Top Ten Tuesday

At least, looking at the title of this week’s TTT, I definitely hope everyone at least has some favorites to share today. Just imagine not having read anything favorite-worthy in the past six months?! Safe to say I’m happy to share some amazing books and I’m convinced I’ll read more during the rest of 2018. But for now… Let’s take a look at the additions to my favorites-shelf!

TTT general

Today’s topic is “Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 (So Far)” and for once I’m actually sticking to the topic!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaConsort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)The Exact Opposite of OkayStarfish
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)180 SecondsA Quiet Kind of ThunderAutoboyography

All covers link back to Goodreads if you feel like checking them out!

If I have to pick just one.. I’d refuse to do that. Consort of Secrets is my favorite when it comes to genres I’ve been discovering – reverse harem – while Children of Blood and Bone is definitely my favorite fantasy so far. As for the contemporary.. I simply can’t pick!

What’s your absolute favorite read this year so far?
[You can also answer per genre, haha!]




45 thoughts on “TTT: FAVORITES OF 2018 – SO FAR.

  1. As I was going into this post, I was literally whispering ‘I’d better find COBAB, I’d better find COBAB’ and yes!! It’s there!!
    One question, though: how come you didn’t include Gemina? I know you liked it loads.


  2. I have too many books that I’ve loved this year, which is a good thing 😀 I really cannot choose, but I loved Ace of Shades, Sightwitch, War Storm, The Brightsiders and the Lunar Chronicles + a dozen other books ♥ I really think that Children of Blood and Bone will become a favorite of mine as well 🙂

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    1. That’s definitely a good thing, haha!
      Ace of Shades is on my TBR so that’s good to know! 😀 Really loved The Brightsiders as well – although there was an overload of drama and that was a bit.. too much for me?
      Ooh, The Lunar Chronicles! ❤ I read those last year – love them!

      I hope it does! It's a magnificent read and I can't wait for the sequel! 😀

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  3. *chanting approaches from the distance* Illuminae. Illuminae. Illuminae.
    Illuminae is my fave of the year so far. Even though it wasn’t released this year??? STILL SO GOOD! :3
    I’ve being glancing at A Quiet Kind of Thunder on my shelf for a while now….. I might have to pick it up. I am on a contemporary spree right now! My fantasy books are crying a bit…… a lot.

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    1. Hahahaha! I totally get it! I looooved Illuminae when I read it last year. And Obsidio gave me the worst book hangover ever but in the best possible way – I guess? That trilogy is pure awesomeness, that’s for sure!
      Ooh, definitely recommend A Quiet Kind of Thunder! I love the deaf / selective mute rep in it and the formatting with the sign language is amazingly done as well. 😀

      Ooh, they’ll only cry until you’re back on a fantasy spree. Or mixing them up again, haha.

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  4. Simon Vs. and Autoboyography are both terrific. I really need to get to Children of Blood and Bone. I also just added Quiet Kind of Thunder and 180 Seconds to my TBR, so thanks!

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  5. First, CoBaB, The Exact Opposite of Okay, and Autoboyography all made my lists this week so yay for that! Second, I’m starting to associate you with 180 Seconds because of all the love it receives on your site!! I’m so glad you loved it (I did too, I think I 4 starred it if I’m remember right?) especially because I don’t see that many people hyping it up! If you’d like to see my duo of lists click here:

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    1. Hahaha. Love and tears, that’s what 180 Seconds gets from me! I simply can’t shut up about it – even less so since I reread it and it had the same emotional impact on me as the first time around.

      Thanks! ❤

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  6. 180 Seconds, Simon vs., A Quiet kind of Thunder, Children of Blood and Bone ❤ I love all of these so, so much, so happy to see them here 😀 You'll be very happy to know that I'm going to get Starfish soon and I can't WAIT 😀

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  7. COBAB is definitely one of my fav read this year. Haven’t read the other books you mention but I’m sure they’re great!!

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    1. I actually haven’t-I’m about 60% of the way through. I only really have time to read on the bus to and from work, so it’s taking me a while to get through!


  8. Starfish is in my all time favorites of the year, but also of all my life. I never felt so seen in a book before. The situation with the mother was exactly the situation I had growing up (with many major differences, but the essence is the same)

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    1. It’s amazing how you can feel so.. validated by reading a book like that, isn’t it? My father has narcissism and it was hard growing up with someone like that around. It majorly infected me, my being and.. well.. everything. Seeing something like that in a book, even though there definitely are differences.. I hope they’ll be more books like it – that’s for sure. 🙂

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  9. Consort of Secrets- what a cover! I love that one. and Starfish looks intriguing as well, I’ve seen that one around but haven’t ever checked it out. I’ll have to go over to Goodreads and do that. 🙂

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  10. My favourite this year so far has been the Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. I’m usually not a sci fi type of reader, but the format of these books is so awesome, as is the story itself!

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