(49) The City of Dreaming Books // Bookish Blurb

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The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

Translated by John Brownjohn (originally in German)

This is an absurd and delightful book. We follow Optimus Yarnspinner (a dinosaur) who goes in search of the author of a manuscript his godfather gifted to him at his death.

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(18) The Golden Compass // Bookish Blurb

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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

So I read this book because I can never actually remember if I’ve read it before. I know I’ve watched the movie so I can never remember if what I’m remembering is the book or the movie. After reading it I think I’ve never read it before (or if I had I did not remember the ending at all).

In this book we follow Lyra in a world that is similar to ours as she travels from where she grew up at the university up to the arctic north for reasons that even she does not totally understand.

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(11) The Gilded Wolves // Bookish Blurb

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Sometimes I wonder if I should just change the name of this blog to Bookish Blurb since I never do anything except talk about books now.

Anyway, this is a teen historical fantasy novel set in Paris. It’s kind of an alternate history in which there are magical people and magical elements. This is essentially a heist novel in which this group of underdogs try to steal an item and end up saving the world. However the thing that redeems this book is its characters.

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(2) The Beast Player // Bookish Blurb

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The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

Translated by Cathy Hirano

This is a Japanese YA fantasy novel. It’s a bit hard to explain what this book is about but we follow a girl who is really good with these magical creatures and just wants to do the best she can not realizing the political implications of her actions.

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Top books of 2019 aka books I would read again

In no particular order, here is a list of my top books I read in 2019. If you want to know ALL the books I read in 2019, you can find that HERE.

Also potentially of interest are my top books of 2018 and top books of 2017 (sadly before then I wasn’t keeping track).

What was your favorite book of 2019? I would love to know in the comments.

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(91) Howl’s Moving Castle // Bookish Blurb

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Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

My book club chose this book as its last book of 2019. At first I was a little disappointed because I’ve read this before but I enjoyed it so much more this time rereading it.

Basically, this follows Sophie who is the oldest of three sisters in a magical world who gets cursed by a witch into an old lady and ends up living with the wizard Howl.

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