Books of 2019

These are the books I’ve read in 2019:

AUGUST
Improvement (Joan Silber)
Lanny (Max Porter)
Addiction to Perfection: The Still Unravished Bride (Marion Woodman)
Dear Cyborgs (Eugene Lim)
The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead)
Mouthful of Birds (Samantha Schweblin)
Lost Children Archive (Valeria Luiselli)
Ancillary Mercy (Ann Leckie)

JULY
Stoner (John Williams)
Family of Origen (CJ Hauser)
The Truth (Terry Pratchett) [reread]
Tell Me How It Ends (Valeria Luiselli)
Everything You Ever Wanted (Luiza Sauma)
Hillbilly Elegy (J.D. Vance)
The Makioka Sisters (Tanizaki)

JUNE
Nocturnes (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Ancillary Sword (Anne Leckie)
Lord of all the Dead (Javier Cercas)
The Lighthouse (Alison Moore)
The Doll Factory (Elizabeth Macneal)

MAY
Stranger, Baby (Emily Berry)
Mothers (Chris Powers)
Your Fault (Andrew Cowan)
The Bottom of the Sky (Rodrigo Fresán)

APRIL
Therapy (David Lodge)
The Godfather (Mario Puzo)
McGlue (Ottessa Moshfegh)
The Living (Anjali Joseph)
The Border (Don Winslow)
The Shape of the Ruins (Juan Gabriel Vásquez)
The Leopard (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa)
Motherhood (Sheila Heti)

MARCH
The Mars Room (Rachel Kushner)
Kudos (Rachel Cusk)
Exposure (Olivia Sudjic)
The German Room (Carla Maliandi)
My Sister the Serial Killer (Oyinkan Braithwaite)
The Large Door (Jonathan Gibbs)
Adele (Leïla Slimani)

FEBRUARY
The Wall (John Lanchester)
The Owl Service (Alan Garner)
The President’s Room (Ricardo Romero)
Fish Soup (Margarita García Robayo)
Ancillary Justice (Ann Leckie)
Waterland (Graham Swift)
The Imposter (Javier Cercas)

JANUARY
Southerly (Jorge Consiglio)
Fireflies (Luis Sagasti)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) [reread]
The End (My Struggle #6) (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling) [reread]
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (JK Rowling) [reread]
Harry Potter and the Dark Blood Prince (JK Rowling) [reread]

To see books read from 2009-2018, click here.

2 responses to “Books of 2019

  1. David Gordon

    Greetings! I just wanted to say thank you for your very kind, very insightful and I must say very moving review. To be mentioned in the same breath not only as Bolaño, but also “Soldiers of Salamis”…well, it made my day. Thanks and happy holidays. This was a great surprise gift for me.

    • julikins

      This comment absolutely makes MY day….! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment–absolutely loved your book and can’t wait to read more of your work :)

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