A Decade of Books in Review: 2010-2019

I wanted to take my time and try to narrow down my favorite book releases for each year of the last decade, which meant this post is only now ready to share!  As you can see that kinda worked and each year has anywhere from 5-10 featured favorites depending on how much I felt like the titles NEEDED to be on my list for the year either because of the impact of the story or just how well written it was.

These are all books that were released in the year, but I didn’t get them all read the year they came out.  That made more sense to me, hopefully it does for you as well 🙂  I almost didn’t include sequels on this list, but then I decided there were too many good ones!

Disclaimer: About half way through making this list and the graphics, I realized that I might not have the original release year for some of these, but instead the release year for a later edition.  Please excuse any mistakes related to this error as I’m too lazy to go back and redo all that work!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Reads of 2019 (Not All of Them Are 2019 Releases)

I’m really bad at Top 10 lists as I never seem to be able to stop at 10!  So here’s my top reads of 2019 plus some extras that were also incredible.  I’ve reviewed almost all of these on here, so make sure to check out the full reviews by using the search box or go to the page where I list all my reviews by title.

2019 Releases

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1)

I enjoyed this fun mash up of fantasy and science fiction. Sometimes it was hard to remember it was set in space, but the twists and turns were fantastic!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Reads of 2018

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!

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Top 10 Movie/TV Characters I Want a Funko Pop for

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.

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Favorite Reads of 2017, so far

Hello all!

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):

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)The Only Pirate at the PartyThe Queen of Blood  (The Queens of Renthia, #1)Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)Not Quite NarwhalFirebrandDream Magic (Shadow Magic, #2)Scion of the Fox (The Realms of Ancient, #1)Air Awakens (Air Awakens, #1)Storm Siren (Storm Siren, #1)Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children, #3)Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1)The Saga of RexShadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

What books have you read this year that felt right?  Which were amazing?