Top 10 Books I Read in 2018

10 best books of 2018 | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for January 1st, 2019 is: Best Books I Read In 2018.


Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

It was the perfect mix of fun, adventure and learnings with amazing characters and a well-paced plot.

Review | Goodreads | Book Depository

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

My experience reading it was heart-breakingly emotional and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Review | Goodreads | Book Depository

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

“This amazingly diverse collection of stories made me fall in love with reading again.”

Review | Goodreads | Book Depository

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

This book is so beautiful that anything I say about it pales in comparison to its magnificence.

Review (to come) | Goodreads | Book Depository

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

This is #OwnVoices literature at its finest and all the different elements in it make my Indian heart so very happy to see on paper!

Review | Goodreads | Book Depository

American Panda by Gloria Chao

I’m so happy that a book like this exists for today’s teens to read because I desperately wish I had something like this growing up.

Author Chat | Goodreads | Book Depository

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han

This series enraptured me from beginning to end and I had the worst series hangover in 2018 after I finished because I loved it so much more than I expected to.

Review (to come) | Goodreads | Book Depository

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

The story shook me to my core and had me re-examining my beliefs, which is the mark of every good piece of literature.

Review | Goodreads | Book Depository

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

I had a really pleasant experience listening to this and it has become one of my all-time favourite audiobooks!

Review | Goodreads | Book Depository

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

This is the best adult fantasy and the best first book in a series I’ve read in 2018!

Review (to come) | Goodreads | Book Depository


Which is/are the best book (s) you’ve read in 2018? If you’ve written a blog post about it, please link it below so I can check it out! Which book is your first read of 2019? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.

40 thoughts on “Top 10 Books I Read in 2018

    1. Thank you! 😊 I honestly can’t pick one, that’s why I posted ten. πŸ™ˆ My recommendation would be the To All the Boys series! It’s very fluffy and adorable. Hope you love it as much as did. 😍

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  1. Wonderful set of books Dini 😊😊😊 I’m definitely gonna read Aru Shah this year because you rec it so much !!!
    Nice to see we have favorite books in common πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Great list!The Poppy War and The Burning Maze were also my favourite. The Lara Jean trilogy is on my TBR as well as many of the other books. I posted my favourites here:https: //sepiareads.wordpress.com/2018/12/30/favourite-books-of-2018/ if you want to check them out.

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    1. Yay, join me as I shout out my love for Aru from the rooftops. πŸ˜‚ Oh no, I did the audiobook for Norse Mythology and that’s what bowled me over! Maybe it’s not so effective in text form? I’m sure you’re going to love The Poppy War, but it’s a really intense book with a page-long trigger warning list, so be prepared! β™₯️

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  3. I read slightly more than 50 books this year. I did not count them.
    Among my favourites were:
    Something Like Happiness by Eva Woods. It had flawed characters, and was honestly and beautifully written.
    Road to Valour by Aili and Andres McConnan This is the story of great cyclist Gino Bartali and his greater accomplishment of saving people’s lives in the war. If you’re going to read one book on cycling, this is it.
    Into the Wild by John Krakauer It was well written and led me to tackle his book Into Thin Air, which I also loved
    Beyond Belfast ….. by Will Ferguson He is such a funny, laugh out loud on the subway kind of writer. I often compare him to Bill Bryson (rightly or wrongly) It was part personal story, part history, part laugh with delight.
    How to Be Famous by Caitlin Moran It was raunchy, bold, and different. Don’t let the raunchy part put you off–maybe I should have said honestly raunchy.

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  4. Nice to see The Astonishing Color of After and Norse Mythology on your list! I think my list is going up around January 16th, since next week is my annual reflection and “forward thinking” post. And I love the new “starry purple sky” theme in your images!

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