It’s been quite a year for me, both good and bad. Not in order, a list of my favourite books of 2018 (also including some personal moments I had reading them):
The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance & Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson:
Not all books of the same series! Just the best fantasy writer ever, in my opinion. The way Sanderson manages to write worlds with magic, politics and religion (including other mindset), asks questions that haunt your mind forever and write awesome characters is unbelievable.
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah: my review
The best memoir I’ve read, talking about upbringing in South Africa and showing what incredible story teller he is – along with some crazy stories he has.
A moment: I listened to the audiobook coincidentally while studying for this sociology test (well, more like sleeping instead of studying bc I was very ill) and long story short this book – and the facts about the eleven official languages and their ethnic groups – helped me nail the final sociology test.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: my review
The most perfect young adult murder mystery I’ve ever read, as someone used to read a lot of them.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman: my review
A great and gay young adult book. Alice Oseman is a new fav author this year, for good reason.
A moment: read this book under a blanket with tea, which is the optimal (reading) state of being.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: my spoiler-free and spoiler review
Hank Green’s debut sci-fi novel blew me away.
The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman:
I had to read this quickly and thoroughly, to see if it changed my view of the golden compass (it did) and therefore the essay I was writing for class. Still enjoyed it immensely, which really says something as I was stressed the fuck out.
A moment: was stressing the fuck out while reading it, still loved the book
Honorable mention #1: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid was so well-done, realistic and amazing.
Honorable mention #2: I’m currently reading & loving The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking, Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman and listening to Mary Oliver reading her poetry out loud – all of these three would be on this list if I’d finished them.