Hey guys! I am so excited for this post. I think last year I did it in December. This time around I decided I wanted to wait until 2018 was over. I didn’t want to miss out on any books. So now let’s dive in!
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid
I feel 2018 was the year for this book. I saw so many people reading and talking about this book. I am so bummed it took me so long to pick up. I am so glad I did though. I read this book in February and it was one of the few books to stick with me for the rest of the year. I do plan to reread this again very soon.
2. Ace of Shades By Amanda Foody
Last year I had the honor of being part of The Shadow Gang. I was a little anxious because I was so worried I’d be promoting a book I didn’t like but I ended up loving this book. I loved the world and the magic system. It was so detailed. I didn’t want to put the book down. I can’t wait for the story to continue in King of Fools.
3. Unraveling Oliver By Liz Nugent
I am so excited to announce that I have a new favorite author! Liz Nugent is a truly amazing writer. Her thrillers are very character driven. I believe this book ended up having about 11 different POV. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with so many POVs. I was a bit confused at the beginning but by the end I didn’t want to put it down.
4. Lying In Wait By Liz Nugent
I knew after reading Unraveling Oliver I had to pick up Lying In Wait. I am happy to say this book did not disappoint. I ended up enjoying it so much. This was another character driven thriller. Liz Nugent just has a way of writing these characters you can’t get enough of. I know she has another book out but it’s not available in the US yet. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
5. Still Me By JoJo Moyes
So I read the first two books in this series. I enjoyed the first one even though I thought it was a bit predictable. The second one I wasn’t really a fan of. This one I ended up really enjoying. I really enjoyed seeing the growth of Louisa over the course of the three books. I thought this was a nice way to end the story.
6. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance By Ruth Emmie Lang
So this book wasn’t on my radar at all. It ended up being a buddy read. I have to say I ended up really enjoying this book so much. The main character Weylyn was such a precious character. I loved learning about him and the people that came and went through his life. This book had some magical realism in it which I wasn’t expecting. It really added to the story. I am interested to check out more from Ruth Emmie Lang.
7. Scythe By Neal Shusterman
This is another book I am really upset that I didn’t pick up sooner. I am glad I finally did because this is hands down becoming one of my favorite series. I love Neal Shusterman’s writing. It is so detailed and really just sucks you in. Every time I picked up this book I didn’t want to put it down. I need more.
8. Game of Thrones By George R.R. Martin
I have been such a huge fan of Game of Thrones for a while. I finally decided I needed to pick up the book. It took me most of the year to read this book but I really enjoyed it. George has written such a detailed world. I can’t wait to read the next one. I hope it won’t take me as long.
9. Thunderhead By Neal Shusterman
Well I thought book one was amazing but wow Thunderhead really stole the show. It honestly didn’t want to put it down. I decided to take my time with reading this one. It had so many great moments. I was shocked majority of this book. I was so disappointed when it ended because currently there is no release date for book three. I am dying here Neal! I need book three now. I honestly can see myself rereading this series again because there is just so much information. That will hold me over while I wait for the third book.
So those are my favorite books of 2018. I feel this was a tough reading year for me. I wasn’t that impressed with a lot of the books I read. I am happy though that I ended up enjoying all these books. I do hope this year is better for reading.
What were your favorite books of 2018? Did any of these books make your list?