So it’s the end of the year which means it’s time for the end of the year posts. I love writing these kinda posts. This year, there are going to be less than normal. At the moment, I am planning on only doing 3 in total and they’re all going to be book related as it has not been a good year for movies for me – especially Bollywood movies. But anyway, it’s time to talk about my top 18 books of 2018. As always, it was a hard list to make. I re-read a lot this year so none of those books are counted on this.
18. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
This was a big shock for me because I hated Everything, Everything which was Nicola Yoon’s debut. However, I listened to The Sun Is Also A Star on audiobook and I really enjoyed it. It’s quite insta lovey but I still enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the film to come out.
17. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
I finally finished off this trilogy this year and I really loved the ending. I didn’t love this as much as I loved the first two but I still think it was a really good ending to a great fantasy series.
16. Floored by Sara Barnard, Melinda Salisbury, Holly Bourne, Eleanor Wood, Non Pratt, Lisa Williamson and Tanya Byrne
This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I really loved it. It was slightly disappointing but that was because I had sky high expectations. It’s just such a unique book and it was so much fun to read.
15. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
This was one of my earliest reads of the year and I still remember how good it was. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out this year.
14. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I’m sad to see this trilogy end as I’ve followed it since the beginning but it was such a great ending.
13. My So Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
I knew I was going to love this book as soon as I heard about it and I obviously did. This is one of my favourite YA romances and I can definitely see myself re-reading this a lot.
12. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
I’m as shocked as you probably are that this book is so low on my list. I LOVED this book but it was just slightly disappointing. Lord of Shadows was my favourite book in the series and this just didn’t live up but it was still an amazing book. I need The Wicked Powers like now.
11. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this book. I loved Dimple but didn’t really like Twinkle but this one was so much fun. Definitely look out for this book when it releases in May.
10. Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
This was another one of my early reads of the year and I’ve had the urge to re-read it since I first read it. It has similar vibes to Fangirl which meant that I loved it.
9. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
This was one of the biggest surprises of the year for me as it is an adult romance novel but I absolutely loved it. I’ve already re-read it twice and I can see myself re-reading it a lot in the future.
8. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
I binge-read this entire trilogy earlier this year and I’m so mad at myself for not reading it earlier. This is one of the best fantasy series of all time and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
7. State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
This list would be incomplete without a Melinda Salisbury release. I loved this new fantasy world that she’s created and I cannot wait for the sequel.
6. Warcross by Marie Lu
This was another one of my early reads that has stuck with me throughout the year. This book had so many plot twists and it was just so damn good. The sequel didn’t live up to the first one as much but Warcross was just so good.
5. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I feel like this book is going to be on most people’s favourites list as everyone and their mother read this book. What an amazing debut and a fantastic fantasy read.
4. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
I did not follow along with this web comic online but when the print edition started on Kickstarter, I knew that I needed to read it. It was amazing and adorable and I cannot wait for volume 2.
3. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
I binge read this entire series this year (FINALLY!) and I’m mad at myself for not reading it earlier. I read it as there is a TV show and a theatre production of it next year as well as a fifth book in the series so it seemed like the right time to finally pick it up. I loved it so much, especially the first book and I’m mad at myself for not reading it earlier.
2. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
I knew that I was going to love this book and I was right. Tahereh Mafi wrote a stunning book that had a beautiful romance as well as talking about Islamophobia. I hope that more people read this book.
1.I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
Alice Oseman’s books have already been amazing but she really outdid herself this year. I Was Born For This was just amazing. I felt like it spoke directly about me when it was talking about the importance of fandoms to teenage girls because I can relate so well. More people definitely need to pick this book up.
So those are my favourite books of the year. Any that you loved too? Let me know down below.