My Favorite Books of 2019

My Favorite Books of 2019

Fiction
1. News of the World, by Paulette Jiles
2. The Passage, by Justin Cronin
3. These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Print, 1881-1901, by Nancy E. Turner
4. All the Names They Used for God, by Anjali Sachdeva
5. Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
6. The Known World, by Edward P. Jones
7. Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
9. Ocean of Words, by Ha Jin
10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling

Non-Fiction
1. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, by Dee Brown
2. It’s Garry Shandlng’s Book, edited by Judd Apatow
3. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, by Daniel Coyle
4. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, by Anthony Bourdain
5. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow

My Favorite Books of 2018

Fiction
1. Europe Central by William T. Vollman
2. Last Bus to Wisdom, by Ivan Doig
3. Plainsong, by Kent Haruf
4. Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories, by Ben Fountain
5. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
6. The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
7. World’s Fair, by E.L. Doctorow
8. The Cider House Rules, by John Irving
9. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling

Non-Fiction
1. H if for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald
2. The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism, by Ross King
3. The Escape Artist: Art, Thieves and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece, by Edward Dolnick
4. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101, Final Solution in Poland, by Christopher R. Browning
5. The Daily Show: An Oral History, by Chris Smith

My Favorite Books of 2017

1. Norwegian at Night, by Derek B. Miller
2. Pastoralia, by George Saunders
3. Sugar Salt Fat, by Michael Moss
4. City of Thieves, by David Benioff
5. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
6. A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, by Robert Olen
7. Seven Years in Tibet, by Heinrich Harrer
8. The Magician King, by Lev Grossman
9. Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safron Foer
10. The Guernsey Library and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

My Favorite Books of 2016

1. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
2. The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen, by Stephen R. Bown
3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain
4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
5. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
6. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, by Jill Lepore
7. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
8. Native Son, by Richard Wright
9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
10. The Man with the Golden Arm, by Nelson Algren

My Favorite Books of 2015

1. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
2. The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach
3. My Autobiography, by Charles Chaplin
4. Everyman, by Philip Roth
5. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
7. The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, by John le Carre
8. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
9. The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro
10. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski

My Favorite Books of 2014

1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
2. Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett
3. Jackson Pollack: An American Saga, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith
4. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
5. The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century, by David Laskin
6. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
7. A Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
8. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
9. Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers
10. Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer

My Favorite Books of 2013

1. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
2. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
3. Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem
4. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
5. All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
6. A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
7. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
8. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
9. High Fidelity, by Nick Hornsby
10. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin

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