2018 reading wrap-up

I cannot believe it’s 2019 already. 2018 went by so quickly, and I honestly don’t know how that happened. So today we’re reviewing the books I read in 2018! I managed to read a total of 28 books, which I’m so happy about!


Part 1

  • A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab: 3 stars
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: 5 stars
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng: 5 stars
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: 5 stars
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo: 3 stars
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: 5 stars
  • The Measure of my Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis: 4 stars
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: 4.5 stars
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman: 4 stars
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: 4.5 stars
  • Hunger by Lan Samantha Chang: 4 stars
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch: 3.5 stars

Part 2

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: 5 stars
  • Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami: 3 stars
  • Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami: 3.5 stars
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman: 4 stars
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: 5 stars
  • The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson: 4 stars
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: 4.5 stars
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: 3 stars
  • The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake: 3 stars
  • Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: 4 stars
  • Shanghai Girls by Lisa See: 4.5 stars
  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman: 4 stars
  • Educated by Tara Westover: 5 stars
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire: 4 stars
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng: 5 stars

Favourite: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Guys, I never have a favourite anything, so me saying this was my favourite of the year says something.

Least favourite: A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I think I just had high hopes for both of these, and they didn’t live up to them.


Overall, I’m so happy with my reading year! I read so many amazing books and can honestly say I didn’t read a bad book this year.

Thank you all so much for reading, and for supporting me through this year!

Ally xx

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16 thoughts on “2018 reading wrap-up

  1. You read some really good books. Everything I Never Told You made my Top 10 list for the year and Americanah is on my Top 10 overall. I am always recommending that book. I have to read Pachinko for my book club this month. I have started it and like it so far. I can’t wait to really get into it. Happy New Year!

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  2. We’ve read a lot of the same stuff and seem to agree on them… I should follow you on Goodreads for book recommendations! I have Shanghai Girls in my queue and am glad to see you rated it so highly! Hopefully I’ll get to it soon…

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  3. Great list! Happy New Year!

    I’m currently reading American Gods, and TBH I have no idea what rating it’s going to end up with. I’m enjoy it, but not loving it, but it’s really well written… It’s one that’s going to require a lot of explanation along with a rating for me, I think.

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