2019 in books



Here are all the books I finished in 2019. I didn't set a formal target this year, but am satisfied to have hit 50.

My reading goals for 2020 are not to keep up with the Joneses too much, even though the prospect of new releases and discovering new authors excites me. I have a lot on my shelf already that wasn't published in the last couple of years, and I think it says a lot that the titles I'm keen to read first this year were!

Also, I was thinking about keeping track of ones I didn't finish, but that seems too shamey...

  1. Roland Schimmelpfennig - An einem klaren, eiskalten Januarmorgen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts (3/5)
  2. Jordan Ferguson - 33⅓: J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ (4/5)
  3. Anna Lucy Scott - Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers: The Joy of Urban Living (5/5)
  4. Dani Couture - Algoma (5/5)
  5. Sally Thorne - The Hating Game (4/5)
  6. Sakaya Murata - Convenience Store Woman (4/5)
  7. Bianca Jankovska - Das Millennial-Manifest (3/5)
  8. Angela Garbes - Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy (3/5)
  9. Jeffrey Eugenides - Fresh Complaint (2/5)
  10. Kabi Nagata - My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (5/5)
  11. Barry McDonagh - Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks (3/5)
  12. Sophie Tanner - Reader, I Married Me! (3/5)
  13. Bri Lee - Eggshell Skull (4/5)
  14. Caroline Church - I Blame the Hormones: A Raw and Honest Account of One Woman’s Fight Against Depression (1/5)
  15. Patti Smith - Woolgathering (2/5)
  16. W.G. Sebald - The Rings of Saturn (4/5)
  17. Sally Rooney - Normal People (3/5)
  18. Hattie C. Cooper - The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating: How to Find Romance While Also Being Really, Really Nervous (4/5)
  19. Armando Lucas Correa - The German Girl (4/5)
  20. Lori Gottlieb - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (5/5)
  21. Saskia Vogel - Permission (4/5)
  22. Gabriella Goliger - Girl Unwrapped (3/5)
  23. Laura Lippman - Sunburn (3/5)
  24. Curtis Sittenfeld - You Think It, I’ll Say It (4/5)
  25. Michael Palin - New Europe (3/5)
  26. Sinéad Gleeson - Constellations: Reflections from Life (4/5)
  27. Laura Jane Williams - Our Stop (3/5)
  28. Melissa Harrison - All Among the Barley (4/5)
  29. Amy Fish - I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need (3/5)
  30. Janet Frame - Towards Another Summer (2/5)
  31. Nathan Connolly (ed.) - Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class (4/5)
  32. Renata Adler - Pitch Dark (3/5)
  33. Éric Plamondon - Taqawan (4/5)
  34. Svenja Gräfen - Freiraum (4/5)
  35. Halle Butler - The New Me (4/5)
  36. Jean Rhys - Good Morning, Midnight (3/5)
  37. Alex Niven - 33⅓: Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ (4/5)
  38. Emilie Wapnick - How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up (4/5)
  39. Rachel DeLoache Williams - My Friend Anna: The True Story of the Fake Heiress Who Conned Me and Half of New York City (3/5)
  40. Anne Lamott - Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (3/5)
  41. Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell - Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (3/5)
  42. Liane Moriarty - Big Little Lies (4/5)
  43. Isaac Lyman - Your First Year in Code: A Complete Guide for New and Aspiring Developers (5/5)
  44. Julia Phillips - Disappearing Earth (2/5)
  45. Dana M. Davis - Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now (4/5)
  46. Elinor M. Brent-Dyer - The School at the Chalet (3/5)
  47. Jacqueline Wilson - Vicky Angel (5/5)
  48. David Demaree - Git for Humans (4/5)
  49. Mark Fisher - Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures (3/5)
  50. Caitlin Kunkel et al - New Erotica for Feminists: Get What You Deserve, Again and Again and Again (2/5)