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2019 Non-Crime-Fiction by Title - Memorable Books on DorothyL


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 28 March 2020

Readers of DorothyL listserv posted memorable books read for the first time in 2019, see 2019 Summary for more information.

There were 57 non crime fiction entries with 54 unique titles. The count represents the number of times each title was cited.

These titles are NOT otherwise included in other 2019 lists. In years past, we have included some of these titles amongst crime fiction favourites but as the volume of non-crime fiction submitted titles has increased, we are now sequestering those titles listed by library sources as something other than crime fiction.

Title with AuthorCount
All My Patients Have Tales - Wells, Jeff1
An Illusion of Thieves - Glass, Cate1
Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery, L.M.1
Becoming - Obama, Michelle1
Becoming Superman - Stracyznski, J. Michael1
Being Mortal - Gawande, Atul1
Between East and West - Applebaum, Anne1
Bliss, Remembered - Deford, Frank1
Brainstorm - O'Sullivan, Suzanne1
Britt-Marie Was Here - Backman, Fredric1
Bull: A Novel - Elliott, David1
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Israel, Lee1
Catch 22 - Heller, Joseph1
Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties - O'Neill, Tom1
Couldn't Keep It To Myself - Lamb, Wally (editor)1
Everything Happens For A Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved - Bowler, Kate1
Exhalation - Chiang, Ted1
Fashionopolis - Thomas, Dana1
From Holmes to Sherlock - Bostrom, Mattias1
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Loos, Anita1
Girl, Woman, Other - Evaristo, Bernardine1
Here and Now and Then - Chen, Mike2
Legacy - Messenger, Shannon1
Lotharingia - Winder, Simon1
Metropolis - Kerr, Philip1
Mississippi Blood - Iles, Greg1
Natchez Burning - Iles, Greg1
Olive, Again - Strout, Elizabeth1
Perdido Street Station - Mieville, China1
Right Ho, Jeeves - Wodehouse, P.G.1
Slaughterhouse-five - Vonnegut, Kurt1
Spy School: British Invasion - Gibbs, Staurt1
Sula - Morrison, Toni1
The Age of Light - Scharer, Whitney1
The Badass Librarians Of Timbuktu - Hammer, Joshua1
The Bone Tree - Iles, Greg1
The Bookshop - Fitzgerald, Penelope1
The Coddling of the American Mind - Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt1
The Dalai Lama's Cat - Michie, David1
The Fated Sky - Kowal, Mary Robinette1
The Next Pandemic - Ali, Khan S.1
The Nickel Boys - Whitehead, Colson1
The Saturday Night Ghost Club - Davidson, Craig1
The Soul Of America: The Search For Our Better Angels - Meacham, Jon1
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books - Edwards, Martin1
The Testaments - Atwood, Margaret1
The Travelling Cat Chronicles - Arikawa, Hiro1
The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip - Sanders, George1
The Water Dancer - Coates, Ta-Nihisi1
Theatre - Maugham, Somerset1
They May Not Mean To, But They Do - Schine, Cathleen1
This Tender Land - Krueger, William Kent3
Twilight Man - Shadmi, Koren1
Up at the Villa - Maugham, Somerset1

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