Thursday, January 2, 2020

Books I Meant to Read in 2019 But Didn't

So many books come out each year and I want to read them all!  Here are a few I meant to read in 2019 but didn't quite get to them.

1.  Death Brings a Shadow by Rosemary Simpson - I loved the previous book in this series and am so looking forward to read this one though I didn't get to it quite as soon as it came out like I expected.

2.  Memories and Murder by Lynn Cahoon - I was so excited to see this full length novel in one of my favorite cozy mysteries but somehow didn't read it right when it came out.

3.  Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries - I love Sabrina Jeffries and I loved the premise of this one but it never quite made it to the top of my list.

4.  The Scent of Murder by Kylie Logan - I fully intended to read this mystery and I love the premise but it just didn't happen.

5.  The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan - I adored an earlier book by this author and was so excited to get this one but of course I haven't read it.

6.  The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis - My romance reading really took a hit in 2019 and this was one of the books that fell through the cracks.

7.  The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths - I love Elly Griffiths and I really like that this one is a stand alone.  Plus, the premise is seriously creepy sounding!

8.  Sisters of Summer's End by Lori Foster - I read the first book in this series right when it came out and enjoyed it but somehow never got to this one.

9.  The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman - I have this on Audible and love the premise and really meant to read it.

10. The Summoning by Heather Graham - I pre-ordered this one and was so excited but did I read it?  Nope.  This is the month though!  I can feel it!

What did you mean to read in 2019?


  1. My issue was that having 1199 books on my TBR, I wanted to get pretty much everything read! Trying to focus on the books and series with mixed reviews helped me weed out things and make other things a priority to deal with. This year I want to reduce the pile more but I expect progress to be slower now I've culled everything I lost interest in!

  2. Both The Stranger Diaries and The Bookish Life of Nina Hill are on my list to read. Hopefully this year. Who knows? I'm becoming very much a 'whatever suits me right now' reader. It's how I used to read long ago when I didn't know about lists and musts in the reading category. Ha! Good luck with your plans!

  3. I have a stack of books I want to read, maybe 2020 is the year. I always buy more books than I can read in a year. I think you can have fun reading the books you posted about today.

  4. I actually read four of these books in 2019, but I have hundreds I wanted to get to in 2019 and didn't. Maybe in 2020!

  5. Ooo... I hadn't realised the Elly Griffiths had written a standalone - but like you, I have faaar too many books I need to read on my TBR:))

  6. Ooh I meant to get to The Bookish Life of Nina Hill as well. Hopefully in 2020! :)

  7. Yes The Spies of Shilling Lane is on my TBR from last year as well. I hope to listen to the audio. I loved the last one of hers via the audiobook.

  8. I have so many books I wanted to get to but didn't! That Lynn Cahoon book is one of them!

  9. Several of would be on my list of books I meant to get to last year but didn't as well. Along with many others, as I'm sure is true for you as well. Hopefully you will get to these this year. :-)

  10. I have so many books that I had hoped to get to in 2019 that I just couldn't seem to work into my schedule.

  11. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill has been looking good to me! 👍✨