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BookLoons Recommended Reads 2019
by Hilary Williamson

'Tis the season once again - am I the only one noticing how much faster it arrives every year? It's a time to put aside anxiety about divided political landscapes and looming environmental catastrophe, and simply revel in time spent with family and friends. We value the quiet moments too, especially enjoying a good read.

Books are always a big part of the holidays in my home, as gifts, or enjoyed by a roaring fire, with loved ones close at hand. As always, we have recommendations for you, based on the best of our 2019 reading. These are mainly hardcovers - find rave reads most likely published in paperback in 2019 in our Recommended Reads 2018.

Contemporary Fantasy Historical
Number One Chinese Restaurant
The Shepherd's Hut
You Will Be Safe Here
Wolf's Call
The World That We Knew
A Long Petal of the Sea
Star Path
This Tender Land

Mystery Mystery-Cozy Mystery-Historical
Law and Addiction
The Long Call
What Rose Forgot
Dachshund Through the Snow
Stick Together
Terns of Endearment

Bones of the Earth
Lady of Perdition
The Noble Path

Mystery-International Mystery-Thriller Romance
The Chestnut Man
The Truth Behind the Lie
Long Road to Mercy

The Book Charmer
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
Nothing to Hide
SF Non-Fiction
A Memory Called Empire
Scornful Stars
Hymns of the Republic
Sicker Fatter Poorer
We Are the Weather
YA Fiction YA Fantasy/SF
Don't Say a Word
Freeing Finch
The Starlight Claim

The Heartwood Box
Lost and Found
The Story of Owen
Chapter Books Picture Books
Exciting Expeditions
Smell My Foot!
Except When They Don't
Just Because

Find more book gift suggestions in our many previous Holiday Columns.

All of us at BookLoons wish you and yours the best of times, the kindest of
holidays, and a joyous, healthy, prosperous and (especially) peaceful 2020!!

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