Best reads of 2019

This year, I set another goal of 40 books (same as for 2018) which I beat with a little more integrity than last year (I didn’t add in any comics…) so I’ll give you a scattering of books that I found moving or spectacular or just plain good.

A note, I tend to read mostly science fiction, literary and queer fiction/non-fiction, but have branched a little into young adult and fantasy this year as well as returning to horror, a favourite when I was a teen.

In no particular order, my top ten (or top whatever number it ends up being) books I read so far for 2019 are:

  1. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
  2. China Mountain Zhang – Maureen F. McHugh
  3. The Troop – Nick Cutter
  4. Black Leopard, Red Wolf – Marlon James
  5. Perdido Street Station – China Mieville
  6. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
  7. A Head Full of Ghosts – Paul Tremblay
  8. A Taste of Honey – Kai Ashante Wilson
  9. Rosewater – Tade Thompson