Top Ten Tuesday – My Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2018 (So Far!)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far).  The hardest part of this week’s topic was actually narrowing down to just ten great books I’ve read so far this year because I’ve had a pretty great reading year thus far.  Hopefully saying that won’t jinx me and throw me into an epic reading slump, haha!  Anyway, after much thought, I was able to choose ten favorites.  Most are 2018 releases, but a couple of them are 2017 releases that I read while tackling my backlist and fell in love with.



My Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2018 (So Far!)


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1.  TO KILL A KINGDOM by Alexandra Christo


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2. THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black


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3. THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah


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4. FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway


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5. GIRL MADE OF STARS by Ashley Herring Blake


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7. DARK MATTER by Blake Crouch


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8. THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager


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9. I HAVE LOST MY WAY by Gayle Forman


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10. MORE THAN WE CAN TELL by Brigid Kemmerer


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Question:  What are your favorite reads so far this year?

52 replies
  1. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    If I had included non 2018 releases, Far From the Tree would have easily made my list. Benway is just so wonderful! I Have Lost My Way almost made my top ten too. Forman came back to YA so strong.

  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
    Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog says:

    So happy to see Last Time I Lied on there. I didn’t love her last book but this one looked so good. I loved Cruel Prince too. I Have Lost My Way and More Than We Can Tell were great. I’m excited for the new Ruth Ware!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I just bought Ace of Shades so I’m glad to hear you loved it. I haven’t heard much about Milk and Honey but will have to check it out since we have similar taste in books 🙂

  3. Verushka
    Verushka says:

    Children of Blood and Bone tops the list for me right now for a 2018 best of list. This is a wonderfully diverse list, Suzanne!

  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t read THe Great Alone yet. Kristin Hannah is typically an auto-buy for me. Her storytelling is phenomenal and I’m always impacted by her books. I really need to get to More Than We Can Tell soon. I loved Letters to the Lost and would love to get Rev’s story. I have so much love for Far From the Tree. I read that one last year and I think I cried at almost all of Joaquin’s chapters. Love, love, love that book. 💜💜💜 Yes, yes, yes to The Cruel Prince! That’s been one of my big surprises this year!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      OMG, yes. Joaquin had me in tears several times while I was reading that book. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  5. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    What a great list of books! I’m planning to pick up To Kill a Kingdom soon, so I love seeing it on here. I thought The Cruel Prince was also great, I was so pleasantly surprised by it. I’ve not read any of the others, but I’ll definitely keep my eye out for them!

  6. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    I still need to read most of these! I’m really looking forward to Girl Made of Stars. A few books I’ve loved this year… The Kiss Quotient, Silver Silence, Words in Deep Blue, Royally Screwed, Cress, Wild Child, The Female of the Species… I know not all of these were released this year, but that’s when I read them! 🙂

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I really need to get my hands on a copy of The Kiss Quotient. I think I’ve seen more positive reviews for that book than any other 2018 release.

  7. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    So many books on your list have sparked my interest! I need, need, NEED, to get my hands on To Kill a Kingdom especially. Great list!

  8. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Ah… I have The Great Alone sent by my lovely mother – and it is patiently waiting for my attention… Thank you for this list – To Kill A Kingdom also has caught my eye. I hope the rest of the year produces equally awesome reads, Suzanne:)

  9. JennRenee
    JennRenee says:

    there are so many good ones listed here. I loved The Death of Mrs. Westaway, To Kill a Kingdom, and Dark Matter. So many I want to read too like The Last Time I liked and Far From the Tree. Great list.

  10. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    A few on here I need to read like The Last Time I Lied, Girl Made of Stars, and Far From the Tree. Glad you’re having a good reading year. 🙂


  11. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    I have just started To Kill a Kingdom (Buddy read) and I’m also reading The Cruel Prince (also a buddy read) so I’m really excited to see how these pan out for me!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Annemieke
    Annemieke says:

    I quite enjoyed To Kill a Kingdom too. I STILL haven’t read The Cruel Prince but I’m scared of the expectations tower now…

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I was nervous about reading The Cruel Prince too but it really exceeded my expectations and lived up to the hype.

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