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2018 year in review (ft pie charts, fave books of 2018 and plans for the future)

Happy New Year!! 2018 was such a busy year for me. I originally wanted to do the end of the year survey tag but then I didn’t read many books last year and didn’t want to sound like a broken record cause most of the questions would have had the same answers. So I decided to do my own version of it, partly inspired by  Cait @ Paperfury’s post where I just talk about the year in general and answer some of the questions.

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I read 36 books in 2018 and I achieved my Goodreads reading challenge. I originally set it at 50 but after a while, it was giving me anxiety so I reduced it to 35. Shortest book I read was Dream of the Butterfly Vol 1 by  Richard Marazano at 112 pages and the longest book read was Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff at 602 pages.

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Books by Nigerian Authors coming out in 2019

Hey everyone. I’m back today with a list of books by Authors of Nigerian Descent coming out in 2019 and I’m so excited cause so many good books are coming and my bank account is not ready. This is my last #project14lists post, find out more about it here. In this list you will notice a D besides some book titles, that shows its a debut book of the author. I felt this was necessary cause its good to support debut authors so they keep writing good books. So let’s dig in!

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

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Publication Date:  January 8th 2019 by Little Brown and Company.

Umuahia, Nigeria. Chinonso, a young poultry farmer, sees a woman attempting to jump to her death from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his most prized chickens into the water below to demonstrate the severity of the fall. The woman, Ndali, is moved by his sacrifice. Continue reading “Books by Nigerian Authors coming out in 2019”

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#Project14lists: Graphic Novels recommended by Bloggers and Bookstagrammers

I’m taking part in #project14lists hosted by Shealea and you can find out more about it here. Due to the positive response to my last post where bloggers/ bookstagrammers talked about the best books they read in 2018, I decided to make another one, this time centred around Graphic novels/Comics. I really got into graphic novels this year and read a bunch of them. Trust me I know several people who don’t rate Graphic novels/Comics or think it isn’t really reading or just use them as a quick read to complete their Goodreads challenge when the year is almost over (p.s:  I’m not calling anyone out).

So I decided to show some love to Graphic novels/Comics and here I am with another edition of Bloggers/Bookstagrammers best of 2018: Graphic novels edition!!!

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So first up we have Marija @ Inside my library mind and here’s what she had to say about the best graphic novel series she read in 2018.

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3 BOOKTUBERS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW BEFORE THE NEW YEAR

Hey guys, I’m back with the lists for #project14lists and this time it’s a Booktuber version. #project14lists is hosted by Shealea @ thatbookshelfbitch and you find out more about it here. Booktubers are book lovers who review books on YouTube and it is such a vibrant community. So here are some booktubers I discovered this year who just blew me away with their creativity and love for diverse books.

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First up we have Seji @ the artisan geek.

What’s not to love about Seji’s booktube account, The Artisan Geek.  From creative reviews of books to acting out scenes related to the books to giving us a bookish version of a love song while showing us some killer moves to her hilarious news flash section. You really need to check this girl out and come thank me later. 😉 Continue reading “3 BOOKTUBERS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW BEFORE THE NEW YEAR”

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#Project14lists: 6 Best books of 2018 recommended by Bloggers and Bookstagrammers

I’m taking part in #Project14lists hosted by Shealea @ bookshelfbitch so be ready to see lots of lists on here (okay maybe just 7😂). You can check out her post to read more about it and enter her giveaway. At the end of the year, we are always overwhelmed with lots of “best of” lists and then you want to write a post about your favourite books and it’s just so hard to choose cause you’ve read so many good books. So I decided to torture ask other bloggers and bookstagrammers and here are their answers. Here we go!

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So first up, we have Cait @ Paperfury and here is what she has to say about her favourite book of 2018.

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“Picking one favourite book of 2018 is always so hard! And while I want to say The Wicker King by K. Ancrum (seriously go read it!!), it was published in 2017. Soooo I’ll pick a 2018 release and say: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black! This one absolutely excited me because I’m a huge fan of Holly Black’s previous work. Continue reading “#Project14lists: 6 Best books of 2018 recommended by Bloggers and Bookstagrammers”

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OCTOBER BOOKWORMS #3

Welcome to another October bookworms post. I’ve been a little MIA recently but I’m glad to be back and can’t wait for you to meet these bookworms.

First up is bookstagrammer Hawa

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Hello Hawa. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hey everyone! My name is Hawa. I was born and raised in Maryland (United States) and I have West African roots (Guinea and Sierra Leone). My birthday is October 4th. My hobbies include reading (of course), going to concerts, watching movies and napping! Continue reading “OCTOBER BOOKWORMS #3”

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OCTOBER BOOKWORMS #2

Welcome to another October bookworms post. Really excited to introduce these bloggers to you. As usual please show them some love and wish them a happy birthday.

First up is blogger and bookstagramer Jacqueline @the_pufflehuffle_kitteh

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Hello Jacqueline. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi! My name is Jacqueline, otherwise known as The Pufflehuffle Kitteh, a disabled book blogger/instagrammer from the UK. I’m 25 on October 18th, and autumn is my favourite season. My hobbies aren’t all the interesting to be honest, I live and breathe books. I read, draw (sometimes), sew and care for my two kitties.

Why did you decide to start a blog/ bookstagram?

As someone who was reviewing in different places such as Goodreads and Amazon anyways, I felt it was only natural to start up a blog to store all my reviews and thoughts in one place. I actually started on Instagram as a personal account, but it was pretty much all books with the odd personal dotted in. Then I stumbled across Bookstagram and fell in love. That was a few years ago. I haven’t looked back since.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME FT BOOKS COMING OUT OCT 16TH

Hey everyone. So several books are being released on Oct 16th and you might be wondering why Im focusing on them in this blog post. Well its because Oct 16th is my birthday 🎊🎉🎉.

Its my birthday guys 💃💃💃 and of course I’m celebrating it by listing books to add to your never ending TBR pile. 😈😈

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OCTOBER BOOKWORMS

Hey guys! So I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve got some fun posts lined up this month because its my birthday month. Well here is one of them, I decided to feature book bloggers and bookstagrammer born in October. I’m excited about this so please wish them all a happy birthday and check out their sites. Thank you.

First up is Jenny who blogs at Tecsielity.

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Hello Jenny. can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi! I’m Tecsie (or Jenny) from Finland and my birthday is on October 13th so it’s pretty spooky! I’m obviously a fan of books but I also enjoy video games a lot and am currently studying making them, my focus being on the art side of it. Continue reading “OCTOBER BOOKWORMS”