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The Best, Worst And Everything In Between Of What I Read In 2018

The Best books of 2018 and all the books in between -- a recap of my 2018 reading year

Lastly I’ve gotten time to take a seat right down to take inventory of my 2018 studying life and all one of the best books of 2018, worst books and every thing in between — I was so behind in wanting again on and searching forward (because of my child all of a sudden deciding she’s allergic to sleep) so I’m simply doing it alone timing and never worrying if it’s not well timed.

The Best books of 2018 and all the books in between -- a recap of my 2018 reading year

This week I talked about how this was probably the most wealthy and full studying life ever regardless that I learn WAY much less so undoubtedly examine that submit out as a result of I detailed why I assume that. I like reflecting on that type of stuff, too, as an alternative of simply specializing in numbers and what books I learn. Simply the general FEEL of my studying yr.

I created this finish of yr e-book survey again in 2010 and through the years others have joined in to fill it out and speak about their studying yr. It’s a enjoyable method to speak via what you learn this yr! You will get the template right here when you’d wish to fill it out. So in the present day I’m speaking about the most effective books I learn in 2018 — and in addition every part in between.






Quantity Of Books You Read: 40 (plus one million child books with Riley)
Variety of Re-Reads: zero (I reread A LOT of books with Riley although haha typically a number of occasions a day)
Style You Read The Most From: Wow! I learn extra historic fiction this yr than anything which is a style I learn most of WAY BACK earlier than I began running a blog after which I leaned closely towards modern or fantasy.



1. Greatest Guide You Read In 2018?

My favourite grownup fiction guide of 2018 was Subsequent Yr in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

My favourite YA guide of 2018 was The Merciless Prince by Holly Black


2. E-book You Have been Excited About & Thought You Have been Going To Love Extra However Didn’t?

Gilead by Marilynn Robinson. I actually didn’t like this e-book. Felt nothing for it.

 three. Most shocking (in a great way or dangerous means) e-book you learn?  

Woman Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis — in a nasty approach. The approach EVERYONE raved about this factor made me assume I would adore it and it might change my life however yeah nooooo. Like by no means. I might inform you all of the methods I hated it. It stunned me additionally how I went from like EH it’s okay as a result of I received a couple of issues out of it to OMG PLEASE LET ME NEVER SEE THIS BOOK AGAIN the extra I marinated on it. I’m simply stunned how a lot I simply slowly despised it increasingly.

 four. E-book You “Pushed” The Most Individuals To Read (And They Did)?

In all probability Subsequent Yr In Havana by Chanel Cleeton — so many individuals requested for suggestions and I pushed this one the toughest.

 5. Greatest collection you began in 2018? Greatest Sequel of 2018? Greatest Collection Ender of 2018?

I actually didn’t learn many collection e-book in 2018 however the perfect one I began was The Merciless Prince. Additionally I learn the entire Darkest Minds collection all this yr and completely loved it.

 6. Favourite new writer you found in 2018?

Hazel Gaynor

7. Greatest guide from a style you don’t sometimes learn/was out of your consolation zone?

The Wedding ceremony Date by Jasmine Guillory — this one was arduous to say as a result of I learn principally any style and don’t have a lot outdoors of my consolation zone however I’m nonetheless undoubtedly a really informal reader of grownup romances. This e-book was so gratifying out of the romance I did learn this yr!

 eight. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable ebook of the yr?

I might NOT put down The Couple Subsequent Door (however I hated the ending soooo)

 9. Guide You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Possible To Re-Read Subsequent Yr?

In all probability Subsequent Yr in Havana

10. Favourite cowl of a ebook you learn in 2018?

I actually stored being drawn to the duvet for The Different Aspect of Misplaced by Jessi Kirby

11. Most memorable character of 2018?

Shirin from A Very Giant Expanse of the Sea — she simply actually caught with me!

 12. Most superbly written guide learn in 2018?

Palms down As soon as Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

13. Most Thought-Scary/ Life-Altering Guide of 2018?

This is perhaps an odd selection however a non-fiction ebook I learn referred to as Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outside Play Makes for Robust, Assured, and Succesful Youngsters — it actually modified my life. I’ve made being outdoors such a precedence with Riley and this ebook actually made me assume SO a lot about my parenting fashion and the issues we’re prioritizing.

 14. E-book you possibly can’t consider you waited UNTIL 2018 to lastly learn? 

The Darkest Minds collection!! That was such a enjoyable experience!

 15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Guide You Read In 2018?

“I wish for my child, for all our children, a world where they can be who they are and become their most loved, blessed, appreciated selves.” — This Is How It All the time Is by Laurie Frankel

16.Shortest & Longest Guide You Read In 2018?

Shortest: My Sister, The Serial Killer (226 pages)
Longest: In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (535 pages)


 17. Ebook That Shocked You The Most

(Due to a plot twist, character demise, left you hanging together with your mouth broad open, and so forth.)

Ghosted by Rosie Thomas (didn’t see one a part of it coming) or In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken — rattling you Alex I didn’t see one thing coming and was not emotionally prepared.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you’ll go down with this ship!)

Shirin and Ocean from A Very Giant Expanse of Sea


19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Yr

Omg just about each non-romantic relationship in As soon as Upon A River

20. Favourite E-book You Read in 2018 From An Writer You’ve Read Beforehand

Keep Candy by Siobhan Vivian or Sadie by Courtney Summers

21. Greatest E-book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based mostly SOLELY On A Suggestion From Any person Else/Peer Strain/Bookstagram, And so on.:

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

22. Latest fictional crush from a ebook you learn in 2018?

Hmmmm I don’t even know. I don’t even know that I did.

23. Greatest 2018 debut you learn?

WOW….that is the primary yr I didn’t learn any debuts of that yr. WOW.

24. Greatest Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Yr?

The Woman With The Purple Balloon or Subsequent Yr In Havana

25. E-book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Save The Date by Morgan Matson — what a delight! Her books both make me actually pleased or sob like a child…this one was all smiles!

26. Ebook That Made You Cry Or Almost Cry in 2018?

This Is How It All the time Is by Laurie Frankel

27. Hidden Gem Of The Yr?

The Odor of Different Individuals’s Homes — I can’t consider it took me this lengthy to learn this one!

28. Ebook That Crushed Your Soul?

Truthfully there was one thing about The Clockmaker’s Daughter that crushed my soul a bit of bit.

29. Most Distinctive Guide You Read In 2018?

The Dinner Record by Rebecca Serle — undoubtedly an fascinating and distinctive premise! Or The Woman With The Purple Balloon — simply one thing felt very distinctive about it in comparison with lots of the YA books I’ve learn. A magical historic learn!

30. Guide That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t essentially imply you didn’t prefer it)?

Sadie by Courtney Summers — I LOVED THIS BOOKS however poor Sadie!!



1. New favourite ebook weblog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you found in 2018?

@whatmeganreads on Instagram is a delight!

2. Favourite publish you wrote in 2018?

I wrote so many who I beloved to be utterly trustworthy. Is perhaps running a blog much less however love every thing I’m placing out. I gained’t embrace my motherhood posts I wrote this yr, will stick with ebook stuff, however in all probability both my e-book membership concepts to refresh your e-book membership posts OR my newfound e-book group hack!

three. Favourite bookish associated photograph you took in 2018:?

Perpetually this one:

four. Greatest bookish occasion that you simply participated in (writer signings, festivals, digital occasions,  and so forth.)?

The solely two guide associated issues I did this yr have been going to a Gayle Forman occasion which was my FIRST guide occasion after having Riley and she or he’s a favourite so it was DELIGHTFUL. And I additionally began a e-book membership in my new city! So YAY!

5. Greatest second of bookish/running a blog life in 2018?

Simply the very fact I stored doing it regardless of now having a child. I actually thought it might be over in the course of the new child months after she was born.

6. Most difficult factor about running a blog or your studying life this yr?

Simply discovering the time for each of these — prioritizing and studying find out how to cope with much less time for running a blog and studying! Undoubtedly got here to phrases with that and it made every part higher. Helped me to study extra methods to grow to be extra environment friendly.

7. Most Widespread Submit This Yr On Your Weblog (whether or not it’s by feedback or views)?

Properly my hottest publish view-wise was a submit  I wrote on the finish of 2017 that simply stored getting views all yr lengthy so I gained’t rely that…however I assume my guide to film variations for 2019 publish! Remark-wise it was my publish about grieving my very brief breastfeeding journey — for this reason I love y’all…a lot help!

eight. Publish You Wished Acquired A Little Extra Love?

I completely was enthusiastic about my methods to continue learning as an grownup submit as a result of I am VERY captivated with holding a studying spirit as an grownup!

9. Greatest bookish discovery (guide associated websites, ebook shops, and so forth.)?

Hmmm..I did uncover a used bookstore in my new space so THAT…as a result of I can’t consider anything.

10.  Did you full any studying challenges or objectives that you simply had set for your self initially of this yr?

I did hit my studying aim of 40 books simply within the nick of time at like 11pm NYE.




1. One Guide You Didn’t Get To In 2018 However Will Be Your Number one Precedence in 2019?

The place The Crawdads Sing — I was on the freaking library holds queue for FREAKING FOREVER and I must be getting it inside the subsequent two weeks I would assume. I shall be studying it ASAP.


2. Ebook You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?

Oh lordy. Properly every part on my new grownup fiction books to learn for 2019 record and my new YA guide releases for 2019 lists. What a cop-out reply I know!

But when I needed to decide ONE: Regular Individuals by Sally Rooney (grownup) and On The Come Up (YA)


three. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Truthfully in all probability both The Artwork of Dropping by Lizzy Mason or We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal as a result of I’ve recognized them each within the e-book group and they’re fantastic individuals and I’m legit so excited for each of their books!


 four. Collection Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?

I NEED THE WICKED KING by Holly Black greater than something!!

5. One Factor You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Studying/Running a blog Life In 2019?

I truthfully hope to offer again to different ebook bloggers extra in 2019. I have a number of expertise doing this since 2010 and I’ve grown my weblog a lot and I’d like to share what I know!

6. A 2019 Launch You’ve Already Read & Advocate To Everybody (if relevant):

WELL I’m presently studying Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard and in the event you haven’t learn this collection YOU STILL HAVE TIME. This collection continues to only be a should learn.



Inform me about your favourite books of 2018!! Did you learn any of the identical that I did??


P.S. Did you miss my record of 2019 e-book to film variations? It’s certainly one of my favourite posts to write down yearly!