Monday, December 31, 2018

*Top Ten Tuesday* Best Books I Read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Joood - Hooligan of Platypire reviews bossed me into doing this, so I guess this is a thing I do now. 

This week’s theme is best books I read in 2018. You should know that I'm not a big fan of compiling lists like this because it's often quite hard for me to narrow things down like that. It's even harder when about two-thirds of my yearly reading is for work and I don't want to offend any of my clients by not picking their books (and I have more than ten clients so...) With that in mind, I will be excluding ALL books that I proofread from the running for this. That doesn't mean they weren't good books (because I had the privilege of proofreading a lot of books that I really enjoyed), it just means I'm trying to be as diplomatic as possible while compiling this list and it's safer to knock them out of the running simply because I was paid to read them.

And these books are in no particular order because it's bad enough just having to pick my the top ten.

180 Seconds by Jessica Park

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
I haven't yet posted a review on the blog. 

Lies by T.M. Logan

The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
I have not yet posted a review for this. 

Sugar Spells by Lola Dodge

So those are my ten top reads of 2018 (excluding books I proofread). I'm thinking next year I'm going to have to adjust this topic some because it definitely leaves out some of the better books I read this year because I proofread them. But I've got about 365 days to think about what I'm going to do on that front. 

What are some of the best books you read in 2018? - Katie 

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to drop a link to your post below so I can stop by and see your lists.*


  1. I love Amy Poehler, and MUST read The Hate You Give. Happy New Year!

  2. Lies looks like a nice tense read, and Amy Poehler yay!!!

  3. Several of these are new to me! It always amazes me how many wonderful books are out there that don't get enough attention.

  4. I need to read 180 Seconds. Maybe this year! Happy New Year! My TTT

  5. Yes, The Hate U Give was a great read. Will you be watching or have you watched the film?

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  6. I need to read The Hate U Give - I can't believe I still haven't read it!

    My TTT post!

  7. I've heard a lot about The Hate You Give but I'm not sure it's one I'd like although I'm curious enough to read it!

  8. Some good memoir recs on here, woop woop!

    All the best for 2019!

    Just put up my list for 2018 as well

  9. I really enjoyed Lies and I need to finish THUG! Great list!

    I'd already posted about my top ten books of 2018 so I'm talking about the books I'd be stuck on a desert island with in this week's TTT

  10. I’m on a waitlist for The Book of Essie. I’m glad it’s good. Happy 2019!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  11. I'm such a slacker, haven't read any of these!