This is my second Top Ten Tuesday participating post (the previous one was for Valentine’s Day back in February). And though I’m getting better at it – at least this one was posted on the right day of the week – I’m still sliding in late, just under the wire. In any case, I was really feeling this week’s prompt: a look back at the first half of the year by listing my top ten favorite reads of 2018 to date.
Since I have already posted reviews for most of these, I’ll just link back to my original posts. That way, if you want to read my full thoughts on any of them, it’ll be easy peasy, and this post can stay nice and concise. Haha.
First, I want to do two nonfiction honorable mentions. I am just now starting to read more nonfiction, and it’s a genre that I’m still getting used to. So, to be honest, even my favorite nonfiction reads don’t land in my top ten overall reads. It’s just personal preference. However, I feel like I would be remiss in not highlighting two that were particularly awesome (I gave both 5 stars), albeit in super different ways.
And now, onto the “real” list. Enjoy! (In case you care about these specifics, they are listed in reverse favorite order, starting with #10 and ending with my #1 most favoritest book of the year…and possibly of the last couple years.)
This was so fun to do! I loved revisiting all the books I’ve read this year to try and pick these top ones. Though the top 5 or so were super obvious to me, things got tough with the rest. I’m also pleased to see how diverse the genres are – I’ve really been reading all over. There’s also some fairly good representation in the authors, which is something I have been consciously trying to get more of this year. It’s been a great reading year for me and I cannot wait to see what the second half brings.
Do you see any here that would also make your list? See any that you want to read? Have any suggestions for me moving forwards? Leave me a comment – I want to know it all!