2019 – Halfway reflections on my TBR : Part 1

Halfway through the year and I’m starting to wonder how I will get all the reading done that I really want to do. So far, I’ve read 57 books in 2019. Many of the 57 were absolutely great reads. Near, perhaps even at the top of my list of favourites so far was “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. Have you read it yet?

After reading some excellent reviews of “The Whisper Man” by my fellow bloggers, I realized that there are several titles that I want to read before year’s end.  Titles that I don’t have review commitments for, so ones that I usually ignore in favour of those that I DO have review commitments for.

I thought I would share TEN TITLES that I really want to read this year. Just because they greatly appeal to me personally. Titles that I have no commitment to review, but will review of course, as I review everything I read.

  1. The Whisper Man” by Alex North

2.”Deadland” by William Shaw

3. “Dirty Little Secrets” by Jo Spain

4. “Lying in Wait” by Liz Nugent



5. “The Murder of Harriet Monckton” by Elizabeth Haynes

6. “A Gift for Dying” by M.J. Arlidge

7. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides

8. “Breakers” by Doug Johnstone

9. “Rubbernecker” by Belinda Bauer

10. “Dead End” by Rachel Lynch

Have you read any of these fantastic titles?  Do you find yourself conflicted about balancing those books you want to read for personal reasons and those you have review commitments for?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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12 Responses to 2019 – Halfway reflections on my TBR : Part 1

  1. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    I feel like the last person left alive who hasn’t read When The Crawdads Sing yet 🙈🙈🙈 I’ll get to it soon, I swear!!

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  2. carhicks says:

    Life got in the way of your TBR and that happens. I have read Rubbernecker and really liked it. I have The Silent Patient coming up in the next couple of weeks. I was able to get an audiobook of it, so look forward to listening to it while outside walking and gardening. Where the Crawdads Sing is one of my favourites for this year as well. Have a great week Lynne.

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  3. In answer to your second question…a huge YES! I don’t think we’re alone 😀📚📚📚📚📚📚

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  4. Dirty Little Secrets is the first book I read in 2019 and I still remember it so vividly! Definitely a cracking read and one of my favorites of the year!
    I feel so bad for the books I really want to read that are put on the back burner because of proofs and blog tours!!!

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  5. I’ve read Rubbernecker, but a few others you have listed are on my want to read list too. And yes, the conflict is real!

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  6. happytonic says:

    I haven’t read ‘Where the Crawdads sing’ yet, but I would love to. You’ve got excellent titles on your list. Will be looking forward to reading your reviews of them🤗

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