My final end of 2019 tally ... I‘m not a super fast reader so I don‘t think I did too bad .. I‘d hoped for 30 so fell a little short but sure I‘ll get to more in 2020 ... first book of 2020 Melmoth by Sarah Perry!!!
Beautiful writing but slow. I felt this way about The Essex Serpent as well. Melmoth is a doomed woman that wanders the earth witnessing terrible deeds done by people and then preys on their guilt and despair to join her as a companion.