Eighth Anniversary! Top Ten Books of the Year!

It’s that time of year again, my blog anniversary and the post in which I pick the ten best books I’ve reviewed this year. As always, it’s a difficult choice. Basically, it usually comes down to the ten books that are most memorable to me.

This year, most of the books were historical novels. There are lots of good ones around lately, but also I think maybe I’ve been reading more of them. No nonfiction, I’m afraid, although I have read some good ones.

So, with no further ado, here they are, in order of my reviews:

  1. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
  2. Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
  3. Minds of Winter by Ed O’Loughlin
  4. Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  5. The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley
  6. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  7. Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
  8. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  9. The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanigihara
  10. Milkman by Anna Burns

8 thoughts on “Eighth Anniversary! Top Ten Books of the Year!

  1. Helen January 27, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    Happy anniversary! I enjoyed Golden Hill, The Miniaturist and Mothering Sunday too (though not in the last year). I’ll have to try some of the others on your list.

    • whatmeread January 27, 2020 / 1:54 pm

      I hope you like the ones you try. I highly recommend Milkman, although it’s not in your usual genre. The Greenlanders was also super interesting, although different from the general run of historical novels.

  2. Geoff W January 27, 2020 / 2:53 pm

    Congrats on eight years! I haven’t read any of these, but a few I keep an eye out for in the used book stores.

  3. Jane January 27, 2020 / 3:36 pm

    Mothering Sunday and Milkman are two I must read so glad to see them on your top ten list and congratulations on eight years!

  4. Cathy746books January 28, 2020 / 8:29 am

    Happy Blogversary! Delighted to see Milkman on your list.

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