End of the Year Top 10 Books! – 2018 Edition

EOTYIt’s that time of the year again! As the year come to a close, we take the time to reflect on all the books we’ve read and choose some of our best reads. Today, I am gathering a list of my Top 10 Reads this year. This list is made out of books I have read this year, regardless of when the books were published. Here are my Top 10 Books for 2018:

#1 –
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Book Review #139 – The Afterlife of Holly Chase

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 400 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .

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Christmas Blog Tag!

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Just Another Christmas Tag.

When I was researching Christmas Tag when I was making mine, I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t repeating tags that were already made. As I was trying to narrow down my main theme (which eventually came down to Christmas Characters), I came across this tag and it actually looked like a nice, simple tag to do. However, I wasn’t able to find the original creator or any rules, just I guess I’ll just get right into it then?
(Note: I know this isn’t a book tag, but all I had was this book tag header…)

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Graphic Novel Review #16 – Book Love

Book Love by Debbie Tung
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 144 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers.

Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.

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The Befana Comes By the Night

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Today’s prompt, brought to you by Camilla @ Reader in the Attic, is very interesting. Camilla uses Befana, an old lady who flies on a broom and leaves sweets for good children. This happens every January for Italian kids. However, for this prompt, we become Befana and we’re passing out books! I do have Italian heritage, so this one has caught my eye and I figured to do it as well.

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Book Review #138 – Wildcard

Wildcard by Marie Lu
Rating: 5 Stars
Series: Warcross, #2
Length: 341 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Synopsis:
All bets are off. This time the gamble is survival.

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems—and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

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Graphic Novel Review #15 – Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life

Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life by Dante Fabiero
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: Standalone
Length: 128 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Synopsis:
A charming collection of comics about an ambitious little sloth who’d rather just take it easy.

Are you a fan of carbs, the internet, and naps? Slothilda is your spirit animal!

From former Simpsons animator Dante Fabiero comes this all-too-real comic series about an adorable little sloth who’s driven by her desire for self-improvement. Slothilda explores an inner conflict we can all relate to―the desire to succeed and grow, while paradoxically dealing with the ever present temptation to sloth.

With themes related to work, fitness, food, shopping, and pets―this book shows that you’re not the only sloth at heart.

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