The Book List 2019

I know this is a bit early but I’ve been wanting to get a head start on my reading list for 2019. In years past, I’ve added books knowing that I’m probably not going to get through them all. In 2018, I added books as I got through them.

This year, I’m determined to get through them all. As usual, I’ll highlight them as I finish them. I’m also not going to be shy about listing beach books, brain candy and guilty pleasures. Everything counts.

So, here goes 2019:

Fiction

1. Heir of Fire – Sarah Maas

2. LA Confidetial – James Ellroy

3. The Buried Giant – Kazuro Ishiguro

4. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

5. The Futures – Anna Pitoniak

6. Requiem for a Dream – Hubert Shelby Jr.

7. Bel Canto – Ann Patchett

8. Beloved – Toni Morrison

9. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut

10. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

11. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

12. The Stand – Stephen King

13. Waters hip Down – Richard Adams

14. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

15. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

16. The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera

17. Middlemarch – George Eliot

18. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

19. Song of AchillesMadeline Miller

20. Circe – Madeline Miller

21. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

22. Tess of the D’urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

23. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

24. Bleak House – Charles Dickens

25. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

26. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

27. Persuasion – Jane Austen

28. Emma – Jane Austen

29. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

30. A Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

31. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

32. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

33. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

34. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

35. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

36. Look Homeward Angel – Thomas Wolfe

37. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

38. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

39. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

40. Blue Light Yokohama – Nicolas Obregon

41. Canal Dreams – Ian Banks

42. Mystery in White – J. Jefferson Farjeon

43. Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffengger

44. The Last Tudor – Philippa Gregory

45. The Other Queen – Philippa Gregory

46. Company of Liars – Karen Maitland

47. The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson

48. Fury – Salman Rushdie

49. The Strain – Guillermo Del Toro

50. How to Kill Your Husband (and other handy household hints) – Kathy Lee

51. Sworn Sword, 1066: The Aftermath – James Aitcheson

52. The Lady on the Train – Gerry Burke

53. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

54. Acacia – David Anthony Durham

55. The Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

56. Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

57. The Sixth Wife – Suzannah Dunn

58. The Confession of Katherine Howard – Suzannah Dunn

59. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

60. Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill

As always, more will be added, I’ll go off-piste and the final list might be different, but one thing I’m certain of, this is the year of reading and 52 will be completed. 🙂

Wish me luck.

And a few extra I’m already working on….

Non-Fiction and Professional Development

1. BecomingMichelle Obama

2. Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

3. Influence – Robert B. Cialdini

4. A Team of Rivals – Doris Kerns Goodwin

5. A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

6. 12 Years a Slave – Solomon Northup

7. The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

8. Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

9. The Invisible Gorilla – Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons

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