My Top 20 Favorite Books / Series of 2018

Cheers to another wonderful reading year! I’d like to share with you my favorite books / series this year. There are new-to-me authors who’d stood out and I’m glad I’ve finally read their books! This list will be in ascending order. Without further ado, let’s begin:

 

20. Royally Yours by Emma Chase – Gaaah! I never thought Queen Lenora’s story would be this sweet. She’s known in the series for having an icy persona but wow, her younger years was full of life. It’s really nice seeing her different side. | My Review

19. Professor Feelgood by Leisa Rayven – God… give me my own professor feelgood. Hahaha! Leisa Rayven is so good writing angsty romances and her poems are beautifully written. I hope she’ll consider writing a poetry collection. I swear, my feels. | My Review

18. Ruckus by L.J. Shen – I have a huge crush on Dean Cole and his story was better than Vicious and Millie. He and Rosie went through a lot. It was an imperfect relationship but Dean’s love for Rosie melted my heart and I was slightly emotional by it. | My Review

17. Bane by L.J. Shen – We have another L.J. Shen on my list. I’m really impressed by this finale because my least favorite character became my favorite. I totally didn’t see it coming. Such an underdog. | My Review

16. Sisters’ Entrance by Emtithal Mahmoud – Such an authentic poetry collection. Only few have read this and I think people should give it a try. It talks about war, racism, genocide and religion. The poems are well constructed and beautiful. | My Review

 

15. Kulti by Mariana Zapata – My first Mariana Zapata book didn’t disappoint. This book is pretty chunky and it’s truly a slow burn romance. I love the build up between Sal and Kulti. I am excited to read more of Ms. Zapata’s novels. | My Review

14. On Hart’s Boardwalk by Samantha Young – My favorite couple in On Dublin Street series is as sweet as ever. OMFG. True ship. Liv and Nate forever! | My Review

13. Spiders in the Grove by J.A. Redmerski – After reading this book, I don’t know what to expect on the last three (?) books in the series. I DON’T WANT THIS TO END. What a roller coaster ride. Truly an underrated series that everyone should give a try. | My Review

12. Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey – To me, this is by far R.S. Grey’s best work. A classic enemies-to-lovers romance with the right amount of angst. | My Review

11. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay – Flawlessly written. That’s all I can say. | My Review

 

10. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – The only YA novel qualified on my list. This is by far my favorite Sarah Dessen book. I love the romance aspect was secondary and focuses more on important issues. It’s an empowering story. | My Review

9. Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry – One of the best emotional books I’ve ever read. It’s no surprise because it’s Ms. Brittainy Cherry. It’s about forgiveness, self-discovery, healing and love.  | My Review 

8. Roomies by Christina Lauren – Christina Lauren surged on my list. Their books are impeccably fun to read and their writing style was engaging. The characters are great together and I’m excited for this book’s movie adaptation. | My Review

7. Ghosted by J.M. Darhower – Ms. Darhower is known for mafia romance books and her take on contemporary was amazing. Ghosted is a second chance romance. It’s gradually developed. | My Review

6. Pestilence by Laura Thalassa – Never would I’ve thought a New Adult Fantasy would make it on my list. Gaah 4 horsemen of the apocalypse? GIVE IT TO ME. | My Review

 

5. Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken – Eagle Elite series has grown so much and its plot has become more character driven and darker. Chase Abandonato is my second favorite hero in the series and my god, his transition was challenging to witness. I love how things turned out as Chase got what he deserved. | My Review

4. Rush duet by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – I can’t pick one book in this duet. The story was heartwarming with a touch of little drama. Rush and Gia are one my favorite couples on books co-written by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Check out my full review for Rebel Heir and Rebel Heart.

3. Grip series by Kennedy Ryan – This was my bookish plot twist of 2018. When I finished Grip, I had to reshuffle my favorites this year. A passionately slow-burn interracial romance tackling social and racial issues. It was realistically told and definitely not sugarcoated. I learned a lot from this series. It’s prerequisite to read its prequel, Flow to understand better what went down between Bristol and Grip. –> These two characters are amazing! (By the time I wrote this, I’m not done with Still) |My Review

2. Saga vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Jesus Christ. This graphic novel series keeps getting better and the plot twist in this volume ripped my heart in pieces and shook me to my fucking core. My ass can’t wait for volume 10 because Brian K. Vaughan got some explaining to do! I feel so betrayed. | My Review

1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – SCREAMING. This book was the highlight of the year. Overall, this romance book has everything I’m looking for. I swooned and I’m touched by Stella and Michael’s story. My god. This debut novel exceeds beyond my expectations. I. LOVE. IT. | My Review

These are my favorite books of 2018. Have you read any of these books? What are your favorite books this year? I’d love to know in the comments or if you have any post, drop the links below.

Beatrice

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