Top Ten Tuesday: best books of the year!! | 2018 wrap-up

top ten tuesday

Hello my fellow book lovers! Happy New Year!! It’s time for a very important blog post: my favourite reads of 2018!!!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. You can have a look at the future topics here!

I read a total of 100 books last year and today, I am going to talk about my favourites (in no particular order). When you click on the book’s title, you will be brought to my review, which includes content and trigger warnings.

girl made of stars

I received an e-ARC of Girl Made of Stars and I read it in one sitting. Ashley Herring Blake is one of my favourite authors and her newest release did not disappoint. In fact, it’s my favourite work so far. This novel deals with sexual assault, so be careful if you want to pick this up. That said, the subject matter was handled perfectly. I sobbed while reading this, because it was so relatable. I definitely plan on re-reading Girl Made of Stars someday.


Sadie took me by surprise! As you must know by now, the audiobook is PERFECT. As a fan of true crime podcasts, this was right up my alley. I read All The Rage soon afterwards and am keen to read more of Courtney Summer’s work.

radio silenceI was nervous to pick up Radio Silence, because I desperately wanted to love it as much as my friends do. Thankfully, it did not disappoint! This novel was incredibly relatable and made me tear up multiple times. I plan on reading more of Oseman’s books, but I doubt they will top my love for Radio Silence.

the stranger beside me

The only non-fiction book on this list is The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. I discovered my true crime obsession this year and now regularly pick up non-fiction. Ted Bundy is one of the most famous serial killers, so I decided to pick up The Stranger Beside Me to learn everything about him. Considering Bundy and Ann Rule where friends, this is a must-read for Murderinos! In 2019, I will continue to read more of her non-fiction work.

the seven husbands of evelyn hugo

I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so much, I’ve read it twice already! I’m relieved I enjoyed this as much as my friends. I’ve read quite a few of Reid’s novels and this is certainly her best work so far. The characters don’t seem fictional, they’re so realistic and the pacing is perfect. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a book I will re-read many times throughout my life.

piecing me together

I’ve said this a million times before, but I will say it again: Piecing Me Together deserves more hype! If you are looking for a short, diverse Young Adult novel, I highly recommend this! I thought everything was executed perfectly and I cannot wait to read more of Watson’s work.

little fires everywhere

I didn’t love Little Fires Everywhere as much as Everything I Never Told You. That said, this was the second book I read in 2018 and I still think about it often. Considering I read one hundred books, that’s quite an achievement. Celeste Ng is one of my favourite authors and I will continue to read everything she writes.

Have you read any of my favourite books yet? Do you love them as much as I do?

What are your favourite reads of 2018?

Thank you for reading,


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