Monday, December 31, 2018

Best Books of 2018


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This week is the best books I read in 2018- the annual best of list. It's always interesting to go back and look at my ratings and see which books really worked for me over the last twelve months. This year I seem to have gravitated to suspenseful reads. Seems right. So here are my favorites of 2018.  

The Wolves of Winter

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

The Cheerleaders

The Lies They Tell

Contagion (Contagion, #1)

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)

An Unwanted Guest



The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)

Tuesday Tagline #123

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Mankind Was Facing A Terrible New Ice Age And No One Knew How To Halt The Deadly Event.  

End of the Year Book Tag

I was tagged by JJ at This Dark Material for the End of the Year Book tag (thanks JJ!!!) and since we're indeed almost at the end of 2018, this is the perfect opportunity to take a look back, reflect on another year of reading, and carry forth with plans for 2019. So without further ado, let's take a peek. 

1) Are there any books you started this year you need to finish?

Nothing I've actually started although there are a few I thought I had to have, and then I didn't read them right away or even in some cases buy them right away. Here's a few that I surprisingly have let slide.  

Lies You Never Told MeWildcard (Warcross, #2)The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2)

2) Do you have an autumnal book to transition to the end of the year? 

Not really, I don't think. I do read a bit seasonally- more suspenseful, darker stuff in autumn, and I even occasionally look for holiday based mysteries around this time of year, but it mostly depends on my mood- I'm such a mood reader.  

3) Is there a new release you're still waiting for? 

Watching You

4) What are three books you want to read before the end of the year? 

The Gone WorldWatching You

5) Is there a book that you think could still shock you and become your favorite?

I don't think so? The year's almost over and with holiday happenings I won't have a lot of reading time- so I don't think that will happen. 

6) Have you already made reading plans for 2019? 

Other than a short list of books I want to read early in the year, not really! I'm not really doing any challenges again this year- I went challenge free in 2018 and liked it, it was nice not to have keep track of all that, and just read what I wanted. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sunday Post #278

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Hello everyone. I hope everyone who celebrates had a great Christmas. I know I did and it was low key this year, which I kinda liked. I have good news (at least I think it's good news)- the Bookish Games are back! Yup- there's a new edition going live in January and sign ups are on Jan. 1st. This one's a little different as it's a Bring Your Own Character edition. 

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He's not wrong. :) And yes I've used this GIF before but it just seems so appropriate for the Games. In other news Vintage SciFi Month is a go in January as well - Little Red Reviewer is co- hosting and all the stuff can be found here. #VintageSciFiMonth & @VintageSciFi.  

Reading took a bit of a back seat to all the Christmas festivities but I think my first book of the year is gonna be The Gone World. I had hoped to read it in 2018 yet but nope. Movies That Suck will return and this week I'll have a post on dystopia in 2019 and a favorite posts of 2018. And I'll be doing the End of the Year book tag on Monday Whew!      
Lies You Never Told Me

Song of the week 


Airmont Books, 1964, English    Graphical elements: Tripods    Courtesy of Don Erikson


Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)11 - The Gondwana ShrineDamocles 2 - An Impossible RansomTintin and the Picaros (Tintin, #23)