I am incredibly late at posting my 2019 favorites. January 2020 was such a great reading month for me that I got sidetracked!
2019 was a diverse year, without any specific focus. But I also read a lot of 5-star reads—13! That’s about 10% of my total reads and does include one re-read. I’ll just let a little snippet of each review explain why I loved these three books.
Best Fiction: The Water Dancer
“Ta-Nehisi Coates builds the details of his world drop by drop, layer by layer. By the end, I felt fully immersed, although in some ways I was drowning in sadness.”
“It’s not common to find a book with innovative information that is also so readable. I never felt talked down to, despite my lack of scientific education. Nakazawa is a patient who writes for patients, not researchers.”
“When I finished Blowout by Rachel Maddow, I had to wash all the residual oil slick off my skin. The book is just that immersive in the oil industry. Not to mention a different kind of Kremlin-based, Putin-esque oiliness.”
Each of my blog posts or book reviews are posted under the categories of either Resist, Relax, or Learn. So, here are my other favorites from each category.
I hope you’ll go back and revisit my reviews of these favorites. And I wish the opportunity to read great books for many hours in 2020.