The other day I was a total Negative Nancy with me listing 5 of the worst books I’d read in 2018 but today I’m being a down right Positive Patricia and talking about 10 of my favourite books from this past year and I am so excited.
For the record none of these are in any particular order just how I wrote them down in my lil notebook 🙂
1- The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
I made a few New Years Reading Resolutions for myself in 2019 but I think I might have to add one more and that is to stop talking so much about this book. I just can’t help it! This book was absolutely amazing! I loved it so much and I want everyone to read it. It tackles super important topics like slut shaming all while being very enagaging, entertaining and hilarious with a beautiful cover to go with. The sequel comes out in 2019 and is one of my most anticipated 2019 reads.
2- The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
This book truly blew me away in 2018. It follows Eden through her four years at high school and her dealing with being raped by her brothers best friend. I loved everything about this. I could not put it down and I want to check out more of Amber Smiths works.
3- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I mean it only took me, what? Two years? But I did it! I totally understand all the hype around this series. They’re all my baby’s. No I have not yet, as I am writing this, read Crooked Kingdom BUT I’m feeling really quite motivated to do so right about now so there’s a chance it could be my first read of 2019.
4-A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab
I finally did it with this one too! This was also my first buddy read with an online Tumblr friend and it was such a fun reading experience. I’m curious as to where this series is going and I’m hoping to read more Victoria Schwab books in 2019.
5-Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secretes of the Universe by Benjamine Alire Saenz
I was really nervous going into this, I didn’t know if I was going to enjoy it but boy did I ever. I think I flew through this in like 2 days, reading at night and barely getting any sleep and being a total zombie at school but it was totally worth it. It wasnt what I expected, it follows a longer timeline then I originally thought but I grew to love Ari and Dante so much … I do not however, enjoy the super long title!
Also this was the first book review I did on this blog 🙂
6- Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
(I don’t have the cover already saved. It’s late and I’m lazy so just go with it 🤗)
Just like how when I wrote my Favourite 2018 Movies, I forgot I read this book this year. I’m a terrible human. I had to go on Goodreads and check but I did and I loved it so much I literally read it in one day! And I had school that day too. Cute, adorable and fluffy. I think I read this while everyone else was reading Leah on the Offbeat but I gotta say I have no intention on reading that book.
7-The Kings Men by Nora Sakavic
I read the whole All For The Game trilogy at the start of the year and I’m such trash for this series that I have a tumblr dedicated to it, and I plan on rereading soon. But I think if I have to pick my favourite out of the three its the final book because it is just SO good. (I really want to reread it right now) Oh I also somehow managed to read this 500 page book in one day.
8- You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
This was a big hit last year but I was cheap and waited for the paperback to be released. It was a really sweet read following a deaf character who is kicked out of her school for graffiti. I loved the fact this features heavily on street art with illustrations throughout and it was a really entertaining coming of age story.
9- The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. It was so good! It has a big feeling of Harry Potter to it as near enough any book following a 12 year old with magic who goes to a magic school and meets a boy and a girl who become his best friends. But it took such a unique turn and I actually finished the sequel today and I feel like I am going to LOVE this!
Full Review HERE
10- Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
This was the first book I ever read with an asexual main character that discussed asexuality and it just meant a lot to me. I read this online on Riveted so I seriously need to get a physical copy asap.
So those were all my favourite books of 2018 and we’re going out on a high note.
I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has ever liked or commented on my posts. I was pretty nervous about creating a new blog but I am having so much fun.
Happy New Year!