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It’s getting trickier to break authors down into binary genders, so let’s just say that of the 68 books, thirteen of them were written by men. 19%
Genre (romance, SFF, thriller): 30%
Diversity: 25% (I thought this would be higher)
YA or middle grade: 19%
Best Novels of 2019
Best Nonfiction of 2019
Best Books for Young Readers of 2019
Biggest [Nice] Surprises of 2019
Who could have predicted that a zombie apocalypse narrated by a crow and a pair of lesbian necromancers would be among my favorite books of the year? I should clearly read more genre fiction with this kind of pay off!
And of course I read lots of books in 2019 that won’t be published until 2020. Here are some titles to consider pre-ordering from your local library or indie bookstore:
What about you, gentle reader? What did you love in 2019? What did I miss that you would recommend?