Best of 2019

My favorite reads from this tumultuous year. Most are new titles, but others not so much.
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First in Chambers’ Wayfarers trilogy. Engaging & entertaining world-building at its best!
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It’s stunning how many really smart people were totally bamboozled.
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So many “well, who knew?” moments, it’s terrific on-the-way-to-work listening.
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Farming is hard. So are families.
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Farming is hard, so are families, redux.
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Book of dust volume 2
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The prequel and this sequel to “His Dark Materials” are even better than the original series.
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It was too much to hope that the sequel would equal “The Handmaid’s Tale” - but it did. What would happen to a post-childbearing professional woman in Offred’s world?
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Yup, it’s weird. But Doughty answers all those questions we have about death. An excellent follow-up to Bryson’s “The Body”.
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