2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews has read 0 books toward her goal of 150 books.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Ang's Best Of 2018

Top Reads of 2018

Hello, Hi and Welcome Friends.

Its that time of year where we look back at what you have read over the year. On Instagram I have been posting Top Ten of 2018 prompts all week.

2018 was another good reading year for me, over all I read 73,718 pages across 278 books.

I had set my Good Reads reading challenge at 150 books and I defiantly passed that.

Books I wished I made time to read this year,
Stygian by Sherrilynn Kenyon
The Hating Game by Sally Thorn
Wicked Deeds on a Winters Night by Kresley Cole
Dreamers Pool by Juliet Marillier 
Circe by Madeline Miller
Roomies by Christina Lauren
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
Bad Boy Brody by Tijan
Nineteen Letters Jodi Perry

New or New To Me Authors In 2018
Jay Kristoff, Christina Lauren, SJM, Rachel Brookes, Amanda Bouchet, Alanna Alder, Nora Roberts, R.S.Grey, Jana Ashton and Kendall Ryan, Marjorie M. Liu.

Cover Love/Favourite covers of 2018
Radiance by Grace Draven
NeverNight by Jay Kristoff
Muffin Top by Avery Flynn
All That I Am by Rachel Brookes
King Maker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet
Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
Darkness Calls by Marjorie M Liu
Sin and Ink by Naima Simone
and The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter.

My Top Reads of 2018
Because I read so many books this year, I went through them all and out of the 278 I had a lot of 5 star reads. I didn't know if I should list them all, so I'm legit just going to wing it and see what happens. I cant just narrow down 10. So I thought I would try and do 3 top reads for each of the months, (TRY) I can not promise It'll work out. So lets get to it. I do want to mention that I cant remember for sure what month I read these all in, I roughly remember. It was not until March-April I got my self a Planner. Even saying that I read a lot of these early because i was lucky enough to receive ARCs of a lot.

A Promise of Fire and Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
What are you afraid of by Alexandra Ivy
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

          https://www.amazon.com/Promise-Fire-Kingmaker-Trilogy/dp/0349412529/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1545965352&sr=8-5          https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Witch-Cousins-ODwyer-Roberts/dp/0425259854/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1545966911&sr=8-2

Radiance & Eidolon by Grace Draven
No Place To Hide by Megan Lowe
Feels Like Home by Jennifer Van Wyk

https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B00S5IDLEQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_lRzjCbKE0EKXJ    https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B00S5IDLEQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_lRzjCbKE0EKXJ        https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B079KYL93N&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_B6zjCbYSDXEP0

Hot & Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz
Breaking Down by Megan Lowe

https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B073DN12HK&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_G7AjCbQR3FPAV    https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B074HZVK5P&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_KnBjCb0GP4Y17     https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B077SDPF88&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_urBjCb02VJFKM

In The Night & Breaking Shadows by Melissa Sinclair
Monsters by Melissa Jane
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B075936LJL&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_HvBjCbVTWEFMA      https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B079KP41FC&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_jyBjCbYNNY1F4        https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B01EQOZ9Y2&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_1CBjCbCXF4X5T

A Court Of Thorns And Roses Series by Sarah J Mass
Illuminae Files Series by Jay Kristoff
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff


The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Burn For Me (A Hidden Legacy Novel) by Ilona Andrews (This whole series is EPIC)
Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young



Death Dosent Bargain by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
All I Need by Jennifer Van Wyk


The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter
Cross Breed by Lora Leigh


All That I Am by Rachel Brookes
Be My Temptation by Rachel Brookes
It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time by Kylie Scott


Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan
Man Hands by Sarina Bowen and Tanya Eby
Rebel and Savior by Rhys Ford

NOVEMBER, (My Birthday Month and Slay Those Series Challenge, this was also my biggest reading month and I binged read the Beautiful Bastard series and caught up on series)
Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren
Sin & Ink by Naima Simone
Muffin Top by Avery Flynn
Burn (A Dark in You Novel) by Suzanne Wright

You Will Suffer by Alexandra Ivy ( ARC copy for Jan 2019 Release)
Fumbled Love by Lila Rose
Tied Up In Strings Felicia Lynn(too bad the second book in the series got 2 stars)

Honourable Mentions, because well just because...
Rock Hard by Nalini Singh
Misadventures with a Speed Demon by Chelle Bliss
Misadventures with a Manny by Toni Aleo
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews (AMAZING, sad to see this series come to an end)
All My Life by Prescott Lane
I Wanna Text You Up by Teagan Hunter
Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet (this series is complete, do your self a favour and check this series out.)
Not So Nice Guy by R.S.Grey


Yikes that is a lot, but you know what it is what it is, I read a lot and as I mentioned above it's really hard to just pick out a few. Though I have noticed something this last week having to do the Top 10 prompts that 10-15(ish)  books or series keep getting re mentioned over and over.

Radiance by Grace Draven
Kingmaker  Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet
Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young
All That I Am by Rachel Brookes
Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
ACOTAR series by Sarah J Mass ( If you think this is YA, you are mistaken and very far from right, it is Adult romance or New Adult. There are explicit sex and so far from YA. I thought it was too but a dear friend set me right,and now its one of my fav series.)
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff, even Godsgrave this series is one for everyone to try!
Honey Badger by Shelly Laurenston (I adore everything she writes)
Illuminae Files series ( to get the best experience I would Highly recommend the AUDIO which is a full cast, and read along with your book, its epic! Seriously do it!!!)
Flirting With Forever by Kendall Ryan
and Rhys Ford's new 415 Ink  series blew my socks off.
Not so Nice Guy by R.S.Grey
Sin & Ink by Naima Simone
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts, changed the game plan this year I found myself reading a lot more buy her.

If I were to categorize them all it would be 5 PNR/Fantasy books, 2 YA (mature) one being about Vikings and 1 being Sci-Fi books, 7  Contemporary Romance books, one of them being an Assassin book,2 being Rom Coms and  2 MM Romance books.

Looking back I am pretty proud of my reading this year 75-80% I read in paperbacks and the rest in ebook form. At the beginning of the year I set out a TBR Goals list, and to be honest I knew I would not have stuck to it. But lets take a look at it, and see what I actually completed.

First, I had down read the Mortal Instruments series, and that was a no, no, as got ridof them all, well they went to my son and I still cant get passed the similarities with them and my fav series Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn.

Second Read at least 1 Angsty book, this I actually did! I would say Sin & Ink was pretty full on and so was Savior by Rhys Ford

Third, Read at least 5 books from your TBR shelve (paperbacks) ahh, this was meet even though I can not remember what was on my tbr shelve as I put all my shelves into alphabetical order by last name. I defiantly read more than 5 shelved paperbacks.

Fourth, Read at least 5 books from your TBR good reads shelve, I done this too.

Fifth,  Catch up on Alexandra Ivy Vamp series, This was such a let down I didn't get to them at all this year.

Sixth, Finish Reading Gena Showalter Atlanta series, and read the YA series that also on my book shelve. Nope, well that's not true. I did read all the Atlanta series, but I never looked at the YA series. I might have given them to my son to read.

Seventh, Read the Talon series, NOPE  I didn't do this.

Eighth, Read Vlads book by Jeanine Frost, I actually picked the first one up to read but i didn't finish it nor remember to go back to it.

Ninth, Re Read Shelly Lauernston Pride Series, Yass, Yass I did this and I also re read the other ones too.

Ten, Pull at least 5 picks from your TBR Jar, I did pull from it a few times.

Eleven, Read Caraval. I started the audio and DNF it.

Twelve, Re Read Fallen, Nope. didn't happen.

Thirteen, Read Nineteen Letters, Didn't happen!

Fourteen, Read Sleeping Beauties, and Fifteen was to read Buying Thyme and I did NOT do any of these. I think I thought about it, but never followed through.

So what I learned about setting Reading Goals, is that I can not stick to them, I am too much of a mood reader. Though I can do smaller challenges with the mood I'm in to read. It is weird.I participated in all the Harry potter challenges, the NEWTS and OWLS and a few 24 hour Readathons. For my 2019 Reading Goals I am going to keep them simple a smaller then what I did this year. That will be a new Post. This one is far too long, if you made it this far you are a champion. 

My 2019 so far is filled with a few fun challenges already and I cant wait for them.

Look out for the Year long challenge Romance-opoly, its a fun challenge for all us book nerds, I am doing it, Its legit going to be one of the most fun reading years.

Hopefully your reading year was successful too, if you wanted to see what read this year all the ratings and reviews, they are all on my good reads. I am pretty sure you can click on my goodreads challenge for 2018 and it will bring up everything.

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