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2019
My Year in Books
12,927
pages read
60
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


Paris by Hope Mirrlees
Shortest Book
23
pages
Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy
Longest Book
580
pages

Average book length in 2019
215
pages

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Most Popular
1,781,568
people also shelved
Having Wings by Amy Bornman
Least Popular
4
people also shelved

Mattea’s average rating for 2019
3.7
3.7

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.57 average

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Mattea’s first review of the year

really liked it
A blissful $1.00 score at my local library's annual summer book sale. There is so much here within these pages that I have yet to unpack. Wow. I know that this story and dear Laura will stay with me for quite a while more. I opened the book this morning, expecting to read just a scene or two, and promptly devoured the play whole. “In memory, everything seems to happen to music...” ...more

MATTEA’S 2019 BOOKS
C'est la Vie by Suzy Gershman
Having Wings by Amy Bornman
really liked it
The Surrogates by Robert Venditti
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Once in the West by Christian Wiman
The Book of Light by Lucille Clifton
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith
really liked it
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbo... by Ntozake Shange
Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
Meditations from a Movable Chair by Andre Dubus
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster
Antigone by Sophocles
it was amazing
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Electra by Sophocles
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Wildwood by Colin Meloy
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy
it was amazing
The Selected Poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Legend by Marie Lu
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
New and Selected Poems, Volume One by Mary Oliver
it was amazing
Paris by Hope Mirrlees
Averno by Louise Glück
Howards End by E.M. Forster
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
The Doors of the Sea by David Bentley Hart
Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
really liked it
She Who Is by Elizabeth A. Johnson
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Mechanic Muse by Hugh Kenner
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
Universal Wisdom by Bede Griffiths
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Practicing Christian Doctrine by Beth Felker Jones
Picturing Women In Renaissance And Baroque Italy by Sara F. Matthews Grieco
Cultural Issues in Play Therapy by Eliana Gil
Forsaken by Thomas H. McCall
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
it was amazing
Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories by Agatha Christie Mallowan
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The Case of the Crushed Petunias by Tennessee Williams

Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories by Agatha Christie Mallowan

Mattea’s last review of the year

really liked it
God's timing is unbelievable; I found this book while reorganizing my bookshelves today and remembered how I'd pledged this summer to read it during the holiday season, so I sat and read it in a single afternoon. What an incredible selection of deeply moving, thought-provoking Advent short stories by Agatha Christie. The first half of the book was a delight; I would recommend to others to skip the second half as her poetry is not nearly as dazzli ...more
2019 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
2019 READING
CHALLENGE
Mattea Gernentz read 60 out of 50 books.
 
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