10 Best Books of 2018

Larael's Top 10 Books of 2018

2018 is coming to an end and it was quite the year. I read a lot of books this year, more than I thought possible. Many of these books were amazing, so it wasn’t easy to choose 10, but here’s my list of the best books I read in 2018.

Jane Doe – Victoria Helen Stone

Jane Doe Victoria Helen Stone

Our protagonist is a woman out for vengeance. I love a good vengeance story and I adored our main character in this one. She’s ruthless, she’s amazing.

Read my review of Jane Doe here

Bird Box – Josh Malerman

Bird Box Josh Malerman

Something is out there. If you see it, you die a terrible death. This book is terrifying, gripping and hard to put down. I loved the concept, the characters and the style.

Read my review of Bird Box here.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari

I love books that make me think, that change the way I see things and this book delivers on both fronts. Insightful and fascinating, it’s a broad sweep of human history.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon – Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill

This book is wonderfully sweet, full of amazing characters, a great setting and awesome relationships.

Read my review for The Girl Who Drank the Moon here.

The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree Frances Hardinge

This historical novel mixes reality and magic in strange and wonderful ways. I loved the concept of the lie tree that bears a fruit that will tell you the truth if you feed it enough lies.

Read my review for The Lie Tree here.

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold – Stephen Fry

Mythos Stephen Fry

I’ve always loved the greek myths and this book is one of the best retellings of the myths I’ve read in a long time. True to the originals, yet funny.

Read my review for Mythos here.

The Sea Sisters – Lucy Clarke

The Sea Sisters Book Cover

A book about the relationship between two sisters and about dealing with loss, it’s also a book that makes you want to travel the world.

Read my review for The Sea Sisters here.

24 Hours in Ancient Rome – Philip Matyszak

24 Hours in Ancient Rome Philip Matyszak

This book follows different people in ancient Rome as they go about their day. It’s a great read, cleverly written and full of interesting facts.

Read my review for 14 Hours in Ancient Rome here.

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

Uprooted Naomi Novik

A fairy tale story with a twist – a dragon without teeth, an evil forest full of strange magic – what’s not to like?

Read my review of Uprooted here.

Nicholas & Alexandra – Robert K Massie

Nicholas and Alexandra Robert K Massie

This book really brings the lives of the last tsar and his family to life. It’s richly atmospheric and it’s full of fascinating – and tragic – details.

Read my review of Nicholas and Alexandra here.

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