Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme previously hosted by the lovely folks @ The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
Today’s Topic is:
Best Books I Read In 2018
I had a feeling that this week’s topic was going to be a best of 2018 and I was right! It’s actually great being able to pick out ten books that I loved because it has been super-hard trying to narrow it down to only a few choices in other lists.
2018 was a very good reading year for me – I definitely got back into reading again after a slump that has spanned a couple of years. The first half of the year was more productive reading-wise (I definitely slowed down towards the latter half of the year) but because I had read so many books during the front end it didn’t negatively affect my reading goals overly much.
I also read many great books. I have been very fortunate to find some new favourites – and now I get to share these favourite with all of you! For simplicity’s sake, I’m also going to not include multiple entries in a series of books – if I read the whole or part of a series I’m just going to list the first book (unless it was only the sequel I read this year). These are also listed in no particular order.
1. Trick by Natalia Jaster
This book (and series) is criminally underrated which is such a shame because it is absolutely amazing! Definitely a worthy candidate for one my top ten books of 2018.
2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This book… it consumed me. I have been unable to get it out of my head and I read it in January! Jude and Cardan own my soul and I can’t wait for The Wicked King (finally out next week – yay!)
3. A Light Amongst Shadows by Kelley York & Rowan Altwood
To say this book is gut-wrenching is putting it mildly. It’s also deliciously creepy and atmospheric. I love horror and I definitely don’t read enough of it – this book had me craving spooky reads!
4. Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale
I have been meaning to read Ginn Hale for ages – I’d heard so many great things about her books. I started with this duology and I was absolutely hooked. Such a great fantasy series.
5. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
I think Elliot might be my spirit animal (or something). I just love that snarky little snit so much. The whole story is excellent and, as usual for Sarah Rees Brennan’s works, very laugh-out-loud funny.
6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Simon and Baz. Baz and Simon. Sigh – I love those boys so damn much. I am a fan for life and cannot wait for Wayward Son – I’ll be camped out when it gets released haha!
7. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
I am livid with myself that I waited so long to read this series. It is sheer perfection and no one will ever sway that opinion. Neil and Andrew are relationship goals.
8. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
I really enjoyed this story – it was very sweet without being saccharine and cloyingly sweet. The themes were very relevant and thought-provoking and I very much enjoyed it.
9. All the Rage by Courtney Summers
I always love Courtney Summers’ books. I read Sadie this year as well and also loved it but this book was definitely the one that stuck with me. Such a powerful novel.
10. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I was late on the bandwagon for this series but I am so glad I finally read it! It was incredible and has definitely made me want to read all of Schwab’s other works as soon as possible!
All the Rage is definitely one of my favorite books too. It’s so good. I’ve never heard of Trick before, so I’m going to look up what it’s about 😀
I loved the Darker Shade of Magic Trilogy <3 Good Choice!
The Shades of Magic series is one of my favourites of all time, great picks!