So apparently, the last blog post I wrote was about books I wanted to read in 2018. And here it is, the very end of that year, and I haven’t blogged a bit since then. At first, I thought I couldn’t possibly just post about books I would like to read in 2019. No. First, I should update everyone on last year’s list, write detailed reviews of the books I read, post a recipe or two…and only then would I earn the right to just skip on over to 2019.
But that’s not going to happen. You know it. I know it. So we’re just going to say that it’s actually okay to not blog for a year and then to just saunter on in here with a new book list. Because…well, it is. It’s okay.
As a very brief update, I didn’t read every book on my 2018 list. But I did read a bunch of them. And I know I read more from that list than I would have if I hadn’t made a list at all.
So with a new year spread out before me, my mind immediately starts making new lists — not least of which is a list of books I’d like to read in 2019. I’ve pulled these books from recommendations — from friends, from random people on Twitter, from Goodreads — and from “Best of 2018” lists, and from books languishing on my Kindle, patiently waiting to be read. There’s a mix of nonfiction and fiction. And I can’t resist including some Middle Grade and YA books — they are often my very favorites, after all.
So let’s jump in, shall we? Here are 19 books I’m hoping to read in 2019.
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|The More of Less by Joshua Becker|
|A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte|
|How to Get Unstuck by Matt Perman|
|On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior|
|How to Think by Alan Jacobs|
|Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate|
|The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton|
|Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik|
|The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz|
|Force of Nature by Jane Harper|
|Circe by Madeline Miller|
|Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens|
|Virgil Wander by Leif Enger|
|The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah|
|Middle Grade & YA Fiction|
|The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence|
|Greenglass House by Kate Milford|
|The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown|
|Skyward by Brandon Sanderson|
|Scythe by Neal Shusterman|