So many good books in 2019! I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal to 52 books — one per week — and managed to read 61. That was through a combination of traditional hard cover/paperback books, ebooks on my Kindle, and audiobooks that I listened to (while driving, walking my dogs and doing housework… sure makes the activities more pleasurable!).

It’s always difficult to choose favorites, but there were some definite stand outs. If you want to check out the reviews I wrote of any of these books, head on over to the Book Reviews page of this site, or to Goodreads. Perhaps you loved some of the same books, or you can discover some new ones to add to your To Read List.

Happy reading!

  1. The Great Believers – Rebecca Makkai
  2. The Dutch House – Ann Patchett
  3. Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
  4. A Spark of Light – Jodi Picoult
  5. Daisy Jones and The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid
  6. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  7. The Death of Mrs. Westaway – Ruth Ware
  8. The Last Romantics – Tara Conklin
  9. The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
  10. Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  11. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love – Dani Shapiro
  12. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
  13. A Place For Us – Fatima Farheen Mirza
  14. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In the End – Atul Gawande
  15. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert