My favourite books: January-June 2019

I started to think about this topic last week. With the approaching midway point of the year, I started to think about my favourite books of the year so far. IMHO there will never be too many posts about books so I figured I’d turn it into a post.

By the end of the month of June, I’d read 42 books and from that pool, I’m going to select my favourite six titles. New or old, fiction or non, the only criteria was that I loved them. I’ve selected six books, one for each month (though not necessarily one that I read during each month.)

Here goes, listed in the order I read them.

  1. French Exit – January
  2. My Year of Rest and Relaxation – February
  3. Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love – February
  4. Sex Object: A Memoir – February
  5. The Light We Lost – June
  6. The Library Book

Three were fiction which does surprise me a little. 2019 has been much more fiction-focused than the last several years. Two are memoirs. One is non-fiction.

The Library Book is a bit of a cheat. I only finished it today, but I’d primarily read it throughout last month. It was a one-week loan from my library and I didn’t quite get through the whole thing before it had to go back. So, I waited for a hold to come in (I’d had it for months before I grabbed it from the bestseller express shelf) so I could get to the end.

What were your favourite reads during the first six months of this year? What are you looking forward to reading in the final six months?

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