Happy New Year Everybody! I almost made this post on time, but I struggled SO hard narrowing my Top Ten list down to an actual ten books (I was stuck at fifteen and kept going back and forth). But I’m here to say that I’d rather be a day late than not be happy with my choices. Anyways, in no particular order (other than the fact that the first one is actually, far and away, my favorite of the year), here are my top ten favorite books that I read in 2018!
*All titles are linked back to the original reviews I wrote, so you can see more of why I loved them, if you want.
THIS BOOK. It spoke to my soul.
Hardcore SWOON. And so quirk-ily original for a contemporary romance!
There is something about this series that, if you were ever an outsider of any kind, or felt like you didn’t fit, just reaches out and understands you.
Another swoon, but this time with a little more seriousness and reality. So much book boyfriend. Gorgeous and artistic writing full of feeling.
What an EPIC fantasy (and a debut at that!). No holds barred, full world-building. I cannot wait for more!
A fiery and intense spoken word YA debut. So much expression in so few words!
It’s hard to explain how difficult this was to read. My emotions were fried. But it was so worth it. And Turtle has truly stuck with me.
The last book of the year sneaking into the top ten. Heavy and heart-wrenching, but hopeful and told with beyond gorgeous language.
I could literally talk about this book for hours. SO MANY insights and hypothetical explorations. LOVED it!
This is the book I wish I had had when I was in high school. And I love it for that.
So, there we go – my Top Ten of 2018! I think six were listed on my halfway through the year top ten, so I feel like that’s a pretty good split and a sign that my reading year was equally awesome from beginning to end. Also, as requested by a few people prior to officially posting this, here are the five “honorable mention” books that gave me such a struggle when I had to “cut” them from the top ten. I just feel like they deserve recognition for making things so tough!
And now that you’ve seen the exhaustive list, tell me, what about you?! Any on here that you loved? Any that you think I overrated? What were YOUR favorites of 2018?!