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Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing by David Farland
Shortest Book
Endsinger by Jay Kristoff
Longest Book

Average book length in 2019

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
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Storyteller by Lorelei King
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Kirstie’s average rating for 2019

A Wish Upon the Stars by T.J. Klune
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.64 average

Write Every Day by Cathy Yardley

Kirstie’s first review of the year

really liked it
A short but good read which delves both into time management and mindset to help you write more. As Yardley herself states it can get a bit 'woo-woo' (translate: hippy dippy) but for the most part it's clear and actionable advice. I can see myself coming back and re-reading parts and working my way through the whole book over the next months (once the kids are back at school anyway ;p ) ...more

Write Every Day by Cathy Yardley
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
The Dip by Seth Godin
Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing by David Farland
The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
The Wicked King by Holly Black
it was amazing
Using Myth To Power Your Story by Christopher Vogler
The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
really liked it
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
River Secrets by Shannon Hale
Forest Born by Shannon Hale
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand
Storyteller by Lorelei King
Atomic Habits by James Clear
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
it was amazing
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Bloom by Kevin Panetta
All My Darling Daughters by Fumi Yoshinaga
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
On Writing by Stephen King
it was amazing
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Save the Cat by Blake Snyder
Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff
Endsinger by Jay Kristoff
Deep Point of View by Marcy Kennedy
Save the Cat! Strikes Back by Blake Snyder
Reindeer Boy by Cassandra Jean
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
really liked it
The Last Fifty Pages by James Scott Bell
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
How to Write Short Stories And Use Them to Further Your Writi... by James Scott Bell
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Tribes by Seth Godin
You Do You by Sarah Knight
really liked it
Trans Mission by Alex Bertie
The Fire's Stone by Tanya Huff
The Power Of Body Language by Joe Navarro
Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
The Afterward by E.K. Johnston
Strange Fortune by Josh Lanyon
Counterpoint by Rachel Haimowitz
Crescendo by Rachel Haimowitz
I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It? by Nick Hall
it was amazing
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
The Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune
A Destiny of Dragons by T.J. Klune
The Consumption of Magic by T.J. Klune
A Wish Upon the Stars by T.J. Klune
The Story Engine by Kyle   Gray
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
really liked it
Word By Word by Anne Lamott
The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier
Wonder Tales From Scottish Myth & Legend by Donald A. Mackenzie
Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron
Part-Time Gods by Rachel Aaron
Rocket Men by Robert Kurson
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
it was amazing
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
Tithe by Holly Black
Valiant by Holly Black
Ironside by Holly Black
Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
it was amazing
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
Spark Joy by Marie Kondō
The Beast Within by Serena Valentino
Mistress of All Evil by Serena Valentino
Poor Unfortunate Soul by Serena Valentino
Mother Knows Best by Serena Valentino
The Odd Sisters by Serena Valentino
The Institute by Stephen King
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
it was amazing
The Dry by Jane Harper
Facing Violence by Rory Miller
To Pixar and Beyond by Lawrence Levy
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Kirstie’s last review of the year

really liked it
I am so glad this book exists, but also sad because it has several classic middle-book-of-a-trilogy problems, such as an ending where only the conflict re: the book's antagonist was cleared up, literally none of the other tension. Nothing. I'm fine with lingering tension regarding Baz and Simon, and possibly Simon's own malaise about being a normal, but so much is left utterly unadvanced I'm left groaning.(view spoiler) ...more
2019 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
Kirstie read 136 out of 100 books.
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