my favourite reads of 2019

Not that anyone has asked, but here is a list of my favourite reads of 2019, sorted by genre.

NON-FICTION
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow (Nov)
Conan Doyle for the Defense by Margalit Fox (Mar)
Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts by Alexander Langlands (Jan)
Erebus by Michael Palin(Mar)
-First Degree by Kayla Hounsell (Sept)
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin (Apr)
-The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale (Oct)
To Marry an English Lord by Carol McD. Wallace and Gail MacColl (Oct)
Murder by the Book by Claire Harman (Sept)
-The Old Man and the Gun by David Grann (May)
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (Aug)
-The Wake by Linden MacIntyre (Dec)

BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
-Becoming Dr Seuss by Brian Jay Jones (Nov)
Educated by Tara Westover (Apr)
Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine, and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise by Charlotte Gray (Oct)
-Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (Aug)
-Wallis in Love by Andrew Morton (Oct)
The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong (Mar)

FICTION
-Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken (Aug)
-The Cat-nappers
 – aka Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen by P. G. Wodehouse (July)
The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh: Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne (June)
Every Little Piece of Me by Amy Jones (June)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Nov)
-The Innocents by Michael Crummey (Oct)
The Mating Season by P.G. Wodehouse (Mar)
-Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club by Megan Gail Coles (Sept)
Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Jan)
We’re All In This Together by Amy Jones (Oct)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (June)

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