2019 Favorite Author List {read}


2019 Favorite Author List {read} is a great place to get ideas for your TBR List for 2020. I started sharing this list in the 2014 Favorite Author List {read} and the 2015 Favorite Author List {read}. You might also enjoy  My Top Christian Fiction Authors in 2013 and Fiction Authors Index, which lists the titles read.

My favorites have evolved somewhat during this time, with some new ones being added. In 2019 I pushed hard to read all of the books by my favorite authors. I have a few more to read in 2020. I did finish reading the Miss Read books (the second time), which I highly recommend.

Perhaps I should clarify, this is for fiction only. You might like to read my list of Top Reads in 2019 {book reviews} to see the reviews of the books I read by these authors.

Without further ado, here are my lists!

Top Nine by average ratings (4- and 5- stars only, books read in 2019):

  1. Lynn Austin (5.0)
  2. Sarah McCoy (5.0)
  3. Jennifer Delamere (4.5)
  4. Lisa Wingate (4.5)
  5. Alice J. Wisler (4.3)
  6. Miss Read (4.09)
  7. Sarah E. Ladd (4.0)
  8. Maureen Lang (4.0)
  9. Chris Fabry (4.0)

Top Twelve by total 4- and 5- star ratings for all books read:  (not just in 2019)

  1. Miss Read (38 books)         111
  2. Lynn Austin (23 books)        85
  3. Jan Karon (15 books)           62
  4. Sarah Sundin (9 books)       45
  5. Stephanie Whitson (17)       37
  6. Ann H. Gabhart (9 books)   28
  7. Maureen Lang (8 books)     27
  8. Ann Tatlock (9 books)          25
  9. Lisa Wingate (5 books)        18
  10. Alice J. Wisler (3 books)      13
  11. Jennifer Delamere (3)         13
  12. Patricia Bradley (3)               12

That’s my 2019 Favorite Author List {read}. Who are your favorite authors? I hope this gives you a few fresh ideas. Thanks for reading my lists, and may you spend many wonderful hours in 2020 with your favorite authors’ books.

2020 Reading List {fiction}


What better way to start off the new year (decade) than with a list of books to read?  This 2020 Reading List {fiction} is just the place to start the new year on the right foot.

For the past number of years I have been attempting to read all the books written by my favorite authors. During this time I have moved around a bit, enjoying the fine fiction collections of public libraries in four states. In the interim I have picked up a number of new-to-me authors whose books I am enjoying.

Here are the authors and a sample of their books previously reviewed, followed by the 2020 Reading List {fiction}.

2020 READING LIST – FICTION

Sunrise at Normandy series by Sarah Sundin:

The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin 2018

The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin 2019

The Land Beneath Us by Sarah Sundin 2020

 

Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin:

Faith of My Fathers by Lynn Austin 1997

Among the Gods by Lynn Austin 1998

 

Books by Stephanie Grace Whitson:

Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson  2010

Daughter of the Regiment by Stephanie Grace Whitson 2015

Messenger by Moonlight by Stephanie Grace Whitson 2016

The Quilt Chronicles series:

The Shadow on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson 2012

The Message on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson 2013

 

Books by Patricia Bradley:

Logan Point series:

Silence in the Dark by Patricia Bradley 2016

Memphis Cold Case series:

Justice Delayed #1 by Patricia Bradley 2017

Justice Buried #2 by Patricia Bradley 2017

Justice Betrayed #3 by Patricia Bradley 2018

Justice Delivered #4 by Patricia Bradley 2019

2016 Reading List {Fiction}


2016 Reading List {Fiction}

What books do you plan on reading in 2016?

Do you plan what you will read, or just read what happens along?

My 2014 Reading List [Fiction} books was a first.   I used to go to the library, find what I like, bring home a big stack, and proceed to read.  No plan.  That changed in 2014.  To read more on how the list came to be, read Reading Priorities {What I Learned in 2013}.

The second year my 2015 Reading List {Fiction} was published.  Due to circumstances which I created, namely packing up and relocating, I was unable to complete the list this year.  My list for 2016 is comprised of the remaining titles from 2015 and a few others.

That being said, here is the plan. Specific authors, chosen for their clean writing style, clean content, moral characters, and in most cases a strong element of faith being lived in a character’s life.  Faith being a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God, that is.

I am super pleased to report that my 2014 and 2015 fiction reading was edifying and wholesome.  Not a shred of regret for doing this.  I have had more excellent new authors and readers introduced to me than I have time to read.  It has been a blessed year of reading, far beyond my expectations.  Read more about what I read on Top Reads in 2014 and Top Reads in 2015.

Here’s my 2016 Reading List {Fiction}, authors first, then titles and authors:

My authors are:

Lynn Austin

Sarah Sundin

Anne Mateer

Maureen Lang

Miss Read

Ann Tatlock

Stephanie Grace Whitson

Jan Karon

Eugenia Price

Patricia Bradley

Sylvia Bambola

Donna Fletcher Crow

Wendell Berry

My books are:

All Things New  by Lynn Austin

A Home for My Heart  by Anne Mateer

Rebekah’s Treasure  by Sylvia Bambola

Promises to Keep   by Ann Tatlock

Through Waters Deep  by Sarah Sundin

On Sparrow Hill  by Maureen Lang

Glastonbury by Donna Fletcher Crow

Emily Davis by Miss Read

Tyler Row by Miss Read

Sarah’s Patchwork  by Stephanie Grace Whitson

A Common Life: the wedding story  by Jan Karon

Beloved Invader  by Eugenia Price

Jayber Crow  by Wendell Berry

 Winter in Thrush Green  by Miss Read

A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin

Gone Without A Trace by Patricia Bradley

I used to be able to get all of these authors through my public library, and I’m hoping to do the same in my new library.  If your church has a library that may also be a good source for Christian fiction.  I am also starting to blog for books in 2016.  That is a way to get free copies of new releases.  The question is whether or not my favorite authors will be among the choices.

Check out my Goodreads account for a complete list of Want to Read books.  There are numerous new authors I am anxious to read, some of whom I follow on Twitter.

You might also be interested in reading the 2015 Favorite Author List post and the 2015 FICTION AUTHOR INDEX.

What about you?  Do you have a list?  What are your reading plans for 2016?