Today I wanted to talk all about my top books of 2018 so far. I have head a really reading year so far this year and I am currently very close to completing my goal of reading 100 books and I have loved most of what I have read this year. So today I thought that I would take the opportunity to talk about my top 5 reads from 2018 so far. All five of these books were 5 star reads, I adored them. so, here are my top 5 books of the year so far…
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Welcome to the paranormal world. This is a four-part series that follows a group of friends as they try to find and wake a long dead, and lost, welsh king. The story revolves around ghosts and lay lines, magic and psychics. It is a stunning series and is well worth a read. the writing is almost lyrical, the characters are brilliant and the storylines are so interesting. I read the first book at the end of last year and loved it and read the remaining 3 books this year and really enjoyed all of them too. All of them, except Blue Lily, Lily Blue were 5 star reads!
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Allbertalli
Need I explain this one? This book is amazing. It follows Simon, a gay teenager who has yet to come up. you follow him as he falls in love with his anonymous pen pal Blue, gets blackmailed and comes out. this is a brilliant book full of amazing characters. You can’t help but fall in love with this story. it is deep and meaningful with a lot of really important messages, but it is also really funny and honest and relatable. Everything in it feels so damn genuine. Becky Albertalli is fast becoming one of my all-time favourite authors.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
This book is incredible. In it you follow 16-year-old Mia Corvere as she joins in the Red Church in order to become an assassin. This book is full of mystery and murder but it also funny and has really sweet moments and is, frankly, just epic. It has everything that you could ever want in a book and more. it is the perfect book to just lose yourself in! although I would recommend listing to the audiobook. It is amazing.
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
This book is freaking incredible. Told through transcripts, data extracts, CCTV footage analysis and the likes you follow the story of Kady Grant and the Alexandra/Hypatia/Copernicus fleet as they flee from Kernza IV after BioTech attack. This is a high stake, action packed space adventure full of drama and jeopardy but also love and friendship and sassy teenagers. I was completely taken by surprise with this book. I absolutely loved it. if you only read one book this spring, make it this one. it is just so damn good. well worth all the hype!
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
This book is incredible. It is the first in the latest trilogy based in Clare’s Shadowhunter world. It follows Emma Carstairs and the Blackthorn family as they investigate a spree of murders in LA and try to catch the culprit. It is so full of love and heartache and so many emotions. I cried several times while reading this book and I am so glad that I have finally picked up this new trilogy. If you like Cassandra Clare, you need to read this book.
And there we have it. those are my top books of the year so far. I have loved so much of what I have read in 2018. If you want to know what else I have read this year check out my goodreads account. What are your top books from 2018? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon