End of Year Wrap Up

I was going to include this in my December Wrap Up but then I thought it would be a hugely long post and it would be best to be split up. I have done my Top Ten Best Books of 2018 and Top Ten Worst Books of 2018, so this post is just focusing on how I did with my reading goals.

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Empress of a Thousand Skies

Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1)Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an wants vengeance.

The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, Rheehas spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne – and her revenge.

Alyosha is a Wraetan who has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. Despite his popularity, Aly struggles with anti-Wraetan prejudices and the pressure of being perfect in the public eye.

Their paths collide with one brutal act of violence: Rhee is attacked, barely escaping with her life. Aly is blamed for her presumed murder.

The princess and her accused killer are forced to go into hiding – even as a war between planets is waged in Rhee’s name. But soon, Rhee and Aly discover that the assassination attempt is just one part of a sinister plot. Bound together by an evil that only they can stop, the two fugitives must join forces to save the galaxy.

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Top 5 Wednesday – 16/01/19


This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and it runs on Goodreads. This week’s theme is actually ‘Most Disappointing Books’ but since I did Ten Worst Books of 2018 and half of them were books that disappointed me, I decided to do this on a theme I missed out on. The theme for the 2nd January was reading resolutions so I’m going to do that this week.

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Ten Worst Books of 2018

I did a Top Ten Books of 2018 so I definitely had to do the opposite one as well! Because sometimes it’s fun to rant about books you dislike.

I did the same as I did in the opposite post above where I looked at my least favourite book of each month and then my overall books of 2018 and only picked half of them. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers but sometimes I might stray into spoilery territory.

All covers link to Goodreads in case you want to check these books out for yourself.


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New Year Readathon

This is a new readathon which I was really interested in taking part with, especially when it seemed like it would work with a reading challenge I’m taking part in (The Upside Down Challenge). There is a Twitter hashtag and an Instagram. This readathon runs from the 1st to the 7th.


  • A book which is a 5 star prediction
  • A book which you meant to read in 2018
  • Choose your 12th, 19th, 20th and 39th books of your TBR, put them in a jar and choose which one to read
  • A book which is being made into a film
  • A resolution you think you can start or finish during the readathon
  • Complete at least two challenges

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Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge

One of my 2018 goals was completing the Modern Mrs Darcy challenge. I picked this challenge because it seemed to be fairly simple and had only a few categories. I read a lot but trying to read specific books is a lot more difficult for me.

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I enjoyed this challenge but I think next time I’m going to look at monthly, rather than yearly challenges. All covers below link to Goodreads.

Did anyone else take part in this challenge?

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