I slacked off in my reading in the second part of the year.
Who knows how great my final number could have been if I kept up my beginning of the year pace.
But life happens.
I will say this was a great year in books for me. I read some amazing stories that I am very happy about.
I am especially pleased with the sheer number of Black romance stories I was able to read this year.
Third Quarter Reads:
Beary Christmas, Baby by Sasha Devlin
Chocolate Covered Murder: A Valentine’s Day Novella by Necole Ryse
Mustard-Based Murder: An Independence Day Novella by Necole Ryse
I Think I Might Need You by Christina C. Jones
I Think I Might Want You by Christina C. Jones
As Good as the First Time by K.M. Jackson
Agnes Moor’s Wild Knight by Alyssa Cole
Too Sweet to be Good by K.M. Jackson
That Kind Of Guy by Talia Hibbert
Island Fling with the Tycoon by Therese Beharrie
Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon
New Year Kiss by D. Rose
Mango Summer by Agay Llanera
A Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Christina C. Jones
Fall In Love Again by Christina C. Jones
Didn’t Mean To Love You by Christina C. Jones
The Way Love Goes by Christina C. Jones
Love You Forever by Christina C. Jones
Something Like Love by Christina C. Jones
Rules of a Rebound by Nina Crespo
Finding Forever by Christina C. Jones
Chasing Commitment by Christina C. Jones
Royal Intentions by Janae Keyes
Everything’s Better With You by Lucy Eden
Fourth Quarter Reads:
Tides of Time by Luna Joya
Tempted at Midnight by Cheris Hodges
Their Festive Island Escape by Nina Singh
Her Christmas Wish & Designed by Love by Sherelle Green & Sheryl Lister
Words with Friends by AshleyNicole
Frosted. Whipped. Buttered by Christina C. Jones
Forget Me Not by Brenda Jackson
Finding Home Again by Brenda Jackson
Jinx by Phyllis Bourne
Open House by Ruby Lang
Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Slipped Up In Love by AshleyNicole
Meant For Your Love by AshleyNicole
No Strings Allowed by Chencia C. Higgins
Finding Kennedy by Jacinta Howard
Keeping Willow by Jacinta Howard
Loving Cassie by Jacinta Howard
Plus One by Christina C. Jones
The Thanksgiving Game by Phyllis Bourne
Duty or Desire by Brenda Jackson
Extra Credit by Zaida Polanco
Mine Tonight by Christina C. Jones
Red Carpet Redemption by Yahrah St. John
You Make Me Better by AshleyNicole
Gingerbread Wishes by Te Russ
Love Unsolicited by Alexandra Warren
A Natural Transition by Nicole Falls
Dancing Through the Snow by Te Russ
Just What She Needed At Christmas by T. Key
The Changeup by Nicole Falls
Love 101 by Aubree Pynn
In Rhythm by J.N. Welsh
The Allure Of You by Sidni B.
The Allure of You: Harmony and Remi by Sidni B.
The Allure of You: Rayna and Zahir by Sidni B.
Chance Taken by Diana W.
Chance Given by Diana W.
F*ck and Fall In Love by Nicole Falls
Bittersweet by Christina C. Jones
Neighborly by Katrina Jackson
Shots Not Taken by Nicole Falls
Taste by Nikki Clarke
No Expectations by T. Key
The Kwanzaa Brunch by D.L. White
Christmas Kisses by Farrah Rochon
Christmas in the City by Bria Felicien
A Little Christmas Magic by Danielle Burton
Home For Christmas by Brookelyn Mosley
So these are a bit out of order but you get the hint (if you read all the way down to this point… *high five*).
I also realize that some books are missing but charge that to my unorganized brain navigating my Goodreads shelves.
My goal for next year is more of the same but on a more consistent level.
Hope you check out some of these great writers who have kept me company this year!