We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since last January Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far), which was actually pretty hard! I read 85 books already and rated 22 of those 5 stars. So I had to make a selection as to which 10 of those were the absolute best one’s I’ve read. Turned out, 11 of those were rereads so I had only 11 left haha. These will be in a random order. Are you curious? Let’s take a look!
1. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
I already mentioned this as my favorite book this year so far. I got my copy through NetGalley but will for sure be getting physical copy as well. This is a book I need in my collection and I will be picking up the next book by this writer for sure. I don’t want to say to much about this book as you need to go in as blank as possible. All I want to say is that it’s an impressive murder mystery and the characters were super interesting. Oh and, go read it right away!
2. Locke & Key vol 1 – Joe Hill
I was really curious about this graphic novel but surprisingly it took me a while to start it after buying it. This graphic novel is pretty thick and I didn’t read it as quickly as I usually do. But it was quite the ride and so worth it! There is quite some gore and violence in here and it’s pretty creepy. I enjoyed the story arc and can’t wait to read more of it. Will absolutely be picking up the sequels.
3. My Lady Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Why did I wait so long to read this?! Candyce and I did a buddy read of My Lady Jane and were Both asking ourselves this question haha. I knew this was supposed to be a funny read and I definitely laughed a lot while reading this. The sequel is laying right next to me and I plan to pick it up asap. I really enjoy Historical Fiction and the little fantasy twist just made it so much better. A great recommendation!
4. Every Heart A Doorway – Seanan McGuire
This is my most recent 5 star read, and actually my most recent read in general. Everyone has been raving about this book and while it sounded super intriguing I was also scared it wouldn’t live up to that hype. Luckily there was no reason to worry, I loved this story and these characters so so much. I’m already reading the sequel and will definitely pick up book 3 right after that. The story took such a different turn than I was expecting and that was simply amazing.
5. The Call – Peadar Ó Guilín
The Call had been on my want to read list for quite a while before I found it on my audiobook subscription service. This was supposed to be a creepy read and it definitely was creepy! I loved the story and characters and hope to pick up the sequel soon. The end of the book, okay actually the whole book, was not only creepy but also gorey (is that a word?) and I had trouble falling asleep after finishing it late at night haha.
6. Fables vol 1 – Bill Willingham
The cover is what drew me in first, it looked really intriguing. And then I found out that it was about fairytale characters that had to seek refuge in New York. I adored the tv show Once Upon A Time so I had high hopes right away. And luckily it lived up to my expectations! The rest of the series is on my wishlist and hope to get at least one more this year.
7. Renegades – Marissa Meyer
I love reading about superheroes so it’s no surprise I read Renegades. This story not only had superheroes, it had something I else I love; morally grey characters! There was also a pretty diverse cast of characters and I can’t wait to get the sequel.
8. Follow Me Back – A.V. Geiger
Candyce got me this one for my birthday, I was looking forward to reading it for quite a while. The moment I got home, I started reading it and I didn’t put it down until I finished it! Last month I also read the sequel and would recommend these books to everyone.
9. Gemina – Jay Kristoff & Amy Kaufman
I think this one is my favorite out of the trilogy. These books are pretty thick but I managed to read it in one day, thanks to the way it’s written and to the addictive story. I will be rereading these books for sure and hope to one day listen to the audiobooks.
10. The Exact Opposite of Okay – Laura Steven
I already talked about this one a couple of times so you might not be surprised seeing it here. After seeing the audiobook on my subscription app I listened to it right away and simply loved it. We met Laura in April and she was so wonderful! This book has some really important messages and I can’t recommend it enough.
These were my 10 best book I’ve read in 2018 (so far), I highly enjoyed all of them and hope to read more amazing books in the second half of the year. Did you read any of these books? And did they make your list? Let me know in the comments!