2019

My reading list for 2019.

All books link back to the original review.

Key to Abbreviations.
O = Own copy – I bought / swapped / was gifted / inherited it;
RC = Review copy / freebie from publisher / Amazon Vine etc;
L = borrowed from the Library;
And finally, an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired before 1.1.19)


Finished in 2018, reviewed in 2019
– The Atlas of Disease by Sandra Hempel – RC (6.5/10) Review
– Sight by Jessie Greengrass – RC (7/10) Review
– The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson – O (8/10) Review
– A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (re-read) – O* (9/10) Review
– Where Shall We Run To? by Alan Garner – O* (9/10) Review
– Kings of the Yukon by Adam Weymouth – RC (9/10) Review
– Oh, I Do Love to Be… by Marie Phillips – O (8.5/10) Review
– We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – O* (10/10) Review

JANUARY
1. Transcription by Kate Atkinson – O* (10/10) Review
2. The Dry by Jane Harper – O* (10/10) Review
3. The Train in the Night by Nick Coleman – RC* (10/10) Review
4. The Hourglass by Liz Heron – RC (8.5/10) Review
5. Strike Your Heart by Amelie Nothumb – RC (9/10) Review
6. The Lady Doctor by Ian Williams – RC (9/10) Review
7. Help the Witch by Tom Cox – L (9/10) Review
8. Trinity by Louisa Hall – L (9/10) Review
9. Slow Motion Ghosts by Jeff Noon – RC (10/10) Shiny review
10. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco – O* Review in 3 parts: One Two Three

FEBRUARY
11. Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li – RC (9/10) Shiny Review
12. Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami – O Review
– Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien – O (DNF , 75/480 pages)
13. Graceland by Bethan Roberts – RC (10/10) Shiny review
14. Monsieur Ka by Vesna Goldsworthy – O* (9.5/10) Review
15. Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication by Thomas Abraham – RC (7/10) Review
16. The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein – O (9/10) Review
17. Murmur by Will Eaves – L (9/10) Review
18. MI5 and Me by Charlotte Bingham – O (10/10) Review
19. The Tip of My Tongue by Trezza Azzopardi – O* (8/10) Review
20. Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller – O* (8.5/10) Review (re-read)

MARCH
21. The Adulterants by Joe Dunthorne – O* (9/10) Review
22. No Minor Chords by Andre Previn – O* (10/10) Review
23. Folk by Zoe Gilbert – RC (9/10) Review
24. An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell by Deborah Levy – O (9/10) Review
25. The Bothy by Trevor Mark Thomas – RC (10/10) Review
26. Modern Gods by Nick Laird – L (7/10) Review
27. Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – RC (10/10) Shiny Review
28. The Point of Poetry by Joe Nutt – RC (8.5/10) Review
29. O Positive by Joe Dunthorne – RC (9/10) Review
30. Amateur by Thomas Page McBee – L (8/10) Review
31. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts – RC

APRIL
32. Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver – RC – (8.5/10) Review
33. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh – L (7/10) Review
34. Mind on Fire by Arnold Thomas Fanning – L (8/10) Review
35. Adèle by Leïla Slimani – O (7.5/10) Shiny review
36. The Drought by J.G. Ballard – O* (9.5/10) Review
37. Plum by Hollie McNish – L (9/10) Review
38. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders – RC (7/10) Review
39. Deadland by William Shaw – RC – (9/10) Review
40. Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma by Kerry Hudson – O (9/10) Review
41. Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar – O (7/10) Review
42. This Really Isn’t About You by Jean Hannah Edelstein – L (9.5/10) Review
43. Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy – RC (10/10) Review
44. West by Carys Davies – O (10/10) – Review
45. The Print Museum by Heidi Williamson – L (8.5/10) Review
46. Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings – O (8/10) Review
47. Modesty Blaise by Peter O’Donnell – O* (10/10) Review

MAY
48. On Presence: Essays|Drawings by Peter Reason and Sarah Gillespie – RC – Review
49. On the Line by Alice Vinten – RC (9/10) Review
50. There There by Tommy Orange – RC (10/10) Review
51. The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Curren – O* (9/10) Review
– Village of the Lost Girls by Augustin Martinez – RC (DNF, 112/487 pages) – Comment
52. The Girl Before by JP Delaney – O* (10/10) Review
53. About Alice by Calvin Trillin – O* (8.5/10) Review
54. Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore – L (9/10) Review
– Country by Michael Hughes – L (DNF 140/320 pages) Comments
55. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller – O
56. Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff – RC (6.5/10) Review
57. Olt by Kenneth Gangemi – O* (9/10) Review
58. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon – O* (7.5/10) Review

JUNE
59. Call Him Mine by Tim Macgabhann – RC
60. Red Joan by Jennie Rooney – O*
61. After the Fire by Will Hill – O
62. Bookworm by Lucy Mangan – O*
63. The Death of an Owl by Paul Torday (with Piers Torday) – O*
64. Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain – RC
65. A Fatal Game by Nicholas Searle – RC
66. Why You Should Read Children’s Books… by Katherine Rundell – O
67. The Gardener from Ochakov by Andrey Kurkov
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