2018 in Review | The Best Books of 2018

2018 in Review | The Best Books of 2018

2018 has been an absolutely incredible year here at Red Rocket Panda. Although I technically set up my blog in April 2017, I didn’t start properly blogging until January 2018 and I cannot believe how much this blog has grown – I’ve made some fantastic friends, read a tonne of brilliant books, and enjoyed bringing you all content throughout the year.

One of the things that surprised me the most is that I managed to not only smash my original reading goal of reading 50 books this year, but I also smashed my second goal of 75. As of today, I have read 81 books which is 55 books more than last year. I wanted to share with you all some of my favourite books as well as new-to-me authors that I’ve read and discovered this year!

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Top 10 Tuesday | Books with my Favourite Colour on the Cover: Part 2!

Top 10 Tuesday | Books with my Favourite Colour on the Cover: Part 2!

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Rainbow Recommendations – 

Yesterday I posted up part 1 of this week’s Top 10 Tuesday’s prompt, Beautiful Blue Books, but as I mentioned I had so many ideas for the prompt (none to do with my favourite colour…) that I had to split the posts into 2. Today’s post will focus on my Rainbow Recommendations as I have so many lovely book covers to share with you all that I just couldn’t help myself ❤

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ARC Review: The Belles | Scandalous Secrets, Powerful Magic & Revolutionary Ideals

ARC Review: The Belles | Scandalous Secrets, Powerful Magic & Revolutionary Ideals

TITLE: The Belles
AUTHOR: Dhonielle Clayton
SERIES: The Belles
RELEASED: February 2018; Disney-Hyperion
GENRE: Fantasy
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: Commodification of women’s bodies, magic, beauty, court politics, secrets and danger
REPRESENTATION:
women of colour (MC and side), f/f (side), body sizes 
CONTENT WARNINGS:
discussions of fatphobia, slavery, death of a queer character, emotional abuse and intimidation

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