2019 was bookclique’s second year, and thanks to our loyal readers, we have had many thousands of visits to our site! We feel so honored and happy to know that our collaborative project of bringing attention to great books each week has resonated so well with so many people. If you love to get our weekly book download, please subscribe and encourage your friends who love books to do the same.

bookclique reviews offer fresh, brief, and original content every week. We do our best to review titles across genre and perspective while recognizing that our social identities and backgrounds inform our choices. We believe in promoting the work of contemporary authors and lean toward amplifying women’s voices.

Below is a recap of the 2019 bookclique picks, many of which went on to win book awards! Thanks to the amazing bookclique bloggers — English teachers, students, and writers, all — who bring their intelligence, humor, and care to each and every review. It is an honor to be part of such an inspiring and inspired network.

Jessica Flaxman

Jessica Flaxman

Many years ago, Jessica took an English teaching job at Collegiate School in New York. She replaced an English teacher named Laura Dickerman. At first, theirs was a rivalry, but not too long after that, they became the best of friends. Jessica created bookclique in 2018 and recruited as many of her English teaching friends; students; and writers as she could to the collaborative project of promoting new books to the world. Laura is now the editor of bookclique, bringing all of her customary brilliance and energy to the shared work of celebrating books and book culture.