Book Nine

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

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I’ve read the Harry Potter series once before, but started rereading the series in 2017. This book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which is the sixth installment of the series, took me quite a bit longer this time than when I first read it. Rowling includes much more backstory on Harry’s father during his time at Hogwarts and on Voldemort’s history. Of course, in reading this for the second time I picked up on many nuances and details I’d missed the first time, making it all that more intriguing. However, I read slow, perhaps because I knew what the last few chapters would hold. The emotions are no less jarring the second time around. This is an incredible series for all ages.

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Goodreads rating: 4.55/5
My rating: 4/5 stars
Days read: January 2-February 7
Recommend: Yes!