Books of 2019

Here are all the books I read this year. I’m taking it a bit easier this year and haven’t signed up for any challenges. Instead I’m going to be focussing on my Read the World Project and trying to get my physical TBR down a fair bit. You can find out more about what I’m reading on my Twitter and Goodreads.

Without further ado, here’s what I read in 2019! Any titles with asterisks are rereads and if it has a link, that goes to my review.

Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian, My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph – Yusra Mardini
The Exact Opposite of Okay – Laura Steven
My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
Under the Tripoli Sky – Kamal Ben Hameda
Every Man Is A Race – Mia Couto

– Made You Up – Francesca Zappia
The Memory of Love – Aminatta Forna
Allah is not Obliged – Ahmadou Kourouma
Safe as Houses – Simone van der Vlugt
– Let’s Talk About Love – Claire Kann
Crimson – Niviaq Korneliussen

Burning Cities – Kai Aareleid
Soviet Milk – Nora Ikstena
A Fortune Foretold – Agneta Pleijel
– Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli
Secret Son – Laila Lalami
Letters from Burma – Aung San Suu Kyi
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

– Old Man Hawkeye Vol. 1: An Eye for an Eye – Ethan Sacks, Marco Checchetto and Andres Mossa
– Old Man Hawkeye Vol. 2: The Whole World Blind – Ethan Sacks, Marco Checchetto, Francesco Mobili and Ibraim Roberson
Augstown – Kei Miller
– Genuine Fraud – E. Lockhart
– Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
– The Red Beach Hut – Lynn Michell

Trout, Belly Up – Rodrigo Fuentes
– Becoming – Michelle Obama
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealeb
Frankenstein in Baghdad – Ahmed Saadawi

A Girl Called Shameless – Laura Steven
– The Dry – Jane Harper
The Howling Miller – Arto Paasilinna
– Red Sister – Mark Lawrence
Maybe This Time – Alois Hotschnig
Devoted – Jennifer Mathieu
Raised from the Ground – José Saramago
– All We Could Have Been – T.E. Carter
Mere Chances – Veronica Simoniti
– Lies We Tell Ourselves – Robin Talley
Marriage of a Thousand Lies – SJ Sindu
– The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia – Christopher Paolini

– Northern Lights – Phillip Pullman*
This Time Will Be Different – Misa Sugiura
– The Subtle Knife – Phillip Pullman*
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers

– This Savage Song – Victoria Schwab
Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman – Malidoma Patrice Somé
– Forest of a Thousand Lanterns – Julie C. Dao
– Flashfall – Jenny Moyer
A Blade So Black – L.L. McKinney
– Hawkeye Vol. 5: All-New Hawkeye – Jeff Lemire and Ramón Pérez*
The Runaway Jury – John Grisham
– Hawkeye Vol. 6: Hawkeyes – Jeff Lemire and Ramón Pérez
– Birthday – Meredith Russo
– The Amber Spyglass – Phillip Pullman*
African Titanics – Abu Bakr Khaal

Celestial Bodies – Jokah Alharthi
Breath, Eyes, Memory – Edwidge Danticat
Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal: The Lives and Careers of Two Tennis Legends – Sebastián Fest
Internment – Samira Ahmed
– Burn for Burn – Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

– Nemesis – Brendan Reichs
Shadows on the Tundra – Dalia Grinkevičiūtė
– The Murder Complex – Lindsay Cummings
Sherwood – Megan Spooner

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After – Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Wiel
Fear and His Servant – Mirjana Novaković
The Polished Hoe – Austin Clarke

In the Distance with You – Carla Guelfenbein
The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry – Assia Djebar
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page – G.B. Edwards
The Good Muslim – Tahmima Anam

Currently reading:

Books read: 72/52
Books reviewed: 46/26

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