I finished 24 novels in 2019 (slow reader) and gave up on another two. Here they are in descending buckets of goodness.
(† = short story collection, ‡ = novella, + = re-read, * = didn’t finish)
Unputdownable / Utterly Brilliant
Anna Burns: Milkman (2018)
Elif Batuman: The Idiot (2017)
Mohsin Hamid: Exit West (2017)