The most popular book reviews on The Doctors Bookshelf in 2019


As this is the season to take stock

We have looked back at 2019.

A year that welcomed >3,000 visitors…

And counted >8,000 post views.

Visitors read 112 different book reviews…

Of which 19 were freshly minted in 2019.

Black and white books. Jo Naylor on Flickr

But what attracted visitors the most?

Which were the most popular reviews?

Counting down in order of popularity….

With 10 completely new reviews…

And 2 golden oldies from the archives…

Here are our 12 most viewed reviews of 2019.



12. The Nocturnal Brain

by Guy Leschziner


11. Unthinkable

by Helen Thomson


10. Thinking, Fast and Slow

by Daniel Kahneman


9. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

by Oliver Sacks


8. What Doctors Feel 

By Danielle Ofri


7. Seeing What Others Don’t

By Gary Klein


6. A Guide to the Future of Medicine

by Bertalan Mesko


5. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

by Barbara K. Lipska


4. Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

by Allan H. Ropper and Brian David Burrell


3. Phantoms in the Brain

by V. S. Ramachandran


2. Diagnosis

by Lisa Sanders


1. A Portrait of the Brain

by Adam Zeman


Looking forward

2020 promises to be bumper for this blog.

Themes will range from emotions to gender medicine

From genetics to the HIV epidemic

And a series on 12 Phenomenal Books Written by Women Doctors

Hold on tight…and enjoy the ride!


Books HD. Abhi Sharma on Flickr.

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