My Favorite Books of 2019

I actually reached my reading goal for this year. It wasn’t until the past couple years that I started set reading goals for myself. It used to be something I did as a school kid so I didn’t really like the idea of setting reading goals voluntarily. I think, though, that once we’re past school age and reading isn’t part of your everyday curriculum it’s good to set yourself a goal that way you don’t accidentally let everyday life get in the way of picking up a book and actually reading it. This year I set myself a goal of 30 books. Doesn’t sound like much but I do experience the occasional reading slump and things in life get to be too much and I don’t wanna overwhelm myself. I don’t want reading to ever become a “burden” so I never expect too much of myself. That keeps it at a nice leisurely activity for me.

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Book Review: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January” by Alix E. Harrow

Rating: 3/5

First off I’d like to say that the writing in this book is like nothing I’ve ever read in a novel before. It’s so beautiful, almost poetic. If I could give a rating solely for the writing style, I would give it a 5/5, but sadly I think the author didn’t give enough attention to the plot as she did to the writing itself.

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Book Review: “The Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell

Rating: 5/5

This is one of those books-about-books books that I’m a sucker for. Honestly, I think it should be its own genre because I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who loves to read about reading.

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