Books I’ve Read in 2019

(in red: I really enjoy it!)

January 2019
1. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish – Neil Gaiman
2. Sourdough – Robin Sloan
3. Green Island – Shawna Yang Ryan
4. The Secret Life of a Vampire – Kerrelyn Sparks
5. How Would You Move Mount Fuji? – William Poundstone
6. Kafka’s Soup – Mark Crick
7. A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea – Dina Nayeri
8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
9. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School – Kathleen Flinn
10. The Almost Nearly Perfect People – Michael Booth
11. The Vampire’s Revenge – Raven Hart
12. Essential Eliot CD – T.S. Eliot
13. Crucible of Gold – Naomi Novik
14. A Cultivated Life – Joy Sterling

February 2019
15. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – John le Carre
16. Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes – Daniel L. Everett
17. Baba Yaga Laid an Egg – Dubravka Ugresic
18. The Gift of Rain – Tan Twan Eng
19. Alentejo Blue – Monica Ali
20. Shooting Kabul – N H Senzai
21. Island of the Sequined Love Nun – Christopher Moore
22. Flush – Carl Hiaasen
23. Four Seasons in Rome – Anthony Doerr
24. And a Bottle of Rum – Wayne Curtis
25. Today Will Be Different – Maria Semple
26. Sister of My Heart – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
27. Paris to the Moon – Adam Gopnik

March 2019
28. Perdido Street Station – China Miéville
29. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend – Matthew Dicks
30. Unpolished Gem – Alice Pung
31. Blue Boy – Rakesh Satyal
32. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women – Lisa Charleyboy
33. Stewart Stanley – Melanie Stanley
34. The Years of Rice and Salt – Kim Stanley Robinson
35. The Ladies of Grace Adieu – Susanna Clarke

April 2019
36. The Tortilla Curtain – T.C. Boyle
37. Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
38. White Truffles in Winter – N.M, Kelby
39. The Pun Also Rises – John Pollack
40. The Last Egret – Harvey E. Oyer
41. Buoy, Home at Sea – Bruce Balan
42. Alpha Beta – John Man
43. Wicked Plants – Amy Stewart
44. Www.Free-Fudge-Download.Com – Lisa Swerling, Ralph Lazar
45. The Tiger Rising – Kate DeCamillo
46. The Realm of Shells – Sonia Overall
47. The Last Days of the Incas – Kim MacQuarrie
48. Unforgettable – Scott Simon
49. Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling
50. Grimm’s Grimmest – Maria Tatar
51. Red Dust – Ma Jian
52. Twitterature – Alexander aciman
53. Child of Exile – Carolina Hospital
54. How to Cook Chinese Favorites – The Cook’s Illustrated Library

May 2019
55. The Wisdom of the Great Chiefs – Red Jacket
56. My French Whore – Gene Wilder
57. Bombay Smiles – Jaume Sanllorente
58. Spain – Jan Morris
59. My Jane Austen Summer – Cindy Jones
60. Witch’s business – Diana Wynne Jones
61. Strangers – Taichi Yamada
62. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
63. Tales of a Female Nomad – Rita Golden Gelman
64. A Family Secret – Eric Heuvel
65. Train to Trieste – Domnica Radulescu
66. The Sound of Wild Snail Eating – Elisabeth Tova Bailey
67. Banana – Dan Koeppel
68. Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times – Vicki León
69. 1421 – Gavin Menzies

June 2019
70. Women in Korean Zen – Martine Batchelor
71. No Death, No Fear – Thich Nhat Hanh
72. Firmin – Sam Savage
73. The Hare with Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal
74. The Poison Principle – Gail Bell
75. Brand New China – Jing Wang
76. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair – Nina Sankovitch
77. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking – Anya von Bremzen
78. The Lost Daughter of Happiness – Geling Yan

July 2019
79. The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson
80. Mountain Girl River Girl – Ting-Xing Ye
81. Blood of Tyrants – Naomi Novik
82. Swallow – Mary Cappello
83. The Girl Who Drank the Moon – Kelly Barnhill
84. The Canterville Ghost – Oscar Wilde
85. Malice at the Palace – Rhys Bowen
86. Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name – Vendela Vida
87. Animal Weapons – Douglas Emlen
88. Children of the Sea – Daisuke Igarashi
89. Ajax Penumbra 1969 – Robin Sloan
90. Sheets – Brenna Thummler
91. Body of Work – Christine Montross
92. Ceres: Celestial Legend – Yuu Watase
93. The Renegade Hunter – Lynsay Sands
94. Book of a Thousand Days – Shannon Hale
95. Dalai Lama, My Son – Diki Tsering
96. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Edition – H2G2.com
97. Aya: Life in Yop City – Marguerite Abouet, Clement Oubrerie

August 2019
98. The Earth Moved – Amy Stewart
99. The Daily Coyote – Shreve Stockton
100. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two –
Catherynne M. Valente
101. The Lake House – Kate Morton
102. Robot Dreams – Sara Varon
103. Point Your Face at This – Demetri Martin
104. Brilliant – Jane Brox
105. Burn – Camilla d’Errico
106. The Night Shift – Brian Goldman
107. The Bane Chronicles – Cassandra Clare
108. Blackfish City – Sam J. Miller

September 2019
109. The Borrower – Rebecca Makkai
110. Being Perfect – Anna Quindlen
111. With the Fire on High – Elizabeth Acevedo
112. Happy – Lonely Planet
113. Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury
114. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J K Rowling
115. Nine Days a Queen – Ann Rinaldi
116. Getting Stoned with Savages – J. Maarten Troost
117. House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig
118. Ah-Choo! – Jennifer Ackerman
119. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl
120. Crowned and Dangerous – Rhys Bowen
121. The Anatomist – Bill Hayes
122. Stay With Me – Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
123. Grayson – Lynne Cox
124. Coal – Barbara Freese
125. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
126. F in Exams – Richard Benson
127. Grimmer Tales – Erik Bergstrom
128. The Dogs Who Found Me – Ken Foster
129. The Art of Aardman – Peter Lord and David Sproxton
130. Sold – Patricia McCormick
131. This One Summer – Jullian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
132. Slash With A Knife – Yoshitomo Nara

October 2019
133. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven – Fannie Flagg
134. The Samurai’s Garden – Gail Tsukiyama
135. Lost and Fondue – Avery Aames
136. Half a World Away – Cynthia Kadohata
137. The Golden Day – Ursula Dubosarsky
138. Distant View of Minaret – Alifa Rifaat
139. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels
140. The Perfect Fruit – Chip Brantley
141. The Farming of Bones – Edwidge Danticat

November 2019
142. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept – Paulo Coelho
143. Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman
144. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba
145. East Wind, Rain – Caroline Paul
146. The Science of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials – Mary & John gribbin
147. The Know-it-All – A. J. Jacobs
148. De Profundis – Oscar Wilde
149. A Long Walk to Water – Linda Sue Park
150. The Orchid Thief – Susan Orlean
151. The Whispering Land – Gerald Durrell

December 2019
152. Birthday – Meredith Russo
153. Island Beneath the Sea – Isabel Allende
154. The End of Mr. Y – Scarlett Thomas
155. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
156. Fruit of the Drunken Tree – Ingrid Rojas Contreras
157. Ironhand – Charlie Fletcher
158. Married to a Bedouin – Marguerite Van Geldermalsen
159. Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
160. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe – Charles Yu
161. The Stowaway – Laurie Gwen Shapiro
162. The Guest Cat – Takashi Hiraide
163. The Leavers – Lisa Ko
164. Affections – Rodrigo Hasbún
165. Boyhood – J.M. Coetzee
166. Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot – Patricia Werde, Caroline Stevermer

My top best of the year (not in any order):

To Kill a Mockingbird
Aya: Life in Yop City
Sourdough
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea
Four Seasons in Rome
The Gargoyle
The Gift of Rain
The Sound of Wild Snail Eating
The Summer Book
My French Whore

A little stats, as usual:
BookCrossing Books: 133, Non BookCrossing Books: 33
Fiction: 103, Non Fiction: 63

 

 

Published on January 10, 2019 at 11:07 pm  Comments Off on Books I’ve Read in 2019  
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