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Top 9 books 2018

Since 2018 is almost over, I thought I’d share my favorite reads from this last year with you. According to my Goodreads challenge, I’ve read 253 books this year, but that’s not really true; I’ve read more. I’ve read A LOT of fanfiction this year, mostly Harry Potter, but some Star Trek, too, and most of those stories aren’t on Goodreads. So I think at least another 50 isn’t an exaggeration.

I love reading, can you tell? πŸ™‚

But enough about that. Here are my favorite nine books I read in 2018. They’re not all published this year, but it’s the first time I read them (so re-reads of old favorites doesn’t count).

best9 2018

Beau and the Beast by Rick R. Reed
Henry & Jim by J.M. Snyder
Hero Worship by Kris T. Bethke
The Little Library by Kim Fielding
Of Rats and Cats by Addison Albright
The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish
Up! by Al Stewart and Claire Davis
War Paint by Sarah Black
Watermelon Kisses by Freddy MacKay

You can expect reviews of The Little Library and The Remaking of Corbin Wale here on the blog next year. Henry & Jim is a beautiful, heartbreaking story. It’s total opposite is Of Rats and Cats which is cute and short and hilarious. (Also check out the alternative POV chapters at Addison Albright’s blog, they’re even funnier than the ones in the book). Sarah Black is an old favorite of mine (Marathon Cowboys is a fabulous book) and I was happy when she released a new book this year. Al Stewart and Claire Davis became new favorites last year after I read Dear Mona Lisa…(whoa, what a book!) and when I saw their new release I one-clicked it faster than you can say Up!. πŸ™‚ I already gushed about Watermelon Kisses in the advent calendar, but if you missed it, click here. Kris T. Bethke is a favorite of mine, you know this by now, and I loved Hero Worship. And finally, Beau and the Beast is a fabulous retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Over all, it’s been a very good reading year.

Which was the best book you read in 2018?

4 thoughts on “Top 9 books 2018”

    1. Of course, you did! πŸ™‚ Don’t tell Ed and Joe, but Raymond and Kevin (#Rayvin? #Kevmond? I’m voting for #Rayvin) (btw, you can’t do that with Ed and Joe. I mean, #Jed is a real name. And you try pronounce #Eoe. Maybe #Ede works, I guess? πŸ˜‰ ) (You really have to take this into consideration when you pick names for your characters πŸ˜‰ ) (And I’m gonna stop with the parentheses now) might be my new favorite couple of yours. Or at least tied for first with #Eoe πŸ˜€

      Also, which one of my top picks was your fave? I’m curios! πŸ™‚

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      1. OMG, I love #Rayvin! I swear I didn’t even plan that when I named them! True even if we expanded Ed & Joe to Edward or Edwin & Joseph, it’s still not much to work with. 😏

        The only one I’ve read so far is Hero Worship, so I’ll go with that by default (as well as by merit) (I can do parentheses, too)! Henry & Jim, The Little Library, and Watermelon Kisses were already on my TBR, but all of these look fun!


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