Favourites of 2018

It’s finally 2019!! I’m happy to say I reached and surpassed my goal of 70 books! I read a total of 75 books, and in all 25,380 pages! You bet I waited to do this list so I had as much time as possible to read! So I thought it would be fun to list my favourites in a nice neat list 😍 Who loves lists?? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ This list isn’t in any kind of order really. Hope you enjoy!

1. Saga Volumes 5-8

I love Saga. It’s the first graphic novel/comic that I’ve continued pass issue/volume 3. I can’t believe some of the twist and turns the series take. Mind-blowing is a good way to put it!

2. The Thief

The Thief was something I didn’t like very much when I first read it. But over time I thought about it and kept thinking about it. It grew on me until I decided to reread it, which cemented my new feelings of love. Definitely a slow burn!

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I finally finished reading the Harry Potter series for the first time! I very much enjoyed the series as whole. Since I started the series two years ago, so much has changed in my personal life that has evolved my feelings of the series. Now, it’s something that is my escape; it’s so fun, but It does have some flaws. Same to be said about the movies. I watch them on the regular.

4. Anne of Green Gables

I’ve always had a special connection with Anne of Green Gables. I grew up watching TV movie specials from the 1980s, the TV show from a little later, and the first two books of the series. This year I watched the new series Anne on Netflix, which had a fresh take to the story. The new series inspired me to read the books. I really enjoyed rereading the book and can’t wait to continue with book 2.

5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

I can’t express my love of the book. It was everything I needed it to be. I’m going to read this over and overπŸ’œ I tabbed and annotated the crap out of it and can’t wait to go back to what I wrote. I love seeing so many others loving this book. Can’t recommend it enough! Because of how much I loved this I just bought majority of her other books! 2019 is the year of Taylor Jenkins Reid!

6. Obsidio

This was an excellent conclusion to a high action sci-fi series. I really love the unique format and would love to read something that’s similar. This is the most sci-fi thing I’ve ever read, now I would like to explore the genre more, but not sure where to start!

7. The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient is a lovely romance with a main character that’s on the Autism Spectrum. It was so interesting to read about their relationship and how her disability affected it. I’m so glad I picked this up. Since reading I’ve heard some critique about the relationship, saying Michael, the love interest, was too possessive. I don’t 100% agree, but I see where they are coming from and wanted to inform whoever was thinking of reading it.

8. Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

The world needed this for so long. This is the first book (that I remember) where I felt represented with chronic pain/illness in general. I adored the characters and each of them didn’t let their disability get in the way. They pushed on, they saw that there’s a world out there for them to explore and learn from. I so appreciate every person who had a hand in making this into a thing.

9. The Raven Cycle

This may be a little cheating because it’s a series not one book; I just thought it would make more sense to group them together than list each one. One of the few series I completed this year! I had so much fun reading each book. It was also great participating in a readalong for Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King. I think my favourite was The Dream Thieves, at least it is right now! I’m definitely going to start a reread very soon and see if I change my mind!

10. A Quiet Kind Of Thunder

What a great book. Both characters were adorable and I loved the inclusion of sign language.I took American Sign Language in high school so I always appreciate seeing it in media. A great YA contemporary representing mental health so well that I want to sing praise of the book on the mountain tops! I also loved their relationship. I really felt that they cared for each other, not just because the plot made it so.

11. The Name of The Wind

What a masterpiece! I feel like this short amount of space isn’t enough for this book or the next one on the list. However, I did write reviews for both of them, available right here on my blog! I can’t wait to continue the series!

12. The Final Empire

What a masterpiece number 2! I can’t wait to read A Well of Ascension! I’m literally going to pick it up next!

If you want to know more of my thoughts I have reviews here for majority of these, but all of them are Goodreads since I started my blog part way through the year.

As always, thanks for reading!


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2 thoughts on “Favourites of 2018

  1. Great list, Sarah! I’m really looking forward to reading the name of the wind and The final empire series. I’ve heard so many great things about both the series!

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