Notable Books of 2019

 Top 50 Books of the Year

 

NOTE:  List includes only new books published in 2019.  2020 ARCs read,  to be included on the 2020 list. 

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Q&A With the Author

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The Mother-In-Law
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The Perfect Liar
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Sunset Beach
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BEST NON-FICTION 

Favorite 🎧Audiobooks and Narrators of 2019 

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TIE: Best #1 Audiobook 

THE GUARDIANS

Author: John Grisham

Narrator:  Michael Beck 

Publisher: Random House Audio

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MICHAEL BECK

Best Narrator of the Year 

TIE:  Best #1 Audiobook  

HAVE YOU SEEN LUIS VELEZ

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde  

Narrator: Michael Crouch

Publisher:  Brilliance Audio 

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MICHAEL CROUCH 

THERESE PLUMMER
KEEPING LUCY
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NEVER HAVE I EVER
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THE LAST WIDOW
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THE CONFESSION CLUB
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A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT
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THIS TENDER LAND
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CEMETERY ROAD

A few more of my favorite audiobooks
& narrators of 2019! 

The narrators "make a book" and I highly recommend audiobooks!  A huge fan. I make a ton of recommendations and love hearing how much you enjoyed them.

 

 

 

Readers, if you are not an audiobook fan, give it a shot.  

I read/listened to 138 audiobooks in 2019. 

 

I often buy the book and the audio to accompany, since it syncs and if you have to run out, you can listen in the car or while you are shopping and it keeps your place.   

 

Hint: If you would like to keep a list or record of how many audiobooks you read in a year, an easy way to record:  Set up a shelf on Goodreads at the beginning of the year with "audiobooks read in 2020" or the year you want to measure.  Be sure and check the box, each time you listen and at year-end, you have the total broken out for you. Audible is the best $14.95 you can spend a month! Thank you, Goodreads for your amazing stats. 

Best 🎧 Podcast Series of 2019 

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PATTI CALLAHAN

New York Times Bestselling Author and Podcast Host

Join author Patti Callahan for a seven-part original podcasthat explores in depth the improbable and beautiful love story between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.  Pre-Order the Podcast audiobook 

including a special bonus episode and material, plus more. Coming  Jan 7, 2020.  

Author's Corner 

Karin Slaughter

 

*Featured Authors on #BestBookList for
SIX
📚Consecutive
Years*

🏆👏

Karin Slaughter
#SlaughterSquad 

❄  Top Books

     By Year  

 2019 

 2018 

 2017

 2016

 2015

 2014 

Master Storytellers 
Annual Recap List

"Best Author Corner"

Mary Kubica

Five Years #TopAuthorList

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Photos Left to Right 

top to bottom 

Mary Kubica 

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 

 

T. Greenwood 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Kimberly Belle 

2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 

Michael Robotham 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019  

 

Four Years #TopAuthorList 

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Heather Gudenkauf

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

 

Kristy Woodson Harvey
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 

 

Linwood Barclay 

2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

 

Michael Connelly 

2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

 

Greg Iles 

2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 

 

Daniel (D.J.) & Michael Palmer 

2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

Diane Chamberlain 

2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Charles Martin 

2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

y.Two Years #TopAuthorList 🏅

 

 

Hank Phillippi Ryan

2018, 2019

A.  J. Banner

2018, 2019

Michele Campbell

2018, 2019

Patti Callahan Henry

2918, 2019

Elizabeth Strout

2017, 2019

Kaira Rouda

2017, 2019

Karen Katchur

2018, 2019

Christina Alger

2018, 2019

J. T. Ellison

2018, 2019

Greer Hendricks &
Sarah Pekkanen

2018, 2019

 

Rea Frey

2018, 2019

Gilly Macmillan

2018, 2019

Kristin Hannah
2017, 2018

Sylvie Fox
2014, 2015 
  

B.A. Paris
2016, 2017

Louise Jensen
2016, 2017 

Wendy Wax
2016, 2018 

Mary Kay Andrews 

2018, 2019

Tim Johnston

2016, 2019

Susan Rebecca White

2014, 2019

 

 

Thomas Mullen

2016, 2017

Dean Koontz

2014, 2015

James Hankins

2015, 2018

Laura McNeil

2015, 2016

Fiona Barton

2016, 2017

Colleen Hoover

2016, 2018

Wendy Walker

2016, 2017

Susan Crawford

2015, 2016

Leslie Tentler 

2014, 2015 

 

Three Years #TopAuthorList 

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Karen White 

2016, 2017, 2018

 

Jennifer Hillier 

2014, 2015, 2018

 

Jodi Picoult

2014, 2016, 2018

 

Paula Treick DeBoard

2014, 2016, 2018 

Camille Di Maio
2016, 2017, 2019

Lisa Gardner
2017, 2018, 2019  

 

Elizabeth Berg
2017, 2018, 2019 

Rochelle B. Weinstein
2016, 2018, 2019 

Catherine Ryan Hyde
2014, 2016, 2019

Sally Hepworth
2015, 2016, 2019

 

 

Randall Silvis
2017, 2018, 2019

Allen Eskens

2014, 2018, 2019 

John Grisham

2014, 2016, 2019

David Baldacci

2015, 2016, 2019 

Charlie Donlea

2016, 2018, 2019 

Paul Cleave

2014, 2015, 2017

A U T H O R   I N T E R V I E W S

EXCEPTIONAL AUTHORS.  STANDOUT BOOKS.  ELEVATOR TALK. 

A Note 💕to These Special Authors
 
A very special "thank you" to the following magnificent authors for their time and dedication helping to connect readers and writers.  You are instrumental in making the project:  "An Elevator Ride with the Author" a huge success. It would not have been possible without you.  
There are no words to adequately express my deep appreciation to each of you.  I want to personally thank you and express how grateful I truly am.  Not only for your extraordinary talent and inspiring words—more importantly, going the extra mile in answering my "zillion" questions. I am truly honored to be a part of this special group of inspiring authors—your friendship and support mean the world to me.  I look forward to reading many more of your books in 2020 and many more interviews for years to come.
Thank you, readers and subscribers, for following and your continued support.  Thank you, for your inspiring notes, feedback, and emails about these fabulous interviews.  I will continue to strive to make them interesting and informative.  Thanks for a rewarding 2019. 
All the best for a great 2020!
—@JudithDCollins 🤗 #jdcmustreadbooks 

23 Outstanding Authors, Interviews, and Books 

Click on the links below for more (inside scoop) about the author and exclusive "behind-the-scenes" facts about the story behind the story. 

Happy Holidays 

For all you "like-minded book geeks" in LOVE with their LIST!  

📢 2019 Recap 📚

 

Top 2019 Books by
Book Release Month

❄  Top Books

     By Year  

2019

 2018 

 2017

 2016

 2015

 2014 


Author Elevator

       Interviews 😘

2018, 2019

& upcoming schedule for
2020 thus far

What a great lineup—so excited! 

Author Q&As

2019 Stats 

 

#MyYearInBooks #Goodreads #JDCMustReadBooks #2019Books 

71,213 pages l 210 books l Avg. Rating 4.4 Stars l Avg. Length 339 pages Read More 

👉 Sneak Peek at 2020 🥂

Current working book reading list.  Subject to change 

Thanks—💌  Authors, Publishers, and NetGalley!

 

#ThanksPublishers 💖 

 

“A special thank you for granting my wishes! 🎄 It’s like Thanksgiving and Christmas 🎁 all year- long. For the introduction of many new authors, the exciting advanced reading copies, and endless hours of reading pleasure."

 

View List of Favorite Publishers

 

NetGalley Stats

#JDCMustReadBooks  @JudithDCollins
1087 Approved Books |  848 Reviews

 

"and growing."  

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 

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