2019 best and worst reads

After warming up my inner bookworm last year, I set my Goodreads challenge at 36 books for 2019 – updated continuously below.

Currently reading:

  • In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust, 1913
  • Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, 1938

Top reads so far

  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, 1959
  • Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, 2019
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, 2016
  • At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell, 2016
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, 2018
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 1873
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, 1969
  • A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess, 1962
  • The catcher in the rye by J. D. Salinger, 1951
  • Educated: A memoir by Tara Westover, 2018

Good reads

  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, 2003
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles, 1969
  • Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright, 2015
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 2011
  • Inferior: How science got women wrong by Angela Saini, 2017
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman, 2017
  • Island by Aldous Huxley, 1962
  • Farenheight 451 by Ray Bradbury, 1953
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, 1996
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama, 2018
  • Swimming to Elba by Silvia Avallone, 2010
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, 1958
  • Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty, 2018
  • The handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood, 1985
  • Of mice and men by John Steinbeck, 1937
  • The Girls by Emma Cline, 2016
  • The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, 2018
  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman, 2017
  • The Universe in your hand by Christophe Galfard, 2015

…and the disappointing

  • Leading Men by Christopher Castellani, 2019 (so much potential but fell flat)
  • The four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, 1997 (Spirituality for 7-year-olds)
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, 1994 (Well written, but not for me)

Send through your recommendations !

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