TTT – Best Books I’ve Read In 2018

Hello humans! I have already talked about my top reads of 2018  but it’s been a couple of months since that blog post and with all the reading I did in June this seems like the perfect time to revisit the topic!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an awesome way to discover new bloggers who like the same kind of books as you do!

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a closed and common orbit becky chambers

Review to come | Goodreads | Amazon UK

I finished the second book in Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers series just last week and wept for basically the entire book. It is wonderful. I am so excited to read the next book.

Vicious comp

Review to come | Goodreads | Amazon UK

Another ‘I really ought to read this before the sequel comes out’ moment. I adored this book, the characters, the action, the morals (or lack of). It’s a great exploration of what it means to be a hero or a villain.

mammoth jill baguchincky

Review to come | Goodreads | Amazon UK

This is a lovely story about a girl who wants to be a palaeontologist and while on an internship discovers some of the difficulties of being a woman in a field dominated by men, it’s about finding yourself and self-belief and it’s SO sweet.

undead girl gang lily anderson

Review to come | Goodreads | Amazon UK

The witchy, chick-flick I didn’t know I needed. This is a wonderful example of how to write female friendships and outsiders well.


Review to come | Goodreads | Amazon UK

A fabulous own voices, Moroccan inspired science fiction fantasy crossover novel. I read this and was taken by surprise at how uniquely interesting it is.

bright ruin vic james

My review | Goodreads | Amazon UK

A gorgeously complex ending to a trilogy that you definitely have to read to fall in love with. I might need to sit down and read all of these again!

the beast player

Review to come | Goodreads | Amazon UK

Another surprise. I won this book in a twitter giveaway and was blown away by how delightful it is. A dramatic story in a very accessible setting.

the fifth season

Review to come | Goodreads | Amazon UK

I can see why this won the Hugo Award, I have now read the entire trilogy but this is the best book of the three.

the long way to a small angry planet becky chambers

My review | Goodreads | Amazon UK

SO GOOD! (But I might have liked A Closed and Common Orbit more).

Grey Sister Mark Lawrence

My Review | Goodreads | Amazon UK

AMAZING. What a sequel. I may never tire of reading about murder nuns.

Those are my ten most recent 5* reads, I have so many books to read that I anticipate being 5* so I’m sure I’ll have to remake this list soon!

Don’t forget to link to your TTT in the comments below! Which of these books is your favourite?


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  1. I preferred A Closed and Common Orbit too! I love both books, but you just can’t beat Pepper’s story. I really want to read Mammoth now, a book I wouldn’t have heard of if you hadn’t mentioned it, and the WHOLE Guilded Cage series (I’m about to start!!)

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      1. I feel so so so lucky to have got them! I desperately want to read the last one, but I should probably read the first two first.

        I would like that very much!! Maybe at the Becky Chambers event?

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  2. Aaaaaah A Closed and Common Orbit – having reread Small Angry Planet this year, I think I’ve come down on the side of loving Common Orbit even more. Can’t wait for Spaceborn Few!

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