Best books of 2018
I love Goodreads. Although I’ll admit their website is a little outdated and clunky, having an online platform to keep track of the books on my ‘to-read’ list is essential. I also like how Goodreads prompts you to set a reading goal for the year, even though I’m pretty sure I would reach my yearly goal regardless. In 2018 I read 51 books, and among those were some really great reads. Unlike many ‘Best of 2018’ lists, my list focusses on books I read this year rather than books that were published this year. I hope you find something to add to your own list!
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The Break is a stunning book that makes you feel sympathetic to all the characters in a way I've never experienced before. There is a strong female network, yet an underlying sadness and pain amongst it all. The author does a fantastic job of showing how we all have our own demons that effect other people's stories. (Note: Sexual trauma plays a major role in this story)
Saga is definitely my favourite comic book series…period. The characters are like none I've ever encountered, and I really enjoy the creativity of it all. Although the storyline is pure fantasy, the reader is often forced to examine concepts that are prevalent in our real world. I read volumes 1-9 this year and I’m still hooked. Even if you’re not a huge fan of comics, give this one a try.
Ready Player One immediately went on my favourites list. It was so incredibly exciting, and even though I didn't get a lot of the obscure nerd references, the creativity behind it all is incredible. I can’t remember the last time I stayed awake reading a thrilling book, but this one definitely did it for me. And let it be know that the movie is NOTHING like this book!
A surprising favourite about love, grief, and friendship.
A memoir that will leave you questioning who you are.
Beautifully written book about Japanese immigrants in the US.
An apocalypse teen novel that had me hooked from page one.
What was your favourite book this year?
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