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Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler
Shortest Book
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Longest Book

Average book length in 2019

Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Saved as Draft by N.D. Chan
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LucindaIsReading’s average rating for 2019

Becoming by Michelle Obama
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4.50 average

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

LucindaIsReading’s first review of the year

it was amazing
The Winter of the Witch was my most anticipated reads of this year and I’ve already earmarked it as one of the best books of 2019.

I have ADORED the previous two instalments of the Winternight Trilogy and I can’t quite put into words how gorgeous this book is – it is BEAUTIFUL and MAGICAL and ATMOSPHERIC and HISTORIC and ETHEREAL.

The Winter of the Witch follows on from The Girl in the Tower, with Vasya getting caught up, as usual, in the action a

Good Samaritans by Will Carver
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
it was amazing
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
The Map of Us by Jules Preston
The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J. Harris
The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens
Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
The Never Dawn by R.E.  Palmer
Golden State by Ben H. Winters
Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling by Emer McLysaght
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
The Martian by Andy Weir
it was amazing
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
Lucky Star by Holly Curtis
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
The Bees by Laline Paull
Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler
After the Green Withered by Kristin  Ward
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
it was amazing
A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
really liked it
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Adèle by Leïla Slimani
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Come Back For Me by Heidi Perks
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Things in Jars by Jess Kidd
In Bloom by C.J. Skuse
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
it was amazing
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
Atlantic Winds by William Prendiville
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
Skellig by David Almond
The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White
Minutes from the Miracle City by Omar Sabbagh
The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
Darien by Conn Iggulden
Love Punked by Nia Lucas
Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
it was amazing
Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem
Writers as Readers by Various
Saved as Draft by N.D. Chan
The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren   James
The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy
Bloody Brilliant Women by Cathy Newman
Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina
A Different Time by Michael K. Hill
The Other Mother by Jen Brister
it was amazing
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Shadows by R.J. Furness
Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen
it was amazing
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Milkman by Anna Burns
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver
Heartless by Emily Griggs
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Yesterday by Felicia Yap
Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi
it was amazing
This Little Dark Place by A.S. Hatch
Anecdotal Evidence by Wendy Cope
Because I Am A Girl by Tim Butcher
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Because I Am a Girl by Plan International
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
A Bit of a Stretch by Chris Atkins
it was amazing
Harem Days by Momo Sumomo
Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Saman by Ayu Utami

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

LucindaIsReading’s last review of the year

really liked it
I loved this richly evocative tale set in Victorian London of Iris, a talented artist who is taken out of poverty by Louis, a rich pre-Raphaelite painter. Her rags-to-riches story seems almost too good to be true - a new (scandalous) role as an artist's muse, a huge increase in salary, a love affair with a soon-to-be widowed man - yet there's a shadow hanging over Iris' happiness and he goes by the name of Silas...

I have to say how beautiful that
2019 Reading Challenge
LucindaIsReading read 87 out of 100 books.
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