Hello everyone! Happy New Year! I had a lot going on in the latter part of 2019 and while I wasn’t able to post as much these last couple of months, I have escaped the dreaded reading slump! In the past year, I started listening to audiobooks for the first time and surpassed my Goodreads challenge goal of 15 books by reading 20! It was also the second year in which I took part in the PopSugar Reading Challenge. This time around, I managed to read 16 books for the challenge!
The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is a moving contemporary novel and I would describe it as an unconventional coming-of-age story. It follows the life of Emma Rossini, the daughter of a beautiful loving mother and film actor father. While some heavy themes are explored in this book, it also has humour sprinkled throughout it.
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I really enjoyed this dark satirical debut and will be posting my review soon.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This had been on my TBR for ages and I can see why it’s popular! Review to follow.
In case you missed it!
2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge
Here are the books I read for the challenge in 2019.
A book inspired by myth/legend/folklore
Stepsister By Jennifer Donnelly
A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
A retelling of a classic
Little Witches: Magic in Concord by Leigh Dragoon
A book with a question in the title
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
A book told from multiple POVs
Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
A book set in space
The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw
A book that takes place in a single day
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
A debut novel
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A book that’s published in 2019
Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman
A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
A book author from Asia, Africa, or South America
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in title
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
A book that includes a wedding
Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill
A ghost story
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
A book with a two-word title
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Your favorite prompt from a past PopSugar Reading challenge – A book based on a fairy tale (2016)
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
How was December for you? Let me know in the comments!