Top Reads of 2018

I’ll be honest, I didn’t do an awful lot (surprise, surprise) of reading, however the reading I did do I absolutely enjoyed. So I thought I would give a quick roundup about all the ones I really loved in 2018.

Turtles All The Way Down – John Green
This was my first read of 2018, and honestly had I not read it, I don’t think I would have picked up a book last year. I won’t lie, I bought it purely because it was John Green’s new book, despite having not read one of his books for years. I went into it thinking that I probably wouldn’t like it because I think I preferred his writing when I was younger. Surprisingly, I really really enjoyed this. I think the portray of the main characters mental health issues was pretty spot on!

This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay
I bought this one after I’d heard all the hype about it and saw it in Sainsbury’s for less than £4 and I think I finished it in just a few days. Not only is it hilarious throughout, but it’s also a great insight to the NHS and highlights some of the issues we still have today. I urge anyone who hasn’t read this yet to pick it up!

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Mass
This was, without fail, my most favourite read of 2018. I almost wish I could erase it from my memory so that I could relish in reading it for the first time all over again! The world, the characters, the writing, there wasn’t anything about it that I didn’t love. This was another super quick read for me, and I ended up buying the rest of the series to devour as soon as I’d finished this one. I have been telling anyone who will listen to please, please, PLEASE pick this up if you haven’t already.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
This is another one that I picked up during a weekly shop in Sainsbury’s because I’d heard a few people talking about it and it wasn’t expensive. This I know for a fact I finished in the space of about three lunch breaks. (That’s three hours guys!) It’s a quick read but is definitely chock full of so much information and is honestly so moving. There were multiple moments where I just had to take a second to remind myself, that these things I was reading about, really did happen. A great read, and one to pick up for sure!

She Must Be Mad – Charly Cox
Obviously, there had to be a poetry book on here, and after much, much deliberation, it has to be this gem from Charly Cox. This is the one that I feel I related to most, there are so many poems in here that I feel like were plucked right out of my own head. If you haven’t heard about this one yet, I mean where have you been living, but also you’re gonna need to pick this one up.

Even though I didn’t read an awful lot in general last year, these were definitely some of the corkers I managed to feast my eyes on. I cannot wait to find some new, fantastic reads this year! Is there anything you’re looking forward to reading this year? What was your favourite read from last year? Let me know in the comments down below.

2 thoughts on “Top Reads of 2018

    • Taylor says:

      Ah, I’ve never read Ready Player One, but it is a part of a Reading Challenge I’m doing this year so I can’t wait to get to it! For sure the Tattooist of Auschwitz is an amazing read, can’t wait until you get to it!


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