2018: My Year in Books!

Guess who’s back?? Let me first wish you a very happy new year. I hope 2019 will be amazing for you and yours!

It’s been over a year since I’ve last posted here, because I unfortunately haven’t been able to keep up with reviewing books and posting on my blog due to mental health issues. But I really wanted to get back into it, and what better time to start than in the new year?

A Book a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

While I might not have accomplished as much as I’d wanted to in other aspects of my life, there is one thing I’m pretty proud of. Because I’ve reached the bucket list worthy goal of reading 365 books in 2018! This was something I’ve always wanted to do at least once in my life, so I’m really pleased that I managed to. You can check out my 2018 wrap-up on Goodreads!

2018 Favourites

While I’m very happy that I ended up reading so many books, I’m especially happy to have discovered so many new favourite books and authors! I rated no less than 52 books 5 stars, including quite a lot of rereads (*ahem* Harry Potter *ahem*).

What’s a Yearly Overview Without Lists?

Favourite authors of 2018:

  • Alice Oseman
  • Libba Bray
  • Katherine Arden

Favourite fantasy books of 2018:

  • Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
  • Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare
  • Circe – Madeline Miller
  • Furyborn – Claire Legrand
  • And I Darken – Kiersten White

Favourite sci-fi/dystopian books of 2018:

  • The Giver – Lois Lowry
  • Scythe – Neil Shusterman
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
  • The Illuminae Files – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Light Years – Kass Morgan

Favourite YA contemporary books of 2018:

  • Everything Alice Oseman has written. I swear. Don’t make me choose.
  • What If It’s Us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
  • Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) – L.C. Rosen
  • Release – Patrick Ness
  • The Nowhere Girls – Amy Reed

Favourite middlegrade books of 2018:

  • City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab
  • Nevermoor – Jessica Townsend
  • Drum Roll, Please – Lisa Jenn Bigelow
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi
  • Rick Riordan – The Burning Maze

Honourable mentions (aka I have no idea how to shelve these but I loved them, okay?):

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo – Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
  • The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too – Jonny Sum
  • The Lady’s Guide of Petticoats and Piracy – Mackenzi Lee

Do you see any personal favourites? And what are some of your favourite reads of the year?





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  1. COBAB was by far my favourite, also What if it’s us. I definitely love Heartstopper as well. I’m hoping to read most of those middlegrade novels this year.

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      1. And I Darken and its sequels are definitely on my list of favourite books of all time! Lada is great and Radu is just everything I love in a character ♥
        And Madeline Miller has such a beautiful way with language and is so great with Greek myth.

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  2. I also loved Scythe, What if it’s Us and Heartstopper last year as well! Also Queens of Geek is my absolute new favourite and definelty one I want to reread this year!

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  4. Welcome back! Definitely! Nevermoor was my favourite too this year, and others.. Aristoteles & Dante discover the secrets of the universe, The Smoke Thieves, Shadowblack, the Bookshop, the Life List, tempests and slaughter & more ☺️

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  5. Loads of your favourites are on my list for this year! My picks of the year aren’t as organised as yours but probably Autoboyography, the Illuminae Files, the Rebel of the Sands trilogy and The Bedlam Stacks. I’d love to hit that 365 books a year one day.

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