Last year I finally cracked my goal to read 100 books. After completing the challenge, I decided that I wasn’t going to get too hung up on the number this year.
Sure enough, I dialled it back: I only got through 56 books in 2019, which feels a little disappointing.
But having looked through my list, I realised that this was still a great year for quake reading. As always, it was agonising trying to choose between a worthy field, but I’ve winnowed it down to my top 10.
These are the books that blew my mind, made me howl, or filled my notebook to overflowing. In no particular order: