Top 3 Thursday: Books I Read in 2018

I hope you’ve all had a restful, relaxing, or loud and fun, Christmas break! I’m so glad I still have another week before I’m back at work, I think I’m still catching up on sleep from early December…

In other news, I don’t know why I’ve done this to myself with this week’s theme. Choosing a Top 3 this year is possibly one of the hardest years I’ve had to do it!

I’ll give it a red hot go, and try to spread out the genres so maybe you’ll find one below you also love.

1. Pachinko – Min Jin lee

Our first ever book club read, and while it’s certainly not the most feel-good book out there, it’s fantastically written and you get so drawn in to the story.

You can read my full review here.

2. Queendom of the Seven Lakes – A. B. Endacott

If you’re looking for a way to support an independent Australian author, Alice is one of the best I know. I’m not typically a fantasy reader, but Queendom (and really all of Alice’s releases so far) was such an interesting, captivating read. Her world-building is spectacular without being over the top or confusing, and her characters have such great depth.

Read my full review here.

3. Emergency Contact – Mary H K Choi

This one snuck in with a week to spare! A diverse YA read with a compelling cast of characters. I couldn’t put it down and I’m so glad I got to read it this year!

Read more of my thoughts on it here.


What have been some of your favourite reads this year?

Until next week,

M xx

5 thoughts on “Top 3 Thursday: Books I Read in 2018

  1. For me I’ve found so many wonderful books this year. I think one that really made an impression was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – it blew me away, made me cry, and just really impressed me. While I loved both Nevermoor and Wundersmith by the divine Jessica Townsend. Better than Harry Potter!

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