Goodreads tells me I read 37 out of my 45-book goal this year. Was my goal too lofty or do I just need to make more time to read? I think I’ll choose the latter; my 2020 reading list is long, exciting and ambitious, and I can’t wait to get started.
As for 2019: while it’s very hard to choose favorites, I did! Here are my top nine:
THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN: here’s to the all-female sea divers of Jeju!
ASK AGAIN, YES: domestic tragedy and a love story.
THE DEARLY BELOVED: it’s not easy to write about faith, but Wall pulled it off so well I was jealous. The writing was MARVELOUS! I just loved it.
SMALL FRY: what’s it like to feel like the abandoned daughter of Steve Jobs? a fabulous rendered memoir.
INHERITANCE: I adore everything Dani writes – including this page-turning memoir!
A PLACE FOR US: an exquisitely written story about an American-Muslim family. It made me cry. I loved it.
LONG WAY DOWN: a brilliant young adult bombshell by one of my favorite all-time writers. Just read it.
FRONT DESK: a middle grade read based on author Yang’s life of managing the front desk of a hotel while still in elementary school as a new immigrant.
A RACE AROUND THE WORLD: I think you’ll adore this picture book of real-life heroines, Nellie and Elizabeth. Grit and gumption!
All of these would be terrific Book Club reads, in my opinion. Now, please tell me – what were some of your favorite books this year?