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message 1: by Angela M (new)

Angela M This thread is where you can post your favorite book each month in 2019. You can create your post with the template below . At the end of each month when you edit your post , send a post telling us that you have updated it. For anyone interested , it's a good way to share our favorites and expand our TBR lists.

Copy the template below, and each month come back and edit your post with the favorite book you read that month. Then you pick out of those 12 for your favorite book of the year.

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message 2: by Angela M (last edited Apr 01, 2019 05:46PM) (new)

Angela M The is where I will post my favorites each month for 2019.

January - The End of Loneliness
February - The Last Romantics (The Girls at 17 Swann Street, The Glovemaker)
March -When All Is Said and The Things We Cannot Say
April -
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Best of the year -


message 3: by Chrissie (last edited Apr 01, 2019 02:06AM) (new)

Chrissie This where I will post my favorites for each month of 2019:

January -Revolutionary Road 5 stars by Richard Yates
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

February - Mrs. Bridge 5 stars by Evan S. Connell
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

March - Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits 5 stars by Linda Gordon
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

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Best of the year -


message 4: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie Thanks, Angela for setting this up!


message 5: by LauraT (last edited Jan 03, 2020 12:37PM) (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 12933 comments Mod
Here I am!
Best of Month - Best of Year

January - Jean-Christophe Rufin,   Il collare rosso AND Mercè Rodoreda Giardino sul mare Both **** 1/2
February - Eshkol Nevo La simmetria dei desideri AND Fernando Aramburu Anni lenti  Both **** 1/2
March - Hans Fallada  Ognuno muore solo  **** 1/2
April - Raffaello Mastrolonardo Gente del Sud. Storia di una famiglia AND Jane Austen  Persuasion   Both **** 1/2
May - Kent Haruf The Tie That Binds ****
June - Arnold Hauser Storia sociale dell'arte AND Irène Némirovsky Suite francese Both **** 1/2
July - William Shakespeare Julius Caesar *****
August - Carmen Korn È tempo di ricominciare ****
September - Siobhan Dowd Bog Child ***1/2
October - Johnathan Coe The Closed Circle **** 1/2
November - William Shakespeare King Lear *****
December - Nicole Krauss Great House ****1/2


message 6: by Pam (last edited Dec 20, 2019 04:32PM) (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 660 comments Pam's Fabulous Finds by month for 2019!

January - Circe by Madeline Miller
February - Stoner by John Williams
March - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
April - Educated by Tara Westover
May - Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
June - Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
July - Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
August - Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
September - Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
October - Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
November - Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories by Hugh Howey
December - American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton

Best of the year- American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
This was a tough choice but I'm going with a non-fiction read. I found it absolutely fascinating and finished it in 2 days!


message 7: by dely (new)

dely | 5214 comments Here I am!

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message 8: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 383 comments I'm In for 2019!

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message 9: by Erica (last edited Dec 01, 2019 12:30AM) (new)


message 10: by B the BookAddict (new)

B the BookAddict (bthebookaddict) | 8315 comments I'm tentatively joining in; hoping I will read at least one book per month (unlike this past year).

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message 12: by Chrissie (last edited Dec 14, 2018 07:57PM) (new)

Chrissie Here I am for 2019!

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message 13: by Karin (new)

Karin | 1905 comments I may just do this this year and do it every month. That would be a first :), but sometimes I just don't read one every month that I want to call a favourite even for the month.

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message 14: by Claire (last edited May 02, 2019 04:31AM) (new)

Claire  | 66 comments Best of Month - Best of Year

January - Conversations with Friends
February - 11/22/63 by Stephen King
March - Memento Mori by Muriel Spark The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
April - only one and a classic Max Havelaar, or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company by Multatuli but Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid came close
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message 15: by bookswithpaulette (last edited Jan 05, 2020 05:44PM) (new)


message 16: by Tamara (last edited Apr 30, 2019 10:18AM) (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 836 comments I've never done this before, but I'm excited to give it a try.
This is where I will post my favorite book for each month.

January - I couldn't decide between these two: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah and An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

February - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir.

March - Warlight byMichael Ondaatje and What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons.

April - Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield and Outline by Rachel Cusk.

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message 17: by Paul (last edited Jan 02, 2020 11:55PM) (new)


message 18: by Paul (last edited Nov 10, 2019 10:49PM) (new)

Paul (paa00a) | 202 comments Back for a third year!

January – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
February – Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil by W.E.B Du Bois
March – Where Freedom Starts: Sex, Power, Violence, #MeToo by Verso Books
April – Bird Box by Josh Malerman
May – Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza, et al.
June – Normal People by Sally Rooney
July – The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity by Kwame Anthony Appiah
August – The Awakening by Kate Chopin and The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells
September – A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie
October – Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
November –
December –

Best of the year –


message 19: by Alice (last edited Dec 31, 2019 12:20PM) (new)

Alice Poon (alice_poon) Here's my 2019 list:

January- If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (4.3 stars)
February - The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe (4 stars)
March - Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (4 stars)
April -
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July - The Iron King by Maurice Druon (3.7 stars) AND Acre 's Bastard: Historical Fiction from the Crusades by Wayne Turmel (3.7 stars)
August - The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (4 stars)
September -
October -
November - 近代中國史綱(下) (A Short History of Modern China, Vol. Two) by 郭廷以 (4.5 stars)
December - The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes (4.4 stars) AND The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (4.3 stars)

Best of the Year -
近代中國史綱(下) (A Short History of China, Vol. Two) by 郭廷以


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) I've had a good reading month, with 14 books read, of which two 5-stars (but two 1-star as well...). My favorite was The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, and I've updated message #11 accordingly. It was a re-read, but I enjoyed as much as the first time I read it.


message 21: by Colleen (last edited May 25, 2019 03:03PM) (new)

Colleen  | 340 comments Best books of the year:

January - Once Upon a River Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
February - Every Note Played Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
March - Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
April - The Shadow of the Wind The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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message 22: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Here's my 2019 list:

January - Dombey and Son 5* {reread} or Carpe Jugulum 4.5* {new-to-me}
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message 23: by Chrissie (last edited Feb 01, 2019 10:44PM) (new)

Chrissie I have updated post three with my favorite for January --Revolutionary Road byRichard Yates.


message 24: by Angela M (new)

Angela M I have updated my post #2 with my favorite for January: The End of Loneliness.


message 25: by Tamara (last edited Feb 01, 2019 02:07PM) (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 836 comments I've updated my post #16 with my January favorites: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky and An Orchestra of Minorities.


message 26: by Alice (new)

Alice Poon (alice_poon) My January favorite is If Beale Street Could Talk - have updated message #19.


message 27: by Paul (new)

Paul Lockman | 71 comments I had two five star reads in January and found it hard to decide my favourite but I went with Less by Andrew Sean Greer. I have updated message 17.


message 29: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 106 comments January - Circe by Madeline Miller
February -
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message 30: by Paul (new)

Paul (paa00a) | 202 comments Added my favorite book from January to Post 18: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.


message 31: by Angela M (new)

Angela M I edited my post #2 to list my favorite for February The Last Romantics. I had a hard time choosing because I also loved (The Girls at 17 Swann Street, The Glovemaker)


bookswithpaulette | 127 comments Angela M wrote: "I edited my post #2 to list my favorite for February The Last Romantics. I had a hard time choosing because I also loved (The Girls at 17 Swann Street, [book:The Glo..."

Just had a look they look interesting, The Last Romantics grabbed my attention. Reminds me I need to post mine :)


message 33: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Looking forward to your choice , Paulette.


message 34: by bookswithpaulette (last edited Feb 27, 2019 06:03PM) (new)

bookswithpaulette | 127 comments I have edited my list #15 to include my favorite reads for February. Of the 16 books I read during the month I narrowed it down to 3 favorites:

All the Light We Cannot See
Tin Man
Beartown

As for my running favourite for #1 of the year it is still The Nightingale


message 35: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Paulette , I loved all three of those , too.


message 36: by Ioana (new)

Ioana Paulette wrote: "I have edited my list #15 to include my favorite reads for February. Of the 16 books I read during the month I narrowed it down to 3 favorites:

All the Light We Cannot See
[book:Ti..."


I read your #1 and 3 and loved them, too. Still need to read #2...
And I agree, The Nightingale was excellent!


message 37: by Tamara (last edited Feb 28, 2019 05:31AM) (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 836 comments I've updated post #16 with my favorites for February. Of the six books I read this month, I've narrowed it down to 2 favorites:

Station Eleven
Hotel Silence


message 38: by Maria Hill (last edited Apr 01, 2019 02:34PM) (new)

Maria Hill AKA MH Books (mariahilldublin) January - When All Is Said by Anne Griffin
February - Lullaby by Leïla Slimani but a close seconds were Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon and The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
March - The Auctioneer by Joan Samson
April -
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Best of the year -

When All Is Said by Anne Griffin The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani The Auctioneer by Joan Samson


message 39: by Maria Hill (new)

Maria Hill AKA MH Books (mariahilldublin) Tamara wrote: "I've never done this before, but I'm excited to give it a try.
This is where I will post my favorite book for each month.

January - I couldn't decide between these two: [book:What It Means When a ..."


OOh just added Hotel Silence to my TBR.


message 40: by Chrissie (new)

Chrissie I have updated message 3 with my favorite book for February--Mrs. Bridge.


message 41: by Tamara (last edited Feb 28, 2019 09:04AM) (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 836 comments Maria Hill wrote: "OOh just added Hotel Silence to my TBR.

Maria, I think (hope!) you'll love Hotel Silence.
I saw you also enjoyed Obioma's The Fishermen. I loved that, too. And last month I read his An Orchestra of Minorities. It is a more complex book, a lot sadder, but just as good--maybe even better than The Fishermen.


message 42: by Maria Hill (new)

Maria Hill AKA MH Books (mariahilldublin) Tamara wrote: "Maria Hill wrote: "OOh just added Hotel Silence to my TBR.

Maria, I think (hope!) you'll love Hotel Silence.
I saw you also enjoyed Obioma's The Fishermen. I love..."


Thanks Tamara - I have added An Orchestra of Minorities to my too read list!


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) I've updated message #11 with my favorite for February, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation by Janina Fisher, which was my only 5 star book of the month. It's a non-fiction psychology book which I found very useful and insightful, despite the Italian translation being basically horrible.


message 45: by Alice (new)

Alice Poon (alice_poon) My February favorite is The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe. Have updated message #19. The five stars are a tribute to the author.


message 46: by LauraT (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 12933 comments Mod
Updated mine - post 5 - with February's best read; it was hard: I've noted down two books - Eshkol Nevo La simmetria dei desideri AND Fernando Aramburu Anni lenti  - but I had at least another 4 1/2 stars Kent Haruf  Where You Once Belonged and othe two with 4 stars: Annie Ernaux Gli anni and Alessandro Robecchi Questa non è una canzone d'amore  


message 47: by Paul (new)

Paul (paa00a) | 202 comments Updated Post 18 with my fave from Feb: Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil by W.E.B. Du Bois. Review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 48: by Julia (new)

Julia Ce (juliace) | 691 comments My favorite books of 2019

January - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
February- The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


message 49: by Paul (new)

Paul Lockman | 71 comments I had a 5 star read right at the end of February, Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith, and went with that for my favourite for the month. I've updated message #17.


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) JuliaOrlando wrote: "My favorite books of 2019

January - Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult"


That book is wonderful, isn't it?


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