There are SO many books I want to read, as usual. Since my focus this year is to slow down, savor what I read, I’ve put together a list of 19 books I’d particularly like to get to. It may be that these books, plus my 2019 Classics Challenge, make up the bulk of my 2019 reading; it may be that I only read a few of these; it may be that I read all of these and more. But at the moment, these are the books I’d like to make a priority in this new year.
- Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
- Pilgrim’s Inn by Elizabeth Goudge
- Virgil Wander by Leif Enger (11 Jan)
- Lirael by Garth Nix
- The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay (3 Jan)
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
- The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
- These Truths by Jill Lepore
- Paul in Fresh Perspective by N.T. Wright (11 Jan)
- The Temple by George Herbert (10 April)
- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (an April 2019 release)
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (a November 2019 release)
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- The Bear and the Serpent by Adrian Tchaikovsky (7 Jan)
- The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
- Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (A November 2019 release)
- North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson
If you’d like to hear more about these books, and why they’re on this list, check out my video.
Update: April 2019 – Maggie Stiefvater’s new book now has a name and a release date!
I am also going to mark when I’ve finished each of these books, and will link to a review if I write one.