Top 10 Books of 2018

Doesn’t it seem crazy that it is already the end of the year? It has been a good reading year, with 66 books read (so far!). I always love looking at my Goodreads Year in Review to see all the books I’ve read. Where else can you see all the pretty covers at once? Now lets look at my top books from 2018! These are in no particular order and all were either 4 or 5 star books. The title links to Goodreads and then I’ve included a link to my full review of each book as well.

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Top Books of 2018

The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson: While Monster didn’t live up to Traitor, this is still a great book. I like that it shows that Baru isn’t always perfect. I’m impatiently waiting to see how this series ends. full review

Storm Glass by Jeff Wheeler: I read a ridiculous amount of Jeff Wheeler books this year. I had to include at least one on this list. The Harbringer Series is a fun series with great world building. full review

The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey: It has been a few years since I read Girl with all the Gifts so it was fun to dive back into the world. The Boy is a prequel, so you don’t need to read Girl before, but there is obviously some storylines that tie both books together. It really is amazing to see how terrible humans can be to each other, even in an apocalypse. full review

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: This is the only non sci-fi/fantasy book, that I really enjoyed this year. I love the way this was written. While nothing really happens action wise, you are just pulled in the wake of the characters as they move through the post-apocalyptic world. full review

Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall: Exploring worlds, space exploration, body modification plus the evil corporations; thats what you get with this book. Fast moving with some great characters that have fascinating relationships together. A fun read. full review

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco: I loved book 1 and this is a great followup. There are fascinating characters and political intrigue. I cannot wait to read the final book in the series. I will say, this is one that should be read all at once and I’ll be re-reading books 1 and 2 before book 3 comes out in 2019. full review

Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio: This one surprised me a bit. I really had no expectations for it. But it pulled me in and didn’t let go. The main character tells his own story like he is writing a book on his life. So we know how the story ends, but we get to see how he got to that point. full review

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: It isn’t very often that a second book in a series is the best one. But that is the case with this one. This entire series is a great one to binge read. full review

Daylight War by Peter V. Brett: The 3rd book in the series, this is another middle book that stands a little higher. I think it was the focus on the women of the series that have been secondary characters up until now. It it really about building these characters and their backstory. full review

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett: RJB doesn’t disappoint. Fantastic world building, a great female lead character and an interesting magic system. All things I love. full review


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