Sometimes I make books lists. Enjoy!
I have a Bookshop “shop” that I regularly update called Kim Bongiorno Reads. This is where you can find what I’ve read by year or category, including (but not limited to):
- Books Read in 2023
- Books Read in 2022
- Books Read in 2021
- Books Read in 2020
- Antiracist and Social Issue Reads: Books for All Ages
- Books for Kids (Ages 8-13)
- Books for Teens / YA: Contemporary Fiction
- Books for Teens / YA: Fantasy, Magic, and Sci-Fi
- Books for Teens / YA: Romance
- Retellings: Books for Teens & Adults
- BIPOC Voices: Books for Kids, Teens, and Adults
- LGBTQIA+ Voices: Books for Kids, Teens, and Adults
- Romance: Adult
- Bookish People Books with a Writerly, Book-lover Vibe
- US History to Today
- White Women Reading List
This was a way for me to share what I enjoyed reading, while supporting independent bookstores. I also earn a (very) small commission on anything you purchase from my shop’s lists.
I read over 125 books in 2019, including graphic novels for kids, teen fiction, adult romance, non-fiction, and more. Here are the best of the best.
Cozy up under a fuzzy blanket and read one of these this winter! Perfect for gift-giving no matter the holiday or occasion.
Books for ages 8-12, teen, young adult, and up that I read and loved (or that my kids insisted were their favorites of the year).
55 must-read books by black authors, from little kids’ board books to dark adult fantasy to middle grade hilarity to non-fiction educational to teen romance—and so much more.
I confess: teen reads are probably my favorite. Here are fifteen of them that are so, so good, ranging from romance to sci-fi, memoir to mythological retellings, straight-up hilarious to socially conscious, and both diverse and inclusive in their content and creators. Don’t miss a single one, whether you’re still in high school or it’s decades behind you.
Thirteen steamy reads in a variety of styles with a diverse array of main characters and plenty of consensual nooky, all with my, um, descriptive reviews to help you choose. Happy reading!
WHERE TO FIND MORE BOOKS I LOVED
I keep my Goodreads updated with what I’m reading now, reviewing most, and have organized lists to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.
This is my Facebook group where we share what we’re reading each week, along with book deals, news, and entertainment. All are welcome!
STILL NOT ENOUGH?
I pin lists and round-ups that I find (and write) on this Pinterest board. Enjoy!
Kim Bongiorno is an author, freelance writer, and blogger who really, really, REALLY loves books. Join her book talk group Let Me Start By Saying I Love Books on Facebook, connect on Goodreads, see what she’s reading today on Instagram, check out her books, or see what else she’s up to here (including appearances). Happy reading!