What’s On My 2019 Reading List


The post you’ve all been waiting for is here!

I made a resolution this year to read more. One book a month. Do-able!

I set this goal EVERY YEAR, but this year, I’m sticking to it! I told you all about it in January so that you could all hold me accountable and it’s working! So many of you also reached out and said that you wanted to read along with me! HOW FUN IS THAT?!

I will continue to update this post each month with the “book of the month”, so that you all can keep reference this post if you need some new reading recommendations.

So far, we’ve read seven books:


JANUARY: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

FEBRUARY: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

MARCH: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

APRIL: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

MAY: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

JUNE: The Girls In The Garden by LISA JEWELL


AUGUST: The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis

SEPTEMBER: Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Also if you haven’t read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, that should be next on your list. It’s definitely in my top 5 favorite books ever read and a ton of you said the same thing!




I also polled you all in Instagram stories and got a HUGE list of book recommendations that you all loved so I thought I would list the most popular ones (mentioned at least 3 times each), here as well! (I will also keep this post updated when I get new recommendations).

So here you go:

And without further adieu, the book I’m picking to read in September is…..

“FRAICHE FOOD FULL HEARTS” by Jillian Harris & Tori Wesszer

I know that this isn’t your typical “reading book” but I’ve been waiting months for this cookbook to come out and it just launched today! I plan on cooking some recipes throughout the month and sharing them with you all! Who wants to cook along with me?!

If you are planning on reading along with me or have any recommendations, leave me a comment or shoot me a message and let me know!

Can’t wait!



  1. Jenn
    February 21, 2019 / 7:46 pm

    Great choice! I’ve read every one of her books. Winter Garden was the first one I read and it had me hooked! Thanks for sharing the list. Many of them are on my list too!

    • ashleydonielle
      February 23, 2019 / 7:50 pm

      Oooh! I’ll have to add that one to our list! Thank you!

  2. Carolina
    March 3, 2019 / 4:26 pm

    Placed a hold on this book today! Excited to pick it up and start reading it!!

    • ashleydonielle
      March 4, 2019 / 11:34 am

      Yay! I’m about 50 pages in and loving it so far!

      • Mariah
        June 4, 2019 / 4:23 am

        Thank you so much for great recommendations! I read me before you and was absolutely in love!

  3. Tori
    August 6, 2019 / 2:48 am

    Girl! You have to read The Light Over London and The Tattooist of Auschwitz (a true story as told to the author). Read both of those this year and flew through them. So good!!!

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