2018 wrap up

A few of my favourite things

pexels-photo.jpgIt’s here, the end of 2018. Politically the year has been a total shit-show, but my goodness, the books have been good. I have read 72 books as I write this, with the hopes of finishing one or two more before the end of the year. Although in all honesty I might leave a page in each book and then finish them New Years Day, that way I can pat myself on the back for being an awesome reader.

I’m just going to make this a total love fest. Not everything I read is from 2018, so some of these may be super old, it just took me this long to get around to reading it. Links to reviews if I’ve done them are included.

My favourite author discovery –
I discovered Rob J. Hayes this year and what a fucking joy that was. City of Kings was a brilliant read. As I write this I’m halfway through Never Die, which is brutal. I’m hoping to have it finished before the new year and a review out shortly after.
I also came across Alan Baxter on Twitter this year. I got to meet him at Supernova and picked up five of his books. So far he has managed to make me cry over a city and had me on the edge of my seat, holding my breath waiting to see what will happen next with a broken mob man.
Twitter is definitely paying off, while simultaneously bankrupting me.

My favourite fantasy reads –
Age Of Assassins by RJ Barker (2017)
The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (2009)
City Of Kings by Rob J. Hayes (2018)

My favourite ya fantasy reads –
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (2018)

My favourite contemporary reads –
The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles (2017)
The Law of Inertia by S. Gonzales (2018)
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel (2019)

My favourite romance reads –
Broken by Sasha Marshall (2018) This book… Gah.. It reached into my chest and climbed in right next to my heart. My love for it, is weirdly overpowering. I can’t bring myself to read book two even though it has been sitting on my kindle for five weeks. It gives me anxiety.

My favourite album – Vicious from Halestorm

My favourite new to me band
Five Finger Death Punch, Diamante, Skarlett Riot.

My favourite movie
This is a tough one. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse would have to take top place. Everything about this movie was perfect. I can’t recommend it enough.
The next movie was smashed by every critic out there, but Venom was pure entertainment. I walked out of the cinema wanting to go right back in to watch it again.

And that’s it from me. Enjoy the final days of 2018.

5 thoughts on “2018 wrap up”

  1. Yay, a fellow Halestorm lover !!! I only just discovered them 2 months ago and I love them. For my Christmas present I’ve booked to see them next November!
    I also LOVED Venom!
    You’ve mentioned some authors I’m eager to try. Sounds like you’ve had a great reading year, hope 2019 is even better😀!

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    1. I’m so jealous, I would love to see them live. They are actually coming to Australia in March, but they are only doing shows in Melbourne and Brisbane and I’m on the other side of the country.
      I only came across them last year, we played Here’s To Us at our wedding. Her voice is insane and they are all so bloody talented.

      Mmmm Tom Hardy, he played the role so well. I’m looking forward to watching number 2 when it comes out.


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