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My Top… Books of 2019

My last New Years post. After this, I’ll try getting the blog to a normal schedule. Hopefully posting 5 times a week. Anyhow….

Here it is: my top ten books of the year post. LOL just kidding. ūü§£ūü§£ūü§£ūüėāūüė≠

I poured over each monthly wrap up, looking at books– some I’d even forgotten I’d read this year! It was brutal, and out of about 110 books I narrowed it down to 52 books… for someone who read over 600 books in a year, I think this is doing good (less than 10% of the books I read).

So, instead I made multiple lists!!

I made a Middle Grade & Young Adult list, Graphic Novels list, and Adult list
And no duplicates¬† — so yes, this is my way of showing off more books.

Just to clarify, these are books I read this year, not necessarily books published this year!

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Mini Review Round Up: Middle Grade & Young Adult Titles

It’s that time again — I’m finally writing reviews and trying to clear out my ‘needs-reviews’ shelf.

Here are the books reviewed below:

  • Wonder¬†by R.J. Palacio
  • Teen Titans: Raven¬†by Kami Garcia
  • Long Way Down¬†by Jason Reynolds
  • Not Your Sidekick¬†by C.B. Lee

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Mini Review Round Up: Graphic Novels

Here is another round up! This time around I‚Äôm featuring some graphic novels I’ve read recently. (lol recently, more like 3 months ago).

Here are the books reviewed below:

  • The City on the Other Side¬†by Mairghread Scott
  • Aquicorn Cove¬†by Katie O’Neill¬†
  • The Breakaways¬†by Cathy G. Johnson
  • Meteor Prince¬†by Meca Tanaka
  • The Backstagers, vol. 1¬†by James Tynion IV
  • Illegal¬†by Eoin Colfer

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Mini Review Round Up: Middle Grade Books

Here is another round up! This time around I’m featuring some middle grade novels I’ve read recently. Here are the books reviewed below:

  • Nico Bravo and the Hound of Hades¬†by Mike Cavallaro

  • Waiting on Normal¬†by Leslie Connor
  • Dragon Pearl¬†by Yoon Ha Lee
  • Be Prepared¬†by Vera Brosgol

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Book Review: Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly

Song for a Whale*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* 

Title: Song For A Whale
Author: Lynne Kelly

ISBN: 1524770248 (ISBN13: 9781524770242)

Genre: Contemporary
Recommended Age: Middle Grade
Series: No

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: Feb., 5th 2019 (320 pages)


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Series Review: Awkward/Berrybrook Middle School Vol. 1-3

I finally got around to reading¬†Awkward¬†in December (yes, I still have books to review from then) and immediately picked up¬†Brave and had my library purchase¬†Crush¬†for my branch. I now have all three at my branch and I’m so excited to recommend them like crazy! I wanted to share my love for each of these books, so reviews will be below.¬†

Tl;dr: These are the cutest graphic novels that are also emotionally impacting and 10/10 I highly recommend them. 

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My 2019 Challenges

Hey all¬†ūüôā

I wanted to share my challenges/goals for next year with you all! I’ve been truly debating what kinds of challenges I would set up for myself this year, since reading for challenges can sometimes not work out for me. I tend to rebel against obligation reading these days. Any time I feel like I¬†have to read something, I start putting it off. This is a mindset I need to work on for sure, but I haven’t been sure if having challenges would make it worse…
And yet, I feel like having goals and challenges give my reading some direction when I need it. 

In conclusion: These are totally my reading challenges, BUT I’m not going to stress about them. They are there to guide my reading and help me, but if I don’t finish I’m not going to feel horrible. I’m also not going to force myself to finish a book just to complete a challenge/prompt. Continue reading “My 2019 Challenges”