Hello friends! As the title says, today’s post is all about my Favourite Reads of 2018.
The beginning of 2018 turned out to be a great start of the year for me. I read quite a few books and they still make me feel things after the fact.
I know there are other people who like (or follow the trend) to narrow down their favourite reads to a certain number. For example, back in 2010-2015 people would have posts like “My top 10 books of 2010!” and the number would go higher every year. I’m not judging you if you did this yourself. If you did end up doing this, then kudos to you and I hope you had fun creating those posts. For me personally though, I don’t like narrowing down my favourite reads to a certain number. — I 100% prefer to just…let my favourite reads be my favourite reads without having to narrow them down.
With that been said, I’ve listed my 11 favourite reads out of the 156 novels I read last year.
Without a further ado, here are my favourite reads of 2018!
The Wild Hunt (Faerie Sworn, #1, and trilogy) by Ron C. Nieto
Let me just say that I loved everything about this series. I genuinely enjoyed reading about the whirlwind that our main character, Lily, rode on. What I also liked about this series was that the male fae that accompanied Lily is…who he is. Haha, that was me avoiding any spoilers. (my review)
Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey
So I remember reading and enjoying Love and Other Alience Experiences. I believe I even drafted a review for it on my old phone….before my old phone did-don-DIED ON ME. So there are quite a few reviews that I’ve lost. You’ll have to trust that I enjoyed it!
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
I remember the Wicked Deep because of the way that the story was told. There are a few things that stick out to me when I think back on The Wicked Deep, and that was the Big Reveal, and the unlikely ending that we read. (my review)
Roar (Stormheart, #1) by Cora Cormack
I love elemental stories; especially stories where there are secret, hidden or not talked about powers. I loved reading Roar, and I’m so excited to read the sequel whenever I can. (my review)
Flight Season by Marie Marquardt
I love love loved reading and connecting with the characters that make Flight Season the story it is. Thinking about the story still gives me a case of the feels and make me want to cry. (my review)
If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman
If I Tell You was a slightly difficult read for me. Being interested in women myself, it was very, very difficult to read all the homophobia that was directed towards the main character, Alex. However, I ended up loving If I Tell You because of what Alex gains. (my review)
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Ever since I’ve read Emergency Contact as an ARC, I’ve wanted to re-read Emergency Contact ever since I bought a copy for myself. I love the awkwardness and first true romance between the main characters Penny and Sam. (my review)
Assassin’s Heart (Assassin’s Heart, #1) by Sarah Ahiers
I’ve read assassin stories in the past, but Assassin’s Heart cemented the fact that I love assassin stories. I loved the way that this world was set up. I looved how there were prominent families who had towns, cities and people under their protection. I absoluetly loved how I was inserted into the story. (my review)
Burn Girl by Mandy Mikulencak
I thought that I wouldn’t end up liking Burn Girl, but I was surprised. There were more than a few moments in the story that I liked. And I ended up being swept into the story more than once. (my review)
The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor
The Spirit Chaster is a book that absolutely destroyed me. Absolutely. Destroyed Me. I did not expect the story to go the way it went, and the ending is something that I think about from time to time, and I still want to cry over it. In fact, when I did read the ending to The Spirit Chaser, I bawled my eyes out. (my review)
The Dragon Librarian (Scrolls of Fire, #1) by Marc Secchia
even though I’ve only found that there’s one book so far, I am looking forward to the sequel if there ever is one. (my review)
Era of Undying by Emilie Knight
Era of Undying was the first book that I’ve read where the main character can control blood. I enjoyed Era of Undying just as much as I thought I would—very much. (my review)
To Right the Wrongs (Erin Blake, #2) by Sheryl Scarborough
To Right the Wrongs is a story that I end up having the warm fuzzies about every time I think of the main character. I love the way that Scarborough wrote the story. I just…loved every aspect of To Right the Wrongs. (my review)
I’m not surprised that there are fantasy novels that made it onto my favourites list. Nor am I surprised at how there’s a mystery novel included as well. What I am surprised about is that 6 non-fantasy related books made it onto my favourites of 2018.
I tend to stick to the fantasy genre, so the fact that Love and Other Alien Experiences, Flight Season, If I Tell You, Burn Girl, Emergency Contact, and To Right the Wrongs made it onto the my favourites list. This just shows how great these books are!
We’ve made it to the end of this post. I’m curious to know if you’ve read any of these books. If so what do/did you think of them?
Do you have any favourite reads from 2018?
Thank you for stopping by!
See you soon, and Happy Reading!