Top ten books of 2018


January 1, 2019 by Zoë

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

This was so good. The best book I read in 2018 by far. It releases on February 5, so you too can read it soon! And keep an eye out for my review of it as well.

The Face: Strangers on a Pier by Tash Aw

Ugh, this book was amazing. Another of my top, top reads of the year. Tash Aw really cut to the heart of a lot of things that spoke to my own identity. I loved this. Read my review here.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor’s writing is just so gorgeous. And her plots are so imaginative and fresh. I will read anythning she writes.

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

It was great to get a Tamora Pierce book this year, and it was nice and long! And it was about Numair’s past, which is super interesting. I didn’t love this book, but I did love reading it and I’m excited to see what happens next.

Purple Hearts by Michael Grant

The final book in Front Lines, a series that I thoroughly enjoyed. This book was pretty brutal and emotionally draining, but it definitely was one of my favorite reads this year.

Starless by Jacqueline Carey

This book was so good, especially the first half. Standalone fantasy in a new, interesting world. Read my review here.

West by Edith Pattou

A sequel to East, so many years after the fact? Yes. I was all about this sequel and so excited to see the story continue in a new direction still with a good dose of fairy tales and mythology. Read my review here.

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

This was such a fun anthology. I really liked that while the focus was on Asian myths and legends it also had a strong grounding in the Asian American experience. Read my review here.

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

Another really intense book. I really liked the first half but was iffy on the second half. Nevertheless, it’s worth the read. Find my review here.

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

It’s the setting that makes this one. I read the first two books in this series this year and really enjoyed them both. Read my review here.

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and A Month of Faves hosted by Girlxoxo.


4 thoughts on “Top ten books of 2018

  1. curlygeek04 says:

    I’m hearing a lot of great things about The Poppy War, so that’s definitely going on my list. I’m also interested in reading something by Laini Taylor or Aliette de Bodard. One of my favorites this year was Leigh Bardugo — Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom were excellent and I can’t wait to read more. Happy new year!

  2. Been hearing a lot of good things about The Poppy Wars, going onto the list for 2019 for sure.

    All the best!

  3. Andie says:

    I have been hearing so many good things about The Poppy Wars. I have it on my physical tbr. I just haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I might have to put it on my list of books for February.


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