Happy Friday deerlings!
I had to step away for a bit this past week in order to take some time to rest, read, reflect, and take care of my hubby after he had his wisdom teeth out. These first few weeks of 2019 have all gone by in a blur thanks to sickness, work, and just recovering from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. So I’m in need of a reset button. So when Isabelle over at Bookwyrm Bites posted this fun little tag from BookmarkChronicles I couldn’t help but join in! So let’s re-ring in the new year, shall we?
Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2018?
The best BOOK I read in 2018 is tied between Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton & Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. They were on Reese Witherspoon’s book club list last year and I devoured them! Next Year in Havana blew me away with its’ lyrical writing style that shifted from past to present so seamlessly. Where the Crawdads Sing, on the other hand, hits very close to my heart as it’s set in rural parts of North Carolina similar to where I grew up.
Best series that I read in 2018 is definitely the Throne of Glass series. I started and finished this series last year and can not recommend it enough. Is it a little problematic? Yes. Do I find a problem with that? Absolutely not. Life is problematic and it’s wonderful despite that.
Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year?
The three mentioned above for sure! Sarah Beth Durst, Rachel Hollis, and Signe Pike are also new authors to me that I can’t wait to read more from!
The most anticipated book turned movie/tv show?
Definitely looking forward to the Throne of Glass tv show which is slated to be titled Queen of Shadows. Where the Crawdads Sing is also supposed to become a movie under Reese Witherspoon’s production company but I think that is going to come out in 2020 instead of 2019. Right now number one on my radar is the new Fruits Basket anime by Natsuki Takaya. The manga was adapted years ago before the series finished so the creators had to make their own ending. It wasn’t bad but it was definitely lackluster compared to the manga ending. So I CANNOT wait to watch this new production this spring.
Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)?
You mean besides my husband? I dunno he’s more character than I can handle 🙂 . I would probably say Thomas Cresswell from the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. He honestly reminds me of J if my husband had been a science type. Devilishly handsome, snarky, and amazingly kind.
How many books do you hope to read in 2019?
I hope to read a lot. But I always never end up reading as many as I wish I could. I set my Goodreads challenge to 75 books again this year but it may change throughout the year based on what happens on this journey called life.
Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge or any others?
The Goodreads Reading Challenge is one of the few things that I manage to do every single year even if the number changes throughout the year. I’m also thinking of trying the Unhaul My TBR challenge (is that what it’s called?) where I read all of the unread books I own. Though a lot of those are nonfiction so it might take a while.
Any New Year’s Resolutions?
I have a number of things I want to do in 2019 and you can check out my Bookish Goals for 2019 post for a more in-depth look at my resolutions. Two things I didn’t plan on adding that I’m really interested in doing this year are participating in a Read-a-Thon and keeping a bookish bullet journal. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of putting these on my resolutions at the beginning but hey, we’re here now!
Anyone who is interested, go for it!! Just be sure to link Bookmark Chronicles above since they are the original creator of the tag.