Sundown Rundown – December 2019

Hey, book lovers!

Holy shite! It’s the end of 2019. This is the last Sundown Rundown of the year! I don’t know about anybody else, but this year has been hard. There’s been a lot of change and I have no qualms with change. When it happens, I have no control over the outcome, just over how I handle it and what I do with it, and that has been tricky. I’m by no means perfect, but I am always working on myself. So, the year has been filled with job changes and a new vehicle and bringing new people into my life as well as leaving a few behind that weren’t good for me.

Am I ready for 2020? No clue. It’s quite a mystery and only hours away. I tend to not make any serious life resolutions. I know what I want and I shot for my goals. However, I love my Book New Year’s Resolution. Those are fun and I’ll be having that for later on in January.

Anyhow, here are the final books of the year that I’ve read this month. If you’ve missed the reviews then here’s your chance to catch up!


House of Hades - Goodreads

The Blood of Olympus

Author: Rick Riordan


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Author: Meg Cabot


The Scarlet Reader


Zombie: Baby

Author: Darren Shan


The Scarlet Reader


Zombie: Gladiator

Author: Darren Shan


Okay, so not very many. The holidays were busy! But! I have many plans and exciting reads coming, one of which is a request from an author from Ireland! I’m very excited. I hope all of you have had a great reading year of new and exciting books and reached outside your typical genre wall. I will see you all in the new year!!

More to come soon…



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Thoughts? A book you loved more than others this year? I know I loved Good Omens, A Discovery of Witches, Wicked, and Stargazing at Noon the most! Hell, check out my Top Ten if you haven’t yet. LOL.


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Bringing 2018 to a Close – My Top Ten Reads of the Year

My bookworms!

2018 is coming to its official close. I don’t know about you, but it’s been one long ass year for me. I wish I could say it had been a good one, but more than anything it’s been a struggle. There have been many up and many downs.

The New Year is upon us though! Soo, I wash away 2018 and welcome 2019.

While doing that, I have my big wrap up of the year where I give you my top ten reads! There were quite a few good books, but here are the ones that drove me crazy, made my heart explode, made me rage in the cage, made me drink (and 1. I’m talking about you), made me fall into puddly love.

Starting at 10…


10. We All Looked Up
Author: Tommy Wallach

We All Looked Up


9. The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic


8. Summer of Fear
Author: Lois Duncan

Summer of Fear - SR


7. 1984
Author: George Orwell

1984 - flavorwire


6. Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone


6. Ender’s Game
Author: Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game


4. Smoke and Iron
Author: Rachel Caine

Smoke and Iron


3. The Darkest Star
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Scarlet Reader - The Darkest Child


2. Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber



1. Dark Calling
Author: Kresley Cole
Dark Calling


My Year in books on Goodreads: Here.





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