Books of 2019: Lightning Reviews

I present: lighting reviews! One sentence reviews of all the books I’ve read in 2019 so far. Please note that some of these are re-reads, as I definitely believe in reading books over and over again.

Ancillary Justice, by Anne Leckie Gender bending sci-fi with great complexity of plot detail, rewards a close reading.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo A strange and intriguing tale of a toy rabbit who never moves but does have feelings, during which I can never quite tell whether it’s somehow a joke.

Flying Solo, by Ralph Fletcher Kids take over the class in a story completely lacking in reality or believability.

Pictures of Hollis Woods Foster kid finds a forever home even though she ran away from it, in a heartfelt if overly optimistic way.

Wishworks, Inc by Stephanie S. Tolan Super cute fantasy along the lines of Coville’s Magic Shop books, but no plot to speak of.

Cocktail Time by P. G. Wodehouse Colonialist and patriarchal as always, but oh so calming.

Living Non-violent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg Picked up my worldview and set it back on sideways, in a good way.

Principal, by Jerry Spinelli Sweet school story, a little too sweet.

Something New, by P. G. Wodehouse Every bit as delicious as every other Wodehouse, and surprisingly feminist…ish.

Heir Apparent, by Vivian Van Velde Excitingly good children’s fantasy, incorporating the video gaming world.

Komarr, by Lois McMaster Bujold Gotta love my sci-fi action chick lit.

The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder Comfort food read though, alas, still very racist.

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur Quintessential tear jerker for the midgrade reader, I cried.