As promised, here is my curated list of the ten books I think I’m most excited for that are coming in 2019! I mean, this list was super hard to limit. You have no idea how many awesome SFF books are coming, but I encourage you to definitely check out these 10 for sure.
Happy Christmas to those of you who celebrate! And to the rest of you, we’re almost done with 2018!
Today I want to share the top ten books that I’ve read this year, most of them didn’t actually release in 2018, but I’ve been doing a lot of backlog reading, which is great! These are the ones that really got to me by evoking deep feels or wonderful imagination, vivid images that I made (or will make) into fanart, or just made life a little easier to live.
In no particular order, here are my top ten favorite reads of 2018!
Last time I showcased some of the figures I’m hoping Funko will make for movies and TV show characters that I absolutely adore. This post will feature 10 (it was so hard to limit myself to 10!) characters from favorite books and series.
I’ve decided to do something a bit different with this post. It’s actually the first of
two three posts (while writing this I discovered there are some fandoms that don’t fit these 2 categories) where I explain why I want Funko Pops of certain characters. (Spoilers: It’s to feed my Funko addiction collection!) This post will focus on Movies and TV shows that don’t already have Funkos in existence or announced (that I’m aware of). These are easier to find photo references for and are more likely to be made someday. Then the second post will feature favorite book characters that would be auto-buys if Funko ever did make them. That list is harder to dream about because of the lack of photos, but I’ll talk about that more in that post. The third will feature whichever ones I’m craving that don’t fit those first two categories.
Wow, I haven’t put together a Top Ten list in a long time. I’m super hyped to be going to ALA Annual at the end of this week though and wanted to share some of the books I’m ecstatic about!
It’s been a long time since I wrote a fun post that wasn’t necessarily a review of some kind, so I thought I’d share some of the books I’ve read this year that I’m thankful for. Some are debuts, published in 2017, backlist books, new series installments, new authors to me. But since I’m all about reading to my mood, these books came to me at a time when they were helpful and fun.
Anyway, here’s my favorite reads this year (in no particular order):
What books have you read this year that felt right? Which were amazing?
After realizing I hadn’t made a Top Ten list in some time, I decided to make one featuring my 10 favorite go-to recommendations for books/series/authors. You’ll see why I couldn’t just settle on one category once you read the list, but these seem to be my favorite recommendation pile for whenever a friend, family member, or random internet person asks for cool new stuff to read. It does change over time as new books and authors get released and I read backlog titles, but I tend to shout about these the most right now.
This week’s Top 10 focuses on visuals! Which is awesome because there are so many fun books that I’ve collected and read based on artwork. See where the meme started here!
This is just a brief listing of some of my absolute favorite art accompanied stories 🙂
A manga that featured an art style that embraced music, pop rock, girly pretty things, and gothic lolita fashions.
Not only is this a cute picture book about a cat that finds itself sharing a home with a newborn dino, but the art is gorgeous enough to frame.
My favorite trio of characters from the Batman universe presented in a lovely art style.
There’s a lovely illustrated novel of Stardust that features the art of Charles Vess.
Another picture book, this one tells the tale of newly formed friendships without using words.
I fell in love with author/artist’s art back in high school, and I still re-read this manga series occasionally.
This graphic novel tells the everyday life stories of various animals without using words. It focuses on the main animal but shows the environment and other animals in the area as well.
Here’s a graphic novel series that’s basically Dungeons and Dragons with an all-female, butt-kicking cast!
The art is actually what drew me to this graphic novel, and now I can’t wait for volume 2.
If you love the Labyrinth movie, then you’ll love this sequel manga series.
So no visual favorites list would be complete without a Sailor Moon reference, so here’s one of my oldest, favorite manga of all time.
What books drew you in based on the artwork? Share your lists below!
We all know the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” And, we all know that we do the exact opposite all the time. And part of this is because we are visual creatures, but another aspect is targeted marketing because, to be honest, covers are made to sell. There’s been a lot of talk lately about covers, but today I want to focus on my favorite covers from some favorite authors. Some of them are older publications, some foreign editions, and some are just the original cover I remember reading!
I found the original covers from Luna Books to be much more visually appealing than any of the newer ones. There was so much to look at and it gave more emphasis to the fantasy aspect.
I can’t remember which language this is, but I love the swirliness and intrigue portrayed.
While not my favorite cover as it doesn’t do the story justice, I admit I picked this book up because of the cover. And was so glad I did as Laini is now one of my top favorite authors.
I love almost all of the covers for the Green Rider series. The artwork is amazing and fits that story so well. And the foreign editions hold up nicely.
After finding Tamora Pierce, I started collecting all the Tortall books and this is one of the covers I found at my favorite second hand bookstore.
Acorna was one of earliest favorite series and this was my favorite book of the series and also my favorite cover.
I LOVE this cover! And it’s my favorite book by Lackey!
This cover features everything I loved about the Firekeeper Saga: wolves, big cats, and talking to animals.
I love all the covers that were painted by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, but this one in particular was very appealing.
This is probably my favorite of the Mercy Thompson covers, but they’re all pretty amazing.
That’s all for this week, next week the planned theme focuses on art in graphic novels and picture books. To see all the chosen themes, check out the site that originated the meme. I hope you’ll share your lists as well.