Top Ten Tuesday

Bye 2018, You Rocked My Reading World — My Favorite Books of 2018 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Happy New Year, everybody! May your 2019 be awesome and filled with everything you love and are passionate about!

For most of us, that of course includes books, but first let’s look back at some of the books of 2018, shall we? Here are the books that made my 2018 awesome!

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
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The Lady's Guide To Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

I fell in love with these morally grey characters and world of political scheming and backstabbing and fae and I need The Wicked King like now…

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Vicious sirens and killer pirates and a hate-to-love romance? Yes, this was everything I wanted it to be.

The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

My girl Felicity in her own adventure, lots of feminism, girl friendships and ace rep made this book exceed even my wildest expectations.

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

I talk about this book non-stop but really, it has the best biromantic ace rep and lots of pop culture references and it is just the sweetest.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Wow, I need more Francesca Zappia stat because this was amazing.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

I didn’t expect to love this romance about a bisexual boy falling for a Mormon boy, but I read it again immediately after finishing because it captured my heart that much.

The Shadow Weave by Annette Marie
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The Blood Curse by Annette Marie
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The Spell Weaver trilogy by Annette Marie

I know you may be getting sick of me saying this, but really: I haven’t read a single disappointing Annette Marie book to date. The Spell Weaver trilogy was awesome and trust me when I say you need Clio and Lyre in your life.

Dark Arts and a Daiquiri by Annette Marie
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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
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Three Mages and a Margarita /Dark Arts and a Daiquiri by Annette Marie

More Annette Marie? Yes please. Though I didn’t expect to love this new series as much as I did her previous series, it quickly changed my mind. In fact, I loved Dark Arts and a Daiquiri so much, it may be my number one read of the year, just saying…

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

It’s the end of an era. It feels like the Throne of Glass series has been with me for so many years now so it’s sad to see it end, but at the same time I’m happy that it got the magnificent ending it did. Also, Manon forever <3

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
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Vicious by V.E. Schwab

I waited too long to read this and I shouldn’t have because it is WORTH ALL THE HYPE. Morally grey characters everywhere, villains and sociopaths and delightfully dysfunctional but loving found families own my heart.

Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty

WORTH ALL THE HYPE. This murder mystery featuring kindergarten mothers was surprisingly funny as well as suspenseful. Also, definitely check out the tv show, because it is one of the best adaptations out there for sure.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

This gender-swapped Pretty Woman with an autistic heroine is the number one romance of 2018 for a reason and if you ask me, it is well deserved.

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Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
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The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

I read Lady Midnight two years ago, but re-read it so I could binge the entire series after the release of Queen of Air and Darkness and I LOVED THIS ENTIRE SERIES. Cassandra Clare can keep writing about shadowhunters all she wants as long as all the books are as excellent as these were. I just love the Blackthorn family so much.

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  1. There are SO many books I didn’t get to this past year which is why I suspect my list is light. Still, I’m glad I did discover the reads I did, and hope for an amazing 2019!! So glad you found some great reads, Lindsey – I’ve heard that Helen’s book is delightful. 🙂
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  2. So many pretties on your list Lindsey! I hope you have an amazing 2019!

  3. I have Lady Midnight and Queen of Air and Darkness on my TBR. I just need to buy Lord of Shadows and then I’m going to marathon the trilogy! They look so good! *_*

    My TTT post!

  4. Vicious was on my list this week too!
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  5. Wonderful list! I see many of my favorites on your list! Happy reading in 2019!! 🙂

  6. Yes to The Cruel Prince!!! The Kiss Quotient was really good too. I loved Autoboyography and BLL when I read them.

  7. I really enjoyed Big Little Lies! And I just picked up The Cruel Prince and can’t wait to listen to it!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  8. So many wonderful choices here! To Kill a Kingdom and The Cruel Prince were definitely favourites of mine too.
    My TTT for this week.

  9. We had a few books in common this year. The Cruel Prince and Shadowhunters books made my top 10 books I read this year (The Kiss Quotient also made my list of top 2018 releases). I’ll probably start reading Empire of Storms today, as soon as I finish reading The Gilded Wolves. I have to read VE Schwab this year, but I haven’t yet.
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  10. I love Big Little Lies so much. The show was great too, I agree. The Three Mages series is on my list to try, and The Cruel Prince- I can’t WAIT to read that!
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  11. Fantastic list, there’s a few on here that I have ready to read. I feel I should read the The Dark Artefacts series, I think I’d like it but there’s so many books already it’s a little intimidating!

    I’d already posted about my top ten books of 2018 so I’m talking about the books I’d be stuck on a desert island with in this week’s TTT

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  12. To Kill a Kingdom is on my TBR for this year – glad you enjoyed it! I’ve only heard good things about it.

  13. Happy 2019! I love Vicious so much. The sequel made my list today. This year, I’m going to have to read The Cruel Prince and Eliza and Her Monsters. They sound excellent.
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  14. Eliza and Her Monsters was so good! I highly recommend her debut novel Made You Up as well! I really enjoyed it, Zappia’s writing is so enjoyable!

    I’ve been seeing The Kiss Quotient everywhere!!! I’m just gonna cave and buy it, I’m gonna add it to my fluff collection and I feel like I will 100% love it!

    I’m planning to binge read the Dark Artifices soon! I. Am. So. Ready!! I have heard that this trilogy is amazing and I am so excited to dive back into the Shadowhunter world.

    Happy 2019!!!
    And Happy Reading! <3
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  15. I really, really, really hope to read Queen of Air and Darkness asap!
    Apart from this, haaaaaappy new year! <3
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  16. Oooh, oooh, ooh! So many great titles! There are so many hear that I’m dying to read. I’ve just received the latest, and last, book in the Throne of Glass series – can’t wait to get to that. I’ve never read Annette Marie but I just added some of her books to my GR list. Thanks for that! Glad you had a great reading year!

  17. OMG LINDSEY HELLO AFTER A LONG TIME!! Yay I’m glad you had so many awesome reads last year. I really need to check out Annette Marie books. I have SO many faves from 2018 – The Hate U Give, Illuminae, Gemina, The Queen’s Rising, All The Crooked Saints, Crooked Kingdom and so many more!! <33
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