As 2019 is now officially “in the books”, it turned out to be a year of remarkable reads including books by 5 Pulitzer-winning authors, Colson Whitehead, Anthony Doerr, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, and Harper Lee. Favorites this year include “The River” by Peter Heller, “Red Sparrow” by Jason Matthews, and “The Flight Attendant” by Chris Bohjalian. However, the one book that made the most impact on me this year, was Sonia Purnell’s “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II”, the amazing life of Virginia Hall.

Steve’s 2019 book montage

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
Circe
The Nickel Boys
The Flight Attendant
Don't Let Go
Fool Me Once
Run Away
The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI's Original Mindhunter
The River
All the Light We Cannot See
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
City of Endless Night
The Last Stone
Red Sparrow
The Gray Man
Ready Player One
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
Calypso
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth



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