Without anyone voting- just me! – I decided to take a look at my own reading and listening this year and I wanted to give some shout-outs to some of my favorites! These are in no particular order but I’ve read and listened to over 366 books this year and these rose to the top (of those published in 2018).
Best Contemporary: (Also one of the most stunning covers of the year!)
A Chosen Man by Jaime Reese
Best OFY/GFY :Q*Pid by Xavier Mayne
Best Hurt/Comfort YA/NA : Boy shattered by Eli Easton
Best Hurt/Comfort (non NA): Riven by Roan Parrish
Best YA/NA (not hurt/comfort) : Ryker (Owatonna U Hockey #1) by R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey
Best from a “light” series paranormal: Chasing Thunderbird (Shifter U #2) by J. Leigh Bailey
Best from a “light” Fantasy series: Forged in Fire (Asheville Arcana #2) by
Best Paranormal series by established author : Seer (Soulmates #2) by
Erin M. Leaf
Best Humor in a Paranormal Series: Agent Bayne (PsyCop #9) by
Jordan Castillo Price
Best New (to me) authors/ books:
The Enchanter’s Flame (The Ellwood Chronicles #1) by Michele Notaro
Frostbite (The Gifted Ones #1) by J.M. Wolf
New Series I’m most looking forward to (so far) in 2019:
Elemental Magick (The Donovan Coven #1) by Jacki James
Many of my favorite books were also audiobooks but in the interest of being able to give a shout out to several books/authors I chose not to represent them in both categories.
Best holiday: Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert Narrated by Sean Crisden
Favorite Narrator of 2018: Nick J Russo
and Duke’s Baby Deal by Ann-Katrin Byrde
Best Audiobook of 2018 (and probably best book too…) Evolved by NR Walker narrated by Joel Leslie
I’d love your opinion on your favorites! I hope you check these titles out! Looking forward to more in 2019!