It’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 ya fantasy reads –
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (2018)
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.