Book Reviews

Top Books of 2018

Hey guys! So for this post I decided to stress myself out – fun! I’ve seen a bunch of these posts swirling around my WordPress reader and I thought, you know what, I might as well give it a shot. Even if it ruins me. It’s cool. If you’ve been following this blog for a while I doubt you’ll be totally shocked by the books on here because I’m sure I’ve raved about them on here before πŸ™‚

*NOT IN NUMERICAL ORDER* in descending order from January 2018 to December 2018.


This book has to be one of my favourite books (never mind my “favourites” shelf on Goodreads is, no I’m not kidding you, about 100 books). It introduces one of my favourite characters, is filled with more of my favourite characters, and is just such an action-packed book that I was racing to finish it, and then regretted my racing when I had.

Check out my review here.

Crooked Kingdom

It feels like such a long time since I read this book – in my defence it was probably January 2018, and – I genuinely don’t see how you can’t love this book (this DUOLOGY! I would’ve included Six of Crows but I read it in December 2017). Anyone who doesn’t, I of course respect your opinion, but please tell me why in the comments section, I would love to know!

I am hesitant to start a long rant about why I love this duology, so check out my review of it here instead.

The Belles

I can’t pick a top favourite book of 2018. I can’t. My anxiety will go through the freaking roof and up into space about missing out other awesome books in the process, but this book is right up there with my top top 2018 books. For one, the concept is so unique and for two the writing is just so stunning I could pass out from how beautiful it is.

See my review here.

Ready Player One

If I read this post one year ago before I had read this book, and saw this title on here, I would be shocked. Who would’ve thought I’d love a book about video games? I’m hardly a video game nerd now, even though I was a couple of years back. I literally cannot remember the last time I touched the playstation.

But this book is about so much more, even though technically it is just about a video game. Wow this book just blew me out of this world and I was left thinking about it for a long time afterwards. See my review here.

An Ember in the Ashes

I originally DNF-ed it because I didn’t like the mentioning of rape in this book, and I really really didn’t want to read a scene of that because I would literally be traumatised. But after some further research when realising the story refused to leave my head and I was dying to find out what happened next, I realised there may be brief mentioning of it here and there but perhaps the author was doing it more to make it historically realistic?

But anyway, I was relieved, and I read it, and I didn’t do a review on it because I was like ugh I still don’t like the fact that it’s in the book, even if it’s only mentioned briefly and there’s no detail and it doesn’t happen to any of the main characters except for nameless “slaves” etc, but I just didn’t like it and plus I didn’t like reading books that were romances or had physical romance scenes even if I skipped it, but look – this book, this series, is so much more than that, and I realise it now.


My review says it all. Literally still reeling.


This was SUCH a pleasant surprise! Genuinely went in so unsure if I’d like it or not and I ended up being blown away and extremely hungry. Read my review here.

So these are my top 7 books of 2018! I hope you enjoyed this post – please let me know if any of these books also hit your tops of this year, and also let me know which books you think I should read that will get onto 2019’s list for me! Speak soon, everyone πŸ™‚

19 thoughts on “Top Books of 2018”

  1. It’s impossible not to like “Crooked Kingdom” and “Six of Crows”. hehe. Though my favorite is SoC but Ck has that scene in the bathroom where Inej and Kaz were…. Ahhhh, spoilers!! so I’m stopping now. hehe

    ANyway, great books. I’ve read most of this and liked them. Except Belles. I might reread it and see.. πŸ™‚

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  2. Haha yes! Oh my gosh I would highly recommend reading The Belles I loved it! Or did you read it and not like it? If so, I hope you love your next read then πŸ™‚


  3. i’ve read it already but couldn’t get into it. But the concept of this book is so interesting I want to give it a chance. Also I read it when I was in a readathon and a little sleepy. I’ll read it when book 2 comes out. πŸ™‚

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  4. Great great choices! The Six of Crows duology is one of my all time favorites as well! And the Lunar Chronicles, oh my! I am currently half way through Winter, and to be honest, I think it’s my favorite of the whole series, but Cress is close behind!

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  5. Ooh so many great books on here! I read the SOC duology this year too and it is SO GOOD. I already want to do a rereadπŸ˜‚ Great post, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of 2018!

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  6. YES Cress and CK are literally the best ever! So many ships, so much action🀣🀣

    The Belles was also amazing! Dhonielle Clayton’s writing BLEW ME AWAY. Thank you for making me read it, IDK IF I WOULD HAVE IF YOU HAVEN’T AND I’M FREAKING OUT OVER THAT THOUGHT. LOL.

    And I know what you mean about Ember, the entire series is amazing but I also hesitate to recommend it to a lot of personal friends because of the rape.

    Anyways, great choices!! How on earth did you narrow it down to 7?!?! I’m narrowing it down to 10 but am dying.

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  7. Yes ikr! I KNOWWW. Yes, I hate how that’s such a prominent part of it but it makes sense but I hate that it makes sense it makes me so angryyy. Thank you!! Genuinely, it just happened. because when it comes to top TOP books then… it just happens πŸ˜‚

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