2019 Reading List

reading list

This is my current – in progress – reading list for 2019.

I finished 50 books in 2018 and this year I plan to read at least one a week, including more non-fiction.

I’ve read some fantastic books so far. My early favourite was Educated by Tara Westover. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is amazing. And if you’re looking for a really good story then The Nix and The Overstory are both brilliant.

The links on titles in the reading list below are to my reviews – will be adding more soon.

 BookVerdict /5
62)The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club – Sophie Green3
61)Fight Like a Girl – Clementine Ford5
60)The Dutch House – Ann Patchett5
59)The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai4
58)The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton4
57)Aspects of the Novel – E. M. Forster5
56)The Testaments – Margaret Atwood5
55)Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens5
54)Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell4
53)Killing Commendatore – Haruki Murakami4
52)The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson3
51)Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – Balli Kaur Jaswal4
50)Bodily Harm – Margaret Atwood4
49)Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda5
48)The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo5
47)A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan5
46)Bella Tuscany – Frances Mayes3
45)The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle5
44)Whisper Network – Chandler Baker 4
43)The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World – Melinda Gates4
42)Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf4
41)Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis3
40)Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman5
39)The Nix – Nathan Hill5
38)Becoming – Michelle Obama5
37)Machines Like Me – Ian McEwan5
36)Normal People – Sally Ronney5
35)The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro3
34)Leonardo da Vinci – Walter Isaacson4
33)Boys Will Be Boys – Clementine Ford4
32)The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton4
31)Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn4
30)The Overstory – Richard Powers5
29)A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James4
28)The Shell Collector – Anthony Doerr4
27)La Bella Lingua – Dianne Hales5
26)The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton4
25)The Alice Network – Kate Quinn3
24)Bright Shiny Morning – James Frey5
23)The Winter Soldier – Daniel Mason4
22)Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman3
21)The Library Book – Susan Orlean5
20)French Children Don’t Throw Food – Pamela Druckerman3
19)Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides 5
18)A Dangerous Fortune – Ken Follett3
17)For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway4
16)The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin3
15)A Long Way From Home – Peter Carey4
14)The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa5
13)My Story – June Gold5
12)Bad Science – Ben Goldacre4
11)A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki5
10)Less – Andrew Sean Greer4
9)Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann4
8)Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami5
7)Waking Up – Sam Harris3
6)Milkman – Anna Burns5
5)Educated – Tara Westover5
4)The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande4
3)Satin Island – Tom McCarthy4
2)In Praise of Idleness – Bertrand Russell4
1)Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner4

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My rating scale

5Love, love, love
4Really enjoyed the story and the writing
3Enjoyable, but nothing too memorable
2Wouldn’t recommend
1Dull, bad, stopped reading halfway
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