Even though this blog is about my web development, I think it’s important to show a bit of the essence of who I am away from the keyboard. Besides, I’ve compiled these lists for years now, and I have no intention of stopping. Unlike in previous years, I didn’t set an actual Goodreads goal, but I managed to hit 50, which is very satisfying.

So: here are all the books I read in 2019, and if you click on the links, you can see my reviews (or at least what I thought of them in 1-2 sentences).

1. Roland Schimmelpfennig - An einem klaren, eiskalten Januarmorgen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts (3/5)
2. Jordan Ferguson - 33⅓: J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ (4/5)
3. Anna Lucy Scott - Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers: The Joy of Urban Living (5/5)
4. Dani Couture - Algoma (5/5)
5. Sally Thorne - The Hating Game (4/5)
6. Sakaya Murata - Convenience Store Woman (4/5)
7. Bianca Jankovska - Das Millennial-Manifest (3/5)
8. Angela Garbes - Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy (3/5)
9. Jeffrey Eugenides - Fresh Complaint (2/5)
10. Kabi Nagata - My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (5/5)
11. Barry McDonagh - Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks (3/5)
12. Sophie Tanner - Reader, I Married Me! (3/5)
13. Bri Lee - Eggshell Skull (4/5)
14. Caroline Church - I Blame the Hormones: A Raw and Honest Account of One Woman’s Fight Against Depression (1/5)
15. Patti Smith - Woolgathering (2/5)
16. W.G. Sebald - The Rings of Saturn (4/5)
17. Sally Rooney - Normal People (3/5)
18. Hattie C. Cooper - The Anxious Girl’s Guide to Dating: How to Find Romance While Also Being Really, Really Nervous (4/5)
19. Armando Lucas Correa - The German Girl (4/5)
20. Lori Gottlieb - Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed (5/5)
21. Saskia Vogel - Permission (4/5)
22. Gabriella Goliger - Girl Unwrapped (3/5)
23. Laura Lippman - Sunburn (3/5)
24. Curtis Sittenfeld - You Think It, I’ll Say It (4/5)
25. Michael Palin - New Europe (3/5)
26. Sinéad Gleeson - Constellations: Reflections from Life (4/5)
27. Laura Jane Williams - Our Stop (3/5)
28. Melissa Harrison - All Among the Barley (4/5)
29. Amy Fish - I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need (3/5)
30. Janet Frame - Towards Another Summer (2/5)
31. Nathan Connolly (ed.) - Know Your Place: Essays on the Working Class by the Working Class (4/5)
32. Renata Adler - Pitch Dark (3/5)
33. Éric Plamondon - Taqawan (4/5)
34. Svenja Gräfen - Freiraum (4/5)
35. Halle Butler - The New Me (4/5)
36. Jean Rhys - Good Morning, Midnight (3/5)
37. Alex Niven - 33⅓: Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ (4/5)
38. Emilie Wapnick - How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up (4/5)
39. Rachel DeLoache Williams - My Friend Anna: The True Story of the Fake Heiress Who Conned Me and Half of New York City (3/5)
40. Anne Lamott - Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (3/5)
41. Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell - Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me (3/5)
42. Liane Moriarty - Big Little Lies (4/5)
43. Isaac Lyman - Your First Year in Code: A Complete Guide for New and Aspiring Developers (5/5)
44. Julia Phillips - Disappearing Earth (2/5)
45. Dana M. Davis - Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now (4/5)
46. Elinor M. Brent-Dyer - The School at the Chalet (3/5)
47. Jacqueline Wilson - Vicky Angel (5/5)
48. David Demaree - Git for Humans (4/5)
49. Mark Fisher - Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures (3/5)
50. Caitlin Kunkel et al - New Erotica for Feminists: Get What You Deserve, Again and Again and Again (2/5)