Madeleine Kleppinger challenges readers to experience life through stories that inspire more adventurous living, personal growth and meaningful service of others.

A Calendar of Reads : 2019

A Calendar of Reads : 2019


A Year of Books

What will you be reading in 2019?

For all of the readers visiting here is the posted list of books that will be appearing in 2019 for review and Thursday discussions. Book reviews will always be during the last week of the month so there will be plenty of time to read and enjoy these new titles. Read them all, skip to the titles that peak your interest most, or find a favorite and read it twice!

To give you ample time to discover these great stories, I have included the entire calendar year here. Purchase and read the books ahead of time so that you will be in the know. If you fall behind reading do not fret. Read the review and jump into discussion the following Thursday.

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March 25 : The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

April 29 : Transcription by Kate Atkinson

May 27 : The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien edited by Christopher Tolkien

June 24 : Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

July 29 : Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis

August 26 : Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

September 30 : Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

October 28 : Circe by Madeline Miller

November 25 : There There by Tommy Orange

December 30 : When All is Said by Anne Griffin


In preparation for reviewing books on the website I created a rating system. We agree that books and stories are worth our time. But we can only read so many of them. The rating system I will be using is designed to respect the author and their created work while helping my readers sift through novels they will enjoy and pass on to others. I want each of you to discover your greatest story. Be looking for the rating at the end of each review.

Madeleine’s Rating System:

Stop before you finish -> Borrow, not buy -> Buy and pass along -> Buy and keep -> Buy to read it again yearly!

Masterpiece of the Heart

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