Friday, December 28, 2018

Top 10 of 2018: Books I Meant to Read in 2018 with Giveaway


This was actually the first day theme for Kimberly Faye Reads event, but since I didn't join in until after, I put it off for a day I'd already done what the topic for that day was, and today is supposed to be cover love.  You can check out my Cover Love post HERE.  I had a lot of books on my list to read this past year.  A lot that I got ARCs of at ALA in NOLA this past summer that I just didn't get fit in.  A few others I heard so much about, but just didn't get the time to read.  So here are the top 10 I wish I'd had time to read this past year.

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So I have physical ARCs of all but two of these, and of those two, I think I have an e-galley that might still be good to read. But who knows when/if I might get to that.  Physical copies have more chance.  Have you read any of those?  Do you suggest I move any to the top of my TBR?  What book did you mean to read this past year but didn't get to?

Below is today's giveaway.  But I've posted four other giveaways this week on my other Top 10 posts:  Top 10 New to Me Authors, Top 10 Favorite CoversTop 10 Favorite Books,  and Top 10 Book Boyfriends.
And hey, there aren't that many entries yet, so you have a good chance!  Go enter!  But share if you can!  Enter today and then come back tomorrow for yet another giveaway!  These will run until the end of 2018.
Giveaway:
Two prizes again, you can choose one of these books if the Book Depository will deliver to you:
  1. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
  2. Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
  3. Pride by Ibi Zoboi
  4. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
  5. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  6. After the Fire  by Will Hill
Second prize is a $5 gift card to Amazon
 
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32 comments:

  1. A favorite character of mine this year was Jane in Dread Nation bc she never panics and is the best at finding solutions.

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  2. RhysandπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

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    1. I hear good things about him! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Two of my favorite male characters this year were: Dallas from Wait for It by Mariana Zapata - sucha slow burn romance and they start out incredibly rocky and throughout the book their connection slowly grows and my by the end the author had me (almost) in tears. I really, really love him! and then we have Levi from The Color Project by Sierra Abrams. I read that book in January and I still think about it almost a year later... he is just precious. that's all I can say about that :)

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    1. I've heard good things about The Color Project, I need to check that one out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Aaron Warner in Restore Me by Mafi is my favorite book boyfriend from this year.

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    1. Loved Warner in the first three books. I need to read Restore Me. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I don't have any 'favourite' characters, and I don't understand 'book boyfriends', for me the plot always comes first!

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    1. If I don't care about characters, a plot won't matter. But that's just me! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. My fave book boyfriend of the year would have to be Beast from The His Fair Assasin trilogy :)
    Megan S.

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  7. This was not the best year for me for book boyfriends, and I am lucky that I finally found a couple of great ones in the last handful of books that I have read: J.D. Ortiz from My New Crush Gave to Me and Riden from Daughter of the Pirate King.

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    1. I loved Daughter of the Pirate King, great pick on that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. A favorite character would be Victor from Vicious by V.E. Schwab, which I FINALLY read this year. I got the sequel but need to read it so that will be an early 2019 read. So many books I wish I could have gotten to in 2018. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  9. My favorite book boyfriend would be William Cavendish from The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher.

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  10. Bobby Sky was pretty fun. I liked it. I thought Pride was fabulous. Great retelling. I am still on the waitlist for Mafi's book, but it is definitely getting read by me. Hope you get to some of these.

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  11. Well, I just finished The Cruel Prince and Cardan is BBF material! Thank you

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  12. Book girlfriends would be all the main characters in Spinning Silver

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  13. I meant to read Circe by Madeline Miller. Diana Bishop from A Discovery of Witches is my favorite character this year.

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  14. My book boyfriend of the year has to be Thomas from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series! 😍

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  15. A favorite character of mine from 2018 is Fovea Munson from The Mortification of Fovea Munson.

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  16. I wanted to get around to Dread Nation and Pride as well! I read To Kill A Kingdom last year and I really liked it :) I thought it was a good one and I hope you can get to it in 2019.

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