I am terrible at picking just one, so I'm not even going to try. I've got a lot of books I'm looking forward to reading.
These are by authors I've read before whose new books I really want to read.
And these caught my eye on book blogs.
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?
These are all by authors I like.
Surprisingly, there are only two debuts that are really standing out for me at the moment. I'm sure more will pop onto my radar as the year goes.
I'm going to go with the same thing I said last year. I want to work on reading my physical books because they've piled up. I didn't buy as much in 2018 as in previous years, but I still bought more than I read of my physical books. The pile needs to go down.
This survey is courtesy of The Perpetual Page-Turner. I did it last year and really enjoyed it, so I decided to do it again this year. Like last year, I'm splitting it into 2 parts. Part 1 will focus on looking back on my reading for 2018; part 2 will look ahead to 2019 and what books I'm looking forward to reading. I'm still bad at picking just one book, so don't be surprised to see multiple answers to some questions.
This is always a tough one to choose, but I think I'm going to have to go with A False Report simply because it stuck with me the longest. And it just felt like an important book with some of the things going on this year.
I was so sure I would love every single one of these. I did not. Some I merely liked. Some I outright disliked.
This book was a surprise in the best way, but the surprise is a major spoiler, so I'm not saying more.
My book "pushing" has really just been handing books to people and telling them to read them because they will laugh. I only do it to a handful of people though.
There were a number of great starts to series. These were my favorites.
My favorite sequels either greatly improved upon previous installments or just continued at the same level of quality in the case of the Goldie Vance series.
Best Series Ender of 2018?
All of these books wound up being my favorite book in their respective series. Each of these series got better with each book and ended strong.
I read 2 of Ibi Zoboi's books this year and have 2 anthologies that she's a part of on my TBR.
I'd never actually read any of Tessa Dare's books before 2018. I changed that this year by reading 4 of her books. I intend to read more of her work because her romances are right up my alley.
I'm not a big poetry person. It's just not my thing and is often a miss for me when I do try it. But I loved this.
These were the books of 2018 that I couldn't put down. When life forced me to put them down, I was constantly wondering when I would be able to get back to them.
It's these romances that I'm most likely to reread in 2019. Especially since I own 3 out of 4 of these. I might have to make it all 4.
I had a hard time narrowing it down from so many covers. I got it down to 22 and gave up trying to cut it down any more.
It has to be Evelyn Hugo of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I read her story in March and still keep thinking about her.
Not That Bad was a powerful anthology of essays about rape culture and what it's like to live in it.
I read a number of books that made me think on various issues, but I'm going to go with these two books for highlighting topics I had less familiarity with - the US justice system's injustices.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been on my TBR for over a decade. I can't believe it took me this long to get around to it, but I finally knocked it off my list.
I'm going to have to pass. I just don't recall any.
- 14 pages
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
I was not expecting the very end, particularly how it was portrayed. It was not a good surprise.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid - Evelyn Hugo and her true love
Runaways Vol. 2: Best Friends Forever - Kris Anka,Rainbow Rowell - Nico and Karolina
Check, Please!: #Hockey - Ngozi Ukazu - Jack and Bitty
Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating - Christina Lauren - Josh and Hazel
Goldie Vance Vol 4 - Hope Larson,Jackie Ball,Sarah Stern,Elle Power - Goldie and DianeBodysuit Fetish - Uni Yamasaki - Yoji and Toma
DC Comics: Bombshells Vol. 6 - Marguerite Bennett - Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn
Him - Elle Kennedy,Sarina Bowen - Jamie and Ryan
Roomies - Christina Lauren - Holland and Calvin
Jackass! - Scarlet Beriko - Keisuke and Masayuki
Darius the Great is Not Okay - Adib Khorram - Darius and Sohrab
Puddin' - Julie Murphy - Callie and Millie
It was a really good year for authors I'd read (and loved) before. All of these authors delivered books that were perfect for me.
I didn't even know this book existed until I was told to read it by someone who knows my taste in books and said I'd love it. They were right.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid - Evelyn Hugo
It's a tie for best 2018 debuts for me. Both are YA. Everless is a fantasy that was published right at the beginning of the year, while Darius the Great is Not Okay is a contemporary that was published in August.
Everless is set in a world where time is literally money and can be taken from a person through one's blood to shorten one's life. The book did a good job of showing how it all worked and exploring how it would affect people.
The first book is for just being so cute; the second book is for being hilarious.
It's a book dealing with depression - both the main character's and his father's. I definitely teared up.
My favorite read that no one knows.
I laughed while reading this, but only because my soul was also being crushed by the fact that it actually happened.
None of my other books included fake mustaches. This one had multiple.
Hello books about injustices in the world. You were all good books, but you also made me very mad at the things that have happened or are still happening.
What's better than one deliciously cozy, swoon-worthy holiday story? Four of them, from some of today's bestselling authors.
From KASIE WEST, a snowy road trip takes an unexpected detour when secrets and crushes are revealed.
From AIMEE FRIEDMAN, a Hanukkah miracle may just happen when a Jewish girl working as a department store elf finds love.
From MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, Christmas Eve gets a plot twist when a high school couple exchange surprising presents.
From NIC STONE, a scavenger hunt amid the holiday crowds at an airport turns totally romantic.
So grab a mug of hot cocoa, snuggle up, and get ready to fall in love...
Review :first story 5/5
Second story 4/5
Such a cute collection my favorites were the first and last story the third was my least favorite. The first story was so cute it kinda involved a roadtrip and secret santa . The second study was about this girl who got thos job as a elf and she liked this guy but he turned out to be a dick and she ended up liking the guy she worked with it was cute . The third story was just not good it's about this couple in high school and the ended up selling there most expensive items to get each other Christmas gifts. The last story was a female female romance and it was so cute so these two girls who are going on vacation with each other who haven't seen each other in years so they do kinda a treasure hunt it was adorable.