Exactly what the title says. Here are mine in chronological order.
Emma by Jane Austen. An English major friend of mine recommended it. It was pretty good, though I thought Pride and Prejudice was better.
Witness by Whittaker Chambers. Might be a book I'll reread every few years. Terrific.
Odyssey of a Friend. This is a collection of letters from Chambers to William F. Buckley Jr. Very good.
Demonic by Ann Coulter. I read most of her books when I was in high school; this one came out in my college years and I finally got around to reading it. Pretty good.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read Anthem the year before and liked it; it was a dystopia novella. This thing is so preachy and tedious. I get why some people like it; she has a lot of compelling writing, but a good two-thirds of this book could be chiseled off to yield a darned good book. Maybe The Fountainhead will be better.
Whittaker Chambers by Sam Tanenhaus. Very good biography on Chambers.
Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley. Political farce. Light, enjoyable.
Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley. Ditto, though I prefer the preceding book.
More Guns, Less Crime by John Lott. Interesting statistical analysis on the relationships of gun laws and various crimes.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. Recommended by the aforementioned English major friend. This is one of those books that switches between two stories between chapters, one during WWI, the other following WWII. The former story is cool; the latter is lame. Mixed.
How to Win Arguments by WIlliam Rusher. I love Bill Buckley's blurb on the back: "Bill Rusher's act of treachery-giving away the house secrets-may make him rich and famous. At home, we will treat him like the Rosenbergs." Good stuff.
Inside American Education by Thomas Sowell. Very interesting, though it is 30 years old.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Again, the doing of my English major friend. It's a towering work. I really liked that Javert guy.
Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. This is one I need to read again, more critically.
Simply Speaking by Peggy Noonan. Light reading in the wake of those two preceding monsters. I liked it.
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John LeCarre. Was honestly underwhelmed. Not bad, mind.
12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson. This guy models the world in interesting ways. Thought-provoking stuff.
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Very good little book which can be read in a few hours. Highly amusing and witty.
The Tempting of America by Robert Bork. A solid book on how role of the American judiciary changed to what it was in the late 80s. It's a very good book.
The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom. I need to read this one a second time. This is some dense stuff here.
Why Orwell Matters by Christopher Hitchens. What's not to like? Great subject, great writer.
Elric of Melnibone by Michael Moorcock. Good, fun fantasy. I like it.
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. Recommended by another English major friend. Good book.
The Jeweler's Eye by WIlliam F. Buckley Jr. A collection of Buckley's articles from the 60s. I enjoyed them.
The Fortress of the Pearl by Michael Moorcock. Another Elric book; also good.
1776 by David McCollough. Good. Solid. Recommend it.
I use a folded piece of printer paper as a bookmark in each book. I put the title and the dates I began and finished it. I also use the bookmark to write down words I do not know. If the context doesn't make it clear what the word means, I'll look it up, but all the words get looked up when I'm done and their definitions written in a notebook. I defined 248 new words from reading last year. I'll probably move to doing it by computer at some point, though. I began this practice due to reading books by Bill Buckley; I had to have a dictionary or a computer nearby; the guy used many esoteric words. Stopping to write down a definition every few pages (or multiple times on a single page) became very tedious, so I decided to write them all down in one fell swoop.
Next I might read Edward G. Robinson's memoir All My Yesterdays.
How about you guys? What;'d you read in 2019?