Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl where each week has a specific prompt everyone is welcome to post a list with their own answers. This week’s theme is “Best Books I Read In 2018“. I’ve talked about pretty much all of these in my end of year survey already, but my top ten books for the year, in no particular order, were….
The Battlemage by Taran Matharu
The final book in the Summoner series, this was actually my favourite of the series I think.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, romantic historical fiction. Put a smile on my face instantly.
The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
“The Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park”: consider me sold. Fast-paced, addictive fun.
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
An impulse purchase and a honeymoon read, this was just addictive. I bought book 2 on my kindle as soon as I finished book 1, even though it meant I wouldn’t have a matching copy on the shelf, because I just couldn’t wait that long.
Eat Drink Run by Bryony Gordon
Like having a conversation with a friend over a cup of tea or a cocktail. Relatable and motivational with inspiring moments and moments that’ll make you cry.
Beneath the Surface by John Hargrove
Thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and one that’ll stick with me. Of course you need to decide for yourself what you agree/disagree with in what Hargrove says, being better informed about the Seaworld controversy is the only way to really figure out your own feelings, and Hargrove’s obviously got a wealth of experience to share.
The sci-fi and fantasy
The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
I knew almost nothing about this but it was getting rave reviews so I decided to give it a go – worth all the hype, this is a well-written fantasy in a carefully-crafted world which feels absolutely real.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
What I was expecting from Miss Peregrine’s I think – a little dark, a little spooky, very atmospheric and with characters you can’t help but love.
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Giant robots and government conspiracies? This was always going to be a hit for me. I also loved the unique writing style, with everything written as interviews, documents, news reports etc.
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Why, why, why, did I wait so long to read this? Probably my favourite read of the year in total, I absolutely loved this.