Looking Back on 2019 – My Favourite Middle Grade Reads

This is the first in a series of posts where I’m looking back at the books I’ve read during 2019 and picking out some highlights! I’m basing this on the books I’ve read during 2019, not necessarily 2019 releases. Also we’ve five days of the year left so I’m not completely done with my year’s reading so it’s possible this could change!

I said 2019 would be the year I started reading more middle grade fiction, and while I haven’t read quite as much as I would have liked I manage to read some!

During 2019 I managed to read 18 middle grade books. Although three of them were very short so probably should only count as one in total! I’ve picked out my five favourites below.

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Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson – My goddaughter adores this series so I was keen to read it to discover why she enjoyed it so much. It certainly didn’t disappoint!

My Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball review

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl – This was a wonderful tale of adventure with hints of the Sally Lockhart Quartet. I’ve bought the next two books in the series and now my big challenge is to read them before the final is published!

My Cogheart review

The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton – A perfect mix of magic and mystery! I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series!

My review of The Last Chance Hotel

Rumblestar by Abi ElphinstoneEverdark was one of the short stories I mentioned above and after reading that wonderful introduction to The Unmapped Chronicles I couldn’t wait to get stuck into Rumblestar. It was everything I wanted and more!

My Rumblestar review

The Train To Impossible Places by P. G. Bell – I loved science as a child so I really connected with Suzy. The sequel is sitting on my shelves and I’m hoping there are more to come!

My The Train To Impossible Places review

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What are your top middle grade reads of 2019? Let me know in the comments!

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