This is the list of books I read in 2019. I’ve sorted it by the date I completed it, and broken it down into a few broad topic areas. Any book on this list is recommended. If I’ve written a longer review of a work, I link to that as well.

I set a goal for myself of finishing 2 titles a month.

Completed Titles

  1. Kracht, Matt: The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (12/8/19)
  2. Beranbaum, Rose Levy: The Bread Bible (12/8/19)
  3. Beranbaum, Rose Levy: The Baking Bible (12/6/19)
  4. Serif Labs: The Affinity Photo Workbook (12/3/19)
  5. Serif Labs: The Affinity Designer Workbook (12/3/19)
  6. Jarvis, Chase: Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life (12/2/19)
  7. Carlin, Dan: The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses (12/2/19)
  8. Kaufman, Kenn: A season on the Wind (11/27/19)
  9. Tolkien, J.R.R.: Return of the King (11/11/19)
  10. Munroe, Randall: How To (10/27/19)
  11. Koenig, David: The 55ers: The Pioneers Who Settled Disneyland Hardcover (10/27/19)
  12. Tolkien, J.R.R: The Two Towers (10/27/19)
  13. Koenig, David: The People v. Disneyland (10/27/19)
  14. Wolfe, Art: Migrations – Wildlife in Motion (10/25/19)
  15. America’s Test Kitchen Twentieth Anniversary TV Show Cookbook: Best-Ever Recipes from the Most Successful Cooking Show on TV (10/25/19)
  16. Rea, Andrew: Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows (10/23/19)
  17. Kimball, Christopher: Milk Street: The New Rules (10/23/19)
  18. Tolkien, JRR: The Fellowship of the Ring (10/1/19)
  19. Tolkien, JRR: The Hobbit (10/1/19)
  20. Asbridge, Thomas: The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land (10/1/19)
  21. Mann, Charles: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (10/1/19)
  22. Moren, Dan: The Bayern Agenda: The Galactic Cold War, Book I (10/1/19)
  23. Bauer, Susan Wise: The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome (10/1/19)
  24. Horn, Jonathan: The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History (10/1/19)
  25. Read, Marie: Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and their Behavior (7/12/19) [[Highly Recommended]]
  26. Silber, Marc: Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters (7/12/19)
  27. Martraire, Cyrille: Living Documentation: Continuous Knowledge Sharing by Design (7/8/19)
  28. Sammon, Rick: the Oregon Coast Photo Road Trip: How to Eat, Stay, Play and Shoot Like a Pro (7/7/19) [[Meh]]
  29. Ward, Christina: American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught us to love Spam (7/5//19) [[Recommended]]
  30. Groom, Winston: The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II (6/19/19)
  31. Savage, Adam: Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is what you make it (6/11/19)
  32. Mann, Charles C.: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus (6/5/19)
  33. Cole, Myke: The Queen of Crows, Sacred Throne Book 2 (5/15/19)
  34. Baker, Mishell: Phantom Pains: the Arcadia Project, Book 2 (5/2/19) ((Highly recommended))
  35. McKeown, Siobhan: A Life Lived Remotely (4/15/19)
  36. DuChemin, David: Within the Frame, 10th Anniversary Addition (4/6/19) (recommended)
  37. Moren, Dan: The Bayern Agenda (3/30/19) ((Highly recommended))
  38. Bauer, Susan Wise: The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome (3/26/19)
  39. Stephenson, Tom and Whittle, Scott: The Warbler Guide (2/12/19)
  40. Beadle, David and Rising, James: Sparrows of the United States and Canada (2/12/19)
  41. Wheeler, Brian K: Birds of Prey of the West, A Field Guide (2/12/19)
  42. Dunne, Pete and Karlson, Kevin T: Gulls Simplified: A Comparative Approach to identification (2/12/19)
  43. Scalzi, John : The Consuming Fire (1/26/19) [Review] (recommended)
  44. Adams, Ansel: Examples, the Making of 40 Photographs (1/22/19)
  45. Clark, Melissa: Dinner in an Instant (1/22/19)
  46. Clark, Melissa: Dinner, Changing the Game (1/22/19)
  47. America’s Test Kitchen: Sous Vide for Everybody (1/22/19)
  48. Clark, Melissa: Comfort in an Instant (1/22/19)
  49. Corey, James S. A.: Abbadon’s Gate (The Expanse Book 3) (recommended) (1/5/19)

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