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Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far).
I can’t believe it’s already been half a year! So far in 2018 I have read 38 books and listened to 10 audiobooks (currently listening to my 10th now). Here are ten of my five star reads. I think total I have about 12 or 13 five stars for the year so far. All of these books below were so amazing and I loved everything about them. Some are sequels and series enders that I absolutely love so much.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
Inferno by Julie Kagawa
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
your name. by Makoto Shinkai
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Turtles All the Way Down was probably the biggest surprise of 2018 for me, because I honestly went into it thinking I was going to hate it. I don’t usually love John Green books, but this one was pretty amazing. Another surprise was The Cruel Prince, because really hyped books and I don’t mix well. I don’t usually love hyped books as much as everyone else and I have no idea why! But it just doesn’t always happen for me, but I loved The Cruel Prince so much. Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms) and Inferno (Talon Saga) were series enders and they are two of my favorite series of all-time! I hated to see them end, but they were so damn amazing. ALL THE FEELS.
What are some of the best books you’ve read in 2018 so far? Feel free to link me to your posts, so I can check them out!
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I was so surprised by Turtles when I read it as well! It is by far my favourite John Green book!
Happy to see you loved Turtles too! 🙂 I am so glad I gave it a chance, because I wasn’t really sure I wanted to with how much luck has been with John Green books.
I was surprised I liked Cruel Prince, too! Hyped books are such a complicated thing to negotiate. Great list!
Agreed about hyped books! Happy to see that we both really liked The Cruel Prince.
I loved Tell Me Three Things…I don’t know why I’ve put off reading What To Say Next! I need to read it!
Definitely read What To Say Next! It was so great.
Ahhh I love your list, Ashley! I loved Emergency Contact so much as well as Turtles All The Way Down. I had a little weakness for the Your Name movie, I preferred it over the book, but the book was quite awesome as well 😀
Thanks, Marie! The movie for Your Name was so good! The movie/script was actually written before the book, but since it was taking longer than expected for the movie to be completed, they released a book version first. 😛
YAY for Turtles! and Double YAY because you thought it wouldn’t be great, but then it was! It was one of my top reads last year and I love how many other readers have loved it, too – especially when they are not typically fans of John Green!
It was such a nice surprise that I loved Turtles as much as I did. It’s always cool when a book can surprise you, especially when you think you’re going to hate it.
Which Julie Buxbaum novel did you enjoy more?? I’ve been meaning to dive into her works and would love to know which one made more of an impact! Also you and I — and like the entire blogging community — shared The Cruel Prince on our lists this week! 😉 Feel free to see my whole list here: http://nerdnarrationblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/top-ten-tuesday-best-reads-of-2018-so-far-tbr/
Ahhh, so hard to choose but I would say Tell Me Three Things! 🙂 Yeah, I figured The Cruel Prince would be on quite a bit of lists this week, haha.
That’s a correspondence love story too, right? Like they fall in love via their email/texts/chats something along those lines. Very Letters to the Lost/Simon vs., right?
Yes, Tell Me Three Things is a correspondence story as well. I love stories told in emails/texts/chats. It’s always so fun.
Such a sucker for that! Only topped by the super tropey yet always adored fake relationships for convenience plot lines lol
I really need to pick up What to Say Next. Tell Me Three Things was such a treat. Still haven’t picked up Emergency Contact, but I hope to soon. Great picks!
I hope you get to read What to Say Next and Emergency Contact soon. They were really great. 🙂
These books are all masterpiece!
Glad you agree! 🙂
Lovely post! ❤ I adored Emergency Contact so much, the others are on my TBR and I’m very excited to read them! ❤ Tell Me Three Things sounds super happy and I might get to it this summer.
Thanks! 😀 I am happy to see you liked Emergency Contact. It was such a great read. I highly recommend Tell Me Three Things! ❤
I liked Turtles, too, and Cruel Prince seems to be everybody’s favorite.
Happy to see that you liked Turtles too! Yeah, I’ve seen the Cruel Prince on so many lists this week too.
Omg, I’ve owned the first Talon book for AGES! I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet. Kagawa’s Iron Fey and Blood of Eden are some of my all-time favorite series. T_T ♥
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I hope you get to Talon soon! I loved the series so much. It will forever hold a piece of my heart. I haven’t read Kagawa’s other books yet, but I have them so I am stoked to see what else she has written since I loved the Talon Saga so much. 🙂 Thanks for following me! I checked out your blog and it’s great. Will be following you too. ❤
The Cruel Prince and Emergency Contact are definitely going to be on my favorite 2018 books list, too! Oh, and Tell Me Three Things and What To Say Next are such cute, fluffy reads, I loved them. Turtles was something so different from what I was expecting from John Green and you could even see how personal the book was to him.
Happy to see that you loved Tell Me Three Things and What To Say Next too! I’ve seen The Cruel Prince on so many lists this week. I agree, Turtles was so different than what I was expecting from John Green. It was great.
I still need to read Turtles All the Way Down, but I do love John Green so I’m pretty sure it will be a hit for me. A friend gave me Emergency Contact for my birthday so I hope to read that sometime soon as well. 🙂
Yeah, if you love John Green then it’ll probably be a hit for you. I hope you like Emergency Contact. It’s really good. 🙂
I haven’t read any of these books yet, but I have quite a few on my TBR!
I hope you get a chance to read them soon! 🙂
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The Cruel Prince was absolutely awesome! I can’t wait to see more of this series. 🙂
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I am dying to get my hands on the sequel of the Cruel Prince! 😀 Happy to see you thought it was awesome too.
I LOVE Julie Buxbaum’s books! Great picks, here’s to more great reads during the rest of the year. xx
I love her books too! I can’t wait to see what else she writes. 😀
Same here! Any new title of her will go straight to my wishlist.
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I had no idea Your Name was a book! I am such a noob. I loved the movie.
The movie was great! 🙂 The movie/script was actually written before the book, but since it was taking longer than expected for the movie to be completed, they released a book version first.
Wow! I’m going to have to pick it up for sure now.