The Complete Reading List for 2019

This year my resolution was to read 100 books. While I didn’t quite reach this, I’m very proud to share with you all the 76 books that I did read.

I tried to alternate between Non-fiction and Fiction books and throwing in a few poetry books in between. I actually really got into poetry for the first time this year. plus the small books really helped make up the numbers quickly. in case you were wonder, I classified a book as anything that has both a front and back cover, not matter how big or small (not including manuals because why the heck would you read a manual?).

Anyway, hope you see something to add to your 2020 reading list. let me know is you read any of these books this year in the comments, and what you thought of them.

1 able Dylan Alcott
2 Fight like a girl Clementine Ford
3 Boys will be boys Clementine Ford
4 Bad Romeo Leisa Rayven
5 The subtle art of not giving a f*ck Mark Manson
6 Somebody up there hates you Hollis Seamon
7 Good night stories for rebel girls Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
8 Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine Gail Honeyman
9 Any ordinary day Leigh Sales
10 The tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris
11 Say Hello Carly Findlay
12 Paris, He said Christine Sneed
13 More letters of note (compiled by) Shaun Usher
14 The kite runner Khaled Hosseini
15 On fairness Sally McManus
16 Blasphemy Asia Bibi
17 Ayiti Roxanne Gay
18 I was never alone Nidia Diaz
19 The wedding Nicholas Sparks
20 Girl code Cara Alwill Leyba
21 If I stay Gayle Forman
22 Where she went Gayle Forman
23 Growing up Aboriginal in Australia (edited by) Anita Heiss
24 Five feet apart Rachel Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis
25 Accidental Feminists Jane Caro
26 The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
27 12 Rules for Life Jordan B. Peterson
28 He’s just not that into you Gregg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo
29 Marxism & Feminism Charnie Guettel
30 The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
31 We Should All Be Feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
32 Catcher Kalyn Nicholson
33 Growing up African in Australia (edited by) Maxine Beneba Clarke
34 Mirror-ball memoirs Nory Black
35 Adultery Paulo Coelho
36 #METOO – stories from the Australian movement (edited by) Natalie Kon-Yu, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott & Miriam Sved
37 The break Marian Keyes
38 Socialism for Beginners Anna Paczuska
39 City of Girls Elizabeth Gilbert
40 Everything is F*cked Mark Manson
41 The Help Kathryn Stockett
42 Dark Emu Bruce Pascoe
43 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng
44 We Are Displaced Malala Yousafzai
45 Eleanor & Park Rainbow Rowell
46 Troll Hunting Ginger Gorman
47 The Sun is also a Star Nicola Yoon
48 A Rightful Place (edited by) Shireen Morris
49 Broken Juliet Leisa Rayven
50 Sincerely F. S. Yousaf
51 On Rape Germaine Greer
52 On Doubt Leigh Sales
53 Everything, Everything Nicola Yoon
54 How to win friends and influence people Dale Carnegie
55 The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
56 My Story Julia Gillard
57 The Book Thief Markus Zusak
58 The Colour Purple Alice Walker
59 Welcome to Country Marcia Langton
60 Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton
61 How to Be A Woman Caitlin Moran
62 An Abundance of Katherines John Green
63 Love Her Wild Atticus
64 Turtles all the way down John Green
65 Growing up Queer in Australia (edited by) Benjamin Law
66 The perks of being a Wallpaper Stephen Chbosky
67 And still I rise Maya Angelou
68 Eggshell Skull Bri Lee
69 Euphoria F. S. Yousaf
70 I Heart New York Lindsey Kelk
71 Trigger Warnings Jeff Sparrow
72 The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers Kerri Turner
73 Uncaged Wallflower Jennae Cecelia
74 Growing up Asian in Australia (edited by) Alice Pung
75 Rose by Moonlight Nicola Mar
76 Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman
Claudia Forsberg is a Melbourne based writer and journalist. She is currently working as a Regional Trainee with ABC Ballarat.


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