How is it the end of 2018 already? Does anybody else feel like they blinked and suddenly Christmas was over and done with and 2019 only hours away?
As we count down to midnight, I want to share some of my favourite books that I read this year!
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab
I was so blown away by this book that I wrote a full review on it, which you can read here. This Savage Song is a story about monsters in a divided city, an unlikely friendship between the children of the city’s two main figureheads, and, ultimately, what it means to be human.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then a) thank you! and b) you’ll know that I love this Victorian-London demon-hunting series. I read books two and three this year and I thought they were so dynamic and the characters were incredibly well-written. I reviewed the final book, Clockwork Princess, here.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
I was given ASiC for Christmas and I was so engrossed that I read it in a day. If you haven’t heard of it, ASiC is the first in the series of a YA-retelling of the Sherlock Holmes stories, where Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are students at a boarding school in Connecticut. I adored this retelling, and fans of the BBC series in particular most likely will too.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
When I first started reading this book it was honestly only because I love Hank’s videos on YouTube. I don’t read a lot of sci-fi and I wasn’t sure how interesting I’d find a book about aliens and the impact of fame, but guys.
The best thing to do is to go into this book knowing as little about it as possible; lose yourself in the story. It’s intelligent, funny, and so unlike anything else I’ve ever read.
Those are a few of my favourite reads from this year; what are yours? Let me know in the comments below, follow me on Instagram @afewmorebooks for more bookish content, and Happy New Year!