Hey, bookworms! As it happens every week, it is again Tuesday, which for Finding Wonderland means one thing: a new Top Ten Tuesday edition. Here’s our challenge: from That Artsy Reader Girl July 10: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far). Today we talk about five of the best 2018 reads (so far).
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Here’s a secret. I wasn’t going to join this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. If you wonder why (and I suspect that’s only important to me), it’s because this was a throwback topic and well, I just wasn’t “in” to putting one of those together. Plus, as I so often need
to remind myself, sometimes it’s OK to skip out on content when the week needs a breather or life needs to slow down. In fact I promised myself I wouldn’t change my mind after deciding to skip.
But then I saw Jana added today’s topic from as throwback to a favorite reads topic, and I was like, “but… I can totally join that.” Needless to say, my to-self promises hold no weight.
(As a side note, at the end of every year, Finding Wonderland makes a “deal” out of our favorite books of 2018, which is why I like to kind of wait and “hide away” my favorite books until the end of the year. But as of now, these books, have made an impression
on me.) So as a compromise I decided to do an abbreviated version of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday meme, and not to rush it, but rather to have fun! That’s the goal, so with all that nonsense out of the way, let’s have a look at five (thus abbreviated) of the books that have made an impression on me in 2018.
FIVE OF THE BEST 2018 READS (SO FAR)
1: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo | This one was a little bit different than my expectations (i.e., by the synopsis, it reads more like a YA romance than it really is), but I did really enjoy this one! It’s all happiness and joy, plus Hamlet? I kinda’ love him. Amazon | Goodreads
2: Falling for You by Becky Wade | Just finished this one (like this seeming “just finished”), and ohmygosh! Guys, it’s magical. The only thing clouding my enjoyment? The fact that this one came out in May and I still haven’t reviewed it!! That’s the sign of a bad blogger. BUT, on the upside, for U.S. readers, I have not one but two paperback copies that are looking for a new home! Check back this week because the giveaway is happening this week. Amazon | Goodreads5 of the Best 2018 Reads So Far #FWarchives Click To Tweet
3: Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh | This book is insanely good! In fact, I’ve zero doubt it’ll hold up as being on of Finding Wonderland’s “Best of 2018” when it comes down to the end of the year. It’s rom-com lite, but doesn’t shy away from some deeper, emotional turmoil. In fact, as its title suggests, it’s a beautiful reminder to “let go” and enjoy life. To pause, reflect and find joy. Amazon | Goodreads
4: P.S. I Like You by Kasie West | You knew I’d work a novel by Kasie onto this list, right? Only recently finished this one, and of course, it’s cute. I don’t want to say too much because, well… Review to come. Soonish. Amazon | Goodreads
(Yes, I realized I reversed these last two picks… ooops! We’ll blame the last-minute post.)
This brings us to an end of my unplanned Top Ten Tuesday contribution. Despite the fact that it was thrown together, I hope it’s
coherent. Have you read any of these? Are you discovering a lot of favorite novels from this year? Which one stands out as most impressive? Let me know all the bookish thoughts! If you joined today’s meme, make sure and leave your Top Ten Tuesday links below so I can visit – or simply introduce your blog. I’d be glad to visit your bookish spaces.
Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.
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