Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far). As of this writing, I have read 41 books so far in 2018 everything from sci-fi/fantasy to mystery and romance so I feel like I have a good mix of books to choose from. The ones listed below are in no particular order.
Invictus by Ryan Graudin – I have actually read this book twice so far this year I enjoy it so much. I love the characters, their adventure through time, all of the twists and turns in the plot, and even the sweet romance. Everything about this book makes me happy.
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty – When I started this book I had no expectations but Chakraborty delivered an amazing fantasy world that I had not encountered before. The writing is highly descriptive which brings the many settings, evolving plot, and epic battles to life.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber – I’ve mentioned this in previous posts but it bares saying again: I expected to hate this book. Truly, I did. When I read the first book in this series, Caraval, I very nearly despised it. Legendary blew me away with entertaining characters and a twisty plot.
Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller– This book had me falling head over heels for the lady pirate princess Alosa. I adored the strong females characters, the pirating on the high seas, and the fact that it showed that strong female characters can also have feelings and not just be bitches.
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller – Everything I said about the first book (above) is equally as true in the second. In this one I also liked that the author wasn’t afraid to kill off characters. For some reason that appeals to me. I hate when an author, even in a book full of perilous peril, refuses to give a single main character the ax. Sometimes they need the ax.
An Ember in the Ashes (Ember Quartet #1) by Sabaa Tahir and A Torch Against the Night (Ember Quartet #2) by Sabaa Tahir – I think I’ve shouted about these books so much that everyone knows that I love them. Complex characters, exciting plot, and my favorite…perilous peril. What do these books not have?
These are my favorite reads so far of 2018. I wonder which of these books will make it onto my end of year favorite list?