Best books read in 2019

1Boekenjaar 2019 deed me sterrenregens uitdelen.
Van de 105 boeken die ik heb gelezen, waren dit mijn favorieten per categorie (telkens ietwat van goed naar best):

 

Top 2019 Fictie

John DB – The star of the north 4/5
Wallace Stegner – The spectator bird 4/5
Wallace Stegner – Alle the little live things 4/5
Anne Griffin – When all is said 4/5
Arthur C Clarke – Childhood’s end 4/5
Blake Crouch – Recursion 4/5
Taylor Jenkins Reid – Daisy Jones & The Six 4/5
Elizabeth Strout – Olive, Again 4/5
Walter Tevis – The Queen’s Gambit 4,25/5
Max Porter – Lanny 4,25/5
Rob van Essen – De goede zoon 4,25/5
Ann Patchett – The Dutch House 4,5/5
Stephen King – The long walk 4,5/5
David Nicholls – Sweet sorrow 4,5/5
Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Fleishman Is in Trouble 4,5/5
John Fowles – The Magus 4,5/5
Ali Smith – Spring (Seasonal #3) 4,5/5
Yaa Gyasi – Homegoing 5/5
Tim Murphy – Correspondents 5/5

Top Memoires/essay 2019

Charlotte van den Broeck – Waagstukken 4/5
PF Thomése – Vaderliefde 4/5
Tom Lubbock – Until further notice. I am alive 4/5
Manon Uphoff – Vallen is als vliegen 4/5
Tina Fey – Bossypants 4,25/5 (geweldig audiobook, door haar zelf gelezen)
Stephen Fry – Moab is my washpot (Jongensjaren) (geweldig audiobook, door hem zelf gelezen) 4,5/5
Julie Yip-Williams – The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After 4,5/5
Marion Coutts – The Iceberg 5/5

Top 2019 Non-fiction

David Hepworth – 1971 Never a Dull Moment: Rock’s Golden Year 4/5
Bregman, Rutger – De meeste mensen deugen 4/5
Atul Gawande – Sterfelijk zijn 4/5
Gunter Pauli – Zo slim als de natuur 4/5
Bob Stanley – Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé 4,25/5

Top 2019 short story collections

Adam Haslett – You Are Not a Stranger Here 4/5
Ted Chiang – Exhaltation 4/5
Eric Puchner – Last day on earth/Music Through the Floor 4/5
Carys Davies – The redemption of Galen Pike 4/5
David Eagleman – Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives 4/5
Ryan O’Neill – The Weight of a Human Heart 4,5/5

Top 2019 Graphic Novel

Olivier Schrauwen – Parallel Lives
Fabio Moon – Daytripper 4/5
Pénélope Bagieu – Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World 4/5
Adrian Tomine – Shortcomings 4/5
Brecht Evens – The wrong place 4/5
Heike Faller – Honderd 4.5/5