Monday, December 24, 2018

Top 10 of 2018 - Best Books I've Read in 2018 with Giveaway!

The Top Ten of 2017 event was hosted by Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales,  Fallon from Seeing Double in Neverland, and the ladies from Take Me Away To A Great Read

I haven't seen anyone say they are going to host one this year, but I enjoyed doing this last year, so I decided to go ahead and do it on my own.  I may add a few topics, just because I have so many lists I want to share.  And as with last year's post, I had  a lot of trouble narrowing down to just 10 books.  And when I say these are the "best" books of 2018, I mean they are the ones I liked the best.  So I've done what I did last year, and am spreading them over a couple lists.  I am going to have four lists once again, although two of the lists only contain 4 titles total.  They will not be in any particular order within the lists though, don't have time to do all that!

Top 10 YA Books of 2018:




















Wow, there's a lot of blue toned covers there!


Top 10 Romance Books of 2018:















The next two would make up a top 10, except I want to sort them out even more. So here you go:

Top 4 New Series:







Top 4 Series Enders:
 






Have you read any of these yet?  If so, what did you think?  I'd love to hear what your top reads of the year were as well!  Make sure to enter the giveaway below.  It's international if you can receive books from The Book Depository.

Giveaway:

You can pick 1 of these 10 books from my lists above:
1.  That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
2.  Americanized by Sara Saidi
3.  Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy
4.  Fight or Flight by Samantha Young
5.  Savor You by Kristen Proby
6.  The Prince by Jennifer L. Armentrout
7.  The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout
8.  The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
9.  Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
10. Chaser by Kylie Scott 


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Be sure to stop by again every day this week for more fun top 10 lists as well as more giveaways! 

68 comments:

  1. Now a Major Motion Picture was so much fun! I adored that one. I have A Prom to Remember, and plan to get to it for my Throwback challenge. Sandy Hall always amuses me. Fight or Flight was really good. I am hoping Young gives some of the side characters their own books.

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    1. A Prom to Remember was so good! Fight or Flight as well. I would love to have her side characters in books as well. She does such a great job with that! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I enjoyed Fight or Flight and Far Girl this year!!

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    3. Linda, Fight or Flight was a favorite! Of course Samantha Young is one of my auto-buy authors. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I had to check out Murder Trending, that sounds cool! And also so did That's Not What Happened. :)

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    1. Both were favorites of mine. #murdertrending is by an all-time favorite author of mine that I don't think gets enough recognition. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I have heard such great things about some of the books on your list. I haven't read any of them DD: But a lot of them are on my wishlist like the Belles, MurderTrending and A Prom to Remember. I am glad you could read so many lovely new favourites this year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well.

    My recent post: https://oliviascatastrophe.com/2018/12/bloods-revolution-book-review/

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    1. Hopefully you'll get the chance to read some of them some time! Thanks for stopping by and happy holidays to you as well!

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  4. My fav book of the year is a tie between Wait for It by Mariana Zapata and The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo - both are very different, but both really hit me in a way I didn't expect :)

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  5. The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher was my favorite.

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  6. White Stag by Barbieri. Completely unexpected where the story went.

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  7. "Leave a comment with your favorite book of the year!" My favorite book of the year is the "Hell Divers" series--adding fights with mutant aliens to my life has made things so much more interesting!

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  8. Mine was Pestilence by Laura Thalassa. If anybody reads at least a little of fantasy, I highly recommend.

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  9. American Panda was my favorite book of 2018.

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  10. I haven't read any of these books. One of my favorite reads this year was Across the Horizon by Aly Martinez. Happy Holidays and thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. I like how you broke things down. I really liked #murdertrending as well. I can't wait for the second one. I loved so many books this year - not sure I have a favorite, but ONE would be Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Finally read it this year!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I have so much trouble picking my top books when there are so many that I loved! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I LOVED Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi. It was so amazing! And I love Warner ♥ Happy Holidays!

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    1. I love Warner, really need to get that book read soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I read the book The little stranger, which I enjoyed

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  14. I finally read both the Starbound trilogy and the Stormdancer series, and they were fantastic! I highly, highly recommend them!

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  15. My favorite book of the year was definitely My Plain Jane! I love this series, it's hilarious

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  16. So many of these are still on my TBR list!! We were just talking about this at dinner, our top books of the year. Still so hard to decide, but I really liked Map of Salt and Stars and Love Hate and Other Filters.

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    1. I liked Love Hate and Other Filters as well! It almost made my top 10. It was a 5 star read for the year for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. That's one I didn't get read this past year but meant to! Thanks for visiting!

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  18. My fave book of the year was Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers, I loved it so much.
    Megan S.

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    1. That is one of my all time favorite series! Glad you loved it as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. It's definitely tie between Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi.
    Thank you for a generous giveaway! ❤️️

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    1. Both of those are ones I wanted to read last year! Have a copy signed by the author of the second one! Thanks for visiting!

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  20. My favorite book of the year is The Wife Between Us!

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    1. I had an ARC of that, but it just didn't sound like one I'd like, so I traded it for something else. All the people that loved it, I may have to try it again sometime. Thanks for visiting!

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  23. I loved Zero by Jacob Whaler! Thank you

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  24. One of my favorites this year was The Great Alone.

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  25. Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laureston. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  26. My favorite book this year was Until November. The Until series is my new favorite series!

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    1. Definitely one I'll look for! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Big potential was okay, it's a finance book if that counts

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    1. Any book you pick counts. One of my choices above, Americanized, is a memoir. Thanks for visiting!

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  28. I loved A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. It was new-to-me in 2018.

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  29. I loved Reaper at the Gates, The Cruel Prince, Truly Devious, and a few others I'm completely blanking on (I forget eeeeverything). I still need to read MurderTrending, it sounds awesome!
    - Reese

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    1. The Cruel Prince and Truly Devious both are ones I need to read. Thanks for visiting!

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  30. My favorite book of the year was Legendary! 🙂

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  31. I only read Americanized from your picks, but Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is on my tbr. I'm glad to see you liked it so much! :)

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    1. I haven't heard a lot of people talk about Americanized. But I liked it a lot! Thanks for visiting!

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  32. Oh YAY happy to see The Bird and the Blade on someone else's list too! I need to read a lot of your other books, especially Now a Major Motion Picture, I have really enjoyed the author's other books, so I am glad you liked this one too!

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    1. It's really cool because the author of the Bird and the Blade lives in my area and used to be a librarian for the city where my school is, so she has a little in with us, and came to talk to my school! Thanks for stopping by!

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