Top 2019 Books

I read a little over 180 books of all sizes in 2019 — almost back up to the 2017 level. During this past year, I tracked my favorite books, regardless if the books were published in 2019, so I’m pulling the following list from that list. If you’re going to buy any books, remember to get them from a local bookstore (you can look up many on or a local supporter like My top 2019 books are, by category:


Charles Jensen

Faylita Hicks

Adult Fiction

Once Upon a River
Diane Setterfield

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston

Soon the Light Will Be Perfect
Dave Patterson

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Kim Michele Richardson

The Second Home
Christina Clancy

Into That Good Night
Levis Keltner

The Stand
Stephen King

Middle Grade

The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane
Julia Nobel

Middle School’s a Drag
Greg Howard

It Wasn’t Me
Dana Alison Levy

A High Five for Glenn Burke
Phil Bildner

The Curse of the Blue Figurine
John Bellairs

The Doom of the Haunted Opera
John Bellairs / Brad Strickland

The Lamp from the Warlock’s Tomb
John Bellairs

The Eyes of the Killer Robot
John Bellairs


The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali
Sabina Khan

Picture Book or Early Reader

The Space Walk
Brian Biggs

Old Rock
Deb Pilutti

Owen at the Park
Scot Ritchie

Home in the Woods
Eliza Wheeler

Where Is My Balloon?
Ariel Bernstein

Troy Cummings

Horse Meets Dog
Elliot Kalan

Kevin the Unicorn
Jessika Von Innerebner

One Fox
Kate Read

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon
Dean Robbins

Julian Is a Mermaid
Jessica Love

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