Hi everybody, welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
Since I only read fifteen books from October to December (the three months I started regularly book blogging again), I didn’t think it was fair to make a big list of all of my favourite books, since I didn’t read that many in the first place. That being said, I still wanted to join in on the fun, and share my top three favourite books that I read this year!
3. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
As you can see in my December Wrap-Up, this was one of the last books I finished this year and WOW, it was good! I always try and read one holiday/seasonal book during December and I am so happy that I chose to pick this one up! I bought it off of Book Outlet for less than $10 and it was worth every penny! While I had heard some great things for this book, I didn’t want to set my expectations to high. However, I loved it from literally the first sentence. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the holiday season, especially if you like fairytale retellings. Obviously, I gave this book 5/5 stars and plan on re-reading it next holiday season!
2. Dare You To Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch
While I didn’t give this book 5/5 stars, I still absolutely loved it! I received an ARC from Simon and Schuster Canada back in the summer, but did not read it until September. Even though I had never really enjoyed mystery novels, this book totally changed my opinion on the genre, and ended up influencing me to pick up a lot of mystery/thriller books that would have otherwise been slightly “out of my comfort zone”. The characters and overall plot in this book were exceptional and made it a very fast-paced read. You can read my review review for “Dare You To Lie” here!
1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
As you may have read in my December Wrap-Up post, I absolutely LOVED this book. I had heard fantastic things about it from one of my favourite BookTubers, Lala @ Books And Lala, so I decided to pick it up. This may be one of my favourite if not my FAVOURITE favourite book of ALL TIME. It was THAT good. I still think about it all the time on a regular basis, since the ending was shockingly good. If you are going to read one book that I have mentioned on my blog this year, I would pick this one.
Those were my top three reads of the year! Let me know what yours were in the comments, or send me a link to your post! You can also let me know on my Instagram, which I have been updating and “renovating” for 2019!
Good Night Book Owls!
19 thoughts on “Top Three Books of 2018!”
I wants them all
They are all worth the read!!
Nice list .. would love to read one from your list also I am looking for a thrilling read. Which one you think I should read ?
Thank you! I would definitely recommend “Behind Her Eyes” by Sarah Pinborough, which was my #1 book of the year! It was a domestic and psychological thriller, that also had a crazy unpredictable ending!
Thanks .. I might start it reading it soon . Thank you so much 👍
They look good! I’m looking for ideas for the rest of the year.
Behind Her Eyes and The After Life of Holly Chase are both on my TBR. Much higher up now thanks to this post.
Gemma @ http://www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com
That’s awesome, Gemma! I hope you love them both as much as I did!!
Need need need! I enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant, The Power, Dear Martha WTF and The Colour Of Bee Larkhams Murder, also any and all by Liane Moriarty who I have read most of thus year
Thank you! I have yet to read a Liane Moriarty book but will definitely get to at least one in 2019!! Which one is your favourite by her?
Oh gosh so many of them! Big little Lies was the first I read which was what got me hooked. I loved The Last Anniversary and What Alice Forgot too xx
Fab, haven’t read any of them.
Great round up post! Have a happy new year
The Sarah Pinborough book looks fantastic! She is one of my new favorite authors 🙂
Oh there’s so many books!!!! Here’s your favs of the last year and I haven’t even heard of them. Still better than having just a few to go around.
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