Welcome to the last Monday update post of 2018! And, it’s been an awesome reading year for me even though I didn’t meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books (I came close). More on that in next week’s End-of-Year Reading Stats post. But, know that I’ll be changing up my goals for 2019 based on what I learned this year.
As for my recent reading, I’ve started on 2019 releases and I’m 2 for 2 so far! I’ll take this success rate any day!
Only 2 days until the first full length episode of the Sarah’s Book Shelves Live podcast! Episode 1 featuring bestselling author Georgia Hunter (We Were the Lucky Ones) will launch on Wednesday, January 2, but you can listen to a trailer NOW anywhere you listen to podcasts! More details here!
New on the Blog
- January 2019 Book of the Month picks are out! I’ve got commentary on all the books…
- Best Books of 2018 Lists: The Best Audiobooks I Listened to in 2018 (Second Half), Best Books of 2018, Most Underrated Gems of 2018, Which Best Books of 2018 Lists Do You Agree With?, 2018 Books That Deserved the Hype…and Those That Didn’t and Best Debuts of 2018
- 2019 Rock Your Reading Tracker – I used my “Rock Your Reading Tracker” this year to track all my reading stats in real time and figure out who my best recommendation sources are…and, my reading QUALITY improved 42% from last year! The new and improved 2019 tracker is now available for $14.99…get more details here!
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Have you listened to the trailer for my new book podcast yet?! Turn on your volume to hear a short clip… _ Regular episodes (with bestselling author @georgiahunter as my first guest!) will start airing on Wednesday, January 2, but you can hear the full 5 minute trailer NOW wherever you listen to podcasts (link in profile)! _ If you like the trailer, I’d love it if you could subscribe, rate, and review the show wherever you listen to podcasts! As a newbie, this will help the show a ton! And, sharing it with your reader friends and on social media won’t hurt either 😉 * * * * * #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookgram #amreading #bookworms #instabooks #instabook #booktalk #booklovers #booklover #bibliophile #biblio #bookaddict #bookaddiction #igreads #booksofinstagram #badassbookbabes #podcasts #bookpodcast #bookpodcasts #sarahsbookshelveslivepodcast @novelvisits
I finished reading…
An Anonymous Girlby Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks (January 8, 2019)
Hooray! A rare thriller I actually liked! Especially a nice surprise since I DNF’d The Wife Between Us (Pekkanen and Greer’s debut novel). This one is a mind-f*ck rather than relying on outrageous plot twist. Spoiler discussion to come.
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I’m currently reading…
The Dreamersby Karen Thompson Walker (January 15, 2019)
Y’all, I’m loving this book! It’s like a more literary The Fever (by Megan Abbott) and has me on the edge of my seat without feeling like a thriller. I’m about 75% through.
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Upcoming reading plans…
Otherwise Engagedby Lindsey J. Palmer (January 15, 2019)
I’m always on the hunt for smartly written Brain Candy and Ashley Spivey (of #SpiveysClub Facebook Group) loved this novel about an engaged couple in NYC. Gabe publishes a thinly veiled novel about his steamy relationship with his ex-girlfriend…and she of course re-enters the picture.
I was reading…
One Year Ago: It was New Year’s Day.
Two Years Ago: I’d read some great backlist books.
How was your reading week?