As you know, I do a yearly round-up of my favourite books each December. We’re already halfway through the year*, so I thought why not show off my favourite books this year–so far?
2018 has been good to me so far. I’ve had a few duds, but I’ve also added a few awesome reads to my Forever Shelf, and I love sharing the bookish love <3
*not to panic anyone, BUT
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If you’re planning your summer reading this week, consider adding one or more of these beauties:
2017 was a Meldon heavy year, and it looks like 2018 will be the same. I love her erotic novellas, they’re not at all what I expected from this genre. Her characters are so fudging real, and all the paranormal-ness makes my fantasy heart very happy.
Genre: Urban paranormal erotic romance
The Broken Earth trilogy is possibly my favourite read of 2018 so far. I read the prologue and loved it, then read the first page and knew it was one for my Forever Shelf. Everything after that was epic fantasy awesomeness. This trilogy has worldbuilding and hurting characters like no other. I have a huge amount of love for this and hope you will, too.
Genre: Epic fantasy
The Gunslinger was my first read by the King besides On Writing and since an anthology of short stories robbed me of sleep when I was a teenager. Take it from me, the greatest horror-genre-coward you’ll ever meet, that this wasn’t scary. I’d know, I can’t take much o.o
If you love books that give nothing away until absolutely necessary and keep you guessing, then this is an easy recommendation. This world has a lot going for it (not fear, though! I pinky-swear!), most of all intrigue.
What I loved the most about this was Aveyard’s voice (I can easily open this on any page and I’ll find something worth quoting), and that magic and technology exist at the same time but it’s not so heavy that this could count as a steampunk. I loved the premise, and found it easy to root for the characters.
Also, the cover is bloody gorgeous (no pun intended), so it needs to be on your shelf!
Genre: epic fantasy
This was my first read by Ducarte, and it set the bar rather high. Ducarte’s background is in poetry, and it shows in her melodic prose. The Light Over Broken Tide had several nods to Peter Pan, was incredibly atmospheric (think of beaches at night, or of storms sat out in a dark lighthouse), and Ducarte’s voice is just lovely throughout.
Also, much of it is set by the beach, which makes this the perfect beach read!
What are your favourite books this year so far? Any recommendations from your summer reading list? Make a tea and talk books to me!