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Mini Reviews 2019 | Part 3- Standalones

Today’s Mini Reviews are for all the Standalone novels I read in 2019 that didn’t get full blog post reviews.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer

Such a cute Historical Fiction/Romance for book lovers.

Read: February 6, 2019
4 STARS

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

This was a cute YA romance, with interesting familial themes.

Read: March 2, 2019
4 STARS

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

You can find my review on this one here. I am looking forward to it’s sequel ‘One of Us is Next’

Read: March 30, 2019
4 STARS

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

You can find my review on this one here. This one one of my favorite reads of the year.

Read: May 6, 2019
5 STARS

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

This one was just an okay read for me. I didn’t connect with Eleanor’s character at all. She just seemed weird, and maybe that’s the point? I liked the storyline, but just felt her character was all over the place.

Read: July 19, 2019
3 STARS

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

This one was alright. Not my favorite Dessen novel. The main character Louna was whiny to me, and I didn’t feel like her and Ambrose had that much chemistry.

Read: August 16, 2019
3 STARS

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

One of my absolute favorite books of the year. This YA fantasy is all about magical books, and the libraries and people that protect them. Highly recommend!

Read: August 20, 2019
5 STARS

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

This is a wonderful debut novel that is a retelling of the 12 dancing princesses. This is a dark and spooky, but very well-written YA Fantasy. It is a perfect read for the Autumn season, and I look forward to more books from this author.

Read: September 9, 2019
4 STARS

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

This was a cute story, but I definitely couldn’t relate to the main character. I did like the teen thrown into the adult world plot. I also really liked the diversity shown in this one. Overall a decent YA Contemporary read.

Read: September 14, 2019
3.5 STARS

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I guess this is technically a series lol oh well, i’m still including it here. I couldn’t do it. I’m sorry. I love the movies and I loved the version of this that I read as a child, but the full book was just way too boring for me to get through… sorry!

Read: September 17, 2019
1 STAR {DNF}

Cupid’s Match by Lauren Palphreyman

Apparently this was a book on Wattpad before it got published. I really enjoyed this one and was immediately hooked and I read it in only a few hours. This is a cute YA Romance about a girl who’s ‘match’ is Cupid, and he has enrolled himself in her High School to meet and get close to her. This book also incorporated mythology which was fun, and I thought it had such a unique premise. Apparently this is also a series (literally just found out as I looked it up on goodreads to get this cover lol)

Read: September 27, 2019
4 STARS

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

This was my very first Christina Lauren book, and I absolutely fell in love with it. It was funny, engaging, romantic, and was written so well. Another favorite of the year.

Read: October 12, 2019
4.5 STARS

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Really loved this Christina Lauren as well. This one is about a boy falling in love with another boy who comes from a very religious family that would disapprove. I especially loved that this was based in a town very close to my hometown, and it was fun to recognize places and themes throughout the book.

Read: October 30, 2019
4 STARS

Hearts, Strings and Other Breakable Things

by Jacqueline Firkins

You can read my review here.

Read: December 13, 2019
3.5 STARS

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Possibly my very favorite read of the year, so I think it is fitting to end this post with this particular book. This was my first read from Morgenstern, but i definitely plan on picking up The Night Circus after this. I am still reeling from this book, and can think of almost nothing else. This book is enchanting, dazzling, mysterious, and slightly confusing in the very best way. If you like magic, mystery, and whimical fantasy then I highly recommend this one!

Read: December 26, 2019
5 STARS

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