2019 in books

2019 was a busy year for me when it comes to all things literature. I began work on my second novel, I completed and passed a master’s degree in Contemporary Literature, and somewhere in between i found time to read 68 books.

This is a list of those books. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting some articles about the ones I liked, the ones I didn’t like so much, and the ones I loved.

Please note: this list is in chronological order, it isn’t a ranking.

1. Winter Trees – Sylvia Plath
2. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
3. Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom – Sylvia Plath
4. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night – Heather O’Neill
5. Cosmopolis – Don DeLillo
6. Music for Torching – AM Homes
7. Incidents at the Shrine – Ben Okri
8. Sunset Park – Paul Auster
9. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
10. Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit – Joseph Chandler Harris
11. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen
12. Tar Baby – Toni Morrison
13. Indecision – Benjamin Kunkel
14. Midnight Robber – Nalo Hopkinson
15. The Midnight Line – Lee Child
16. The End of Alice – AM Homes
17. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles
18. Possession – AS Byatt
19. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey
20. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
21. Imperial Bedrooms – Bret Easton Ellis
22. White – Bret Easton Ellis
23. The Rules of Attraction – Bret Easton Ellis
24. Kolymsky Heights – Lionel Davidson
25. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
26. The Transition – RJ Tomlin
27. Still She Haunts Me – Katie Roiphe
28. Sophie and the Sibyl – Patricia Duncker
29. Lioness – Cherie Taylor Batiste
30. The Talisman – Stephen King and Peter Straub
31. Lunar Park – Bret Easton Ellis
32. The Informers – Bret Easton Ellis
33. The Road Through the Wall – Shirley Jackson
34. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
35. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis
36. The Girls – Emma Cline
37. Abernathy – Claire Patel-Campbell
38. The Counterlife – Philip Roth
39. The Regulators – Stephen King
40. The Thing Is – Andrew Carter
41. Bastard out of Carolina – Dorothy Allison
42. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
43. Revival – Stephen King
44. The Cleaner – Elisabeth Hermann
45. No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy
46. Life Among the Savages – Shirley Jackson
47. The Negligents – Kate Smith
48. The Colorado Kid – Stephen King
49. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
50. IT – Stephen King
51. Social Creature – Tara Isabella Burton
52. 11.22.63 – Stephen King
53. A Love of Two Halves – PJ Whiteley
54. Sleeping Beauties – Stephen King and Owen King
55. A Modern Family – Helga Flatland
56. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
57. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
58. Surviving Me – Jo Johnson
59. Cycle of the Werewolf – Stephen King
60. Dark Tales – Shirley Jackson
61. Last Resort – Scott Sommer
62. Marching on Together – PJ Whiteley
63. The City Around the World – Elliot Harper
64. Mother Night – Kurt Vonnegut
65. Close of Play – PJ Whiteley
66. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
67. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
68. Fleabag – Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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