Top 10 Books Read in 2018

2018 has finally come to an end. To some, it was a great year. To others (including myself), I can’t be more glad that it’s over. Now that I’m back from my hiatus, I want to recap my most favorite books I read in 2018.

Not going to lie, I was going to do a “top 18 books of 2018” but then I realized that list would consist of over half the books I’ve read… needless to say I vetoed that idea really quickly. My goal this year is to read more books.

Speaking of reading more, don’t forget to create a reading challenge on Goodreads (if that’s your thing)! New year = new goals. I’m going to try and be more active on Goodreads (and actually post reviews rather than just ratings) this year, but we’ll see what happens.

Alright. Enough chit chat. Onwards to the books!

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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Title: Tower of Dawn
Series: Throne of Glass, #6
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: September 5, 2017
Genre: young adult, fantasy, romance
Pages: 672
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Warning: This is the sixth book in the Throne of Glass series. There are spoilers in this review. 

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Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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Image result for stone cold touchTitle: Stone Cold Touch
Series: The Dark Elements, #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: Oct. 21, 2014
Genre: paranormal, YA, romance
Pages: 464
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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There are no spoilers in this review.

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The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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“We were all dark stars, but Luc… he was the darkest.”

Image result for the darkest starTitle: The Darkest Star
Series: Origin, #1
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: 10/30/18
Genre: young adult, science fiction, romance, fantasy
Pages: 368
My Rating: ★★★★☆
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This is a spoiler-free review.

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Kiss, Marry, Kill – The Lunar Chronicles Edition

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I was bored so I thought I could play a little fun game called Kiss, Marry, Kill with the characters from The Lunar Chronicles.

If you don’t know what the game is, it’s basically where I take a set of people (in my case, characters), put their names in a cup, and draw three names. Then I have to decide who to kiss, marry, and kill. It’s that simple.

Just a warning, if you have not read the full series and don’t want to be spoiled, I highly suggest you finish reading the series (because it’s amazing) before reading this post. I include characters that are introduced later in the series and I don’t want to spoil any surprises for anyone who hasn’t experienced the awesome world that is the Lunar Chronicles.

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September 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ll admit it. This past couple months I’ve been slacking on posts. It’s to the point that I’ve forgotten to do a wrap-up for… I don’t even know how many months I skipped. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I did a wrap up. It’s been that long.

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This month, I decided I really needed to step up my post game and made a goal to post at least once a week. Because of that, I actually have enough posts to do a wrap up!

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My Book in GIFs Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Audrey @ Audrey Writes Abroad. Thank you so much for tagging me. It’s been a fat minute since I’ve done a tag, so I know I’m going to have a lot of fun with this.

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These are the rules:

Show your WIP in 10-20 GIFs (or more, eff them rules), or about a book recently read that you loved! It’s up to you! Just make sure to tag me so I can read your awesome GIF story!

Since I’m not writer, I’m going to choose a book I recently read.

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Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Book Review

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“Live a life worth dying for.”

Image result for obsidioTitle: Obsidio
Series: The Illuminae Files, #3
Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Published: March 13, 2018
Genre: young adult, sci-fi, adventure
Pages: 615 (it’s thicc)
My Rating: ★★★★★

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Attention: This review contains spoilers from the past books in the series but no spoilers from this book itself!

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Nine YA Books with Cute Romances

I don’t know about you, but I’m currently on a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before high right now. After watching the movie, Peter and Lara Jean are all I can think about.

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(I probably won’t stop fangirling about them for a while. Just a warning. Speaking of fangirling about Noah and Lana, I read this Buzzfeed article about them and I honestly can’t handle how cute they are together. Just when you don’t think they could get any cuter they hit you with something like this.)

Anyway, I wanted to suggest some books for those who are looking for some cute book relationships after watching/reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Girl (or guy), I get it. I can’t handle the adorable-ness either.

Some of these book/series are mega popular and you’ve probably already read them, but I hope you find some gems in here that you haven’t tried out.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie Appreciation Post

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed that the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie on Netflix blew up when it first came out. Everyone is buzzing about it, and not having Netflix access at the moment, I was devastated that I couldn’t join in on all the conversation and fangirling everyone was doing.

Recently, my friend invited me over to her house and we watched the movie together, and let me tell you, the movie is GLORIOUS. It was so cute that I wanted to combust with gooey happiness.

I was so in love that I decided to dedicate a whole post about how much I love this movie. That being said, there are major spoilers in this post, so if you haven’t watched the movie or read the book and plan on doing so, I highly suggest you skip on reading this and come back later.

Just a warning: There is a lot of shouting and fangirling in this post. Not sorry about it.

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