I read 114 books in 2018, more than doubling my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 52. This marks the best year I’ve had since I first started participating in the challenge back in 2015, and I was very pleased to do so well. I chose a lot of great books, and my rating average for the year was 4.3 stars. I read a variety of fictional genres, including historical fiction, dystopia, fantasy, and crime/psychological thrillers. My nonfiction reading focused heavily on history, current events, social issues, and memoirs. I was entertained by the stories, and I gained a great deal of knowledge on various topics, as well. 2018 was definitely a great year for reading!
But which books were the best?
It’s impossible for me to pick a certain number this year, so I’m going to do something a little different and choose selections based on select genres, with no more than three choices per category. You can click on the book cover to be taken to my review. (Some books have not been reviewed yet.)
Best Historical Fiction
Best Crime Thriller
Best Young Adult Fantasy
Favorite Series of 2018
Best Psychological Thriller
Best Contemporary Fiction/Women’s Fiction
Well, there you have it… my top reads of 2018. (Phew! Even doing it by genre, this was a tough list to make.)
Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments!
Here’s hoping that 2019 will be another great year of reading for all of us!