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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 66300 comments Mod
A new thread for the beginning of 2019 :)


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message 3: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 1477 comments I really, really tried to finish Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners in 2018, but couldn't quite make it over the line. But now it's my first book finished for 2019!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 4: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 66300 comments Mod
Good job Andrea - always good to have one cab off the rank ;)


message 5: by Dale (last edited Jan 01, 2019 02:51PM) (new)

Dale Harcombe | 5099 comments My first review for 2019
Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker
Live and Let Chai (A Seaside Cafe Mystery #1) by Bree Baker
4 stars
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 6: by Diana (new)

Diana (secondhandrose) | 1394 comments Read this dreadful book on the plane
My review
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
1 star


message 7: by Josh (new)

Josh | -98 comments My first review for 2019 - an underwhelming gothic horror by Jennifer Hale, Ravensridge

Ravensridge by Jennifer Hale

My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews (onewomansbbr) | 260 comments Hi lovely people - my first review posted for 2019 is for Cedar Valley by Aussie Author Holly Throsby - and it's a big 5 stars from me :)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 9: by Rob (last edited Jan 01, 2019 07:42PM) (new)


message 10: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 6980 comments As soon as I knew that The Rosie Result was coming out, it was on my wishlist. And lucky me, a copy from Text with a personal letter from Graeme Simsion! But not until I began reading did I realise how much I'd missed Don Tillman. This is a great dose of Don, and a great end to the trilogy, a big 5★s from me.
But Graeme, if you ever feel like revisiting Don and Rosie and Hudson (maybe a short story or some edited bits from this one???) I know we Don fans will welcome it with open arms!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 11: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 6980 comments A Christmas-themed kindle freebie that didn't really grab me: Christmas Blue at Flynn's by Aussie author, Angela Verdenius
3★s

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 12: by Kylie (new)

Kylie D | 738 comments My first read of the year was an absolute corker!
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 13: by Kerri_M (new)

Kerri_M | 338 comments Thanks to a sore throat and ear infection, meaning I did not go to work today, I have finished my second book for the month/year. Any Ordinary Day: What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life? by Leigh Sales.

Not my usual type of book, but also not quite what I was expecting (I tend to skim reviews and blurbs so as not to spoil the surprise) I enjoyed this book, and particularly found the personal reflections on the role/behaviour of journalists interesting.

Any Ordinary Day What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life? by Leigh Sales ★ ★ ★ ☆


message 14: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 66300 comments Mod
Hope you recover quickly Kerri!


message 15: by PattyMacDotComma (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 1382 comments We know there is A Rule Against Murder, but one takes place anyway in Louise Penny's picturesque Quebec. I am not alone in loving Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Penny's delicious, atmospheric writing. (aka The Murder Stone)
A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny 4.5★ Link to my review


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message 17: by Krystal (new)

Krystal (krystallee6363) | 1389 comments Finished my first and WHAT A START!!

This one was a group read with guest author for another group and it was incredible.

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Here's my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 20: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 | 6507 comments Good idea to start a 2019 thread Brenda 😀👍🏻

I finished Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts - the second in the The Chronicles of The One

My review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

The final book THE RISE OF MAGICKS is not due out till 2020!


message 21: by Carolyn (last edited Jan 02, 2019 04:49PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7399 comments This was actually my last read for 2018 (still catching up!) so I don't know if you want me to post here or on the previous thread?

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi is a ya fantasy and has been getting a lot of 5★ reviews from that group. However I felt it fell down badly on the world building to the point of being distracting and confusing. So although the adventure side of it was quite good I could only give it 3★, but please don't let me put you off if you intend reading it - many clearly loved it!

review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 22: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 66300 comments Mod
This one is good Carolyn :)


message 23: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 66300 comments Mod
Sally906 wrote: "Good idea to start a 2019 thread Brenda 😀👍🏻

I finished Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts - the second in the The Chronicles of T..."


That's a long while to wait :) But it'll be good because it'll be over once that one is with us...


message 24: by Dale (new)

Dale Harcombe | 5099 comments My review of In Search of Us by Maria Duffy
In Search of Us by Maria Duffy
3 and a half stars
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 26: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 6980 comments Sally906 wrote: "Good idea to start a 2019 thread Brenda 😀👍🏻

I finished Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts - the second in the The Chronicles of T..."


Sally, I'm reading this now, and I saw that: will we remember what happened by the time book #3 us published???


message 28: by Josh (new)

Josh | -98 comments Finally finished reading Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry today.

Eliot Ness The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry

My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

5/5 stars. Great read of Ness which provides added insight into the public servant beyond prohibition.


message 29: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 10324 comments Mod
My review of Tombland by C.J. Sansom Tombland (Matthew Shardlake, #7) by C.J. Sansom Perfect. Brilliant . Amazing.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 30: by Carolyn (last edited Jan 02, 2019 11:54PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7399 comments My first book for 2019 was an excellent read:

The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5★

review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 31: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 66300 comments Mod
Marianne wrote: "Sally906 wrote: "Good idea to start a 2019 thread Brenda 😀👍🏻

I finished Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts - the second in the Th..."


That's one of the reasons why I write reviews - to prompt the memory when the next book comes out :)


message 32: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 66300 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "My first book for 2019 was an excellent read:

The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5★

review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/..."


Won't read your review yet Carolyn :)


message 34: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 6980 comments Brenda wrote: "Marianne wrote: "Sally906 wrote: "Good idea to start a 2019 thread Brenda 😀👍🏻

I finished Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One, #2) by Nora Roberts Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts - the

That's one of the reasons why I write reviews - to prompt the memory when the next book comes out :)..."


Yes, I'm glad to still have my notes from #1


message 36: by Kylie (new)

Kylie D | 738 comments An intriguing thriller set in the Indian Himalayas. My review of Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur Death in Shangri-La (A Dotan Naor Thriller) by Yigal Zur

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 38: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf) (melsbookshelf) | -70 comments Woohoo! Finally for the first time, I have put together my favourites for 2018! 2018 on Goodreads by Various

My list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 40: by Josh (new)

Josh | -98 comments My first pulp read of the year was a good one, Alice Dies Twice by Ben Grant

Alice Dies Twice by Ben Grant

My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

easily 5/5 stars!


Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews (onewomansbbr) | 260 comments 5 stars for The Lost Man by Aussie Author Jane Harper, her best yet in my humble opinion :)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 42: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Ideiosepius | 1624 comments Read and reviewed Flight Risk by Michael McGuire by Michael McGuireAA

Was a pretty good read - but don't read it on a plane if you are a nervous traveler ;)

Review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 43: by Carolyn (last edited Jan 03, 2019 11:09PM) (new)

Carolyn | 7399 comments I remember writing a review for this last year but it's still marked as currently reading (it was hiding behind the other books I hadn't reviewed!) so I guess the review wasn't saved. So here is take 2:

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak 5★

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 44: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 6980 comments Well, almost a year after reading #1 in the Chronicles of One series by Nora Roberts, I've read the second installment Of Blood and Bone (glad I kept my review notes) and it was easily as good. I'm looking forward to #3, The Rise of Magicks, but I wish I didn't have to wait nearly a year for that one.
5★s
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 45: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Ideiosepius | 1624 comments Carolyn wrote: "I remember writing a review for this last year but it's still marked as currently reading (it was hiding behind the other books I hadn't reviewed!) so I guess the review wasn't saved. So here is ta..."

Good luck Carolyn; that has happened to quite a few of my books/reviews over the past year or so.


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message 47: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Jan 04, 2019 01:04PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 1382 comments Both Christmas and post-WWI France feature in Aussie author Jackie French’s novella With Love from Miss Lily: A Christmas Story. Not so much sugar and spice - more like Spanish Flu and a surprising bit of intrigue!
With Love from Miss Lily A Christmas Story (Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies) by Jackie French 3.5>4★ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 48: by PattyMacDotComma (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 1382 comments I became very fond of “reincarnated” Virgil Wander and the varied characters in Leif Enger’s excellent new novel.
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger 4.5★https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 49: by Josh (new)

Josh | -98 comments As a horror fan, I can't believe it took me so long to read The Omen by David Seltzer

The Omen by David Seltzer

My (short) review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

easily a 5-star horror!


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