My Year in Books 2018

Happy New Year! Here’s a quick rundown of all the stories I loved from the past year. These are the books that really made an impact on my 2018. I hope you don’t mind that I wasn’t able to shorten it to just 5 or 10. I read more than a 100 and this is the most I’ve read in a year since I started tracking my books. Believe me when I say I read a lot of awesome stuff and I think that is also what kept me going. Towards the end, I also added my reading stats from my favorite bookish app–Goodreads!

Please note that I did not include my rereads in the lists 😅

Top 10 (in no particular order)

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer

Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Honorable Mentions

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Top Graphic Novels

Frankenstein by Junji Ito

Fragments of Horror by Junji Ito

Ella Arcangel by Julius Villanueva

Book Love by Debbie Tung

Alt-Life by Thomas Cadène

A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Shiver by Junji Ito

New favorite authors

Celeste Ng

Ruth Ozeki

Han Kang

Laini Taylor

Goodreads Reading Stats

My Year in Books – Goodreads

So there! 2018 was truly an epic and record-breaking year for reading ✨ I really believe that a huge part of it is because I started a bookstagram account and the community has been so engaging and welcoming and they continue to motivate me everyday. I also joined a book club and some blog tours–generally got more active not just in reading but with interacting and connecting with people with the same passion as I do.

I also feel more confident in doing book reviews now. I know I still need to practice more, but blogging and bookstagramming really made me comfortable with my own voice. Though I am not a literary critic, I know that my opinion matters, and somehow this realization makes my reading experience even more pleasant because finally I’m not just reading and then forgetting, but I actually have a platform to reflect my thoughts into. 💖

Looking forward to another bookish year this 2019! 🎆🎉

12 thoughts on “My Year in Books 2018

    1. Yes! I read The Goldfinch in 2017 and it’s definitely one of my favorite novels of all time. I’m glad to meet someone who also thinks The Goldfinch is better. The Secret History is the crowd favorite. Haha

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      1. You know what it would be one of my favs of all time as well. What a brilliant book. Have you read her other novel – thinks its a little friend or something like that? I haven’t but given that I loved the other two surely it’s worth tracking down?

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  1. You had a fabulous year of reading! Some of your top books I have also loved, like The Casual Vacancy, and many more of them are already on my TBR. I just added The Little Stranger. Thanks for the heads up on that one. 👍✨

    Happy New Year! 🎉

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