Sarah’s 2019 Book Review Summary

Here is the list of every book I reviewed in 2019 (by genre).

You can download a PDF of the reviews and this list via the 2020 Book Review page (at the bottom) or via this link

FICTION: Chick Lit (inc. Romance)

**** “The Sisters” by Kate Forster

FICTION: Crime/Mystery (inc. Cosy)

***** “Lightning Men (Dark Town Series)” by Thomas Mullen

***** “Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier

****1/2 “Whitsunday Dawn” by Annie Seaton

**** “The Man Who Came Uptown” By George Pelecanos

**** “A Body of Work” by Janice Simpson

**** “Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby” by Julie Thorndyke

**** “Mary-Alice Moves in” by Frankie Bow

**** “Outsider” by Stephen King

**** “Visiting Memories Past: A Dana Potter Christmas Cozy Mystery” by Liz Turner

***1/2 “Bayou Busybody” by Frankie Bow

***1/2 “The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman Mysteries)” by Kerry Greenwood

***1/2 “The Dingebury Town Mysteries” by Lee Marsh

***1/2 “Cadaver on Candy Cane Lane” by Leighann Dobbs

*** “The Best American Mystery Stories 2016” ed. Elizabeth George

FICTION: General/Literary Fiction

***** “Dead Man Dreaming: A Novel” by Uday Mukerji

**** “Dead Men’s Trousers” by Irvine Welsh

FICTION: Horror/Thriller

**** “Christine” by Stephen King

**** “Elevation” by Stephen King

**** “Firestarter” by Stephen King

**** “Rage Against the Night” by  Stephen King et al

FICTION: Science Fiction

***** “Turning the Hourglass” by M.J.Kelly

FICTION: YA/Children’s

***** “His Name Was Walter” by Emily Rodda

***** “Doggienauts” by Addie Broussard

**** “No More Dead Kids” by Thomas Marshall

**** “The Frizz” by Jasmine Fogwell

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NON-FICTION: Art/History/Music

***** “Such Sweet Sorrow” by Richard Bell

***** “Unusual Sounds: the Hidden History of Library Music” by David Hollander

***** “You Say You Want a Revolution: records and Rebels, 1966-1970” by Victoria Broackes

***** “Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions” edited by Sasha Grishin

**** “101 Marvellous Movies You May Have Missed” by David Stratton

*** “100 Nasty Women of History” by Hannah Jewell

NON-FICTION: Biography/Autobiography

***** “Accidental Icon: Musings of a Geriatric Starlet ” by Iris Apfel

***** “Bella and Chaim: The Story of Beauty and Life” by Sarah Rena Vidal

**** “The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in the Business of Death, Decay, and Disaster” By Sarah Krasnostein

NON-FICTION: Gardening/Cooking

***** “Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage” by David Mabberley, Mel Gooding & Joseph Studholme

***** “Preservation Pantry: Modern Canning from root to Top & Stem to Core” by Sarah Marshall

NON-FICTION: Humour/Gift Book

**** “Sh*t Towns of New Zealand” By Anonymous

**** “The Little Voodoo Kit” by Dr J.P. Poupette

NON-FICTION: Self-Help/Well Being/Instructional

***** “Multidimensional Meditation: An introduction to Natural meditation and Multidimensional Living” by Leanne Margaret

***** “The Love of the Universe” by Leanne Margaret

**** “The Fast 800” by Michael Mosley

**** “German Short Stories for Beginners: 10 Short Stories to Easily learn German & Improve Your Vocabulary” By Touri Language Learning

NON-FICTION: Social Commentary

***** “Boys will be Boys” by Clementine Ford

**** “The Prince” by David Marr

**** “Jonestown: The Power and Myth of Alan Jones” by Chris Masters

***1/2 “Australian Tragic: Gripping tales from the dark side of our history” by Jack Marx

NON-FICTION: Travel

**** “Japan: Eyewitness Travel Guide” by Rosalyn Thiro

NON-FICTION: True Crime

****1/2 “Stalked: The Human Target: Stories of people pursued by stalkers and the devasting effect on their lives.” By Rachel Cassidy

**** “The Frankston Murders: The true story of serial killer Paul Denyer” by Vicki Petraitis

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Sisters In Crime – Book Reviews

I’m very pleased to say that “Sisters in Crime” has published my review for “His Name Was Walter” By Emily Rodda

Rating:   *****

Genre:  Children’s Fiction/Mystery

A Delightful and engaging mystery for readers of any age

Here is the link: https://www.sistersincrime.org.au/his-name-was-walter/