Books Read in 2019

Books are listed in the chronological order I read them. The links in this list are to my reviews – some ‘reviews’ are mini reviews/notes or as parts of composite posts (not all books will be reviewed).


  • F = Fiction
  • K = Kindle
  • CF = Crime Fiction
  • HF = Historical Fiction
  • LB = library book
  • TBR = book acquired before 1 Jan 2019
  • RB = a review book from author/publisher/NetGalley
  • B = book borrowed from family/friends
  • NF = non-fiction


  1. Great Britain’s Great War by Jeremy Paxman 4* NF, LB
  2. The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong 3* F, CF, K, RB, TBR
  3. Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain 4.5* F, CF, K, RB, TBR
  4. Greenmantle by John Buchan 3* F, K, TBR
  5. The Lost Man by Jane Harper 4.5* CF, F, K, TBR, RB
  6. Destroying Angel by S G MacLean 4* F, HF, LB
  7. The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea 3* CF, F, HR, K, TBR, RB
  8. Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell 3* NF, TBR
  9. Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves 4* CF, F, TBR


  1. The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull 5* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  2. The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons 4* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  3. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies 3.5* F, HF, LB
  4. The Wych Elm by Tana French 4* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  5. Excellent Intentions by Richard Hull 2.5* CF, F, K, RB, TBR
  6. I Found You by Lisa Jewell 4* CF, F, LB


  1. The Man on a Donkey by H F M Prescott 3.5* F, HF, K, TBR
  2. The Frank Business by Olivia Glazebrook 4* F, K, RB
  3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote 5* F, LB
  4. Printer’s Devil Court by Susan Hill 2.5* rounded up to 3* F, LB
  5. Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce 3* F, HF, K, RB
  6. King’s Evil by Andrew Taylor 4.5* F, HF, RB
  7. Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre 5* F, CF, K, RB