Another nearly impossible list to try to compile . . . but I tried! This year, I’ve decided to ignore my star ratings and go with the most memorable/emotional. Yes, several of the contestants from the “Most Gorgeous Cover” tournament are on this list, but believe it or not, the covers are not dictating this list. I also left out any books that I had read before 2018, which actually helped quite a bit in narrowing it down! I went with my gut this year and here is the result.
***And these are in no particular order, because that really is undoable!***
His Fair Assassin Series by Robin LaFevers
I loved the setting, the story, and the characters in this series. It was unique and fascinating!
Unwind Series by Neal Shusterman
I cannot say enough good about this series. I’ve never read anything like it and Shusterman, per usual, philosophized the hell out of my brain without sacrificing plot or characters.
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix
Dark, interesting, and engaging. It pulled me into the pages and didn’t let go!
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
A badass heroine in a western setting. Perfection! Ok, and the cover is easily my favorite of the year!
Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness
A continuation of a saga I’ve been in love with for years! So wonderful to be able to read more about the characters that I’ve come to see as friends!
This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis
Crazy mind games in a dark and twisted world; all in the expert way the way that only McGinnis can portray.
Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen
My favorite WW2 fiction, easily. A usually untold perspective of strength and fighting back.
Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty
Another beautiful character in a gorgeous and surreal setting. When a book actually makes me think about going camping, you know it’s good!
Jagged Mind by Taylor Saville
I would talk about this book . . . but I’d probably just start crying all over again! This book stuck in my brain for longer than any other book has and brought out all the feelings!
Alone by Cyn Balog:
Insane, psychological plot twists and surprises and super creepy; I loved it!
What were your top reads on 2018? What are you looking forward to for 2019?