Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My 2019 Reading Adventures

Book Stats:

Books Read in 2019: 126

Most Read Genre: Mystery (Shocking I know) at 68

I had 25 rereads this year and 28 romances (there is quite a bit of overlap there) and both of those numbers surprised me as I didn't feel like I had read much of either.

I listened to 36 books on audio.

I  neglected books with K, Q, X, Y, and Z in the title.

Travel through Reading: 

My only rules for travel books is that they had to be fiction and had to be a real place.  Other then that there are no rules.  Rereads and any other genre were all counted.

I visited England 43 times, Ireland 5.  Greece, France, and Australia were all visited once and I went to the Bermuda Triangle once.

My most visited state was California at 8 visits with Colorado coming in 2nd with 5 visits.

I visited 26 out of 50 states.

I have books lined up for most of the states but am struggling to find books that take place in Delaware, Utah, either of the Dakotas, and Wyoming.  Suggestions?


  1. I love how you reflect on your year, but also with the travel aspect too! Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for you, sorry! I hope you find some wonderful books to fit the bill.

  2. I can't think of any books off the top of my head. A few of my apocalypse reads are set in all kinds of different states especially the rural areas though. I wish I could have 25 re-reads! Once I tackle the monster called TBR I'll get back to a few favourites!

  3. It’s cool that you track book settings. I know that most of the books I read are set in the US, but I don’t have exact numbers.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. The Lager Queen of Minnesota would get you Minnesota but also a bit of South Dakota. Pretty sure Kitchens of the Great Midwest also has South Dakota. The Long Winter is in South Dakota. There's a mystery series set in Deadwood, SD- Dearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles.

  5. Wyoming is where Craig Johnson sets his Walt Longmire series - first book is The Cold Dish. Such a great series. And if you want a look at some locations of mystery series in the US, try this link:

  6. The Dakotas are tough to find! I just read SCARS LIKE WINGS by Erin Stewart. It's a moving YA novel about burn survivors and it's set in Utah.

  7. I love the whole traveling with books thing! I need to look at states because I only generally look at countries.

    You did great reading! I only had six re-reads (I think), but I was still surprised myself. I thought I only had a couple. 👍✨

  8. I love traveling through books, too. That's why I join the Literary Escapes Reading Challenge even though I never complete it. I just think it's fun keeping track of where I've "been".

  9. I haven't tried to track where the books I read are set. It's pretty interesting to see what you have at the end of the year. It sounds like you had a good reading year!

  10. Interesting stats. I didn't do any detailed ones this year, but I might have to track what I do this year.

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Smiled at the number of mysteries and yes surprised at 28 romances but maybe quite a few of those on audio? I really don't take too much notice of where my books are set, maybe I should add that in. Naturally many set in USA and often those southern states!

  12. Congrats on your reading accomplishments in 2019, and good luck with your 2020 goals.
    You can search for cozy mysteries by state here

  13. What a year! I love that you read 68 mysteries!! <3

  14. I think it's fun knowing "where" you've read. I used to map out the settings of my books.