All 100 Books I Read In 2019!

Hi everyone! How are you all?

Back in 2017, I made a post called All The Books I Read in 2017. It was not only a fun end-of-the-year post to do, it was also nice to have a record on my blog of all the books I read in that year. I really wanted to do this for 2019 as well so here it is! I have listed the books according to the month I read them in.

Note – I have included the review of most of these books but please note that I have not “reviewed” all of them. Some are full-length blog reviews but a lot of them are Goodreads reviews and some are just a few lines of my thoughts on the book. I have linked them all as Review for the sake of convenience.

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Review– 4/5

2. The Sameness in a Consistent Change by Sujay Malik – Review – 3/5

3. Suvarna Mohur: India’s Glorious History Illustrated Through Rare Coins by Arun Ramamurthy – Review – 4/5

4. Broken Bangles – A Literary Corpus by Vaidehi Sharma – Review – 4/5

5. The Chapter Black: Scandalous Secret of the Scars by Bushra Rahmani – Review – 4/5

6. Swami and Friends by R.K Narayan – 4/5 – I read this as a colonial text as part of my paper “Indian Writing in English”

7. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero – Review – 3.5/5

8. Shadows of Illyria: Phantoms of War by JM VanZuiden – Review – 4/5

9. Are You Dating a Liar?: 12 Handwriting Strokes that Reveal You are Dating a Liar by Singh Manhardeep – Review – 4/5

10. Song of Life: A Poetic Retelling of Mahabharatha by Anuradha Singh – Review – 3/5

11. Decoding Life post 8/11 by Indranil Roy – Review – 4/5

12. Divyastra by Nimish Tanna – Review – 3/5

13. Blood and Beloved: A collection of dark poetry from Hell by Krimson Ravyn – Review – 4/5

14. Ganga: The Constant Goddess by Anuja Chandramouli – Review – 4/5

15. Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family by Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold – Review – 5/5

16. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes – Review – 4/5

17. Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation by Ari Folman (adapter), David Polonsky (Illustrator) – 3.5/5 – I enjoyed this but didn’t feel it was anything great. I’d rather just re-read the book.

18. The Glass House – A Year of Our Days by Chanchal Sanyal – Review – 4/5

20. Preeto and Other Stories: The Male Gaze in Urdu by Rakshanda Jalil – Review – 4/5

21. The Antagonists by Tina Biswas – Review – 4/5

22. Love Poems by Pablo Neruda, Donald Devenish Walsh (Translator) – 5/5 – A beautiful collection of poems.

23. Strangers in the Night by Ruhee Advani – Review – 3/5

24. The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias – Review – 4/5

25. In Custody by Anita Desai – Review – 4/5

26. High School Queens by Zachary Ryan – Review – 3.5

27. Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1) by John Allison – 4/5 – Fun comic featuring college kids

28. Hey, Wait… by Jason – 3/5 – I thought this was a graphic novel but its actually a picture book. Super short.

29. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss – 4/5

30. The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore – Review – 5/5

31. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks – A fun graphic novel. Not very memorable.

32. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, W.S. Merwin (Translator) – 3/5 – I loved some poems from this but felt nothing for most of them.

33. The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, King Oedipus & Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles – 4/5 – Sad, tragic Greek plays. I liked that they were easy to read.

34. Trapped by Rajat Chakraborty – Review – 5/5

35. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – Review – 5/5

36. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel – Review – 5/5

37. A Year of Wednesdays by Sonia Bahl – Review – 4.5/5

38. A Little Princess by Frances H. Burnett – Review – 5/5

39. Interventions: Indian Writing in English, edited by Anand Prakash – A collection of short stories and poems by Indian authors

40. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli – 3.5 – I listened to the audiobook and it was super cute!

41. I’ve never been (Un)happier by Shaheen Bhatt – 5/5 – An honest account of the author’s struggles with depression,

42. The Devil’s Apprentice (The Great Devil War, Book 1) by Kenneth B. Andersen – Review – 4.5 stars

43. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson – 4/5

44. The Broken Amoretti by Sudipto Das and Aparajita Dutta – Review – 4/5

45. Why She Lied by Julie Coons – Review – 3.5

46. Burn Zones: Playing Life’s Bad Hands by Jorge P. Newbery – 3.5/5

47. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare – Review – 4/5

48. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult – Review

49. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk – 4/5

50. Golden Cloud, Silver Lining: Lessons from the Masters on Happiness & Longevity
by Ashok Chopra – Review – 4/5

51. Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

52. Ranjan and his Many Lives by Prakash Balasubramanian – Review – 4/5

53. That Thing About You by Abhaidev – Review – 3.5/5

54. The Rover by Aphra Behn – Review – 3.5/5

55. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss – 3/5

56. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – Review – 5/5

57. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – Review – 5/5

58. Romantic Classics, published by Children’s Book Trust- 3/5- abridged Sanskrit classical stories

59. A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey – Review – 4/5

60. The Die of Death (The Great Devil War Book 2) by Kenneth B. Andersen – Review – 4/5

62. Bhimayana by Srividya Natarajan, Durgabai Vyam, Subhash Vyam, S. Anand – 5/5 – A graphic novel about accountability based on the life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

63. Lady Susan by Jane Austen – Review – 4/5 –

64. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – 5/5 – Loved this book so much! If you are ever looking for a wholesome romance book, read this!

65. The Twits by Roald Dahl – 4/5 – Hilarious. Kinda gross. Loved it.

66. Beloved by Toni Morrison – Review 5/5

67. The Mother I Never Knew: Two Novellas by Sudha Murty – 4/5

68. The Wrongful Death (The Great Devil War Book 3) by Kenneth B. Andersen – Review – 4.5/5

69. #Fate (GearShark #6) by Cambria Hebert – 3/5 – Not a memorable read at all. Drew and Trent fell way too out-of-character.

70. Timepass – Story of Internet Addiction by Amit Joshi – Review – 4/5

71. The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

72. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare – Review – 5/5

73. Girl Power: Indian Women Who Broke the Rules by Neha J Hiranandini – Review – 4/5

74. Paradise Lost, Book 1 by John Milton

75. The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

76. Nalak by Abanindranath Tagore, Urbi Bhaduri (Translator) – Review – 3/5

77. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass – Review

78. The Four Hats of Leadership: Be Who Your People Need You To Be by Drake Taylor – Review – 4/5

79. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams – 4/5 – This is a memory play and I loved the way it was written

80. Nothing Ventured (William Warwick #1) by Jeffrey Archer – Review – 3/5

81. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri – 5/5 – A collection of stories about Indians living outside India

82. Undecided (Burnham College, #1) by Julianna Keyes – 4/5

83. The BFG by Roald Dahl – 4/5

84. Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini – Review

85. The Chase (Briar U, #1) by Elle Kennedy – Review – 3.5/5

86. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6) by Arthur Conan Doyle – 3/5

87. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – 3.5/5

88. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman – 4/5

89. Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman – 4/5 – This series is incredibly heartwarming.

90. Poetry Magic 7, Sagar Ratna

91. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon – 5/5 – If you are in any kind of creative field, you need to read this.

92. Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann – A strange, scary but really good graphic novel – 4/5

93. A Lesson in Thorns (Thornchapel, #1) by Sierra Simone – 4.5/5

94. Herding Cats (Sarah’s Scribbles, #3) by Sarah Andersen – 4/5

95. If You’re Not Yet Like Me by Edan Lepucki – 3.5/5

96. One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money by Bonnie Worth – 4/5

97. Griffin and Sabine (Griffin & Sabine #1) by Nick Bantock – 5/5

98. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss – 3/5

99. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss – 4/5

100. Art Matters by Neil Gaiman – Review – 5/5

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2 thoughts on “All 100 Books I Read In 2019!

  1. So much effort in this post ! Kudos ! And 100 books are like so much.
    I have some of them in my this year’s tbr. For a change, I too has set a reading goal of 100 for 2020. God knows if that could happen by any chance 🤪

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