Every Review of 2019 – 41,938 pages in 138 books

No one asked me to make this. In all honesty, I was bored at work on a Friday afternoon in December and decided to put this together…you’re welcome! xD

JANUARY

  1. The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge – ★★★
  2. The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth by Cerrie Burnell – ★★★
  3. The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher – ★★★★
  4. The Girl, the Cat & the Navigator by Matilda Woods – ★★★★
  5. Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone – ★★★
  6. The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths – ★★★★★
  7. The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths – ★★★★★
  8. The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths – ★★★★★
  9. The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths – ★★★★★
  10. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – ★★★★★
  11. The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf – ★★★★★
  12. Boy Under Water by Ross Welford – ★★★★★
  13. The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge – ★★★
  14. The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson – ★★★★
  15. A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick – ★★★★★

FEBRUARY

  1. Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★
  2. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge – ★★★
  3. Twelve Nights by Andrew Zurcher – ★★
  4. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell – ★★★★★
  5. A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge – ★★★★
  6. The Lost Garden by Kate Kerrigan – ★★
  7. The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell – ★★★★★
  8. Explorers on Witch Mountain by Alex Bell – ★★★★★
  9. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – ★★★★
  10. The Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson – ★★

MARCH

  1. The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll – ★★★★
  2. When We Were Warriors by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★
  3. Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★
  4. The Mermaid by Christina Henry – ★★★
  5. Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy – ★★★★
  6. The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle – ★★★★★
  7. Strange Star by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★
  8. Lost Boy by Christina Henry – ★★
  9. The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill – ★★
  10. In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★
  11. The Girl Who Walked on Air by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★

APRIL

  1. The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths – ★★★★★
  2. The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths – ★★★★★
  3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – ★★
  4. Once by Morris Gleitzman – ★★★★
  5. The Four-Fingered Man by Cerberus Jones – ★★★★
  6. The Warriors of Brin-Hask by Cerberus Jones – ★★★★
  7. The Midnight Mercenary by Cerberus Jones – ★★★★
  8. The Ancient Starship by Cerberus Jones – ★★★★
  9. The Time Shifter by Cerberus Jones – ★★★★
  10. The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★
  11. The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave – ★★★★
  12. Tin by Padraig Kenny – ★★★★★

MAY

  1. All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson – ★★★★
  2. Shadowscent by P.M. Freestone – ★★★★
  3. The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock – ★★★★
  4. A Girl Called Justice by Elly Griffiths – ★★★★★
  5. The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford – ★★★★★
  6. The Closest Thing to Flying by Gill Lewis – ★★★★
  7. Mrs Hudson and the Spirits’ Curse by Martin Davies – ★★★★★
  8. As the Crow Flies by Damien Boyd – ★★★
  9. Real Murders by Charlaine Harris – ★★★

JUNE

  1. A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris – ★★★
  2. Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus Testament by Martin Davies – ★★★★
  3. Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler – ★★★★
  4. Mirror Gate by Jeff Wheeler – ★★★★
  5. The Grimm Diaries Prequels 1-6 by Cameron Jace – ★★★
  6. Illusion by Stephanie Elmas – ★★★★
  7. The Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher – ★★★★★
  8. A Kingdom of Exiles by S. B. Nova – ★★★★
  9. Lost by Eve Ainsworth – ★★★★
  10. Scavengers by Darren Simpson – ★★★
  11. The Secret Dragon by Ed Clarke – ★★★★
  12. The Garden of Lost Secrets by A.M. Howell – ★★★★
  13. The Murder of Patience Brooke by J. C. Briggs – ★★★★★
  14. With Our Blessing by Jo Spain – ★★★★★
  15. Malamander by Thomas Taylor – ★★★★
  16. The Confession by Jo Spain – ★★★★★
  17. Cogheart by Peter Bunzl – ★★★
  18. The Corset by Laura Purcell – ★★★★★

JULY

  1. Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose – ★★★★★
  2. The Forgotten Ones by Steena Holmes – ★★★
  3. Sleep by C.L. Taylor – ★★★★★
  4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★★
  5. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – ★★★
  6. What You Did by Claire McGowan – ★★★★
  7. Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan – ★★★★★
  8. The Forgotten Village by Lorna Cook – ★★★★★
  9. Wildspark by Vashti Hardy – ★★★★
  10. The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan – ★★★★★
  11. Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon – ★★★.5
  12. Her Mother’s Grave by Lisa Regan – ★★★★★
  13. Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan – ★★★★★

AUGUST

  1. The Bones She Buried by Lisa Regan – ★★★★★
  2. The Midnight Gang by David Walliams – ★★★★★
  3. The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James – ★★★★
  4. Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie – ★★★
  5. The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza – ★★★★★
  6. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – ★★★★★
  7. Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend – ★★★★★
  8. Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven by Bella Forrest – ★★★★
  9. The Boy in the Photo by Nicole Trope – ★★★★
  10. The Monster Who Wasn’t by T.C. Shelley – ★★★★

SEPTEMBER

  1. The Land of Roar by Jenny Malachlan – ★★★
  2. Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor – ★★★★★
  3. The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding – ★★★★★
  4. An Unlikely Spy by Terry Deary – ★★★★★
  5. No One’s Home by D.M. Pulley – ★★★★★
  6. The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza – ★★★★
  7. Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt – ★★★
  8. You Won’t Believe This by Adam Baron – ★★★★★
  9. Dark Water by Robert Bryndza – ★★★★★
  10. The Puppet Show by M.W. Craven – ★★★★★
  11. In Safe Hands by J.P. Carter – ★★
  12. The Taking of Annie Thorne by C. J. Tudor – ★★★★
  13. The Holiday by T.M. Logan – ★★★
  14. Her Silent Cry by Lisa Regan – ★★★★★

OCTOBER

  1. Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers by Anna James – ★★★★
  2. The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – ★★★★
  3. The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle – ★★★★
  4. The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll – ★★★★★
  5. Max Kowalski Didn’t Mean It by Susie Day – ★★★★★
  6. The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney – ★★★★
  7. Scarlet and Ivy: The Lost Twin by Sophie Cleverly – ★★★★
  8. Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell – ★★★★
  9. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda – ★★★★★
  10. The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda – ★★★★★
  11. Beneath the Surface by Jo Spain – ★★★
  12. Cuckoo by Sophie Draper – ★★★
  13. The Secret Child by Caroline Mitchell – ★★★

NOVEMBER

  1. The Dinner Party by R. J. Parker – ★★★★★
  2. Last Breath by Robert Bryndza – ★★★★★
  3. Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza – ★★★★
  4. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell – ★★★★★
  5. The Secret Santa by Trish Harnetiaux – ★★★★★

December

  1. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig – ★★★★★
  2. The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig – ★★★★★
  3. The Night I Met Father Christmas by Matt Haig – ★★
  4. The Good Sisters by Helen Phifer – ★★★
  5. Explorers on Black Ice Ridge by Alex Bell – ★★★★★
  6. Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig – ★★★★★
  7. Cold Heart Creek by Lisa Regan – ★★★★★
  8. The Passengers by John Marr – ★★★★★

138 books in a year. I am very proud of this achievement. This year has been made up of a lot of good moments for me. I started this blog on January 4th, I started my book Instagram at the same time. I now have 137 followers on this blog and it has become bigger than I ever thought it would. I always loved reading but I stepped it up this year with a goal of reading 100 books which, when I began, I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to manage to succeed with it. That I managed to read 138 is such a shock to me and so exciting. For 2020, I was going to set a goal of 150 books, but upon reflection, I’ve decided to set a goal of 130 books and see if I can smash that target. Perhaps my target for 2021 will be 150 books.

Q – How many books did you read in 2019? & How many to you plan to read in 2020?

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