2019 READING

Tina's 5-star book montage

Lock Every Door
Daisy Jones & The Six
Miracle Creek
Ask Again, Yes
Red, White & Royal Blue
Recursion
The River


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  1. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney

  2. Columbine, Dave Cullen

  3. Looker, Laura Sims

  4. The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding, Jennifer Robson

  5. The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker

  6. No Exit, Taylor Adams

  7. The Library Book, Susan Orelan

  8. An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten

  9. The Line That Held Us, David Joy

  10. We Cast a Shadow, Maurice Carlos Ruffin

  11. Well Read Black Girl, Glory Edim

  12. On the Come Up, Angie Thomas

  13. The Gunslinger, Stephen King

  14. Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur

  15. Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela

  16. The Drawing of the Three, Stephen King

  17. Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth

  18. The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides

  19. Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

  20. The Hunting Party, Lucy Foley

  21. The Last, Hanna Jameson

  22. The Huntress, Kate Quinn

  23. Queenie, Candice Carty Williams

  24. Life Will Be The Death of Me…And You Too!, Chelsea Handler

  25. Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

  26. They All Fall Down, Rachel Howzell Hall

  27. Lock Every Door, Riley Sager

  28. Run Away, Harlan Coben

  29. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Anissa Gray

  30. The Escape Room, Megan Goldin

  31. Too Much is Not Enough, Andrew Rannells

  32. I Know Who You Are, Alice Feeney

  33. Miracle Creek, Angie Kim

  34. The Night Before- Wendy Walker

  35. Necessary People- Anna Pintoniak

  36. Out East- John Glynn

  37. Notes From a Young Black Chef- Kwame Onwuache

  38. My Lovely Wife- Samantha Downing

  39. Ask Again, Yes- Mary Beth Keane

  40. Red, White, and Royal Blue- Casey McQuiston

  41. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered- Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

  42. Recursion- Blake Crouch

  43. The River- Peter Heller

  44. Summer of ‘69- Elin Hilderbrand

  45. City of Girls- Elizabeth Gilbert

  46. Things You Save in a Fire- Katherine Center

  47. Whisper Network- Chandler Baker

  48. Wanderers- Chuck Wendig

  49. Evvie Drake Starts Over- Linda Holmes

  50. The Chain- Adrian McKinty

  51. The Color of Water- James McBride

  52. An Unsettled Grave- Bernard Schaffer

  53. A Stranger on the Beach- Michelle Campbell

  54. The Mother-In-Law- Sally Hepworth

  55. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir- Ruth Reichl

  56. Toil & Trouble- Augusten Burroughs

  57. This Will Only Hurt a Little - Busy Philipps

  58. Theme Music- T. Marie Vandelly

  59. A Beautiful, Terrible, Thing- Jen Waite

  60. Never Have I Ever- Joshilyn Jackson

  61. So You Want to Start a Podcast- Kristen Meinzer

  62. Hollow Kingdom- Kira Jane Buxton

  63. My Friend Anna- Rachel DeLoache Williams

2019 MODERN MRS. DARCY CHALLENGE

A Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read | Columbine, Dave Cullen

A Book About a Topic that Fascinates You | The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding, Jennifer Robson

A Book in the Backlist of a Favorite Author | The Drawing of the Three, Stephen King

A Book Recommended by Someone With Great Taste | Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney

Three Books by the Same Author

A Book You Chose for the Cover | Looker, Laura Sims

A Book By An Author Who is New to You | The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker

A Book in Translation | An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten

A Book Outside Your (Genre) Comfort Zone | The Line That Held Us, David Joy

A Book Published Before You Were Born | The Gunslinger, Stephen King

BOOK RIOT READ HARDER CHALLENGE

An Epistolary Novel or Collection of Letters

An Alternate History Novel

A Book By a Woman or Author of Color (AOC) That Won a Literary Award in 2018 | Washington Black, Esi Edugyan

A Humor Book | Life Will Be The Death of Me…And You Too!, Chelsea Handler

A Book By a Journalist or About Journalism | Columbine, Dave Cullen

A Book By an AOC About or Set in Space

An #OwnVoices Book Set in Mexico or Central America

An #OwnVoices Book Set in Oceania

A Book Published Prior to January 1st, 2019 with Fewer Than 100 Reviews on Goodreads

A Translated Book Written By And/Or Translated By a Woman | An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten

A Book of Manga

A Book in Which an Animal or Inanimate Object is a POV Character | Hollow Kingdom, Kira Jane Buxton

A Book By or About Someone that Identifies as Neurodiverse

A Cozy Mystery

A Book of Mythology or Folklore

A Historical Romance by an AOC

A Business Book- So You Want to Start a Podcast, Kristen Meinzer

A Novel By a Trans or Nonbinary Author

A Book of Nonviolent True Crime | The Library Book, Susan Orelan

A Book Written in Prison

A Comic by a LGBTQIA Creator

A Children’s or Middle Grade Book (not YA) That Has Won a Diversity Award Since 2009

A Self-Published Book

A Collection of Poetry Published Since 2014 | Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur

PROFESSIONAL BOOK NERDS 2019 READING CHALLENGE

Book Set on a Continent Other Than Your Own | An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good, Helene Tursten

Book Written By Two or More Authors | Well Read Black Girl, Glory Edim

Listen to an Audiobook | Columbine, Dave Cullen

Retelling of a Classic Book, Fairy Tale, or Play

Classic Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read but Haven’t Yet | The Color of Water- James McBride

Children’s Book You’ve Never Read

Book by an Author of a Difference Race, Ethnicity, or Religion Than Your Own | We Cast a Shadow, Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Book Whose Movie or Television Adaptation Comes Out in 2019

Book That Has Appeared on ALA’s Frequently Challenged Book List

Book Published the Year You Were Born

Audiobook of a Memoir or Autobiography Read by the Author | Too Much is Not Enough, Andrew Rannells

#DIVERSESPINES WITH @SPINESVINES

January: Well Read Black Girl | Glory Edim

February: The Color Purple | Alice Walker

March: Washington Black | Esi Edugyan

April: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls | Anissa Gray

May: Miracle Creek | Angie Kim

June: Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones

July: The Affairs of the Falcóns | Melissa Rivero

August: The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory

September: Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon

THE STEPHEN KING DARK TOWER READALONG WITH @JOBIS

January: The Gunslinger

February: The Drawing of the Three

March: The Waste Lands

April & May: Wizard and Glass

June & July: Wolves of the Calla

August: Song of Susannah

September & October: The Dark Tower

November: The Wind Through the Keyhole