My Five Favourite Books I Read in 2018 📚

Hello everyone! 🌸 

I can’t believe 2018 is almost over! I’ve read 44 books in 2018 (so far) and really enjoyed a lot of them. It was hard to narrow it down to five but I managed to choose my favourites out of everything I read. Also, this is a list of books published in any year, not just 2018. 

5. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Starry Eyes was such an amazing read. It is about Zorie, who loves all things astronomy related and hates her next door neighbour, Lennon. However, she is forced to go on a camping trip with him and a few other friends, which makes it difficult for her because she promised herself she wouldn’t talk to him again after what he did last year…

I loved how fast-paced this book is in the beginning and how it set up the characters and events in a very captivating way. It is set it the summer, so it is a very summery kind of read, and one of the good ones because non-cliched events happen to the characters. It is well fleshed-out and the writing is great too.

4. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers is funny yet twisted at the same time. It follows nine strangers during their ten day stay at a health retreat. What happens in this story is kind of like a psychological thriller, but because there is a good amount of humour, it doesn’t really feel that way. The events that transpire are kind of funny and so are the characters’ reactions to them. 

The slow introduction of each of the characters helped in my grasp of who they all were and with getting to know them. By the end of the book, I felt as though I had a connection with all of them. Overall this book was incredibly entertaining!

3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a YA m/m contemporary that is mostly a character-driven book. Aristotle’s narration is very easy to follow, as the book has a lot of dialogue, which turns it into a quick read. Rather than enjoying the plot, I liked the insightful conversations that Aristotle and Dante had and their initial friendship is really sweet.

2. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Call Me By Your Name is about a romance between seventeen-year-old Elio and twenty-four-year-old Oliver. It is told in the perspective of Elio, who is a young boy living with his parents in a picturesque town in Italy. He meets Oliver when Oliver is offered to stay with Elio’s family over six weeks during the summer to help work with his father.

I knew going into this book that I was going to love it because the movie was amazing. The story is so raw and romantic, and I absolutely loved it. The descriptions of Italy and Oliver are present on every page and the writing is very evocative.

1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is essentially about the twentieth century movie star Evelyn Hugo and her seven husbands. The story documents her entire life and how she became famous and what it did to her private life.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is my new favourite book! What I liked about this book is that it was so interesting to read about Evelyn’s entire life, as we get to read about every little aspect. It was almost like reading about the deepest darkest secrets of an actual celebrity. I really adored Evelyn’s true love of her life and they are such a dynamic and beautiful couple.

And that’s five of my favourite books I read in 2018! I’d love to know what your favourite read of 2018 was! 

22 thoughts on “My Five Favourite Books I Read in 2018 📚

  1. Absolutely everyone seems to be talking about Evelyn Hugo and I really feel like I should give it a go soon! Starry Eyes and Aristotle and Dante are both such good reads! I hope you find just as many great reads next year 😃

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  2. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is AMAZING! It’s one of my fave books ever. I haven’t read the rest though. I tried Starry Eyes once but couldn’t finish it 😅

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  3. Omg I’m so glad you loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo!! That is such an incredible book — it deserves all the hype!
    I haven’t read Call Me By Your Name but everyone seems to love it! Glad to see you did too!
    great post!

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  4. This is such a great list! ❤
    I agree so much with The Seven Husbands, it's such a captivating book! I still have to read Call Me By Your Name and Starry Eyes because they sound like instant favourites for me, I don't know why I keep putting them off.
    From this list, I gather that you had a great year for reading! I hope 2019 is as good or even better and that you read amazing books as well ❤

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    1. Thank you! ❤
      Yes Evelyn Hugo is so good! Oh yes you should, I really loved those two 🙂
      I did have a good year for reading! Thanks so much, I hope you have a great 2019 for reading too ❤

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