My 2018 Reads

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all having a great day.

Can you believe it’s that time of year again where we discuss all of the books we’ve read this year? I genuinely can’t!

I didn’t read half as much as I wanted to this year, but even so I’m happy with how much I did manage to read. Although my tbr is so long now that I definitely need to read more in 2019 before the pile crushes me. 😅😂

I hope you enjoy, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of these books too!

Her’s how many books I’ve read this year at the time of writing this. I know there’s still a few days left of the year where I can get some more reading done, so I may be able to add one or two more to this list:

I know that this number is far lower than the majority of other book bloggers, but considering this has been a rollercoaster of a year, with all of the drama from the editing company, personal matters and some serious reading slumps, I’m quite happy with this 33. At the beginning if 2018 I was originally planning on only having 30 books for my reading challenge, but I didn’t think that was enough of a challenge so I chose 40 instead.

Here are a list of the books I read this year in order of when I read them and the star rating I gave them:


1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris | ★★★★★

Review here:

2. The Break – Marian Keyes | ★☆☆☆☆

Review here:


3. Force of Nature – Jane Harper | ★★★★★

Review and blog tour here:


4. Tiffany – K. R. Steam | Not rated

Read this in order to edit it when working for a publisher.

5. The Hazel Wood – Melissa Albert | ★☆☆☆☆

Review here:


6. Twist of Fate: The Daring Stranger – K. R. Steam | Not rated

Read this in order to edit it when working for a publisher.

7. The Circle – Dave Eggers | ★★★☆☆

Review here:

8. Final Girls – Riley Sager | ★★★★★

Review here:

9. A Pocketful of Pegs – Philip Roberts | ★★★★☆

Review here:

10. My Anxiety Handbook: A Guide for Young PeopleSue Knowles, Brodie Gallagher and Phoebe McEwan | ★★★☆☆

Review here:

11. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne | ★★★★☆

Review here:


12. One Summer in Rome – Samantha Tonge | ★★★★☆

Review and blog tour here:

13. The Wonder of Us – Kim Culbertson | ★★★☆☆

Review here:

14. She Must Be Mad – Charly Cox | ★★★☆☆

Review here:

15. Always Forever Maybe – Anica Mrose Rissi | ★★☆☆☆

Review here:


16. The Space Between – Meg Grehan | ★★★★★

Review to be released.


17. If I Was Your Girl – Meredith Russo | ★★★★☆

Review here:

18. Fully Functioning Human (Almost) – Melanie Murphy | ★★★☆☆

Review here:


19. Eve of Man – Giovanna and Tom Fletcher | ★★★★★

Review here:

20. A Poem for Every Night of the Year – Allie Esiri | ★★★☆☆

Review to be released.


21. The Island – M. A. Bennett | ★★★★☆

Review here:

22. Three Men and a Maybe – Katey Lovell | ★★★☆☆

Review here:

23. Brain Freeze – Tom Fletcher | ★★★★★

Review here:

24. 365 Days of Happiness – Jaqueline Pirtle | ★★★☆☆

Review here:

25. Obsession – Amanda Robson | ★★★★☆

Review to be released.

26. The Choice – Edith Eger | ★★★★★

Review here:


27. Clean – Juno Dawson | ★★★☆☆

Review to be released.

28. The Price Guide to the Occult – Leslye Walton | ★★★☆☆

Review to be released.

29. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy – Mackenzi Lee | ★★★★★

Review to be released.


30. Dry – Neal and Jarrod Shusterman | ★★★★★

Review to be released.

31. [dis]connected – Michelle Halket | ★★★☆☆

Review to be released.

32. Small Spaces – Sarah Epstein | ★★★★★

Review to be released.


33. The Twisted Tree – Rachel Burge | ★★★★

Review to be released.

Have you read any of these books this Year? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below 😊

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13 thoughts on “My 2018 Reads

  1. Jorie says:

    Hallo, Hallo Ash,

    From one girl to another whose had a hard won kind of year, I definitely understand why your celebrating what you’ve accomplished! I would consider [2018] one of the hardest years in recent memories – some of the months, if I hadn’t blogged, I would have forgotten what I did or read completely because my health issues were too intense and too consuming to fully remember which stories I could actually focus on at any given point in time. Yet, there were some really lovely ones I’ve discovered – which is why I need to get working on my End of the Year Survey…

    I’ll drop back to see which ones here stood out to you the most but for now I just wanted to give you a hug and say “I definitely get it!”


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