I don’t think I have ever read quite as much as I did through 2018! This was the first year where I kept track of exactly how many books I read, and also kept note on what I thought about them.

So I thought it would be a good idea to list some of my favourites from last year! There were plenty more books that I loved, but I couldn’t possibly fit them all in one post!

The Humans – Matt Haig

I think I’m literally incapable of writing a list of favourite books without including one by Matt Haig. The Humans follows what an alien would find of our world if it had to act like a human and try to fit in. It’s quite funny, and also manages to be completely heartbreaking at the same time. This was one of my first reads of last year, and it’s stuck with me!

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

Okay, I know that this is an entire thirteen books (plus two extra books and also a third which is a behind-the-scenes of the Netflix series) but this series is one of the best things I’ve read in a while. Fair enough, a couple of the books had me a bit bored, but as a whole it’s a brilliant series. It’s morbidly funny, quick to read, and the Netflix series is also amazing!

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

I’m always on the look-out for quality contemporary novels, and this one is full of everything that other novels miss out. It’s completely bizarre and even slightly freaky in places, but I still found myself falling in love with Eleanor – even though she is insufferable!

Three Things About Elsie – Joanna Cannon

I originally picked this up because the cover is Battenburg cake. Well, that and the hundreds of brilliant reviews I had read. It’s completely unexpected, and the plot will shock you. It is definitely not all pink and fluffy as the cover suggests, but that is why I found it so easy to read! It hooks you from the first page, and you are stuck needing to know all of the exact details right up until the end!

The Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella

This was only my second ever Sophie Kinsella book, and in my head, it is her absolute best. Samantha is hopeless at running a house, and then somehow ends up accidentally being hired as a housekeeper and having to work out how to work an iron. It’s absolutely hilarious – definitely the funniest book I read in 2018.

Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

The hype made me need this, and it definitely lived up to expectations. I fell in love with every single character and binge read this within a day. Honourable mention to Leah on The Offbeat, which was the best spin-off sequel a girl could wish for. I love all of the characters in both books and felt emotionally connected with every single one of them by the end.

It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

I am now a Holly Bourne addict. This was funny, creative and heartwarming. I spent 2017 in a phase where I wasn’t really into YA because I found it so same-y, but this all changed in 2018. It Only Happens In The Movies is one of my favourite YA novels ever, because shows that YA romances aren’t always happily-ever-after.

What were your favourite reads of 2018? I need to add some more books to my 2019 TBR!

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  1. The Humans is one of my favourite books ever. If you haven’t already done so you should read Humans: An A – Z.
    One of my favourite books I read last year was The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce, I loved everything about it.

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