Hello, 2019

Book wise, 2018 was a good year. I read 146 books. Most were really good. Some were not so good. Otherwise, 2018 was pretty craptacular. I haven’t had a year that bad in a long time. Even so, I’m excited about what 2019 will bring. I set my reading challenge on Goodreads at 120. I never know, when I set my reading challenge each year, whether I will make my goal. So I tend to set it low. But I thought I would at least challenge myself this year.

I was reading the Real Book Spy’s post about the thrillers coming out in 2019, and I’m going to have my work cut out for me. Pretty much every author I read has a book coming out. That makes me happy. I also have to figure out my  book budget so it’s good to know what comes out when.

Even more than reading authors I have read in the past, I look forward to discovering someone new. Last year, I discovered Nick Petrie, Andrews and Wilson, Allen Eskins, David Riccairdi, Jack Carr, Anthony Horowitz, Karen Cleveland, Hank Phillipi Ryan, and Rachel Howzell Hall. I hope that I find a new crop of authors to add to my regular reads. Though, I suppose at some point, I will have so many authors to read, I will have to cut back. But I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

I’m looking forward to seeing what the book world has to offer me this year. If you have an author you read that you’re excited about, please leave a comment and let me know. Happy 2019!!

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