We’ve hit that time of year again, when it hits you that 2019 is just around the corner. Which got me thinking about all the epic books that have been published this year and decided to share some of my favourites from this year.
Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias:
Months later and I’m still in awe of this book, incredibly well written and all too relevant to current events. Set in a post-brexit England, where anyone who is BB (British Born) are arrested and sent to detention centres before being deported back to their home countries. It’s a gripping and thought provoking read that still haunts me, not a day goes by that I don’t think about this one.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – It should come as no surprise to see this on my list, I adore the Throne of Glass series and what a way to end it! It’s epic, stunning and everything I wanted it to be. I’m really sad the series is over but I am looking forward to returning to this world in The World of Throne of Glass which is out next year. I’m still hoping for a couple of short story spinoffs.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber:
I couldn’t put this one down from the second I opened it. It’s a beautiful story of love, loss and friendship set in the Californian desert. Trust me, it’s stunning and had me in tears throughout. There’s something extra special about Katherine’s books that always leaves me desperate for the next one. I highly recommend reading it, Wing Jones while you’re at it.
Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard:
I honestly can’t tell you how much I love Sara’s books! Goodbye, Perfect is told from the perspective of Eden after her best friend, Bonnie runs away with their music teacher, Mr Cohn. I can’t get over how brilliantly written it is, capturing the betrayal, confusion and impact the event has on everyone involved. Sara just gets it. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before but it’s still true.
We all wish we could fall into our favourite fictional worlds, in The Fandom this is exactly what happens to Violet and her friends while at a convention. Finding themselves in the world of Gallows Dance after a freak accident while meeting their favourite actor from the movie, they soon realise it’s not all its cracked up to be. I couldn’t get enough of this and was gutted when I turned the last page and say goodbye. I’m so excited that a sequel is coming out way next year!
I know I say this a lot, I adore this stunning duology so much and reading the second instalment has been one of the biggest highlights of my year. It’s bigger, better and deadlier than it’s predecessor. This is another thought provoking read, with similarities to current events told in a dystopian setting. Read them and prepare to be blown away!
What are your favourite books from this year? Let me know in the comments! Part two will go up later this month.
7 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 16: Favourite Books of 2018 Part One”
State of Sorrow and Night of the Party have been on my tbr ages! do you think they’re worth moving up??
omgi had no idea SoS wasonly a duology but that makes me very happy!! easier to finish a series this way haha. i loved the first book.
however the fandom was one of my least favourites and i dont think i madeit past page 18 :’)
So I have to admit I haven’t read any of these yet! I did pre-order Kingdom of Ash but I decided to re-read the rest of the series first so I haven’t started it yet. Night of the Party sounds like something I’d definitely enjoy, and I keep looking at State of Sorrow but haven’t picked up a copy yet. Love your photos!
Some great books up there which admittedly I haven’t read many of! In fact, the only one I have read is Goodbye, Perfect – but that definitely deserves a spot up there! 🙂
I do have Sorrow but I haven’t got to it yet, awesome list!
This is a good list. I think the Fandom is one I will definitely enjoy, and also showstealer, but that is more of a cover buy because they are gorgeous!
Ahhhh Only Love was so amazing ❤