keise Laymon
  • Money Diaries– Lindsey Stanberry
  • Work Party– Jaclyn Johnson
  • Pachinko– Min Jin Lee
  • The Bullet Journal Method– Ryder Carroll
  • The House of Closed Doors– Jane Steen
  • Eternal Deception (The House of Closed Doors #2)- Jane Steen
  • What If It’s Us– Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
  • Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories– Shiro Amano
  • The Shadow Palace (The House of Closed Doors #3)- Jane Steen
  • The Rules of Magic– Alice Hoffman
  • The Rescue at Dead Dog Beach– Stephen McGarva
  • Talking to Animals– Jon Katz
  • The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #1)- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The House of Spirits– Isabel Allende
  • Juliet Takes A Breath– Gabby Rivera
  • Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them– J.K Rowling
  • Quidditch Through The Ages– J.K. Rowling
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard– J.K Rowling (re-read)
  • Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore #3)- J.K Rowling
  • Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore #2)- J.K Rowling
  • Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore #1)- J.K. Rowling
  • Hocus Pocus And The All-New Sequel– A.W. Jantha
  • The Red Scrolls of Magic (Red Scrolls of Magic #1)- Cassandra Clare
  • Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir– Stan Lee
  • Ghosts of the Shadow Market– Cassandra Clare
  • Before The Fires: An Oral History Of African American Life In The Bronx From The 1930s To The 1960’s– Mark Naison and Bob Gumbs
  • The Elements of Style– William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
  • Grammar 101: From Split Infinitives to Dangling Participles, An Essential Guide To Understanding Grammar– Kathleen Sears
  • Sold On A Monday– Kristina McMorris
  • Daughters Of The Stone– Dahlma Llanos- Figueroa
  • Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women- Always #HealthyAF, Never Boring– Kevin Curry
  • 50 Great American Places– Brent D. Glass
2019 Books
Some titles are not pictured because I either read it on my kindle, borrowed the book from the library, or donated the book earlier this year.

What titles will I tackle in 2020? Who knows. I tend to go with the flow of things. For those of you who have a TBR list, do you follow it all the way through? Yeah, me either. I am interested to know what books you readers have gone through this year. Any recommendations? All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was my favorite. Feel free to follow me on Goodreads. Happy reading into the new year everyone!


Photo: Rosa Elena Burgos

Last Updated: January 13, 2022

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x

Let's Chat

What type of project(s) are you interested in?
Where can I reach you?
What would you like to discuss?