Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018

 

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 Read in 2018.  This was a tough list to put together, as you’ll see by the fact that I’ve given you my Top 13 because I couldn’t narrow to just 10 favorites.  The way I picked my favorites was to start on Goodreads and see how many books I had given 5 star (or 4.5 rounded up to 5) reviews to.  I had quite a few more than 10, so then I narrowed from there by selecting the books that resonated the most with me.  Those were the ones I’m still thinking about even if it has been months since I read them and they’re also the ones that I tend to recommend most to fellow readers.  Also, not all of these were published in 2018.  At least two of these were backlist reads that I loved.

Anyway, here’s my list.  Happy New Year, everyone!  Here’s to a great reading year for us all in 2019!

 

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Best Books I Read in 2018

(in no particular order)

 

THE WINTER OF THE WITCH by Katherine Arden

MUSE OF NIGHTMARES by Laini Taylor

THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah

THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black

LETTERS TO THE LOST by Brigid Kemmerer

THE DREAM DAUGHTER by Diane Chamberlain

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

SADIE by Courtney Summers

VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab

INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE by Meg Gardiner

ONCE UPON A RIVER by Diane Setterfield

GIRL MADE OF STARS by Ashley Herring Blake

THE LAST TIME I LIED by Riley Sager

 

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What were some of your favorite reads of 2018?  Do we share any favorites?

44 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I couldn’t possibly narrow down my list to 10 – I’ve gone to 15, which is why I haven’t posted my choice today:)). Yes – I have also got The Great Alone on my Outstanding List, too. And I have Children of Blood and Bone on my TBR pile, ready to read this January – I’m looking forward to it.

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    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      The Great Alone really was outstanding. Hannah has me wanting to backtrack and read some of her older books now. I’m also curious to see what you think of Children of Blood and Bone. Happy New Year!

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  2. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Great choices! I have so many of them on my TBR: The Great Alone, Children of Blood and Bone and Muse of Nightmares are the ones I want to read asap!

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