Hey guys! Today I’m going to be sharing my favorite books of the year so far. 2018 has been my best reading year in a while, so I’m excited to share my favorite reads.
For this post, I’m only listing books that have been published in 2018 because I’ve read A LOT this year, and most of it was published in previous years. Almost all of these will make an appearance in my favorite books of the year blog post at the end of the year.
Also, I’m not mentioning any books that are second or third books in a series. I’ll make a different post talking about my favorite series. Let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in!
Alright, let’s dive right in.
1. Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride
Fun fact: this was the first ARC I ever received. I received it through Penguin’s First To Read program.
THIS WAS A LIFE-CHANGING READ FOR ME. I’d never known anything about the transgender part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and this memoir taught me so much. This is my exact review.
“Oh my god. This book was extremely informative. I learned so much about the LGBTQ movement. I’d had some idea, but I never realized how big it was until now. I’m so extremely proud of Sarah for all she has done for our country and all that she is going to do. I almost cried at the end; it was extremely moving. It’s incredible how much she’s accomplished in such a short time. Overall, this book was amazing! This is something everyone should read, especially young kids. Hopefully, she’ll become our president one day!”
No matter your age, I’d recommend anyone to pick this up. It shows you an inside look at being part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and what their struggles are.
2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This was a super hyped up release and combined with my love of faeries, this was an instant hit for me. The relationship between Jude and Cardan was so fun to read. The first review under this book sums up my thoughts perfectly. 13/10 recommend (@dog_rates reference)
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3. Heart Of Iron by Ashley Poston
This is an Anastasia retelling IN SPACE. I’m really picky about sci-fi, but I picked this up and loved it from the beginning. The characters were the best part. They were developed, and I was really invested in them. The world is also really cool. I’m excited to see where the author takes the series.
Speaking of the author, she seems like such an amazing person! I’ve never met her but based on her Instagram stories, she seems like a really cool gal.
4. The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
Another sci-fi. I’m really branching into this genre this year. The plot was super interesting, and the characters had a lot of depth. It was also paced really well. I’m super excited to read the next book!
5. The Art of Escaping by Erin Callahan
I received this book through NetGalley, but this is no way affects my opinion. If you’re interested in a full review, go to my Goodreads or Instagram.
“It’s kind of a play on the popular guy meets shy girl, except they don’t get together and the MC likes escapology.”
That’s from my review. If you’re looking for an interesting book without romance, look no further! The no romance was refreshing, and it allowed more focus on the friendship, which I feel is lacking in YA. Overall, I really liked this book and recommend it to anyone looking for a unique read!
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