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2019 Books in Review

2019 has been quite a good year for reading and I’ve managed to get my one-book-a-week resolution kept for the whole year. What’s even better, with a combination of audiobooks and e-books, I have managed to surpass my 52 book limit.

I think I did even better than 2018.

Books Read in 2019

  1. Harvest Home by Tom Tryon (1973)
  2. Shooting Stars
  3. Wildflowers
  4. Jeffrey Archer
  5. Themis Files
  6. Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
  7. Orphans
  8. The Tomb Of Shadows – Seven Wonders Book 3
  9. Kate Mosse – Sepulchre
  10. The Silent Ones by Ali Knight
  11. The Making of Us – Lisa Jewell
  12. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts – K.C. Tansley
  13. The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell
  14. How to Hang a Witch – Adriana Mather
  15. Karin Slaughter
  16. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  17. The Devil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker (and a bit of sex science)
  18. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  19. Drood by Dan Simmons
  20. Liar, Liar by M.J. Arlidge
  21. Death and the Afterlife – Clifford A. Pickover
  22. The Girl with all the Gifts * M.R. Carey
  23. Dean Koontz
  24. Stephen King
  25. Empty Throne Book 1 – Those Above
  26. Empty Throne Book 2 – Those Below
  27. Sand (Sand #1-5) by Hugh Howey
  28. The Paris Enigma by Pablo de Santis
  29. On the Move: A Life – Oliver Sacks
  30. Parrot and Olivier in America – Peter Carey
  31. Ragnar Lothbrok and a History of the Vikings – Noah Brown
  32. Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind edited by TRAVIS LANGLEY
  33. The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee – Sarah Silverman
  34. Mortal Engines – [The Hungry City Chronicles #1] – Philip Reeve
  35. Haruki Murakami
  36. A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith
  37. Rebel Mechanics – Shanna Swendson
  38. Nicholas Sparks * The Guardian
  39. Sadie – Courtney Summers
  40. The Trouble with Ally * Sheila Norton
  41. Aldous Huxley – Island
  42. Milk And Honey
  43. Holes By Louis Sachar
  44. Every Day by David Levithan (or the tale of the body switcher)
  45. Ghosts (Hell Divers, #2) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  46. Fyodor Dostoyevsky – The Eternal Husband
  47. The Visitors – Catherine Burns
  48. The Hate U Give * Angie Thomas
  49. Deep Freeze (Virgil Flowers #10) by John Sandford
  50. Bentley Little
  51. Suicide Forest (World’s Scariest Places #1) by Jeremy Bates
  52. The Quiet American by Graham Greene.
  53. The Steel Shark (Joe Tesla #4) by Rebecca Cantrell
  54. Thicker than Blood – Madeline Sheehan and Claire C. Riley
  55. The Daemon Prism: A Novel of the Collegia Magica
  56. Say Nothing by Brad Parks
  57. Jack du Brul – River Of Ruin
  58. The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money, Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs – Jill Schlesinger
  59. Philip K Dick – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
  60. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  61. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  62. Gerry Spence – How To Argue And Win Every Time
  63. Voodoo Eyes by Nick Stone
  64. A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
  65. Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere
  66. Vanishing Girls
  67. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  68. Black Klansman – Memoir by Ron Stallworth
  69. Margaret Atwood – The Heart Goes Last or the story of the robot Elvis sex toy and the sex chicken
  70. The Shape Of Water by Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
  71. Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse 5
  72. One Day – David Nicholls
  73. Laugh and Learn – 95 Ways to Use Humor for More Effective Teaching and Training
  74. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
  75. Lord of the Rings
  76. How I Met My Son: A Journey Through Adoption by Rosalind Powell
  77. Basic Instinct by Richard Osborne
  78. Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack
  79. Arrival: Film tie-in book by Ted Chiang
  80. The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
  81. A man called OVE by Fredrik Backman
  82. Lost and Found by Danielle Steel
  83. Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
  84. Not Dead Yet A Manifesto for Old Age – Julia Neuberger –
  85. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
  86. The Test – Sylvain Neuvel (Short Story Review)
  87. If Not For You – Debbie Macomber
  88. Bound Together – Christine Feehan
  89. Night Shift (Night Tales #1) by Nora Roberts
  90. 13 Tales of Terror – Algernon Blackwood
  91. The Devil’s Triangle – Catherine Coulter
  92. The Map of Love – Ahdaf Soueif
  93. An offer you can’t refuse * Jill Mansell
  94. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
  95. Death at Dawn * Caro Peacock
  96. Can you keep a secret? * Sophie Kinsella
  97. If my father loved me * Rosie Thomas
  98. Blessed are the Cheesemakers * Sarah Kate Lynch
  99. Max Brooks – Zombie Survival Guide (Der Zombie Survival Guide – Überleben unter Untoten)
  100. Twilight of the Gods (Audiobook) by Erich von Daniken
  101. 40 Obsession In Death * J.D.Rob
  102. 48 Connections in Death * J.D. Robb
  103. Malice by Griffin Hayes
  104. The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway
  105. The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker
  106. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  107. Spare Room * Dreda Say Mitchell
  108. Double Dexter (#6) Jeff Lindsay
  109. Critical Thinking – Bolinda Beginner Guides – By Sharon M. Kaye
  110. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  111. When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
  112. Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre
  113. Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories by Alice Munro
  114. Sylvia Plath * The Bell Jar
  115. Robert A. Heinlein – No Bands Playing, No Flags Flying
  116. Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
  117. David Baldacci – FaceOff
  118. Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden (1998)
  119. Johann Hari – Lost Connections (depression and anxiety)
  120. The Gods Never Left Us: The Long Awaited Sequel to the Worldwide Best-seller Chariots of the Gods by von Daniken, Erich
  121. The SIX – Mark Alpert
  122. Zero G by Dan Wells
  123. Symptoms of being human * by Jeff Garvin
  124. Fate’s Forsaken – Poison (Prequel)
  125. Authority – Jeff VanderMeer
  126. The Left Hand of Darkness * Ursula Le Guin
  127. Kelsey Rae Dimberg-Girl in the Rearview Mirror
  128. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  129. William H. Webber
  130. John Ajvide Lindqvist
  131. Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
  132. Doddie Smith – I capture the castle
  133. Orson Scott Card * Tales of Alvin Maker * Book 6 – The Crystal City
  134. The Tales of Alvin Maker: Grinning Man
  135. The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Toibin
  136. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
  137. Hell House by Richard Matheson
  138. Song of Kali by Dan Simmons
  139. Breathless: A Novel Dean Koontz
  140. Everything About You by Heather Child
  141. Artemis by Andy Weir

Books with Movie Adaptations:

Best Books (would re-read)

  • The Test – Sylvain Neuvel (Short Story Review)
  • A man called OVE by Fredrik Backman
  • The Hate U Give * Angie Thomas
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • A Simple Plan by Scott B. Smith
  • Harvest Home by Tom Tryon
  • Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel
  • Only Human (Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel
  • Sylvia Plath * The Bell Jar
  • Johann Hari – Lost Connections (depression and anxiety)
  • Lord of the Rings

Top 3 Horror

  1. The Scarlet Gospels
  2. The Association
  3. Suicide Forest

Top 3 Sci-Fi

  1. Arrival: Film tie-in book by Ted Chiang
  2. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel