Print Story Books I've Read This Year 2019
By TheophileEscargot (Sun Jan 05, 2020 at 11:48:05 PM EST) Reading (all tags)
See also 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Breakdown:
Non-fiction 32
SF 18
Non-SF fiction 15
Comics 2

The List
Title links to my diary, author links to Amazon.


  1. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  2. Finest Years by Max Hastings
  3. The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey
  4. Trigger Warnings by Jeff Sparrow
  5. Paul: A Biography by Tom Wright
  6. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
  7. Political Ideals by Bertrand Russell
  8. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  9. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
  10. The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks
  11. Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
  12. 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire. by Rebecca Rideal
  13. Amateur by Thomas Page McBee
  14. The Art of the Loophole by Nick Freeman
  15. Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor
  16. Drug Wars by Neil Woods and J.S. Rafaeli
  17. Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
  18. Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
  19. Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah by Benjamin Zephaniah
  20. Hired by James Bloodworth
  21. The Dark Side of the Mind by Kerry Danes
  22. The Prison Doctor by Amanda Brown
  23. Where Power Stops by David Runciman
  24. Year of the Mad King by Antony Sher
  25. Daniels’ Running Formula by Jack Daniels
  26. Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman
  27. The Private Life of the Hare by John Lewis-Stempel
  28. Kill the Black One First by Michael Fuller
  29. Running With the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn
  30. Hamlet: Globe to Globe by Dominic Dromgoole
  31. Hello World by Hannah Fry
  32. Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith
  1. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  2. The Secrets of Ghosts by Sarah Painter
  3. The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
  4. The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville
  5. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  6. The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch
  7. Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu
  8. Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
  9. The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
  10. Necessity by Jo Walton
  11. The Enceladus Mission by Brandon Q. Morris
  12. The Night Raven by Sarah Painter
  13. Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan
  14. Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds
  15. The Titan Probe by Brandon Q. Morris
  16. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  17. Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
  18. Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch
Non-SF fiction
  1. The Mangle Street Murders by M.R.C. Kasasian
  2. The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief by Lisa Tuttle
  3. Fat Chance by Nick Spalding
  4. An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
  5. Anarchy by Stewart Binns
  6. Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
  7. A Man With One of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell
  8. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  9. Lolita by Vladimr Nabokov
  10. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  11. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  12. Past Tense by Lee Child
  13. Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
  14. Circe by Madeline Miller
  15. The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts
  1. Prism Stalker Volume 1 by Sloane Leong
  2. Calexit by Matteo Pizzolo
Books by genre 2019

Books per year 2019

Overall picture
Not much change since last year, seemed to have settled down into a 60ish a year as a parent. Thought the running might reduce the amount of reading, but thanks to audiobooks it doesn't seem to have changed that much.

Had no comics at all last year, this year back up to 2 so they're hanging in there.

Non-fiction. "The Darkening Age" by Catherine Nixey was an opinionated philippic against the Christian destruction of the classical world. "Trigger Warnings" by Jeff Sparrow was a good look at modern politics. "Inglorious Empire" by Shashi Tharoor summed up the British Empire. "Drug Wars" by Neil Woods and J.S. Rafaeli gave some disturbing information about corruption in the UK police. Science fiction/fantasy. "The Philosopher Kings" and "Necessity" by Jo Walton brought the "Thessaly" trilogy, about the consequences of Greek gods trying to reproduce Plato's Republic, to a great conclusion. Non-SF fiction. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders lived up to its reputation: an astounding book.

That's all! See you next year.

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