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Book List from 2019

I love to read. I love to listen to audiobooks while driving (I download from the library). I set a goal last New Years Day of 52 books for the year, I smashed it! I am setting my 2020 goal at 100 books read or listened to. Some I read for my storytelling career. A few were read aloud choices at after school classroom. Some were pre-reads for after school students. Indiebooks made my 2019 list.  A few blew me away – they are highlighted in bold.

Book List for 2019

Carolyn Stearns

Audio (A)   Read  (R)

Goal was 52 books in a year

Top 13 denoted with *


  1. A Week in Winter Maeve Binchey   A
  2. *A Year of Wonders Geraldine Brooks A
  3. Leadership From the Inside Out Kevin Cashman  A
  4. Nailing the Job Interview Freeway Guide Susan Leahy   A
  5. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace Gary Chapman  A
  6. Fish in a Tree Lynda Mulby Hunt    A
  7. The Witches Stacy Schiff      A
  8. Treasure Island R,L, Stevenson     R    at after school
  9. Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates R   at after school
  10. The Bridge to Terebithia R   at after school
  11. Wonder RJ Palacio    A
  12. A Vikings Daughter John Andrews  R
  13. Three Times Lucky Sheila Turnage A
  14. Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull Pixar     A
  15. The Christmas Train David Baldacci    A
  16. The Mother Tongue Bill Bryson A
  17. Echo Pam Munoz Ryan     A
  18. Thrive Ariana Huffington   A
  19. The Borrowers Mary Norton   R    at after school
  20. Whitethorn Woods Maeve Binchey A
  21. 21. *The Orchid Theif Susan Orlean R
  22. *People of the Book Geraldine Brooks A
  23. The Notorious RBG Irin Carmon & Shane Kniznik A
  24. Seedfolks Paul Fleischman A
  25. *The Library Book Susan Orleans A
  26. Solomon’s Oak Joanan Napson
  27. Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman A
  28. The Thirteenth Tale Diane Setterfield A
  29. Red River Lalita Tademy A
  30. How Children Succeed Paul Tough A
  31. Coastliners Joanne Harris A
  32. How I Live Now Meg Rosoff A
  33. The First 20 Minutes Gretchen Reynolds A
  34. Some Luck Jane Smiley A
  35. * Venetia Kelly’s Travelling Show Frank Delaney A
  36. Four Queens Nancy Goldstone A
  37. Fish Stephen Lundin R
  38. Big Country Louis Lamour A
  39. 39. * The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DeCamillo A
  40. LEAP Tess Vigeland R
  41. Dairy Queen Catherine Gilbert Murdock A
  42. Change Your Brain, Change Your Body Daniel Amen A
  43. James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl R
  44. * The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu Joshua Hammer  A
  45. The Invisible Thread Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski A
  46. Love that Boy Ron Fournier A
  47. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba A
  48. Abide with Me Elizabeth Strout A
  49. Shakespeare His Life and Work Richard Hampton & David Weston   A
  50. My Name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout A
  51. Outcast United Warren St.John A
  52. Calico Joe John Grisham   A
  53. * Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Grace Lin A
  54. Hamilton the Revolution Lin Manuel Miranda A
  55. Will and Carolina (Beta Read) Jim Harriman R
  56. Miracle on 49th Street Mike Lupica A
  57. 57. *Highest Duty Chesley “Sully” Sullenberg    A
  58. *The Perfect Horse Elizabeth Letts
  59. For Love & Money A Writing Life Jonathan Raban R
  60. The Snow Queen Michael Cunningham A
  61. The Book of Secrets Deepak Chopra A
  62. The Time Keeper Mitch Albom A
  63. *The Pioneers David McCullough A
  64. * The Case Against Sugar Gary Taubes A
  65. Highland Christmas M.C. Beaton A
  66. Around the Campfire Shawn Moriarty R
  67. *Making Rounds with Oscar David Dosa MD A
  68. Winter Street Elin Hilderbrand A
  69. The Other Einstein Marie Benedict A
  70. Little Paris Bookshop Nina George A
  71. Myths from Many Lands Roger Lancelyn Green R
  72. Uncreible Thoughts John Marszackowski R

73.Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales  Claire Booss      R

  1. Ms. Bixby’s Last Day John David Anderson   A

WOOHOO!!!! 74 books in 2019     Happy New Year! Time to start a new list!