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The Best, Worst And Everything In Between Of What I Read In 2018

The Best books of 2018 and all the books in between -- a recap of my 2018 reading year

Lastly I’ve gotten time to take a seat right down to take inventory of my 2018 studying life and all the most effective books of 2018, worst books and every part in between — I was so behind in wanting again on and searching forward (because of my child all of the sudden deciding she’s allergic to sleep) so I’m simply doing it alone timing and never worrying if it’s not well timed.

The Best books of 2018 and all the books in between -- a recap of my 2018 reading year

This week I talked about how this yr was probably the most wealthy and full studying life ever although I learn WAY much less so undoubtedly verify that publish out as a result of I detailed why I assume that. I like reflecting on that type of stuff, too, as an alternative of simply specializing in numbers and what books I learn. Simply the general FEEL of my studying yr.

I created this finish of yr guide survey again in 2010 and through the years others have joined in to fill it out and speak about their studying yr. It’s a enjoyable strategy to speak by means of what you learn this yr! You will get the template right here should you’d wish to fill it out. So immediately I’m speaking about the most effective books I learn in 2018 — and in addition the whole lot in between.







Quantity Of Books You Read: 40 (plus one million child books with Riley)
Variety of Re-Reads: zero (I reread A LOT of books with Riley although haha typically a number of occasions a day)
Style You Read The Most From: Wow! I learn extra historic fiction this yr than anything which is a style I learn most of WAY BACK earlier than I began running a blog after which I leaned closely towards modern or fantasy.



1. Greatest E-book You Read In 2018?

My favourite grownup fiction guide of 2018 was Subsequent Yr in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

My favourite YA guide of 2018 was The Merciless Prince by Holly Black


2. E-book You Have been Excited About & Thought You Have been Going To Love Extra However Didn’t?

Gilead by Marilynn Robinson. I actually didn’t like this e-book. Felt nothing for it.

 three. Most shocking (in a great way or dangerous means) ebook you learn?  

Woman Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis — in a nasty method. The method EVERYONE raved about this factor made me assume I would adore it and it will change my life however yeah nooooo. Like under no circumstances. I might inform you all of the methods I hated it. It stunned me additionally how I went from like EH it’s okay as a result of I acquired a number of issues out of it to OMG PLEASE LET ME NEVER SEE THIS BOOK AGAIN the extra I marinated on it. I’m simply stunned how a lot I simply slowly despised it increasingly.

 four. Guide You “Pushed” The Most Individuals To Read (And They Did)?

In all probability Subsequent Yr In Havana by Chanel Cleeton — so many individuals requested for suggestions and I pushed this one the toughest.

 5. Greatest collection you began in 2018? Greatest Sequel of 2018? Greatest Collection Ender of 2018?

I actually didn’t learn many collection ebook in 2018 however the perfect one I began was The Merciless Prince. Additionally I learn the entire Darkest Minds collection all this yr and completely loved it.

 6. Favourite new writer you found in 2018?

Hazel Gaynor

7. Greatest ebook from a style you don’t sometimes learn/was out of your consolation zone?

The Wedding ceremony Date by Jasmine Guillory — this one was onerous to say as a result of I learn principally any style and don’t have a lot outdoors of my consolation zone however I’m nonetheless undoubtedly a really informal reader of grownup romances. This e-book was so satisfying out of the romance I did learn this yr!

 eight. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable e-book of the yr?

I might NOT put down The Couple Subsequent Door (however I hated the ending soooo)

 9. E-book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Doubtless To Re-Read Subsequent Yr?

In all probability Subsequent Yr in Havana

10. Favourite cowl of a ebook you learn in 2018?

I actually stored being drawn to the duvet for The Different Aspect of Misplaced by Jessi Kirby

11. Most memorable character of 2018?

Shirin from A Very Giant Expanse of the Sea — she simply actually caught with me!

 12. Most superbly written ebook learn in 2018?

Arms down As soon as Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

13. Most Thought-Scary/ Life-Altering E-book of 2018?

This could be an odd selection however a non-fiction ebook I learn referred to as Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outside Play Makes for Robust, Assured, and Succesful Youngsters — it actually modified my life. I’ve made being outdoors such a precedence with Riley and this e-book actually made me assume SO a lot about my parenting type and the issues we’re prioritizing.

 14. Ebook you possibly can’t consider you waited UNTIL 2018 to lastly learn? 

The Darkest Minds collection!! That was such a enjoyable experience!

 15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Guide You Read In 2018?

“I wish for my child, for all our children, a world where they can be who they are and become their most loved, blessed, appreciated selves.” — This Is How It All the time Is by Laurie Frankel

16.Shortest & Longest E-book You Read In 2018?

Shortest: My Sister, The Serial Killer (226 pages)
Longest: In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (535 pages)


 17. Ebook That Shocked You The Most

(Due to a plot twist, character dying, left you hanging together with your mouth vast open, and so forth.)

Ghosted by Rosie Thomas (didn’t see one a part of it coming) or In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken — rattling you Alex I didn’t see one thing coming and was not emotionally prepared.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you’ll go down with this ship!)

Shirin and Ocean from A Very Giant Expanse of Sea


19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Yr

Omg just about each non-romantic relationship in As soon as Upon A River

20. Favourite E-book You Read in 2018 From An Writer You’ve Read Beforehand

Keep Candy by Siobhan Vivian or Sadie by Courtney Summers

21. Greatest E-book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based mostly SOLELY On A Suggestion From Someone Else/Peer Strain/Bookstagram, And so forth.:

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

22. Latest fictional crush from a e-book you learn in 2018?

Hmmmm I don’t even know. I don’t even know that I did.

23. Greatest 2018 debut you learn?

WOW….that is the primary yr I didn’t learn any debuts of that yr. WOW.

24. Greatest Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Yr?

The Woman With The Purple Balloon or Subsequent Yr In Havana

25. Guide That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Save The Date by Morgan Matson — what a delight! Her books both make me actually comfortable or sob like a child…this one was all smiles!

26. Guide That Made You Cry Or Almost Cry in 2018?

This Is How It All the time Is by Laurie Frankel

27. Hidden Gem Of The Yr?

The Odor of Different Individuals’s Homes — I can’t consider it took me this lengthy to learn this one!

28. E-book That Crushed Your Soul?

Truthfully there was one thing about The Clockmaker’s Daughter that crushed my soul just a little bit.

29. Most Distinctive Ebook You Read In 2018?

The Dinner Listing by Rebecca Serle — undoubtedly an fascinating and distinctive premise! Or The Woman With The Purple Balloon — simply one thing felt very distinctive about it in comparison with a variety of the YA books I’ve learn. A magical historic learn!

30. E-book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t essentially imply you didn’t prefer it)?

Sadie by Courtney Summers — I LOVED THIS BOOKS however poor Sadie!!



1. New favourite guide weblog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you found in 2018?

@whatmeganreads on Instagram is a delight!

2. Favourite submit you wrote in 2018?

I wrote so many who I liked to be utterly trustworthy. May be running a blog much less however love the whole lot I’m placing out. I gained’t embrace my motherhood posts I wrote this yr, will stick with guide stuff, however in all probability both my e-book membership concepts to refresh your guide membership posts OR my newfound guide group hack!

three. Favourite bookish associated photograph you took in 2018:?

Eternally this one:

four. Greatest bookish occasion that you simply participated in (writer signings, festivals, digital occasions,  and so on.)?

The solely two guide associated issues I did this yr have been going to a Gayle Forman occasion which was my FIRST ebook occasion after having Riley and she or he’s a favourite so it was DELIGHTFUL. And I additionally began a ebook membership in my new city! So YAY!

5. Greatest second of bookish/running a blog life in 2018?

Simply the very fact I stored doing it regardless of now having a child. I actually thought it will be over through the new child months after she was born.

6. Most difficult factor about running a blog or your studying life this yr?

Simply discovering the time for each of these — prioritizing and studying methods to cope with much less time for running a blog and studying! Undoubtedly got here to phrases with that and it made every little thing higher. Helped me to study extra methods to turn out to be extra environment friendly.

7. Most In style Submit This Yr On Your Weblog (whether or not it’s by feedback or views)?

Nicely my hottest publish view-wise was a submit  I wrote on the finish of 2017 that simply stored getting views all yr lengthy so I gained’t rely that…however I assume my ebook to film variations for 2019 publish! Remark-wise it was my submit about grieving my very brief breastfeeding journey — that is why I love y’all…a lot help!

eight. Submit You Wished Acquired A Little Extra Love?

I completely was enthusiastic about my methods to continue learning as an grownup submit as a result of I am VERY keen about preserving a studying spirit as an grownup!

9. Greatest bookish discovery (ebook associated websites, ebook shops, and so on.)?

Hmmm..I did uncover a used bookstore in my new space so THAT…as a result of I can’t consider anything.

10.  Did you full any studying challenges or objectives that you simply had set for your self originally of this yr?

I did hit my studying aim of 40 books simply within the nick of time at like 11pm NYE.




1. One Ebook You Didn’t Get To In 2018 However Will Be Your No 1 Precedence in 2019?

The place The Crawdads Sing — I was on the freaking library holds queue for FREAKING FOREVER and I must be getting it inside the subsequent two weeks I would assume. I will probably be studying it ASAP.


2. E-book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?

Oh lordy. Nicely the whole lot on my new grownup fiction books to learn for 2019 listing and my new YA guide releases for 2019 lists. What a cop-out reply I know!

But when I needed to decide ONE: Regular Individuals by Sally Rooney (grownup) and On The Come Up (YA)


three. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Truthfully in all probability both The Artwork of Dropping by Lizzy Mason or We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal as a result of I’ve recognized them each within the ebook group and they’re fantastic individuals and I’m legit so excited for each of their books!


 four. Collection Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?

I NEED THE WICKED KING by Holly Black greater than something!!

5. One Factor You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Studying/Running a blog Life In 2019?

I truthfully hope to offer again to different guide bloggers extra in 2019. I have numerous expertise doing this since 2010 and I’ve grown my weblog a lot and I’d like to share what I know!

6. A 2019 Launch You’ve Already Read & Advocate To Everybody (if relevant):

WELL I’m at present studying Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard and for those who haven’t learn this collection YOU STILL HAVE TIME. This collection continues to only be a should learn.



Inform me about your favourite books of 2018!! Did you learn any of the identical that I did??


P.S. Did you miss my listing of 2019 ebook to film variations? It’s considered one of my favourite posts to write down yearly!