Top 10 Books of 2019

According to Goodreads, I read 32 books in 2019. My goal in the Goodreads reading challenge was 30 books, so kudos to me for exceeding my goal (Note: I expect to finish one more by year’s end.) For 2020, my goal is 25 books. Why less? I want to read some Sherlock Holmes stories and plan to read one between each book I complete, so I will read fewer books.

Getting back to 2019, here are the 10 best books I read, presented in no particular order:

  • The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz
  • The Education of a Coroner by John Bateson
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  • Thicker than Water by Johnny Worthen
  • Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman
  • Talking Mysteries by Tony Hillerman
  • The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian (I could add the other books in this series, but then I’d have more than ten on the list.)
  • Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
  • Three in a Box by Edgar Box (Gore Vidal)

Yes, Anthony Horowitz is listed twice. He’s quickly become one of my favorite writers. Kelley Armstrong will always have a place on my top books lists.

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