We’re almost a week into 2019 so I thought it was about time for me to share my favourite books that I read in 2018. This was such an easy list for me to make this year, and all the books on this list are ones that I knew would be featured in this post as soon as I finished them. They’re all fantastic books and I haven’t been able to stop raving about them since I read them.
There’s such a variety of books on my list this year and I can’t wait to share them with everyone!*
*apologies in advance for the amount of times I say ‘love’ or ‘loved’ in this post BUT I JUST LOVED ALL OF THESE BOOKS SO MUCH!
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
I adore the Stalking Jack the Ripper series so much. When this book first came out, I was a little apprehensive to start it because I had no idea whether it would be as good as the first one… but it was so much better. I loved the atmosphere, the setting, and the characters… pretty much everything!
The Illuminae series by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I’ve mentioned a thousand times before that I’m not a big sci-fi reader, so I was more than a little worried when I eventually decided to pick up Illuminae. I’d heard so many amazing things about it that I just had to see for myself what it was like, and it was incredible. I flew through the trilogy and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. It’s definitely encouraged me to try more sci-fi this year!
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
I don’t know where to start with this book because I have so many things to say about it. I think that this will always be a book that I recommend to anyone because it’s so relevant, and focuses on so many different topics in a way that is both sensitive and engaging. I could go on forever about how amazing this book is but it would all be word vomit so I’m just going to stop here (but please read this book – you won’t regret it!)
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
This book was literally insane, but so much fun to read. I thought I knew what I was expecting when I started reading it, but everything I thought was wrong and that’s what made it so great. The book completely deviates away from history and introduces magic in a really unexpected way. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much whilst reading a book as I did with this one. I’m pretty sure I read this whilst I was in a reading slump, and it just made me fall in love with reading again.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Everything about this book was fascinating; from the concept, the world, and the characters. Plus it’s a completely realistic future which is both incredible and scary at the same time. It’s a book that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since I finished it (which is almost a year ago now) which is why it takes my number one place for favourite book of the year. There were so many twists and turns in this book that had me gripped from the beginning and I know it’s not a book that everyone has enjoyed, but I loved it so much!