Hello bookworms! I am sorry for not posting recently – I have just started University doing Adult Nursing. I am enjoying it so much, even if it is taking up all of my time. I am doing a full time university course and still working part time 26 hours a week so I have had no time to do anything. However, I have a day off today so I am choosing to update you all on some of my favourite books I have read so far in 2018.
2018 has been quite a good reading year for me so far. I have read some books that have turned into my favourites of all time. I have also read some bad books, but that’s too negative so I won’t be mentioning them today.
Without further ado, here are some of my favourite books I have read in 2018!
1. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
The first ever time I read Shatter Me, I despised it. I decided to reread it this year and I, surprisingly, enjoyed it. I don’t normally like dystopian novels, however this series quickly became one of my favourite. I binge-read them all, and Restore Me (especially) blew me away. The plot twist is insane, and the character development was brilliant. I can’t say anything negative at all.
2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
This is an example of one of the books that has become one of my favourites of all time. This book had me feeling all kinds of emotions, and it will stay with me for life. I still think of this book on a weekly basis, and I honestly believe that it has changed my reading life forever. It is a phenomenal book and I’d recommend it to anyone.
3. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
This is another book which I went into without any high expectations. I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy it but I loved it. I still haven’t read any more from the series but I plan to reread The Bone Season again before continuing on. The action in this book kept me hooked from start to finish, which meant that I finished this book really quickly.
4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I read this book on a night shift a couple of months ago. My night shifts are 12.5 hours and I read it in one shift. It was brilliant. The book itself had a really warm, magical feel to it and it was so much fun to read.
5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This is another example of a book which is now one of my favourites of all time. The message of this book is something that is really needed nowadays and it has had such an impact on me and the way I think. This is another book which I think of regularly, and I will think of it for the rest of my life.
6. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
I loved Daughter of The Burning City by Amanda Foody, so this book was highly anticipated by me. I ended up recieving it to review which made me so happy. I rated it five strong stars and it’s one of my favourites of all time.
7. Vicious by V. E. Schwab
As many know, The Monsters of Verity duology is my favourite duology of all time. After finishing that duology, I went out and bought all of Victoria Schwab’s books. Vicious was highly anticipated by me, and when I read it I really enjoyed it. I bought Vengeful yesterday and I am excited to read it.
8. Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy
This book is the best book in the series (so far, that I have read). There were so many plot twists, character deaths and development. I really, really enjoyed it. It was heartbreaking but also so fun!
9. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
I first read this book a couple of years ago and hated it. However, I recently began rereading the whole series to get ready for the release of Kingdom of Ash and I enjoyed it this time! I loved Manon, she is such a great character to read about, as is Aelin. I have begun to hate Chaol though, which I never thought would happen. Such a great book!
10. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Again, I never read dystopian novels but due to the release of the film, I thought I’d read the book before I go and watch it. This book will always hold a special place in my heart, as it is so good! I love all the characters and the ending made me so sad, I can’t wait to continue on and read Never Fade.
11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is the number one book of 2018. It is now one of my top three favourite books of all time. This book had me smiling, crying, laughing… feeling all sorts of emotions. It was incredible and I am so excited for Markus Zusak’s new release later this year.
There you have it, those are my favourite books of 2018 so far. I have read some great books, and I am hoping the next couple of months will bring me some more fantastic reads.
Thank you for reading,
Demi // firstpagewonders xxxx
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