January 2019 Book Recap

I started January with a lofty goal – to read 36 books in 2019. In 2018, I read or listened to 23 books. In 2017, 19. Prior to that, I would guess that number was closer to 0 for several years. As I mentioned in a previous post, somewhere along the way, I lost my reading mojo. I think it is safe to say it is back.

In the past, I have posted one off reviews whenever I felt inspired. This year I want to try something new and post monthly recaps and reviews. (I may or may not change my mind about this… we shall see.)

Below is a complete rundown of each of the books (number of stars is in parenthesis). If you would like to read the full review or keep up with my reviews as I share them, follow me on Instagram or Goodreads. These are posted in the order I read them. In January, there was neither rhyme nor reason to the books I chose. I just read.

Another goal for 2019 is to be more diverse in my reading and to support indie, women and minority authors.

  • 16  Women Authors
  • 6 POC/Minority
  • 3 Indie Authors

(4) P.S. Forgive my Adolescence, Torrie Oglesby

(5) The Forgotten Hours, Katrin Schulmann

(5) The One That Matters, Elle Linder

(5) Heart of a Mother, Kim Hawkins

(4) They Called my Wyatt, Natasha Tynes

(5) Saving Ellie, Whitney R.B.

(4) Blood for Blood, Victoria Selman

(5) The Practicality of Dreaming, Bex Jalise

(4) Until the Day I Die, Emily Carpenter

(3) The Happiness Project, Pippa James

(4) Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari

(4) The Spitfire Girls, Soraya M. Lane

(4) Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

(5) Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

(5) The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

(5) When You’re Gone, Brooke Harris

(3) Sold on a Monday, Kristina McMorris




2 thoughts on “January 2019 Book Recap

  1. Adriana Lucas says:


    I am having issues checking out your site. I cannot find any information pertaining to your book. I hope you can offer me some help. Sorry to bother you.

    Adriana Lucas
    lsarkard AT gmail.com

    • Andrea Nourse says:

      Hi Adriana, all my books are available on Amazon, Apple Books and Kobo. Was there a specific title you were looking for?

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