Year of reading 2019: Part 1 – My top 18

Year of reading 2019
Part 1
 My top 18

To follow my tradition, here is part 1 of my yearly recap.
There is a total of 3 parts:

  1. my favorites, with my usual categories, see here below
  2. my stats
  3. my fun list with titles

If 2018 was my most pathetic year in the last decade, with only 77 books read, 2019 is my best year, with 118 books! I believe it justifies the 18 categories as shown here below, as I read enough in each category to list an awesome book in it.

The final choice is based on the quality of the book, on how it resonated with me and my own experience, and on how it stayed with me. Some of these books may actually have got only 4 out 5 Eiffel Towers at the time I read them.

MY FAVORITES

click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet

PRINT COPIES​​

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
The Remainder Olgas Egg The Years A Better Man

EBOOKS​​​​

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
Quichotte Treachery Talk to me The Sentence is Death

AUDIOBOOKS​​​

Fiction              Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
Parnassus on Wheels      HHhH Walden Sharko

 

SCIENCE-FICTION

Supernova Era

CHILDREN BOOKS

The One And Only Ivan

GRAPHIC “NOVEL”

Book Love

MANGA

The Secret World of Arrietty

SPIRITUAL BOOK

prayers by the lake

BOOK COVER

Vintage 1954

DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITES
IN COMMON WITH MINE?

MORE FUN RECAP TOMORROW!

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!

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32 thoughts on “Year of reading 2019: Part 1 – My top 18

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  4. Ok. So I’m a bit hesitant to read a Louise Penny book. I have one on my shelf, but it’s not the first in her series and I’ve been told you really need to start at the beginning. How would you describe Louise Penny books? I am always a bit hesitant to read a crime novel. I’ve heard Penny’s books can be pretty dark. Are they intense? Are they graphic? I’ve read Murder on the Orient Express, Gaudy Night, and The Thirty-Nine Steps and were fine with all those. But I consider those on the light side.

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    • Louise Penny’s mysteries are not dark. Armand Gamache,the Chief Inspector, is a very nice and gentle soul. He likes walking to think about the mysteries he has to solve. He is a very compassionate man, very gentle. There will be hurts and suffering in the series, but I do read some dark novels, and I would not put these in that category. They are not graphic. They are really full of human wisdom actually.
      Yes, you do need to read them in order, because you are going to meet some of the same characters in all the books, and the relationships between some of them changes. And these people grow and evolve through what they have to go through.
      The only problem I foresee for you would be that you are going to want to devour them all too quickly, lol, because they are so good, and then you will be frustrated because you will have to wait until end of August to read the upcoming one, lol.
      Louise Penny is really a wonderful writer, and one of the rarest ones to be able to write books with very different plots or even narrative techniques, though with lots of the same characters, most happening in the same village, and this along 15 books so far. A feat that very few authors achieve. Usually it gets very repetitive after a while. Not with her.

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