No, these were noises which belonged to the winter pleasures; her spirits rose under their influence. — Jane Austen, Persuasion
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Books read in 2019



Biographies, memoirs, letters, history
  • Claire Harman, Fanny Burney {January}
  • Ann Hood, Kitchen yarns:  notes on life, love and food {January}
  • Robert Liddell, Elizabeth and Ivy {January}
  • Elinor Lipman, I can't complain:  (all too) personal essays {January}
  • Joshua P. Mezrich, When death becomes life:  notes from a transplant surgeon {January}
  • Miranda Seymour, In Byron's wake:  the turbulent lives of Lord Byrons wife and daughter {January}
  • Susan Tweedsmuir, A winter bouquet {January}

Fiction
  • Katherine Heiny, Standard deviation {January}
  • D.E. Stevenson, Katherine Wentworth {January}

Mysteries
  • Alan Bradley, The golden tresses of the dead {January}

The books in bold type are among this year's best (so far).

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