2019 Reading

By Alex Priest

By Alex Priest

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell

$18.00 $16.56

★ Such a treat. And the source of our motto for the year: "Travel far enough, you meet yourself."

South American Handbook

Ben Box

$39.99

An essential guide for our 10-week South America adventure.

1Q84

Haruki Murakami

$20.00 $18.40

I desperately wanted to love this... but I didn't. Forced myself to finish it and I kind of regret that.

The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency

$20.00

★ So fun. I recommend reading it aloud with others.

Nobody's Fool

Richard Russo

$16.95 $15.59

I understand why it's considered good, but it didn't really resonate with me. I suspect it will when I'm older.

Tiamat's Wrath

James S. A. Corey

$30.00 $27.60

★ Can't get enough of The Expanse.

The Postmortal

Drew Magary

$17.00 $15.64

★ Very, very dark, and very, very good.

God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Lawrence Wright

$16.95 $15.59

★ Just absolutely wonderful. I learned so much about my new state and enjoyed every page. Highly recommended.

NOS4A2

Joe Hill

$18.99 $17.47

I admire the handiwork, but still didn't quite grab me the way his dad's books do.

Richard Nixon: The Life

John A. Farrell

$20.00 $18.40

★ I learned so much in this book. A brisk, fascinating walk through the life of a painful but critical American figure. This really unlocked the world of presidential biographies for me—now I’m eager for more.

Foundation

Isaac Asimov

$7.99 $7.35

★ My favorite science fiction novel of all time. This was my second read.

Foundation and Empire

Isaac Asimov

$7.99 $7.35

★ Second book in my favorite science fiction series of all time. This was my second read.

Second Foundation

Isaac Asimov

$7.99 $7.35

★ Third book in my favorite science fiction series of all time. This was my second read.

The Dark Tower I, 1: The Gunslinger

Stephen King

$16.00 $14.72

★ Diving into The Dark Tower series was one of my best literary choices of 2019. It's phenomenal.

The Dark Tower II, 2: The Drawing of the Three

Stephen King

$18.00 $16.56

★ They are all so good. But you have to read them in order, so start with "The Gunslinger".

The Dark Tower III, 3: The Waste Lands

Stephen King

$18.00 $16.56

★ They are all so good. But you have to read them in order, so start with "The Gunslinger".

The Dark Tower IV, 4: Wizard and Glass

Stephen King

$19.99 $18.39

★ They are all so good. But you have to read them in order, so start with "The Gunslinger".

The Wind Through the Keyhole

Stephen King

$17.00 $15.64

★ They are all so good. But you have to read them in order, so start with "The Gunslinger".