Bethany’s 2019 Book List

  1. Bill Buford, Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as a Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany (my review)
  2. Richard Adams, Watership Down
  3. Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
  4. Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
  5. Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
  6. Madeleine L’Engle, A Wind in the Door
  7. Madeleine L’Engle, Many Waters
  8. Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem
  9. Daniella Carmi, Samir and Yonatan
  10. Alan Gratz, Grenade
  11. Madeleine L’Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet
  12. Gordon Korman, Masterminds
  13. Chris Colfer, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell
  14. Heather B. Armstrong, The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live
  15. David Wight, Crossing Nevada, Book 1
  16. Violet Moller, The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found
  17. Pat Frank, Mr. Adam
  18. Laurie R. King, Lockdown
  19. Robert Stone, Damascus Gate
  20. Ottessa Moshfegh, Eileen
  21. Mike Bartlett, King Charles III: A Future History Play
  22. Zadie Smith, Swing Time
  23. Leila Slimani, The Perfect Nanny
  24. Claire Gibson, Beyond the Point
  25. William Finnegan, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
  26. Phillip DePoy, A Minister’s Ghost
  27. Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
  28. Phillip DePoy, A Widow’s Curse
  29. Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give
  30. Richard Powers, The Overstory
  31. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, Farewell to Manzanar
  32. Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys
  33. Barbara Kingsolver, Unsheltered
  34. Hector Tobar, The Tattooed Soldier
  35. Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone
  36. Amir Alexander, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
  37. Sam Graham-Felsen, Green
  38. Carine McCandless, The Wild Truth
  39. Lara Prescott, The Secrets We Kept
  40. Teru Clavel, World Class: One Mother’s Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for Her Children
  41. Margaret Atwood, The Testaments
  42. Megan Phelps-Roper, Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church
  43. Mona Simpson, Anywhere But Here
  44. Susannah Cahalan, The Great Pretender
  45. Gary Paulsen, Hatchet
  46. Paolo Giordano, The Human Body
  47. Helen DeWitt, The Last Samurai
  48. Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
  49. Robert Harris, The Second Sleep