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The Farm by Sean K. Vlk
Shortest Book
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Longest Book

Average book length in 2019

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Most Popular
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Shaman by Jodin Abacus
Least Popular
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Jonathan’s average rating for 2019

Locked Away by Ashley Greathouse
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.75 average

Contact by M.D. Neu

Jonathan’s first review of the year

it was amazing
Todd lives a happy committed life with his husband Jerry, but when his brother Brad stops by abruptly, his world is shaken to the core. Aliens are real, and they are headed for Earth. Who are these aliens? Do they come in peace? How will their world change?

As Todd becomes intertwined in the events that follow the alien arrival, he must decide what kind of man he truly wants to be, and what that means in his ever-complicated world.

I have to say, I

Contact by M.D. Neu
it was amazing
Arabian Days by Barbara Russell
The Winter People by Jennifer  McMahon
Sea of Lost Souls by Emerald Dodge
The Invasion by K.A. Applegate
Conviction by M.D. Neu
Life of a Stargazer by Maria Miller
The Visitor by K.A. Applegate
The Silence by Tim Lebbon
The Encounter by K.A. Applegate
it was amazing
The Message by K.A. Applegate
Fear by Ronald Kelly
The Predator by K.A. Applegate
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
The Capture by K.A. Applegate
Dreadnought by April  Daniels
The Stranger by K.A. Applegate
Legends of the Exiles by Jesse Teller
Sovereign by April  Daniels
it was amazing
Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff
The Andalite's Gift by K.A. Applegate
Dangerous Alliance by Randall Krzak
The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees
The Alien by K.A. Applegate
The Secret by K.A. Applegate
The Power Within by J.E. Nelson
Carnage in Singapore by Randall Krzak
Poisonous by Tommy B. Smith
it was amazing
The Android by K.A. Applegate
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
The Devil's Apprentice by Kenneth B. Andersen
The Darkness that Swallows Time by Tommy B. Smith
The Gemini Connection by Teri Polen
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
The Forgotten by K.A. Applegate
No Good Men by Thea McAlistair
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Sarah by Teri Polen
it was amazing
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz
The Institute by Stephen King
The Ballad of Bonnie Rotten by Sean K. Vlk
The Andalite Chronicles by K.A. Applegate
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
The Farm by Sean K. Vlk
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
it was amazing
The Reaction by K.A. Applegate
Shaman by Jodin Abacus
The Change by K.A. Applegate
TAD by M.D. Neu
The Unknown by K.A. Applegate
Heaven Sent by Montré Bible
Locked Away by Ashley Greathouse
The Escape by K.A. Applegate
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The Siren's Curse by Angharad Thompson Rees
The Warning by K.A. Applegate
it was amazing
Silent Night by R.L. Stine
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Need for Air by Lettie Prell

The Need for Air by Lettie Prell

Jonathan’s last review of the year

really liked it
Original review at Jaunts & Haunts


I gave this short story four dystopian stars!

The blurb had me hooked. It sounded resemblant of San Junipero, my favorite episode of Black Mirror. Also, the artwork reminded me of MirrorMask, one of my favorite movies of all time.

The story is simple. A mother, Lake, and her son Jared live in a special place where users spend most of their time in a virtual world. You can live your dreams every day, anything y
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