I realized that at the end of 2018 I wrote a list of books that I recommended (but didn’t blog about) but that I hadn’t written one for 2019, so here is that list. NF stands for non-fiction.
1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles- not sure why I didn’t blog about this book because it is fantastic and I could say so many things about it. The characters, the writing, and the story line is perfect. One of my friends loved it as much as I did.
2. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver- I will always recommend this author. I love how the first half of the book weaves around moments in Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera lives along with the main character.
3. The Power by Naomi Alderman- I don’t usually read science fiction but this was a trip and a half…in a good way. Who doesn’t want to read about women who have the magical abilities to fight against the patriarchy. However, I know one of my friends did not enjoy it as much as I did.
4. Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams- Romantic and unpredictable which is a great combination. Love the intrigue of life in Nassau after World War II. I want to read more of her novels.
5. The Judge Hunter by Christopher Buckley- Entertaining but not my favorite among his works. I do love this plot. This one is about an English person who is sent to the America’s to find two judges who were responsible for the execution of King Charles I.
6. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero NF- I read this book because my sister recommended it and I read it while I was jobless and needing positivity in my life.
7. Becoming by Michelle Obama NF- I mean if you don’t read this book you are doing yourself a disservice.
8. Dear Girls by Ali Wong NF – She is hilarious as always and I love the female Asian-American perspective.
9. The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas by Eric Rutkow NF– I learned a lot about roads and political squabbles between North, Central, and South America. It’s not the most exciting book about history but you can learn a lot.