The 52 Books I Read in 2019

I read 52 books this year. That’s one for every week!

It wasn’t exactly one book a week, and some of these were audiobooks that I listened to while driving the scientists to and from school and such, but I heard somewhere that audiobooks still count – and so I counted them.

Not included are all the textbooks I read in my college courses, though there were plenty – They are somehow not the same in my mind.

I am a little proud of myself. It feels like if nothing else worked out this year, I still have this “I read 52 book in 2019”. Though if I’m being honest, I don’t remember what all of these were about anymore – It’s been a long year.

Here they are, listed alphabetically:

  1. A History of the World in 6 Glasses – Tom Standage (reread)
  2. An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding – David Hume
  3. Becoming – Michelle Obama
  4. Becoming Mrs. Lewis – Patti Callahan
  5. Bedwetter – Sarah Silverman
  6. Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer
  7. Braving the Wilderness – Brené Brown
  8. Call Me by Your Name – André Aciman
  9. Circe – Madeline Miller
  10. City of Illusion – Ursala K. Le Guin
  11. Coyote America – Dan Flores
  12. Culinary Reactions – Simon Quellen Field
  13. Disappearing Spoon – Sam Kean
  14. Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover
  15. Eight Flavors – Sarah Lohman (reread)
  16. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  17. God is Not One – Stephen Prothero
  18. Gold Dust Woman – Stephan Davis
  19. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
  20. Growing A Revolution – Eric Michael Summerer
  21. Idoru – William Gibson
  22. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Wolf
  23. My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante
  24. Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms – Eugenia Bone
  25. My Own Words – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams
  26. On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
  27. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness – Peter Godfrey-Smith
  28. Proust and the Squid – Maryanne Wolf (reread)
  29. Rocannon’s World – Ursala K. Le Guin
  30. Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come – Jessica Pan
  31. The Afterlives – Thomas Pierce
  32. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek – Kim Michele Richardson
  33. The Botany of Desire – Michael Pollan
  34. The Circle – Dave Eggers
  35. The Disaster Artist – Tom Bissell
  36. The Far Field – Madhuri Vijay
  37. The Fifth Season – NK Jemisin
  38. The Forgotten Language – Erich Fomm
  39. The Golden Thread – Kassia St. Clair
  40. The Good neighbor – Maxwell King
  41. The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben (reread)
  42. The Museum of Modern Love – Heather Rose
  43. The Obelisk Gate – NK Jemisin
  44. The Pattern Instinct – Jeremy Lent
  45. The Songs of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  46. The Source of Self Regard – Toni Morrison
  47. The Stone Sky – NK Jemisin
  48. The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu
  49. Understanding Beliefs – Nils J. Nilsson
  50. Understanding Complexity – Scott E. Page
  51. Unwarrented – Barry Friedman
  52. Yes Please – Amy Poehler

Let me know if you’ve got a list from 2019, or a list started to tackle in 2020. I’d love to know what you are reading.