Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. She has the linkup on her page so you can go see what everyone else loved reading this year!
I went back through my “Best of 2018” tag, and found far more than ten books, so I had to whittle down the list to my absolute favorites! I expect a few of these will be on several Best Of lists – Circe, Trail of Lightning, and City of Brass will probably be popular. It’ll be interesting to see how many of the others pop up on other peoples’ lists!
The Good Demon
Trail of Lightning
The Book of Essie
The Astonishing Color of After
City of Brass
The Bone Witch (and its sequel!) The Heart Forger
I’m sure I’ve forgotten some wonderful books – I never even wrote reviews for Girls of Paper and Fire, and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. Both were EXCELLENT. And the anthologies I read this year! Unbroken, Toil & Trouble, and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings were all amazing. (But somehow I didn’t tag them with my “Best Of” tag, so I’m only thinking of them now…) I read some really amazing things this year, and keeping this list down to ten is absolutely impossible, given that I’ve already linked fourteen books and mentioned two more! I’m going to stop here, go look at what other people thought was the best of the year, and add a bunch of books to my to-read list!
Love your list! We have Trail of Lightning in common, but I had several of your other books on my TBR but just couldn’t get to them, City of Brass and Starless.
Starless was great, and I loved the non-binary main character!
I haven’t read any of these, but City of Brass is on my TBR.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/top-ten-tuesday-192/
Excellent list! I’ve read 4 of these and have 2 more in my tbr so I should probably bump those up in priority.
I’m on waitlist for The Book of Essie and Educated. I’m glad they’re good. Happy 2019!
I love seeing all these lists this week. There are so many favorites I haven’t had the chance to read yet! I’m reading City of Brass right now. Spinning Silver is on the list of books I’d like to read at some point.