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2019 | A (Late) Mid Year Goodreads Update

So, I’ve been away for a while, as explained in this post here, but I’ve still been reading as much as I can. It’s just that the internet connection where I am is awful, so I’ve not been able to post as much as I’d have liked to. However, while I have a little free time, I thought I’d post a catch up on everything I’ve read since my absence.

2019 august

My reading challenge for this year was 60 books, 10 more than my goal of last year. Admittedly, I wasn’t expecting to manage it, but so far things are going in my favour. Hopefully, being ahead of schedule will continue, it always feels so unsatisfying when you’re not ahead of your target!


Since my absence, I’ve managed to read around thirty-one books, adding to my previous ten to make my forty-one total. Some of my favourites of the year are on this list, and I can’t wait to get around to speaking about them in reviews and reading the sequels. Although, I’m a little behind on my reviews right now, I’ve managed a few and I will eventually get around to the rest of them. Some are incredibly easy to ramble about!


What I’ve read in my absence: 

  • Hunting Prince Dracula (5/5) [Review]
  • Room (5/5) [Review]
  • Proud (4/5) [Review]
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (5/5) [Review]
  • Summer Bird Blue (4/5) [Review]
  • Ace of Shades (5/5) [Review]
  • Keep the Home Fires Burning (4/5) [Review]
  • The Cruel Prince (5/5) [Review]
  • When the Curtain Falls (3/5) [Review to come]
  • I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death (5/5) [Review to come] 
  • Ragdoll (5/5) [Review to come]
  • Strange Ink (2/5) [Review to come]
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go (4/5) [Review to come]
  • The Ask and The Answer (5/5) [Review to come]
  • Shatter Me (5/5) [Review to come]
  • Unravel Me (5/5) [Review to come]
  • Heartstopper, Vol. 1 (4/5) [Review to come]
  • City of Ghosts (5/5) [Review to come]
  • A Darker Shade of Magic (5/5) [Review to come]
  • The Kingdom (5/5) [Review to come]
  • Just One Damned Thing After Another (1/5) [Review to come]
  • What Doesn’t Kill You (4/5) [Review to come]
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (3/5) [Review to come]
  • Ignite Me (5/5) [Review to come]
  • Dead School (3/5) [Review to come]
  • Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator (4/5) [Review to come]

Current Favourite Reads of 2019:

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