Hello, welcome to my year end wrap-up! I did this year end wrap-up back in 2016. So, I’m bringing it back this year (because I was being lazy in 2017). As you can tell, I’m using Instagram #bestnine idea to bring you the best nine books I’ve read in 2018.
Let’s just get into it, shall we? With no particular order,
- American Panda by Gloria Chao
I loved this book so, so much. I think everyone knows it by now. Great representation of POC and please read it.
- A Curse So Dark and Lonely (ARC) by Brigid Kemmerer
This book is coming out next year. It highlights on Cerebral Palsy and I love the world building so much and that ending is killing me. I need the sequel already!
- A Line In The Dark by Malinda Lo
This is one of my favourite YA Thriller book this year. Love the plot twist after plot twist. Oh, and it has queer representation as well!
- Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
I love Backman’s writing style and the character development in Britt-Marie was such a joy to read.
- Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
I realised that this book could be a hit or a huge miss. But for me, I really liked this one and I was able to relate to the whole texting thing BIG TIME. It feels like someone has went through my high school life and wrote this book with her own twist.
- Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Do I even need to explain on this one? Such a cute read and it has queer representation. Plus, there’s just something about Albertalli’s writing style that captured my attention.
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Loved the world building and the background of the characters was definitely what makes reading this book more exciting.
- And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
The way the narration of a whale is written into a human voice simply blew my mind away. The illustrations is another aspect in the book that’s just worth to die for.
The Distance Between Me and The Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
This year, I’ve read quite a number of children books and I absolutely adored them all but this is simply one of my top favourite. I was sobbing so badly at the ending.
So, there you have it, my top 9 books in 2018. I totally have outdone myself by reading more than 50 books this year and I couldn’t be happier with the amount of books I’ve read. Of course, there were some not so good reads happened this year but I’m so glad many books turned out great!
How about you? What are some of your top favourite books this year? 🙂