Books of 2019

I love to read but, this year, I have decided to read less. By reading fewer books, I want to tackle more difficult, challenging tomes. Of course I will still read the latest must-read New York Times bestseller, however, I plan to take more time to delve in to some tough material.

(1) The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
(2) Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love – Zack McDermoff
(3) Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
(4) The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey
(5) Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It – Chris Voss
(6) The Forgotten Hours – Katrin Schumann
(7) There There – Tommy Orange
(8) A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking
(9) Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
(10) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
(11) Less – Andrew San Greer (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
(12) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred Taylor
(13) Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln – Doris Kearns Goodwin
(14) One Day in December – Jose Silver
(15) Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande
(16) Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
(17) Monster – Walter Dean Myers
(18) Small Frye – Lisa Brennan-Jobs
(19) This Is How It Always Is – Laurie Frankel (Fiction, Contemporary, LGBT)
(20) West Winging It – Pat Cunane (Audiobook, Non-fiction, Memoir)
(21) Behold the Dreamers – Imbolo Mbue (Fiction, Cultural, Oprah’s Book Club)\
(22) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brene Brown (Non-fiction, Self-help)
(23) I Miss You When You Blink – Mary Laura PhilPott (Essays)
(24) Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic – Sam Quinones