With 2018 drawing to a close it is time to take stock of the year and I have finally sat down with all my 5 star reads to narrow down my favourites. I have decided to dedicate this last week of 2018 to re-reading (I got the Lunar chronicles for Christmas which I had previously only borrowed from the library in late 2017 so I am keen to re-read them). Therefore, I don’t think there will be a last minute runaway so this is most likely the final list.
These are purely my favourite reads in these categories, while some are 2018 releases most are just books that were new to me in 2018 and the ones I enjoyed the most. I have also included a couple of special mentions where I had a hard time choosing between a couple of books in that category. I usually chose the new to me author as the winner in that category over my more established auto-buy authors to vary my choices a little.
So here are my favourite reads of 2018!
The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd
The Poppy War
R. F. Kuang
Special Mention: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovich
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Special Mention: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
Sebastian de Castell
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Middle Grade Novel
Special Mention: The City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The Adventure Zone: Here be Gerblins
The McErlory Family and Carey Pietsch
Special Mention: Detective Strories by Ben Aaronovich
Best Short read (<250 pages)
Strange The Dreamer
MOGGET – from the Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
Well there you have it all my favourites from this year! Have any of these made your list? What are some of your favourites of 2018? Have you found a new favourite author/character or book?
I would love to chat about these books or any others in the comments on Goodreads or Twitter!
Here is to a great reading year in 2019!
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