Reading, Raving and Reviewing for 2019


I’ve been sorting out my reading  for 2019. My Goodreads Challenge is set at 30 for the year and although it’s down on what I actually achieved in 2018, I like to set myself an achievable goal.

I’ve finished two books so far (The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton and The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein – reviews to come ) and have started a  list to keep me out of mischief during the year. So to give you an idea, here’s some of them.

  1. Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
  2. The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  3. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  4. Beartown by Frederik Backman
  5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  6. The Corset by Laura Purcell
  7. Imperfect by Lee Kofman
  8. The Power by Naomi Alderman
  9. Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
  10. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  11. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  12. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  13. Milkman by Anna Burns
  14. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  15. The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
  16. Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

There’s some long books in this list and some very good ones so I’m excited to get right into it.
Watch out for my reviews in 2019. Do you have any suggestions for books to get me to my goal of 30?

7 thoughts on “Reading, Raving and Reviewing for 2019

  1. Clare

    I have a couple of suggestions, SC! There is Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson, plus I’d love you to have a look at my WWI novel if you’d like to – The Stars in the Night – I’d be happy to send you a review copy. Maybe we could do a review swap? And Happy New Year! PS I’m aiming for 75 on Goodreads :-0

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    1. S.C. Karakaltsas Post author

      Sounds good Clare. I’ve heard about Matryoshka and it’ll go on my TBR. I’m in awe of your goal / it might take me a few years to build up to that number I think. I’d be very happy to do a swap. Could you send me some details?


  2. Female Human

    I recently read “Educated” by Tara Westover and REALLY liked it. Not sure if you have already read this one or not, but I would definitely recommend it.

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