2019 in books | October, November, December

Posted december 29, 2019 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktalk, English / 2 Comments

The end of 2019 is drawing nearer and nearer, so it’s time to wrap the year up. Click here for my wrap-ups of winter, spring and summer. This final wrap-up is autumn, but with a little side note. December is not over yet. Autumn was my most disappointing reading season in terms of the books I read, but here we go.


October was still a quite good reading month. However, I had several disappointing books in my hands and I felt a reading slump coming. On the plus side, I had a week of holidays.

  • Total number of books read: 15
  • DNF’s: 2, Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • Rereads: 0
  • 5-star ratings: 1, Shadows by Jennifer Armentrout
  • Favorite read: Shadows by Jennifer Armentrout
  • Lowest rating: The bookish life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman and Drama Queen by Derk Visser both got 3 stars
  • Most surprising read: The burning shadow by Jennifer Armentrout. Not a 5-star one, but the world of the luxen got so many twists and turns, wow.
  • Most disappointing read: Ninth house by Leigh Bardugo. Actually I knew that this was probably not for me, but I’m stubborn and wanted to try it.


In November I struggled to find a book that I truly enjoyed, however I still got 3 5-star ratings.

  • Total number of books read: 16
  • DNF’s: 2, The girl the sea gave back by Adrienne Young and One small thing by Erin Watt
  • Rereads: 2, Shatter me and Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi
  • 5-star ratings: 3, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, Circe by Madeline Miller and Now is everything by Amy Giles
  • Favorite read: Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Lowest rating: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh got 2 stars
  • Most surprising read: The queen of nothing by Holly Black as I’d expected SO much more
  • Most disappointing read: The starless sea by Erin Morgenstern and The queen of nothing by Holly Black. Both were very anticipated.


December is my worst reading month of the year, but we still have 2.5 days to go. So I can hopefully add some more books to the telly.

  • Total number of books read: 10
  • DNF’s: 1, Gideon the ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • Rereads: 1, Throne of glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • 5-star ratings: 1, The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli
  • Favorite read: The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli
  • Lowest rating: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 2 stars
  • Most surprising read: The eighth life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischwili
  • Most disappointing read: The night circus by Erin Morgenstern, but Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi is a good candidate for the second spot. I’m 60% in and it’s not really picking up like Children of blood and bone already had at that point.

So far, my 2019 in books. When looking back I can say that the first months of the year were my best reading months, with May as the absolute best. Furthermore, most of the 2019 releases I read were really disappointing and not what I’d expected them to be. I hope I will have more luck in 2020.

How was your overall year?


2 responses to “2019 in books | October, November, December

  1. I find theses recap of reading devided by months really cool! I however don’t think I read enough per months to do that though XD as my absolute best I read in a month was 4..

    Sad to hear that theses last three months were so poorly in term of books! May it fixes itself soon and you’d enjoy most of the next books you read xx

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