Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2019 Reading List

Last year I put together my own reading list, after having been in a book club for a few years.  I was pretty successful in getting through the list and read a few more books besides.  You can read my reviews of my books here: The Church of Small ThingsHungerLittle Fires EverywhereExit WestTurtles All the Way Down, The Nazi Officer's Wife, and Scarborough.  I did not do a review of Crazy Rich Asians, but I liked it, and read the 2nd one in the trilogy already.  I started Do Not Say We Have Nothing, and I could not get through it.  There were too many story lines and jumping back and forth and I couldn't follow it, so I put it down after awhile.  I think my favourite book was Scarborough, mostly because it was set in Toronto.

Now onto my list for 2019.

Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain.  I never really watched his show but I knew of him and when he died I got immediately interested in him and now love his shows.  I can't watch him without dissecting every single thing he says for hints of his depression.  I am looking forward to reading his book. 

The Alice Network - Kate Quinn.  This is a war book which is right up my alley. And it has a focus on women which is always good. 

Women Talking - Miriam Toews.  One of my favourite books of all time is by Miriam Toews (All My Puny Sorrows) and when I heard she had a new book out, I knew I needed to add it to my reading list. 

My Story - Elizabeth Smart.  I was obsessed with Elizabeth Smart.  I remember where I was when she was found and being so fascinated with her story.  I know she is very in touch with her faith which I think would be the only way you could make it through her experience with any sort of sanity. 

The Cozy Life - Pia Edberg.  I put this on my Christmas Wish List.  I have heard so many things about Hygge so I'm interested to learn more about it and implement it in my home and life.

Station 11 - Emily St. John Mandel.  This is a Canadian novel and I heard about it on the radio.   I really don't know much about it, but it is science fiction, and although it is not my usual read, I wanted to try something new.  When I was in the book club, I was exposed to books that I would not normally read so I wanted to make sure I picked some different things now that I'm making my own list.

Washington Black - Esi Edugyen.  This is another Canadian author that I read a few years ago - Half Blood Blues was a well written book.  Again, when I found out there was a new book by this author then I wanted to read it. 

Necessary Lies - Diane Chamberlain.  I heard about this from one of the other bloggers I read.  It is about southern girls and their friendship. 

The Home for Unwanted Girls - Joanna Goodman.  Another Canadian author.  I'm sure this will be heartbreaking as it is about babies being given up for adoption.  

An American Marriage - Tayari Jones. This is on Oprah's book club list and also recommended by a blogger.  It is about a black American being accused of rape; given the current climate in the US, I thought this would be a timely read. 

I know I'll also be reading the 3rd book in the Crazy Rich Asian series and maybe that one that everyone has been reading "Girl Wash Your Face", although I've heard mixed reviews.  

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