I read 64 books in 2018 and let me tell you, narrowing it down to 20 of my favourites was so hard! I read some pretty amazing books and I share with you some that stood out to me. In no particular order:
- Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A slow burn book that you’ll either love, or hate it.
- Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
Such a dark book and you can find my full review here
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
A book written solely in letters. Tackles deep themes and you can read my review here
- The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
All you middle grade book lovers this one is for you. It reminded me of The Secret Seven Adventures and The Famous Fives all in one. I loved it.
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Another favorite author of mine. The goal is to read all her books. I hope I love them as well.
- A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
The biggest book I read in 2018 (600+ pages) and the most intriguing.
- Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoevsky
Russian literature that I highly recommend. Morality, conscience, what is right and wrong and a whole lot of plot twists. Loved it!!
- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett is one of my favorite authors and I’m starting to believe she can’t do no wrong. This was quite the read.
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
If you read this post then you know how much I wanted to read Life of Pi and it did not disappoint. This is a book that broke my heart. What was that ending?
- The Spirit Catches You and You fall down by Anne Fadiman
Educational, emotional and captivating.
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery (Reread)
I don’t think I’ll ever stop raving about Anne Shirley, I love this book and this character so much. My full rambling can be read here
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I saw myself in each of these characters and I loved how different they are. Little Women is a book that grabbed my attention from the word go.
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Mary Mary quite contrary”
- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
A Book written from a perspective of a horse. It was such a heartwarming read.
- Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
This was quite an introduction to Thomas Hardy and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Dark and dismal. That is all.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (reread)
Please, where can I find my Mr Darcy? A timeless love story and a go to comfort.
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
A classic piece. Read it!
- The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin
This is such an underrated book that I feel everyone should read. Read my full review here
- Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling
I finally get the hype of this book. I loved it and what a way to end my reading year.
I will try to have reviews of those I haven’t shared up in the coming weeks. In the meantime, do you see any favorites? What’s on your top 5 list of 2018? Share with me down in the comments.
Until my next post, stay cozy! 🖤