2018, the year in books

So… apparently there are two days left in 2018 and I’m a little in shock with that.
Where did this year go?!
I honestly don’t know, yet I’m kind of happy about it. 2019 sounds like such an incredible bookish year and the bookworm in me is jumping up and down thinking about these books.

Yes, let me throw in my related posts: most anticipated reads of 2019 (contemporary) & most anticipated reads of 2019 (fantasy & sci-fi)

Before getting into the new year though, it’s time for the last 2018 recap…. and the very last post of 2018! (this feels SO weird). Talking about all the books I’ve read this year would be…. well, it would be slightly complicated, since I’ve gotten though over 70 books and you know me, I like talking, so this post would be about 30 000 words-long. Let’s just forget about that idea, shall we?

Instead, I thought I’d wrap up the year with this lovely tag I already took part in last year, summing up with lovely questions and answers how the year has been, bookish-wise. Once again, I invited my wonderful sister Nyx and occasional co-blogger to share her book choices with us, too. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

1. Favorite protagonist

Nyx: Meganย ๐Ÿ“– Always Never Yours,ย  Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
She believes sheโ€™s not worthy of a permanent relationship and has trouble being confident in her dating. Sheโ€™s a total flirt but she isnโ€™t ashamed of it. Sheโ€™s bold and at the same time really mature. She feels real!

Marie: Evie ๐Ÿ“– Am I Normal Yet, Holly Bourne

I think I would have picked Megan too, because I just adored her so much, but… well, since you stole my answer, I’m going to talk about Evie. I know she’s not perfect, but she was so realistic and I just really liked this book overall and think it deserves a shout out. READ THIS PLEASE.

2. An author you cut ties with

Nyx: Um…I don’t think I cut ties with any author this year. I mean I’m more in love with some authors than others but there isn’t anyone who wasn’t worth reading. It was a pretty good year!

Marie: Hmmm same here, I don’t think I’ve had a major disappointment that made me want to NOT read any book by any author this year.

3. A book that surprised you

Nyx:ย  ๐Ÿ“– An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green
This story is a great mix of contemporary and science fiction, one I didn’t see coming. I was hooked from page one. It was well-written, the characters were complex, the issues like fame and social media were well-depicted…and damn it… all the twists!!

Marie: ๐Ÿ“– All Of This Is True, Lygia Day Peรฑaflor

It was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I expected it to be good, but I found it GREAT. I know it has loads of mixed reviews, but personally I had such a fun time reading it, especially with the way the book was formatted, with interviews and everything. It reminded me of The Bling Ring and I loved it.

4. A book that rocked your world

Nyx: ๐Ÿ“–Nothing Left to Burn, Heather Ezell
That was a though question, there are SO many books I’ve really loved this year. Anyway, I donโ€™t think we talk about this book enough! Itโ€™s a compelling, dark and fascinating story. I loved the complex main character and the unique writing style. Give it a try, youโ€™re in for a thrilling ride!

Marie: ๐Ÿ“– I Was Born For This, Alice Oseman
Ugh. Nyx stole my answer again. But honestly, READ NOTHING LEFT TO BURN. You need to. My pick for this question will be different and I’m going to go with I Was Born For This. Is anyone surprised, really? Alice Oseman is my favorite and this book was about fandom and bands and also anxiety and ugh and I loved it.

5. Favorite book cover art

Nyx: This Is What It Feels Like, Rebecca Barrow
A perfect candid picture! It feels spontaneous, I just love her pretty smile and the fact that the second character is a bit blurry so the first one is the real focus. I adore the lettering, those big bold white letters. It screams contemporary story, it screams READ ME NOW!

Marie: Emergency Contact, Mary H. K. Choi
I know I screamed a whole lot about this book, but well… that cover is as brilliant as the inside, let me tell you.

6. A take-my-money

Nyx: Impostors, Scott Westerfeld
As a HUGE fan of Uglies, when I heard there was going to be a sequel I just HAD to buy it. I think I’ll read anything related to my all-time favorite series. And you know what?! I wasn’t disappointed. Even if it was a bit slow at first, I really enjoyed it and that ending…I need to know what happens like right now!

Marie: Save The Date, Morgan Matson
I’d buy anything Morgan Matson writes with closed eyes, honestly. I’m contemporary trash and I love everything she writes.

7. A sequel that overshadows the first book

Nyx: I haven’t read a lot of sequels this year and the ones I read weren’t overshadowing the first book at all. I think it’s doesn’t happen very often. Maybeย A Torch Against the Night, the second book of The Ember in the Ashes series. It was really really really good!

Marie: Sooooo apparently I haven’t read any sequels either this year, aside from A Torch Against the Night, so I guess that’s my pick too. This was such a rollercoaster.

8. Favorite diverse read

Nyx: Starfish, Akemi Dawn Bowman
I didn’t even had to think about it. This book is a pure gem! It’s about a biracial Japanese-American teenager dealing with her abusive house-hold and trying to make her dreams come true. It deals with anxiety and beauty, it’s a really empowering story that you should really get into.

Marie: The Brightsiders, Jen Wilde
I could have gone with SO many books here, honestly, but I decided to pick The Brightsiders, because I really love Jen Wilde and everything she writes. The Brightsiders had an amazing cast of LGBT+ characters and amazing representation from what I’ve heard and I personally really loved it.

9. Most disappointing book

Nyx: Life In A Fishbowl, Len Vlahos
I expected more from it, it wasn’t what I thought it would be at all. I really enjoyed the idea behind this story but the characters lacked real depth, I just didn’t care about them as you should when reading a story I think.

Marie: Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik
I know this book and the author gets a ton of love and praise and I’m feeling a little bit like the black sheep here, but… this book wasn’t entirely for me. While I appreciated some parts of it, I just wasn’t… it just missed that “wow” factor I was expecting, especially with what everyone in the community had told me about the author’s work.

10. Favorite ship

Nyx: Maguire & Jordy , Girl Against the Universe, Paula Stokes
Jordy falls for Maguire pretty quickly whereas Maguire spends most of her time pushing him away. Itโ€™s no love at first sight, they get to know each other over time. They find ways to help each other, theyโ€™re really sweet together. Babe and Levi from Small Town Hearts if a close second!

Marie: Nick & Charlie Heartstopper, Alice Oseman
Babe and Levi, oh. As I’m writing this I just finished reading it and these two are, ahh adorable. They’re not my first pick though. I’ve read a lot of adorable romance this year and I want to pick out Nick and Charlie from Heartstopper, because they’re my favoriteeeeeeeeees.

11. Most anticipated book

Nyx: We Set The Dark On Fire, Tehlor Kay Mejia
I WANT THIS BOOK NOW, I NEED THIS BOOK NOW. Okay, I’ll calm down now. The plot is original and refreshing. I bet it’s going to be action-packed with awesome character development. I just can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Marie: The Waking Forest, Alyssa Wees
Nyx stole my answer here… OH well, not like I have another 60 books or something lined up to talk about. 2019 is going to be an AWESOME reading year, let me tell you. Since I mentioned all of my most anticipated in my posts already (check out the contemporaries here and the fantasy here), I’m going to mention another book I’m anticipating that I missed: The Waking Forest, by Alyssa Wees. It’s a debut and it sounds mysterious and fairy-tale like and I’m really, really, REALLY impatient to read it.

๐Ÿ“– Favorite 2018 books

Nyx: And the hardest question for last…

  • Starfish : heartbreaking, empowering and emotional
  • Nothing Left To Burn : compelling, dark and fascinating
  • Emergency Contact : swoon-worthy, realistic and relatable

Marie: I’m having a nervous laughing breakdown, because aerm, how am I supposed to pick books?!!

  • Nothing Left To Burn, because it was brilliant and I adore it with all of my heart and will never stop screaming about it.
  • Emergency Contact, because relatable and yeah just read it
  • I Was Born For This, because I just loved everything about this book.
  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, because it was so compelling and SO good
  • Eliza & Her Monsters, because too relatable and me sobbing.

Oops. I should stop. I think it’s been a good reading year?

Previous 2018 recaps, in case you’re curious:

What do you think of our answers? Did you spot any book you’ve read?

What were your favorite books of 2018? We would love to know!

So…. that was the last post of 2018 and this feels super weird right now. I hope you’ll all have a wonderful, safe end of the year and… well, yes, it’s time for that damn saying, so I’m just going to let it out: see you all next year! x



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    1. Starfish was just brillant ๐Ÿ˜ Yeeees, you really should read them as soon as possible! Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much, have a wonderful new year! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Hellooo! Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed our post ๐Ÿ˜Š Yeees, so pretty ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Exactly, a really good surprise ๐Ÿ˜ Hope 2019 will be kind to you and full of awesome books of course ๐Ÿ˜˜


  1. Hey Marie and Nyx!!
    Love your picks for this tag! I absolutely loved Emergency Contact (and yes the cover is amazing!!!) Starfish and Save the Date are on my TBR and I’m really hoping to get to them next year. You guys also made me want to read Heartstopper (I love adorable romances haha :D) as well as Almost Never Yours!!
    Wishing you guys all the best for the rest of this year and for 2019 โค

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    1. Hi Sophie! โค I'm so happy you enjoyed our answers! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I hope you'll get to read Starfish next year, I loved it so much and Save The Date, too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you, I hope you'll have a wonderful end to 2018 and a great start to 2019 ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. YAY! Alice Oseman is one of the best YA writers out there, I love her so much ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m sorry Emergency Contact didn’t work out for you, but I’m glad you liked the cover ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much!! โค

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  2. AHHH CONGRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER YEAR OF BLOGGING!! I can’t believe this is the last post of 2018 either ๐Ÿ™ˆI love that Nyx picked Megan as her favorite protagonist because she’s defintiely also one of my favorites!I definitely also agree that any Morgan Matson book she publishes is one I’ll pick up. I can’t believe you didn’t read that many sequels this year!! I didn’t realize most of your reads were actually standalone. Also, I definitely need to read Starfish, but I’m so scared to pick it up because I know it’s going to be super emotional (same reason why I’m procrastinating on picking up Sadie).

    I feel the same way as you with Spinning Silver. Haha, I unintentionally DNFed it because I was listening to the audiobook but didn’t really invest much in it and eventually it expired. I haven’t checked it out since, but I really couldn’t get into it. :/

    Happy end-of-2018 to you both! and wishing you all the best for 2019! โค


    1. Somehow this comment ended up in my spam, so sorry for the very late answer! ๐Ÿ™ˆ I’m so happy you loved Megan just as well, she is one of my favorite characters ever, I love her so, so much!
      I hope you’ll read Starfish soon, it is such a good book – it was emotional, but it was fantastic, I loved it! And I’m happy to hear you felt the same way about Spinning Silver, I had a hard time getting into it as well ๐Ÿ™ˆ
      I hope 2019 has been amazing for you so far! โค


  3. This is such a great review format… I might have to steal it ๐Ÿ™‚ I was also really surprised by how much I liked Hank Green’s book… it was fresh and weird! I dug it. I’m definitely going to add Nothing Left to Burn to my TBR!! Thanks for the rec!

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    1. Oh thank you! Feel free to get inspired by it to do your own post (and link back here maybe) ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m glad you liked Hank Green’s book, it was so good! I hope you’ll enjoy Nothing left To Burn as much as we did ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. What a great way to end the year โค I really loved reading all the responses of you and your sister!
    Oh yes Evie is fantastic, I love her so much and I wish the books would get lots more appreciation! Have you read the rest of the Spinster Club Series? ๐Ÿ™‚ I also truly have to read Eliza and her Monsters, it sounds so promising, but I somehow never got to it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. Oh thank you Caro, happy you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚
      I only read the first book in the Spinster Club series, looking forward to reading more though! Did you read all the series?
      OH please read Eliza, I loved it SO much! ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. This post was so lovely, Marie!โค๏ธI saw so many books on here that I also love and adore. I just finished Save the Date the other day, and it was so adorable! At first I was reluctant because it was so long, but Morgan Matson has never failed me, so I took the leap of faith and it was perfection. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I hope you have an amazing 2019, happy new year! And I’ll see you next year…haha!

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  6. I’ve recently added Am I Normal Yet to my tbr because it sounds so frickin interesting, can’t wait to read it.
    Also,,,, TOTES agree on the cover of Emergency Contact. Like, I didn’t know rose, gold and black would work SO WELL TOGETHER and I just love it so. much.
    So, I’m finally reading Heartstopper and it’s so, so cute like what do I do with this much cuteness, help.

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    1. It is SO interesting and talks about mental health so well, too. I really loved it, I hope you will too ๐Ÿ™‚
      I KNOW RIGHT? Heartstopper is WAY too cute I loved it way too much โค โค
      Thank you so much!! โค


  7. Loved reading both of your responses!! Ahhh Marie, your love for Emergency Contact is making me want to read it really badly – I’m definitely going to prioritize it in 2019! And YES to I Was Born for This; I’ll never get tired of you screaming about that book because I love it so much too ๐Ÿงก And since both of you love Nothing Left to Burn so much, I’m going to prioritize that as well. ๐Ÿ˜ I honestly can’t believe we’re at the end of 2018 already, oh my gosh. I’m ready for 2019 though (but kinda not ready at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‚), ahh. Anyway, happy new year!! I’m so excited to see how your blog grows in 2019, and I’m very much looking forward to all the 2019 releases. And I’m so glad I joined the bookish community & discovered your blog this year ๐Ÿ’“

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    1. Thank you so much Dezzy, I’m so happy you enjoyed it!! โค โค
      I can't WAIT for you to read Emergency Contact and I hope you'll love it, same goes for Nothing Left To Burn, this book had all the emotions and tension and was just brilliant โค
      I'm so happy and grateful to have met you this year Dezzy and I hope to chat more and more in the new year, too! โค Happy new year and hope 2019 will be an awesome one!! โค โค

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  8. Eeep I agree…how is it nearly the end of the year?! *slightly panics* I definitely didn’t read all the books I meant to whoops. But I loved reading your picks here!! I still need to catch up on the Ember series, and I’m desperate to read Heartstopper. ๐Ÿ˜Although I should probably read Solitare first haha. ALSO STARFISH WAS INCREDIBLE and heartbreaking. The best kind of book clearly.

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    1. 2018 went by so fast, that’s crazy! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Hopefully here’s to another year full of awesome books ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much, glad you liked our post! Yeees, catch up on the Ember series and then read Heartstopper to ease your little heart haha ๐Ÿ˜… Solitaire was awesome, I definitely recommend ๐Ÿ˜Š LOVED Starfish, one of my favorite this year ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous 2019! ๐Ÿ˜˜


  9. I love when you guys blog together! I’m very jealous of your sister-blogging set up. I really don’t have anyone IRL to talk books with. It’s a sad situation!

    Okay this is such a good list! I haven’t read a lot of them, but I am so with you on I Was Born For This (I ADORED it) and obviously An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, which just felt so vital to so much of culture right now.

    Picking favourite reads is so hard! I was just going over my list of everything I’ve read in 2018 and it was so hard to choose. That’s the best thing about blogging – I have so many trusted sources for reviews now I very rarely read books that I don’t enjoy.

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a fun NYE! xxx

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    1. Awww thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed this post and like our common posts! โค We're having a lot of fun thinking of these and I feel grateful to have such a wonderful bookish sister โค

      I'm so glad you loved I Was Born For This and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, I adored both SO much โค It is so hard to choose favorites though, I had such a hard time writing this post haha. But YES, blogging makes picking books so much easier, I love that so much โค

      I hope Christmas treated you well and have a wonderful new year's eve and happy new year Lydia! Wishing you ALL the best for 2019 โค โค

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  10. Loved this list!
    Alice Oseman showed up in probably every single favorite’s list I’ve read so far. She’s definitely a must-read author in 2019 for me!
    If I’m being honest, when Emergency Contact first came out, I was very excited to read it. However, after reading so many negative reviews about it, my excitement dropped and I decided to read something else. Your post made me re-think that, and I want to read at least the first few chapters and see how I feel about it.
    I really wish I had a longer list of favorites, but my top 3 of the year were: Six of Crows (even if I’m the last person in the world to be readng this duology); Hero at the Fall, by Alwyn Hamilton (more people need to read this series!!!!!!) and The Wicker King (it wasn’t a perfect book, but it resignated with me for a long time after I finished it).
    Wishing you both an amazing 2019!

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    1. Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜Š Totally agree, Alice Oseman is amazing. I’m loving all of her work ๐Ÿ˜ Hoping there will be more to come! I totally get what you mean about Emergency Contact, there was so much hype around it…and I don’t know some people absolutely fell in love with it and many were a bit disappointed. I wasn’t as into it as my sister was but it’s still an amazing book with great characters development! Hope you’ll give it a chance ๐Ÿ˜Š Aaaah Six of Crows was really really good, those characters ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Need to check out the other two! Thanks, happy new year to you too ๐Ÿ˜˜


  11. This is such a wonderful post, I’m adding so many of these books to my TBR! I was so excited to read Nothing Left to Burn, but I’d totally forgotten about it. So thank you for reminding me and making me super excited to read it again! The Brightsiders and Starfish also sound fantastic, and I love Emergency Contact so much โค๏ธ I was one of my favorites this year too!

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    1. Thanks, so happy our post made your TBR grow! ๐Ÿ˜ You’re welcome for Nothing Left to Burn, it’s such an intense read! Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did ๐Ÿ˜Š Yeees, all those books were awesome! Hope 2019 will be filled with as many amazing stories ๐Ÿ˜

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  12. Okay, I got my copy of Emergency Contact and I am *so ready* to read it once school starts again (I’m going to need plenty of contemporary books these next few months as school & exams & life starts picking up speed again! ๐Ÿ˜‹). I think I’m also going to finally read Eliza and her Monsters soon too! Anyways, my inner bookworm is so excited for all the new releases in 2019 & all the bookish discussions that are going to happen… I’m getting such a good feeling about 2019, I can’t believe it’s going to start tomorrow!! ๐Ÿ˜† Wishing you all the best! โค๏ธ

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  13. Am I Normal Yet? is such a powerful read – LOVED it.

    I’ve heard such good things about Impostors, that I want to try to give the series ago. I read Uglies when I was 13 and I wasn’t a fan, but I want to give it a second chance. XD

    Happy New Year!!

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    1. I’m so happy you enjoyed it, I agree it’s such a good read โค
      I hope you'll give Impostors a try, I personally loved it so much! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Happy new year to you too, Kyra, hope you'll have a fantastic one! ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Amazing answers, Marie and Nyx. This reminds me how many good books I am yet to read ๐Ÿ˜€ I have only read Starfish from this list and I can’t agree more about everything Nyx said about this wonderful book.
    I am glad that you both had an amazing reading year. I wish 2019 is even better for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š It’s such a nice thought, to know that they are so many great stories left to read isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜ Yeees, Starfish is so so good! One of my favorite from this year ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks a lot, hope you’ll have a fabulous 2019 ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  15. This is a great post! Eliza And Her Monsters is one of my favorite reads too and I’m so glad you loved it! I haven’t read the Torch Against the night yet but I hope I’ll get to it soon. Emergency Contact is on my TBR list and I’m hoping to read it this year.
    Hope you both have a wonderful 2019! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Aww thank you, happy you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’ll get to Emergency Contact and A Torch Against The Night soon, I loved them so much ๐Ÿ™‚
      I also wish you an amazing 2019 ๐Ÿ˜€


  16. This year one of my goals is to read at least one book a month THAT ISN’T FANTASY. MANY GASP. MUCH SHOCK. I know, I know, fantasy is kind of my thing, but reading posts like this is one of the main reasons I want to push myself to branch out. THERE ARE JUST SO MANY GREAT CONTEMPORARIES OUT THERE and you make me want to read them all! I hope that I am able to keep to this goal ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, how is it that both of you are able to write such amazing content all the time? Seriously, your blog always makes me feel so happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. AH YES YES YES PLEASE READ ALL THE CONTEMPORARIES. I’ll be there to recommend you EVERYTHING, if you let me. Also here to buddy-read, hopefully we might find a book sometime soon, I’d love to ๐Ÿ˜€
      Aww, you’re way too sweet that means the world ๐Ÿ˜ญ thank you so, so much!! โค

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  17. So many good books came out last year I’m really not keeping up haha. Like I had forgotten about Emergency Contact even though it sounds like something I’d love?? Hopefully I’ll get to it this year ๐Ÿ™‚ I also absolutely loved Starfish, IWBFT, The Brightsiders and just so many others. I don’t think I can even make a top 10 for this year I have so many favourites haha

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    1. AHHH MICHELLE I hope you’ll read Emergency Contact at some point, I loved it SO much, I hope you will too โค โค
      I'm so glad you had so many favorites this year, that's amazing!! โค

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  18. Yaaaaaaaaaaas! I love Eliza and Her Monsters! I’m so glad that was one of your favorites this year.

    Also, your Smashing and Dashing Character Awards post got me to read through the entire Heartstopper webcomic and I’m now officially obsessed. I’ve already read Radio Silence and loved it, and your love for I Was Born For This convinced me to finally buy it for myself, since my library hasn’t gotten their act together and bought it for me by now. I can’t wait to read it!

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    1. I’m SO happy you loved it as well, it is such a brilliant book! โค
      AHHH really, this makes me so happy! I hope you'll love I Was Born For This as well. Alice Oseman is so talented, I love everything she writes SO much ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much!! โค


  19. Some of my favourite books this year were American Panda, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone and Puddin’! I also reread One Italian Summer and it was just as good as my first read. I also really liked Starfish!

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    1. Ahh yay! I loved American Panda as well and Starfish ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t read You’ll Miss Me When I Am Gone, but it is on my TBR and I just can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for your comment ๐Ÿ™‚


  20. aaah I have the Emergency Contact audio and I’m going to try to start it today! I loved Spinning Silver but not as much as Uprooted, I’m not sure why–it was quite an ambitious story I guess? anyway I have a review of that which I really need to post haha. I’m not sure which books I’m most excited about from 2019–the books that surprise often end up being the best. That said, I’m doing a climate change and literature course, so I’m pretty interested in what I’ll be required to read for that.

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    1. AHH YAY I can’t wait to hear what you think of it, hope you’ll love it Shanti โค
      Oh that sounds so interesting, I hope you'll get to read great books in these courses and will talk about them if so, too ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much shanti โค


  21. I love your answers for favorite diverse books! I definitely love Starfish (you know this ๐Ÿ˜…) and The Brightsiders was my last read of 2018 and I loved it a lot more than I expected!! And oh, I’m so sad to hear you didn’t love Spinning Silver — I’ve really hard a lot of amazing things about it, so it sucks that book didn’t live up to all you were expecting! And aahh I really need to read Nothing Left to Burn if you loved it so much — your recs are always amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Ahh thank you May! I’m happy you loved The Brightsiders, too, it was such a fun read! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I really think I’m the black sheep here, everyone has enjoyed Spinning Silver but somehow it didn’t quite click for me. I’m so sad about it!
      I hope you’ll read Nothing Left To Burn someday, I LOVED this book SO much it is incredible ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much, you’re too sweet! โค


  22. So many of my favourites are here! You had such a wonderful year of reading. Emergency Contact is one that I just finished reading, and you are so right about it being beautiful inside and out. I hope that 2019 is just as wonderful for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Yay! Congratulations on reading over 70 books, Marie โค๏ธ
    I missed out on so, so many books this year and it feels like I’m still in the dark about a lot of new books.

    So many books that you’ve mentioned are on my TBR: I can’t wait to read The Brightsiders, Save The Date & Emergency Contact. I’m currently reading Starfish and I’m hoping to love it as much as Nyx did โค๏ธ

    I’m so happy you enjoyed Eliza and Her Monsters – it was one of my favourite books of 2018!

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    1. Aw thank you so much Michelle! โค I hope you'll get to find new books to love this year – I know how hard it is to keep up with new releases, I'm having a hard time with it too even if I've been paying a lot of attention haha.

      I can't wait for you to read all of these books! I hope you're enjoying Starfish, it is such a fantastic read! โค
      Thank you so much!! โค

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  24. Great answers for this tag, and I actually really loved seeing both of you answering these questions. ๐Ÿ™‚ Megan was one of my favourite protagonists this year, I loved how bold and confident she was and how unapologetic she was about her dating history. Kind of refreshing to see in YA I think. Also Morgan Matson is an author I will spend all my money on. I’m already excited about whatever book she comes out with next, and oh I loved A Torch Against the Night. I actually need to re-read that series before I can start the third book, guess it’s something else to get around to for 2019.
    Great post, and again great answers for this tag. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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    1. Oh agree, Megan was SUCH a great main protagonist, I adore her so much and we need more characters just like her, too โค๏ธ
      Thank you so, so much Beth, so happy you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  25. I can’t agree with Nyx more! I’m anticipating We Set The Dark on Fire TOOO! โค And wow, the book recommendations through this tag is making me happy and sad–I'll have to add all these to my TBR so I guess that's always a sad thing for the TBR but happy for me XD

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    1. Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that – I hope that 2019 will be a better year for you! โค
      I haven't heard much about this book, I need to check it out! Thank you for mentioning it and thank you for your sweet comment! โค


  26. Lovely post! Emily from always never yours sounds like a great character. Glad absolutely remarkable thing was surprisingly good. And I definitely want to read all of this is true. I like the cover of emergency contact as well. And I love everything matson writes too.

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