Fi’s Favourite Books of 2018

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!

General Fiction

Best Mystery


The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd
Agatha Chrisite

My Review

Best Fantasy 


The Poppy War
R. F. Kuang
My Review

Special Mention: Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovich

Best Sci-Fi


The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Stuart Turton

My Review 

Special Mention: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

YA Fiction

Best Mystery


Truly Devious
Maureen Johnson
My Review 

Best Fantasy 


Sebastian de Castell
My Review

Best Sci-Fi


Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Middle Grade Novel


Jessica Townsend
My Review

Special Mention: The City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Graphic Novel


The Adventure Zone: Here be Gerblins
The McErlory Family and Carey Pietsch 

Special Mention: Detective Strories by Ben Aaronovich

Best Short read (<250 pages)


Nnedi Okorafor

Best Writing


Strange The Dreamer
Laini Taylor

Best Character

Image by Lacey wright

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!

Happy Reading!

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