2018 was actually a really good year for me; reading wise and life wise. This was the first year I’ve read 200 books and I really can’t believe it! But more importantly, I have made so many more friendships and connections and I truly feel so blessed that I get to gush about books with so many people! Thank you so much to everyone who interacts with me and takes the time to read my reviews. It means more to me than you’ll ever know! And I’m wishing you all pure happiness, unconditional love, good health, and all the good reads in 2019! But let’s talk about some stats now!
➽ And if you’re interested, here is his spreadsheet for 2019!
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My Top Ten Favorite 2018 Publications:
➽ 10.) Sadie by Courtney Summers
➽ 9.) Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames
➽ 8.) The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco
➽ 7.) The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
➽ 6.) Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) by Mark Lawrence
➽ 5.) Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
➽ 4.) Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasha Ngan
➽ 3.) Circe by Madeline Miller
➽ 2.) Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
➽ 1.) The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
My Favorite 2018 Publications that ALMOST made my Top 10 (Books 11-15):
➽ Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
➽ Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
➽ Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
➽ Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
➽ Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor
My Five Favorite Books NOT Published in 2018:
➽ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
➽ Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
➽ The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
➽ Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
➽ The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #1) by Seth Dickinson
But The VERY Best Book I Read all Year?
➽ The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
Extra End of the Year Things:
➽ Most Disappointing Reads of 2018
➽ My Ten Favorite 2018 Author Debuts
➽ My Favorite Book Quotes of 2018
➽ Ten Things I’ve Loved in 2018 that weren’t Books
➽ I Read My “Top 12 Books I Must Read in 2018” List
PS – If you’ve made it this far: I love you!
And my very first Booktube video goes live tomorrow and 9AM PST!
Happy New Year! 💖