Your TEN FAVES for 2019

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Your TEN FAVES for 2019

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Editado: Dez 13, 2019, 4:13pm

Which 10-ish books garnered and sustained your favor in 2019?

Editado: Dez 30, 2019, 7:46pm

(In the order consumed)

First Lady by James Patterson (audio)
*My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (audio)*
Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (audio)
Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb (audio)
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations (Volumes 1-2) by Alexander McCall-Smith (audio)
Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali (audio)
Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict (eBook)

Becoming by Michelle Obama (eBook)
American Carnage by Tim Alberta (eBook)
They Called Us Enemy (graphic memoir) by George Takei
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak (eBook)
Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience by
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea (eBook)
*Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World*
by Rachel Ignotofsky (eBook)

Dez 13, 2019, 5:28pm

In no particular order, books that I gave 4-5 stars. Of course the year isn't over yet, so there may be more!

1. A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold
2. The Gifts of Reading by Robert Macfarlane
3. The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell
4. The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
5. Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson
6. Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
7. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel by Kim Michele Richardson
8. The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
9. 3 in one - A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote
10. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in World That Won't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Editado: Dez 21, 2019, 11:44am

In the order in which I read them:

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luselli
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
The Man Within My Head by Pico Iyer
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Girl by Edna O'Brien

Added later: When I first posted this list, I wasn't expecting to read another book that belonged on it, but I am pleased to say I have, so I'm adding an eleventh choice:

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Dez 15, 2019, 3:58pm

In no particular order:
Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Vox by Christina Dalcher
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oynkan Braithwite
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Holy Land by Amanda Sthers
If You Want To Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by JRyan Stradal
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Things to Save in a Fire Katherine Center
Black Coffee Daniel Ford

Dez 21, 2019, 3:40am

I didn't have a great reading year, but luckily I still read some excellent books:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, easily number 1!
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

I'm currently reading 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult, which is really good! But since I haven't finished it yet, I can't put it on the list. But it's a serious contender :-)

Jan 2, 2020, 8:19pm

My favorites in the order I read them were:

Caliban's War by James S. A. Corey
You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
Faithful by Alice Hoffman
My Guy Barbaro: A Jockey's Journey Through Love, Triumph, and Heartbreak with America's Favorite Horse by Edgar Prado
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Sunday You Learn How to Box by Bil Wright
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait by Carlos Fuentes
The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Editado: Jan 13, 2020, 12:26am

Eleven, actually, in alphabetical order...

Another Roadside Attraction – Tom Robbins (re-read)
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman
Bone by Bone - Carol O'Connell
The Child - Fiona Barton
Circe - Madeline Miller
Ember from the Sun – Mark Canter
Four Souls - Louise Erdrich
The Gates of the Alamo – Stephen Harrigan
There There - Tommy Orange
Two Old Women - Velma Wallis
Will Rogers: The Man and His Times – Richard Ketchum

Jan 17, 2020, 3:02pm

The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future by Svetlana Alexievich
The Other by Thomas Tryon
I'm Travelling Alone by Samuel Bjork
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
The Sandman Vol. 2 The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman
The Sugar House by Antonia White
Beyond the Glass by Antonia White
Six Moon Dance by Sheri S. Tepper
Four Past Midnight by Stephen King