The 20 Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2019!

I was always a good writer but I wish I could become a good reader too, after all, whatever we write is the outcome of what we train our mind to read and think in that way. Reading has always been important factor for me, but I could not read fast, maybe I was too busy appreciating the particular sentence, scene, or the whole book that I wouldn’t jump to any other book.

I’ve got some bookmarks of my Pen name. They’re so beautiful.

Although, out of a lot of bad things which happened in this year, I can easily count a lot of GREAT things which took the place. Not only I visited South India, or started investing a lot for my family and me, I could realize the importance of family, and I guess, with time everyone get that feel for what is on priority in their lives. I could recognize mine and I feel blessed to have them.

Above everything, I could overcome the fear of mine for not reading fast or, at least, as many books as I want. I understood the power of concentration, and no matter how much I work (at times, more than 12 hours a day) or I come home at midnight after late night parties, I would always read and write before jumping on my bed. That discipline has made me cross more than 670+ days of constant writing in my journal. And this year I have already completed reading 20 books. I know many of you would ask which ones I have read so here are the list below:

1) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2) The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

3) And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

4) Inferno by Dan Brown

5) The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

6) The Valkyries by Paulo Coehlo

7) Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

8) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

9) After you by Jojo Moyes

10) The Art of War by Sun Tzu

11) Ikigai

12) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

13) The Godfather by Mario Puzo

14) My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik

15) You’re Trending in My Dreams by Sudeep Nagarkar

16) Musafir Café by Divyaprakash Dubey

17) Theek Tumhare Piche by Manav Kaul

18) Tumhare Bare Mein by Manav Kaul

19) Jwalamukhi by Premchand

20) Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

So these are not just the books I read for fun, but I have overcome my habit of not reading enough book. I was at this point where people around me used to call me crazy for always sticking to one or the other book, but they were less aware of what was going on in my head.

One of the great and last books I have read is the height. It took me almost a month to complete this 600+ pages book, The Kafka on the Shore by Murakami. I had bought this book from Mumbai Airport last month on October 7, 2019 and this is probably one of the first books I read on surreal fiction.

Surely, I am not here to review the book as it completely deserves 5-Stars but I want to show you how it made me read it thoroughly that I heighted my favorite parts, used creative bookmarks, put sticky notes on the entire book to directly jump on my favorite scenes. That was not enough, I have studied each and every chapter on different sites available for the analysis. I have not just read the story, but actually lived the scenarios of Japan.

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17 thoughts on “The 20 Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2019!”

  1. You know, your method of leaving sticky notes throughout your favorite chapters is amazing! In earlier days, I would just make a file out of extracts from books I would like and handwrite it, then read the file whenever I felt like it 🙂 Maybe should start that again? Also, may I ask which one of these books would be in your top 5? I have read some of them but not most of them..”And the mountains echoed” is one of my favorites..Also the “Da Vinci Code”..But I want to try the Great Gatsby sometime!

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    1. In fact, I was also very happy to put a note on my favorite parts. I regret that I have not used them on my other favorite books I had read so far. I love to make a book creative this way.

      Woah! Did you actually put those efforts? I am sure you must have read the books thoroughly by doing that, you should surely try them again.

      Mmm.. I would say, I loved Khaled’s The Kite Runner more than the Mountains Echoed.. The Kite Runner is my all time favorite book.

      In this particular list here are my 5 favorites:

      1) The Book Thief
      2) The DaVinci Code
      3) Me Before You
      4) Kafka on the Shore
      5) Theek Tumhare Peeche

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      1. Yeah the Kite Runner I have read multiple times, talked about it on a presentation on books etc 🙂 It’s hands-down his best book so far..but my second favorite is the Mountains Echoed because well I haven’t read the Thousand Splendid Suns yet..But I really liked how in the Mountains Echoed he brought the story to a full circle you know?
        And yes, I did put in that effort back when I had more time 😛 (guilty)..I do hope to do so sometime again though..
        Seems like I should give the Book Thief a read next, and then try to go for the others 😀
        Thanks for taking the time out to reply so thoughtfully! 🙂


  2. Sumit, I could very well connect to your habit of using sticky notes and highlighter. Also, your collection is varied and interesting; Jojo Moyes is one author who is on my bookmark list since quite long.

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    1. Hey, Reshma!

      Earlier, I was really reluctant to the use of them on the books, then I found out, when I open the book later, I don’t have anything to remember.

      Sticky notes and personal messages made me connect to the book for years now.

      I am glad you liked my collection, I’m too selective to invest my time on, I don’t always want a motivational story, but something that makes me remember myself while reading it.


      1. Correct! This habit is especially useful for self help books. Even I believe in associating vibe with a book; makes you want to revisit and read few pages to soak in the vibe.

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      2. I am a fan of mystery genre; Sidney Sheldon, Michael Connelly, John Grisham are some of my favourites. It’s really difficult to pinpoint two favourite books. But Freakonomics and Mrs. Funnybones are the ones I’ve read more than once. What about you?

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  3. Have you read Chasing Tomorrow ?? I loved that book n would love to read that again😇
    Ps- You made the Murakami book incredibly beautiful by putting notes ❤️

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  4. Actually, I read it years ago when I was in college it’s a sequel of IF Tomorrow Comes. And since then it’s one of my favourite. #thriller #suspense #tracy #jeff

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      1. First get If Tomorrow Comes & then Chasing Tomorrow!
        Well, as of now I’m doing nothing
        Quit my job 2 weeks ago
        Trying my best to do something good with my time🍀

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