2019 was the most amazing reading year of my life, far and away. In 2019, I started my book-dedicated Instagram account, @bookmarkedbya; I read over 100 books; I learned so much about myself, the world around me, and the endless ways that a story can be told. I read so many good books, and I’m so excited to share my favorites with you. From short stories to memoirs, I read it all, and I hope that this list will inspire you to pick up a great book in 2020!
Lindy West’s The Witches are Coming is a hysterical, fierce collection of essays jam-packed with social commentary ranging from the political state of America to whether Adam Sandler is actually funny.
Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs is a beautifully written, heartwarming memoir of the life – in stages from boyhood to womanhood – of trans activist, mother, and professor, Jennifer Finney Boylan, and the lessons that the many dogs in her life left her with.
Thank you to Celadon Books for the free advanced copy of this book!
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s She Saidis an explosive, eloquent tell-all about New York Times journalists’ investigations into the crimes of Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent rise of the #MeToo movement.