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Thursday, January 10, 2019

My 2018 Reading List

I read 81 books last year.  This was a nice increase from 2017 when I only read 66.

The list of books is on the sidebar for now.  Soon I'll have to begin my 2019 list which already has three books on it.

Looking over the list all the books were relatively good, though some better than others.  Typically if I don't like a book I quit reading it unless it's for the book club I'm in.  Even then if I can't stand it, I will skim read it and read the end so I can at least participate in the discussion.

So here are a few recommends for you to read in 2019.

Under mysteries:

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Any of the Charles Todd mysteries featuring Ian Rutledge, of Scotland Yard. These are set after WWI in England.  I've gotten hooked on these and haven't been reading them in order but it hasn't really mattered.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Under good story telling:

Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The 2nd Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

And I re-read my all time favorite book for the third time last month:

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


Nan said...

I love the Guernsey book! And Magpie Murders and Song of Hartgrove Hall!!

Tom said...

...81 books, that's amazing.

Gosia k said...

Wow a lot of looks congrats

Margaret Adamson said...

I like a good mystery so will out for books by Charles Todd. Well done and thanks for suggestions. Have a a great weekend

Elaine said...

That is impressive! I must track down some of those, especially the Charles Todd's. I hope you are on the mend now.

Stewart M said...

Not a lot of overlap on our years reading list I see! So many book I have yet to find!!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

diane b said...

I would say you are an avid reader. I wouldn't get through half that mayn't I'll be catching up while I have a broken ankle.

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