2018 was another FABULOUS year for books!
My GoodReads goal was 350, and I'm currently sitting at 365.
That's an average of a book a day.
*You can check our my Year in Books if you're interested. : )
I discovered new and new-to-me authors.
I fell in love with new stories from already-favorites.
I got to MEET and hang out w/ some fantastic ppl!
All in all, I'm very grateful for 2018.
Here is a highlight reel of some of my favorites.
I started the year off w/ two ARCs in a STUNNING series by a favorite author.
Each book is moving and beautiful and great for re-reading!!
This story sucked me in right away and I became an instant fan of the author.
AND in a crazy awesome blessing, I randomly ran into her at a signing & got to MEET her!
She's not only got fabulous stories in her head, she's a sweetheart!
This is part of a series I fell in love w/ from the author, and it's also one of my favorite covers.
It's bright, simple, and beautiful!
This story was completely unique, heartbreaking, & kept me on my toes.
I fell in love with the writing as well as the characters!
Emotional, relevant story about fighting the voices in your head, learning to love yourself, and being able to expand that love to include someone else.
This is somewhat an autobiography and is simply amazing.
Learning about his life & how he found his passion - and love... Amazing is the only word I could come up with!
It reads like a super hero movie or TV show.
The descriptions & characters leap off the page and make you feel a part of this world Jess has created. Highly recommend checking out this series!
And then I have quite a few authors who I binged on.
Some it was 3 books, some it was 20.
But EVERY SINGLE BOOK by these authors is so good, they're auto-pre-order authors for me.
I devour their stories as soon as I get them.
I've been blessed w/ ARCs of quite a few, which just means there are two of them on my Kindle after the book goes live. *grin*
This was the first story I read by this author, and I IMMEDIATELY read her other two releases because I fell that in love w/ her writing & story telling.
Chasing Clouds by Kathryn Andrews - she was already a favorite author, but this story blew me away & I couldn't put it down!! : )
In the middle there is book 3 in a series by Ellen Wilder.
This series doesn't get enough credit, IMO.
It's emotional & deep, fun & sweet.
She also co-writes some of the stories, which brings in characters from a different series.
They cover some heavy subjects, and they do it quite well!!
Pieces of Forever by Heather D'Agostino
I've been so fortunate to chat w/ Heather at several signing through the years & she's so nice!!
This story is one of my favorites from her - it's emotional and full of hope. : )
(I also got to meet the model on this cover & he's super nice as well!!)
And they write highly enjoyable (and emotional and heart tugging) stories!
Speaking of sweet - Michelle Mankin!
She writes rockers & surfers & her stories will also tug at your heart while you fan yourself silly.
LB Dunbar - she has several series in different genres, but this year has been the year of the Over 40 stories & they are GREAT! : )
Amy Daws!! She also has different series, but my favorite is the Wait With Me series.
SO MUCH FUN!!!
I seriously could go on.
Because this community of indie (and traditionally published) authors is simply stunningly amazing.
I've been blessed this year.
I got to meet and hug and talk with some of my favorite ppl on the planet.
I got to read some AMAZING stories & share them w/ y'all!
I hope you'll check some of them out - and let me know who you loved this year!
Blessings to you & here's to another fabulous year in