Best and (worst) reads of 2019

By: snowgood

Dec 30 2019

Category: books, literature, Scripture, South West Coast Path, Walking

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How do you read 2019?

A good year?

Here I’d like to list my favourites, and also a book to avoid.

Most years I like to read the entire Bible, but this year I used the Bible in one Year app. Nicky and Pippa Gumbel reflect on readings by David Suchet.

In 365 days I only disagreed with Nicky once, and enjoyed Pippa’s female perspective.

By the year end I veered away from listening, and read the passages instead.

If you’ve never read the Bible I’d thoroughly recommend the app.

During 2019 I’ve read through 38 books.

My Top Three

  1. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn – A book with rave reviews on Radio 4 (last year) and an epic achievement.  Out of terrible adversity a couple find a new life.
  2. The Fox by Frederick Forsyth – Blows your mind, and challenges the notion that there is any such thing as “National Security”.
  3. The 100 Year Old Man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – I loved the sheer audacity of this book, and the way it comes at you in a hilarious and unpredictable way.


So Good I had to read it again;

When the time was right – Stephen Rand

A fabulous devotional book, which was written as a daily devotional for the advent season

One to avoid at all costs;

Normal People by Sally Rooney – Sadly I was suckered in by the fabulous artwork, and catchy title. Apart from the cover this book offers nothing to justify the cover price.

What was your “Best Read” this year?


One comment on “Best and (worst) reads of 2019”

  1. This made for interesting reading! Pleased to learn 2 of my favourites were in your top 3 too!

    Sent from my iPhone


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