Hello my fellow book lovers! First of all, I want to apologise for being so inactive lately. Honestly, I haven’t been in the mood to read, AT ALL. In the meantime, I’ve been focussing on some of my other hobbies instead. I revived my other blog, created a second Twitter account and have posted daily on my other Instagram. Please check those out if you’re into bullet journalling, hand-lettering and art, it would mean a lot to me.
Anyway, just like last year, I am going to do a series of blog posts wrapping-up my 2018 reading year. Today, I am going to talk about my favourite authors I discovered this year! These are in no particular order. When you click on the titles, you will be brought to my reviews (which include content and trigger warnings).
I read two Courtney Summer novels this year: Sadie and All the Rage. Both were great and right up my alley: I love hard-hitting contemporaries. They come with a lot of trigger warnings though, so make sure to read my reviews before you decide to pick these up.
In 2018, I discovered my love for true crime. I’ve always been into documentaries, but this year, I also started listening to podcasts and reading non-fiction books. The Stranger Beside Me about serial killer Ted Bundy was amazing and I am definitely going to read every book Ann Rule ever wrote.
Because Michelle McNamara past away while writing this book about the Golden State Killer, this is her only work I’ll ever get to read. That said, I nonetheless thought she deserved a place on this list. I had some issues with the timeline of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, but it was truly captivating and very atmospheric. This book started my love for true crime books, and Michelle made me completely obsessed with the Golden State Killer.
I had been meaning to read Radio Silence for years and I’m happy to say it did not disappoint! It was incredibly relatable and the characters felt like real people. I own I Was Born for This, which I ought to pick up in 2019.
I’ve read the majority of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s work and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is definitely my favourite novel so far! In fact, I’ve read it twice this year and know I’m going to re-read this many times more.
Are you looking for a diverse, short contemporary novel? Piecing Me Together is the one you’re looking for! I am so excited for Watch Us Rise, which is set to be released on February 12th.
As you can tell by this list, fantasy is not my go-to genre. The Fifth Season, however, blew me away. It wasn’t quite a five star read because there were many elements I couldn’t comprehend, but I am nonetheless very keen to continue this series and read Jemisin’s other work as well.
At the beginning of 2018 I made some five star predictions and Burial Rites was the only one that actually came true. I love historical fiction, but I rarely read it. Because I loved this novel though, I am certainly going to check out Hannah Kent’s other work too.
Here are some authors I discovered in 2018! Have you read any of their work yet?
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