It is nearly the end of 2019, and thus time for my yearly list of books that I loved best during the year.
Usually, if a book is good enough to be on this list, I try to review it. But this year I just did not have time to do all the reviews I would have liked to. That makes me sad because it cements my own experience of a book when I review it (as I discussed in How do you remember what you read?), but it’s just the way things are right now. We’ll see how it goes next year.
Speaking of 2020, I’ll be taking a break for a few weeks over the holidays, and plan to be back in early January. But first I want to thank everyone once more for following me on this reading journey. I appreciate you all very much! And I look forward to reading your own year-end favorite lists. Please feel free to link up in the comments.
Fiction – Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Nonfiction – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Other books read in 2019:
Historical Fiction – Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff
Quasi-Historical Fantasy – Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
Fantasy – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Series starter- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Romance – Vittoria Cottage by D.E. Stevenson
Horror – Kindred by Octavia Butler
Children’s – Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Biography – Helen Keller by Dorothy Herrmann
Memoir – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Graphic narrative – Ce n’est pas toi que j’attendais by Fabien Toulmé
Spirituality – My Religion by Helen Keller
Rereads – Watership Down by Richard Adams
New to me author – Oliver Sacks
Revisited author – Robertson Davies
Book everyone should read – Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif
Preview of a 2020 release – Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor