2019–The Year in Books

Last year, I started by noting that my book count in 2018 was substantial lower than normal.

Well, I guess this is the new normal, because this year my book count is the lowest-yet, at only 39. My reading year started out well, but a combination of factors (largely major house renovation plus working on a massive craft project) derailed the second half of the year, reading-wise.

But here, in chronological (in which I read them) are my best books of 2019:

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker. (Honestly, this might be my best book of the decade. A year on, and I’m still recommending it? A keeper, for sure)

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyankan Braithwaite

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Jane Crow: The Life of Paulie Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg

On the Clock by Emily Guendelsberger