Today, I’m delving into a list of books I enjoyed this year. The nonfiction and fiction included on my list aren’t determined by the year they came out but by when I read them. And because of the sheer volume of them—plus the fact that there are existing reviews for the majority of them or there will be in the near future—I won’t be talking about each one individually but will instead link to the corresponding posts....
2018 wasn’t without its occasionally reading slumps, but I still had a relatively good year. From fiction to nonfiction, to magazines and comics and poetry, I read a lot of different books. And while there were some reads that weren’t my cup of tea, most of the books I picked up were ones I ended up enjoying. To start out, I’m going to list the best fiction I read this year....Fiction...
- Mem by Bethany C. Morrow
- The Masked City and The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman
- The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
- The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (My review for this one will be posted closer to the release date. And if you're a fan of the Winternight Trilogy, then get excited, because The Winter of the Witch is a fantastic conclusion to the series...)
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Envy of Angels Matt Wallace
- The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
- Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
- Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
- Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
- Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi
- The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell
- Hitting the Books by Jenn Mckinlay
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
- Ancillary Sword & Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
- The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross (There's no review for this one right now. My thoughts about it will be up on the blog closer to the release date. All I'll say right now is: The Beast's Heart was a solid beauty and the beast retelling....)
Of course, on top of the fiction favorites from this year, I also read some nonfiction worth noting here as well...
- Putting the Science in Fiction edited by Dan Koboldt
- Art Deco by Victoria Charles and Carl H. Klaus
- How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price
- Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
And, those were the books I read and enjoyed in 2018. Up next, I’m going to be talking about movies and TV shows I watched this year for part three of the “best of” posts. What were some of the best books you read in 2018?