What I read in 2019

I like to keep track of my reading – in my paper calendar, and on this site. I did the same in 2015, 2016,  2017 and 2018.

(updated monthly)

Title Author Date finished
Scenes from Early Life Philip Hensher 4/01/19
Die Gewitterschwimmerin Franziska Hauser 7/01/19
The Sing of the Shore Lucy Wood 9/01/19
The Edge of the World Michael Pye 14/01/19
1599 James Shapiro 21/01/19
The Maze at Windermere Gregory Blake Smith 26/01/19
Less Andrew Sean Greer 29/01/19
An American Marriage Tayari Jones 2/02/19
Calm the F**k Down Sarah Knight 2/02/19
The Porpoise Mark Haddon 6/02/19
A Long Island Story Rick Gekoski 9/02/19
Last Train From Liguria Christine Dwyer Hickey 11/02/19
Happiness Aminatta Forna 15/02/19
Slack-Tide Elanor Dymott 16/02/19
The Realms of Gold Margaret Drabble 18/02/19
Accordion Crimes Annie Proulx 24/02/19
The Other Americans Laila Lalami 26/02/19
Late in the Day Tessa Hadley 1/03/19
Altes Land Doerte Hansen 3/03/19
The Far Field Madhuri Vijay 7/03/19
The Needle’s Eye Margaret Drabble 10/03/19
Heimsuchung Jenny Erpenbeck 12/03/19
This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You Jon McGregor 14/03/19
Gingerbread Helen Oyeyemi 16/03/19
The Wall John Lanchester 18/03/19
The Hare With Amber Eyes Edmund De Waal 24/03/19
The Moonstone Wilkie Collins 31/03/19
The Ice Age Margaret Drabble 03/04/19
Spring Ali Smith 05/04/19
A Place for Us Fatima Farheen Mirza 07/04/19
The Robber Bride Margaret Atwood 12/04/19
Nature’s Mutiny Philip Blom 14/04/19
Fallout Sadie Jones 18/04/19
La Belle Sauvage Philip Pullman 19/04/19
Bangkok Wakes to Rain Pitchaya Sudbantihad 21/04/19
Neemah Sarah Blake 22/04/19
Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon 26/04/19
The Peppered Moth Margaret Drabble 28/04/19
Empire Falls Richard Russo 03/05/19
The Son Philip Meyer 07/05/19
Love in a Cold Climate Nancy Mitford 10/05/19
Herkunft Sasa Stanisic 12/05/19
Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Christie 14/05/19
Private Life Jane Smiley 18/05/19
Lady Oracle Margaret Atwood 21/05/19
Period Power Maisie Hill 21/05/19
Olive, Again Elizabeth Strout 26/05/19
Summerland Michael Chabon 29/05/19
Abide With Me Michael Chabon 29/05/19
&Sons David Gilbert 02/06/19
Hiking with Nietzsche John Kaag 02/06/19
The Burgess Boys Elizabeth Strout 04/06/19
Doggerland Ben Smith 05/06/19
Wonderboys Michael Chabon 08/06/19
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free Andrew Miller 09/06/19
Gun Island Amitav Ghosh 11/06/19
Motherhood Sheila Heti 17/06/19
Middlemarch George Eliot 20/06/19
The Floating World C. Morgan Babst 22/06/19
Das Achte Leben Nino Haratischwili 06/07/19
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz 08/07/19
The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead 09/07/19
Sweet Sorrow David Nicholls 12/07/19
Telegraph Avenue Michael Chabon 17/07/19
Rebecca Daphne Du Maurier 20/07/19
Fleischmann is in Trouble Taffy Brodesser-Akner 24/07/19
Ducks, Newburyport Lucy Ellmann 09/08/19
Ask Again, Yes Mary Beth Keane 12/08/19
The Most Fun We Ever Had Claire Lombardo 16/08/19
Inland Tea Obreht 18/08/19
The Pursuit of Love Nancy Mitford 20/08/19
Hame Annalena McAfee 07/09/19
Once Upon A River Diane Setterfield 09/09/19
Girl, Woman, Other Bernard Evaristo 13/09/19
Hormonal Eleanor Morgan 13/09/19
Akenfield Ronald Blythe 16/09/19
What We Talk About When We Talk About Books Leah Price 17/09/19
Frankissstein Jeanette Winterson 21/09/19
Weather Jenny Offill 22/09/19
The Dutch House Ann Patchett 24/09/19
Hamnet Maggie O’Farrell 28/09/19
The Testaments Margaret Atwood 29/09/19
Transcendent Kingdom Yaa Gyasi 03/10/19
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Maggie O’Farrell 05/10/19
Do Less Kate Northrup 06/10/19
The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 10/10/19
Trust Exercise Susan Cho 12/10/19
A Single Thread Tracy Chevalier 13/10/19
The River Capture Mary Costello 17/10/19
The Song of the Lark Willa Cather 20/10/19
Instructions for a Heatwave Maggie O’Farrell 22/10/19
The Others’ Gold Elizabeth Ames 26/10/19
Academy Street Mary Costello 28/10/19
The Confession Jessie Burton 01/11/19
10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in This Strange World Elif Shafak 04/11/19
Orfeo Richard Powers 07/11/19
Circe Madeline Miller 11/11/19
The Corner That Held Them Sylvia Townsend Warner 16/11/19
The Starless Sea Erin Morgenstern 20/11/19
Sudden Traveller Sarah Hall 21/11/19
The Great Level Stella Tillyard 23/11/19
Mrs Everything Jennifer Weiner 25/11/19
The Transcriptionist Amy Rowland 27/11/19
Starling Days Rowan Hisayo Buchanan 29/11/19
The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England Ian Mortimer 02/11/19
The Heavens Sarah Newman 05/12/19
The Familiars Stacey Halls 07/12/19
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Imogen Hermes Goward 14/12/19
Juja Nino Haratischwili 20/12/19
In Love With George Eliot Kathy O’Shaughnessy 23/12/19
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self Claire Tomalin 26/12/19