Books of 2019

2019 was a great reading year. I listened to more audiobooks, read mysteries for work, and talked more with my work friends about what books were hot, which led to me reading (and listening to) Long Way Down and What If?  and reading Lab Girl and The Beneficiary. I read a few debut books that became really hot during the year, The Silent Patient and Miracle Creek.

Several 5-star reads included In Cold Blood, Less and Where the Crawdads Sing.


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – 4 bookmarks

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue – 4 bookmarks

Audiobook: Dear Martin by Nic Stone, narrated by Dion Graham – 4 bookmarks

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – 4 bookmarks


Audiobook: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, narrated by the author – 4 bookmarks

The Monster of Florence: A True Story by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi – 3 bookmarks

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan – 5 bookmarks

Leaving the Beach by Mary Rowen – 4 bookmarks

The Widow by Fiona Barton – 3 bookmarks

Transcription by Kate Atkinson – 3 bookmarks

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke – 4 bookmarks

Audiobook: What If? by Randall Munroe, read by Wil Wheaton – 4 bookmarks

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery – 4 bookmarks

The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger – 3 bookmarks

The Glass Room by Ann Cleeves – 4 bookmarks

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley – 5 bookmarks

Dressing Barbie: A Celebration of the Clothes That Made America’s Favorite Doll and the Incredible Woman Behind Them – Carol Spencer – 4 bookmarks

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd – 4 bookmarks

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren – 5 bookmarks

The Beneficiary – Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of my Father by Janny Scott – 4 bookmarks

Lot  by Bryan Washington – 4 bookmarks

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – 4 bookmarks

What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman – 4 bookmarks

Run Away by Harlan Coben – 3 bookmarks

Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman – 5 bookmarks

Audiobook review: Roar by Cecelia Ahern  – 3 bookmarks

Honor Girl – A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash – 4 bookmarks

Audiobook review: Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman, narrated by Cassandra Campbell – 4 bookmarks

Those People by Louise Candlish – 4 bookmarks

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – 4 bookmarks

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray – 4.5 bookmarks

Notes from a Public Typewriter – edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti – 5 bookmarks

The Library Book by Susan Orlean – 3.5 bookmarks

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – 5 bookmarks

My Friend Anna – The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams – 3 bookmarks

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes – 4 bookmarks

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin – 4 bookmarks

We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White – 3 bookmarks

Refugee by Alan Gratz – 5 bookmarks

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs – 3 bookmarks

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben – 3 bookmarks

Less by Andrew Sean Greer – 5 bookmarks

Back of Beyond by C. J. Box – 4 bookmarks

The Passengers by John Marrs – 3 bookmarks

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 5 bookmarks

Coffin Road by Peter May – 3.5 bookmarks

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid– 4 bookmarks

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane – 4 bookmarks

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