2019 Reading List

reading list

My current reading list for the year.

I finished 50 books in 2018 and this year I’d like to read at least one book a week with more non-fiction in the mix.

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 – I’ll be adding more soon.

 BookVerdict
42Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
41Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis⭐️⭐️⭐️
40Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
39The Nix – Nathan Hill⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
38Becoming – Michelle Obama⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
37Machines Like Me – Ian McEwan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
36Normal People – Sally Ronney⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
35The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro⭐️⭐️⭐️
34Leonardo da Vinci – Walter Isaacson⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
33Boys Will Be Boys – Clementine Ford⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
32The Clockmaker’s Daughter – Kate Morton⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
31Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30The Overstory – Richard Powers⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
29A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
28The Shell Collector – Anthony Doerr⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
27La Bella Lingua – Dianne Hales⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
26The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
25The Alice Network – Kate Quinn⭐️⭐️⭐️
24Bright Shiny Morning – James Frey⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
23The Winter Soldier – Daniel Mason⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
22Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman⭐️⭐️⭐️
21The Library Book – Susan Orlean⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20French Children Don’t Throw Food – Pamela Druckerman⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
19Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
18A Dangerous Fortune – Ken Follett⭐️⭐️⭐️
17For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
16The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin⭐️⭐️⭐️
15A Long Way From Home – Peter Carey⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
14The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
13My Story – June Gold⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
12Bad Science – Ben Goldacre⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10Less – Andrew Sean Greer⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
8Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7Waking Up – Sam Harris⭐️⭐️⭐️
6Milkman – Anna Burns⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5Educated – Tara Westover⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3Satin Island – Tom McCarthy⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2In Praise of Idleness – Bertrand Russell⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My rating scale

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Love, love, love
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Really enjoyed the story and the writing
⭐️⭐️⭐️Enjoyable, but nothing too memorable
⭐️⭐️Wouldn’t recommend
⭐️Dull, bad, stopped reading halfway
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