2018 · Read · Wrap ups

Top 5 Reads in 2018

I have read a lot of good stuff in 2018. So far, I’ve read 107 books in 2018 😱… selecting a top 5 will be difficult. By both writing this and posting this early I’m anticipating I will have no new favourites. Its a gamble, but who doesn’t like to live on the edge 😉

Let’s dive in…


Top 5 reads of 2018

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

I absolutely loved this book! It completely blew me away. The author have written a sci-fi book which also delves into our current day social issues of race, slavery, white supremacy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ambiguous gender, and women not interested in having their own children. And they are all dealt with in a non-traditional way. It’s original and fresh. I wrote a full review here. This is my favourite read of the entire year. I highly recommend this book to everyone. GoodReads

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Love Beyond Body Space and Time edited by Hope Nicholson

This was an anthology I picked up for LALAthon back in November. It’s an Indigenous LGBT+ sci-fi anthology. I have discovered several indigenous authors this year which is the main reason I was interested in this anthology; I was interested in the indigenous view on LGBT+. I was not disappointed! I learned a lot about two spirited people and the traditions behind it. I did a full review and individual review hereGoodReads

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Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford

This book changed my view on life. People refer to this book as a feminist manifesto, but I would argue its a mix of memoir and opinion. It made me feel better about myself and how I am. Its made me a better feminist and made me more interested in feminist literature. Also, it has changed my view on the word feminist – it made it a positive word! There are some books I would not have read this year if I hadn’t read this book first. I did a full review here. The author has come out with another book called Boys Will Be Boys and its co-authored by a male author. Im not sure if its out yet in the UK, but I will read it. GoodReads

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Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Berdugo

I didn’t know much about these book before I picked them up but I ended up loving them. I loved the characters so much I could put the book down. It was the first best book of 2018. I listen to the audiobook for both and loved it. It has different narrators for the different point of views and I felt Kaz’s narrator was perfect for his voice – very gravelly voice, very Kaz. Having said that I realised Nina had the same narrator as Throne of Glass series and Celena, which in the beginning was very confusing 😂 GoodReads

Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales #2) by Holly Black

I wouldn’t have picked up this series if I haven’t read The Cruel Prince back in January. Also, I wouldn’t have gotten to read the entire series if it wasn’t for the Feabruary readathon hosted by Sarah Jane on Booktube, in February. Valiant is book 2 in the trilogy and follows new characters we didnt meet in the frist book. The characters from book 1 and 2 come together in book three. I like the first book but the second book was just badass. I absolutely loved the character, Val. She was ok in the beginning but then she shaves her head in retaliation and I was hooked 😁 Val doesn’t care about her appearance and that is what I loved about her. The book itself is almost a murder mystery in a fae infested New York. Also, Val has a thing for a troll 😂 Loved it! I did a spoiler-free review of the entire series hereGoodReads

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