Top 10 Best Books of 2018 (So Far!)

Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl!  This week's topic is the ten best books of the year (so far!)  I shared my third round of the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag last month (check it out here) so this will be a bit repetitive, but I can't stop sharing my love for these books...

1. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
This was one of the very first books I read this year and I feel like it set the stage for sweeping adult contemporaries.

2. When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger
I will keep singing this book's praises from the top of every pedestal -- this book deserves WAY more bookish hype than it has seen so far.  It's young adult contemporary PERFECTION.

3. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Another one that I will not stop talking about.  I've already bought four copies of this book: originally one for myself, followed by two more for friends and one for my sister-in-law.  It's THAT GOOD.

4. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
I read this in February (I think?) and immediately preordered a copy.  I'll be rereading it as soon as it arrives ... if I can stop hugging it first.

5. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
I enjoyed some of Kristin's other books, including The Nightingale, but I was fully unprepared for how much I loved this book.  It BLEW ME AWAY.

6. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
One of my best friends recommended this book to me years ago and it took me just as long before I finally picked up a copy.  Boy oh boy was it worth the wait!  Sweeping, epic, historical and just the right amount of fantasy.

7. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
I loved Marissa before picking up this book and now she has firmly cemented herself on my favourite authors of all time list.

8. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
A coworker loaned me her copy of this book.  She told me that she didn't read much but she gobbled up this book in two days.  That was high praise but the book delivered -- I couldn't put it down!  I promptly ordered more of her books ... it was this book that prompted me to place my first Book Outlet order in YEARS.

9. Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
Holy smokes, Lisa can write a heartwrenching story.  This one didn't start out as my favourite of hers because the characters were hard to love but I was sobbing by the end.

10. Blind Kiss by Renee Carlino
Besides Kristin Hannah, this is the most surprising book on this list.  I didn't expect to love this one as much as I did, but holy did I love this book.  I was in tears three separate times!

How about you?  Which books have blown you away this year?  Let me know in the comments below and thanks for stopping by!



  1. Ahhh, I'm dying to read Colleen Hoover's latest! I always devour her books.

    A Northern Light has been on my TBR for years ever since I read (and loved) Revolution by Donnelly. Hopefully, I can get to it one day soon!


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