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!