Sunday 30 December 2018

Carole and Blodeuedd's Best of 2018

Welcome to the BC Awards!!! Carole and I will be sharing some of our favorites of the year! We decided to shake it up a bit with some extra categories! 

(edit: Yes I wanted to mention a few books so I had to create some categories for them ;) These are my 10 best of the year + a special mention. Heartstrikers count as one cos I just can not choose which was best..perhaps book 3?)

First, I will give my bests of the year!

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

When Dimple Met Rishi

Summers at Castle Auburn

Horror: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

The Dead House

Kin (Helga Finnsdottir #1)

Contemporary romance: Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne 

Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don't, #2)

A Wolf Apart (The Legend of All Wolves, #2)

Through the Fire (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #4)

Shout out to Paranormal romance: Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston (I never thought that would work for me again and it did!)
Hot and Badgered (Honey Badger Chronicles, #1)

And Last The Best Book of the year Award! I could not choose so I am doing a best Audio and best Print

Best Audio of the year  Heartstrikers series 2-5

One Good Dragon Deserves Another (Heartstrikers, #2)  No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished (Heartstrikers, #3) A Dragon of a Different Color (Heartstrikers, #4) Last Dragon Standing (Heartstrikers, #5)

Best Print of the year and Fantasy: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Priest of Bones (War for the Rose Throne #1)

Now, Carole!

 When Dimple Met Rishi

Dragon Mage (Tarragon, #2)


The Romanov Empress

Contemporary romance: Cowboy Bold by Carolyn Brown

Cowboy Bold (Longhorn Canyon #1)

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2)

Historical Romance : The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan  

(This was a tough one...there were SOOOO many good ones this year. But the cover made this a touch better hehe)

The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister, #4)

The English Wife

Best cover: Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland

(This cover was just so pretty. I had to give a BC award to this one)

Mistress Firebrand (Renegades of the American Revolution)

Best Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody  (2018)

(Soooo good. No movie was even close to as good as this year)

Bohemian Rhapsody Poster

The Tercentennial Baron

Best Print/ebook of the year: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

And that is the end of the BC Awards. I am excited to see what 2019 has in store for us!!

And now to some stats:

127 Audiobooks
2 graphic novels
2 novella/short stories (I find this hard to believe, and when I checked I had at missed checking at least the last novella I read on GR, so there might have been more)

213 books read in total

Interesting facts
39 YA books! Ever since I started more audio those numbers have gone up

4 books with Duke in the title ;) I honestly thought there would be more

29 Historical romance
34 Contemporary romance 
19 romance
2 Sci-fi romance
5 fantasy romance
6 romantic suspense
5 romantic fiction

So of all books read at least 100 had a lot of romance in them worth mentioning, and then of course there can always be more but I have forgotten to file them under that category ;)

30 fantasy books :)
12 sci-fi books

And that is enough checking cos now they are starting to meld into each other.


  1. Looks like some great reads you have read this past year and so many that I loved as well.

  2. I haven't read any of those but do own a couple of them.

  3. I am still waiting oh so impatiently for Kin to be released in the US, I want to read it so badly! And awesome list and overview with best books read in each genre, ladies. You guys read so much, it must be hard narrowing it down!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. I hope it is coming! Is it even coming?

      Oh yes narrowing down was hard, and I wanted to mention those that made an impact

  4. Yay! Love seeing your Best of lists. Apparently, I need to get When Dimple Met Rishi off the wish list and read that one since it made both your lists. :)
    I have the first two Heartstrikers for this next year's reading and loved Cowboy Bold and Magic Burns.

    Fun to see your stats. You really did get to a lot of YA and really grabbed a ton of audios.

    Wishing you both lots of fabulous books in 2019! :)

    1. You so need to! And audio is a must ;D

      Wohoo Heartstrikers!!!

      Funny how I started getting more YA when I started audio

  5. yay many good books there and some I need to read too!

  6. Heartstrikers!!!! I'm going to miss that series. It was so much fun. Happy New Year

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

  7. Looks like a great year ladies! I know I've added some of your recommendations to my lists over the year.

    Although you only had 4 books with Duke in the title, there were certainly more Dukes present! No fret... but make sure 2019 has more! ;-)

    1. I am reading an Earl book now, but her brother in law is a Duke ;)

  8. Looks like you both found some great books in 2018. Impressive stats!

  9. Ah, Kin! That's still on my TBR pile!! Cheers to 2018! Hello 2019 and all the pretties we're going to read!

  10. I've read Magic Burns and Mistress Firebrand which I loved. Seems like you both had a good year.



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