Year’s Reads in Review – Top Picks for 2018

For me, 2018 was all about reducing my TBR lists.

Ever since I started my blog, I’ve been consistently trying to improve my reading habits by being smarter about what I pick up and when. And for me, 2018 was the year I really put all that hard work to the test. For the most part, I’d say I had a great reading year! I definitely read more books than I anticipated (according to my Goodreads Goal) but it didn’t always feel like that in the moment. I would go days without reading a book and then have a binge session where I couldn’t get enough pages in. Like last year, audiobooks played a key factor in increasing my reading numbers. And I managed to complete nearly all my 2018 reading challenges! That last part is an absolute first in all my years of blogging!

> > Check out which books I read this past year HERE!

As always, I’ve decided to compile a list of my top picks (and not so great) from the various categories that I read this past year. Most categories deal with books published only this past calendar year (2018) but there are some noted exceptions. Click on the cover to read my review of the book/series–if available! Lots of these won’t have reviews until early next year.

Without further ado:

(Books are in no particular order; click on cover for review if available)

– Novels that were first published in 2018 –

Close (Ryder Brothers, #1) Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom #6) Royally Yours (Royally, #4) Hothead (Irresistible Book 4) P.S. I Hate You by Winter Renshaw

– Series that were first published in 2018 –

You Promised Me Forever (Forever Yours, #1) Secret Heir (Dynasty, #1) Blood Type (Blood Type, #1)

– Standalones that were first published in 2018 –

Pretend I'm Yours

– Series that were first published in 2018 –

Sweet Black Waves The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

– Novels that were first published in 2018 –

From Twinkle, with Love American Panda

– Series that ended in 2018 –

Love Beyond Opposites by Molly E. Lee Down to You by Jayne Frost Fixed Forever by Laurelin Paige Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6)

– A series sequel book published in 2018 –

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

– Movie Adaptions Released in 2018 –

– Novels I read in 2018 that were hyped by the community & met expectations –

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black American Panda

– Best audiobooks I listened to in 2018 (not necessarily their publication year) –

When It's Real Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) Man Hands (Man Hands, #1) Royally Endowed (Royally, #3)

– Favourite New Adult Series Read in 2018 –

Heartless (Amato Brothers, #1)

– Best standalones I read in 2018 –

When It's Real Rush by Shae Ross

– Favourite YA Series I read in 2018 –

The Diabolic (The Diabolic, #1) Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

-Favourite Young Adult Standalone Read in 2018 –

Dear Martin

– Favourite Adult Standalones read in 2018 –

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward The Right Fit Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

– Books published in 2018 that I DNF’d –

KensFrom Here to You (Crash and Burn, #1) Gunslinger Girl Top Choice Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

– Books I gave 2 Stars or Less to in 2018 –

Contrite by Kathy Coopmans Furyborn (Empirium, #1)

– Books that I enjoyed more than I expected! –

The Hunt (The Cage, #2) Lead (Stage Dive, #3) Priceless (Amato Brothers, #3)

Have a fabulous 2019!

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