2019 reading

I read more books in 2019 than I have in any other year since I started graduate school and my daughter was born. This was partly a result of leaving FaceBook after 15 years, and partly a coping mechanism during difficult months, but I hope to keep it up.

(* = re-read)

The Perfect Nanny, Leila Slimani

The Collected Schizophrenias, Esme Weijun Wang

Maid: Hard work, Low pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, Stephanie Land

Anna Karenina, Tolstoy*

Deep Work: Rules for Focussed Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport

Disappearing Earth, Julia Phillips

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Jenny Odell

Heavy, Kiese Laymon

Small Admissions, Amy Poeppel

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope, Anne Lamott

Normal People, Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney

The Rules of Inheritance, Claire Bidwell Smith

Recursion, Blake Crouch

Dark Matter, Blake Crouch

His Favorites, Kate Walbert

Three Women, Lisa Taddeo

Night, Elie Wiesel

Mostly Dead Things, Kristen Arnett

The Most Fun We Ever Had, Claire Lombardo

Whisper Network, Chandler Baker

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, Jia Tolentino

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath*

An Unquiet Mind, Kay Jamison*

The Center Cannot Hold, Elyn Saks*

The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead

The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives, Theresa Brown

Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between, Theresa Brown

Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Mind, Jaime Lowe

American Spy, Lauren Wilkinson

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood*

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood

Burn the Place, Iliana Regan

Make it Scream, Make it Burn, Leslie Jamison

Year of the Monkey, Patti Smith

Good Talk, Mira Jacob

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Roz Chast

Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron*

Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson*

The Writing Workshop: Write More, Write Better, Be Happier in Academia, Barbara Sarnecka

Game of Crowns, Christopher Anderson

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, Ronan Farrow

Back to Top