Top 5 Wednesday: Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2018

Y’all, I almost forgot about Top 5 Wednesday. New month means new topics, and I almost didn’t do this week’s because I forgot to look at the group to see if July’s topics had been posted yet until this morning. Before I get to my picks, first thing’s first: if you somehow are not aware already, Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme where you pick five books (or movies or TV shows, if they fit) to fit whatever topic is given. It was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now hosted by Samantha (Thoughts on Tomes). Anyone is free to join, so if you’re interested, feel free to check out the group linked here.

Now on to the first topic for the month of July.

July 4th: Best Books You’ve Read So Far in 2018

This one shouldn’t be too difficult. I’ve enjoyed a lot of books this year. I’ve also read a lot of shit books, but this post isn’t about that. I’m going to stop talking now and just get into my picks, most of these being in no particular order (except for one).

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5. Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton


I still cannot get over how fucking twisted up this book made me. If you’re interested in my gushing thoughts, you can check out that review here.

4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


I’ve never been so grateful that I gave a book a second chance like I did this one. As I said in my review — and literally every post I talk about this book — when I first picked it up, I DNF’d it somewhere after 100 pages. Now I just need to find a way to get my hands on the other two books in the series.

3. Asleep From Day by Margarita Montimore


This is another one that screwed with my head. I can’t get over all that had happened in this book, or how descriptive Boston was; I felt like I was literally there. I have a gushing review for this one, too, if you’re interested.

2. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab


Most book sequels — or finales, even — have a tendency to not do the series justice, but this one? This is probably in my Top 3 of favorite sequels of all-time. I loved This Savage Song, of course, but Our Dark Duet was just somehow better. I’ve seen people say that there’s no romance, and really, there isn’t, but there is a smidgen of it. It was so minuscule, and so effortless, and so natural, that I didn’t even care. In fact, I was actually happy about it, and the lack of romance was initially why I picked up the first book in the first place.


1. Golden Boy by Tara Sullivan


Out of this entire list, this book is the only one that’s accurate for me. The other four, like I said in the beginning, are in no particular order. I love this book so much, I’ll continue to pimp it out as often as I can because I think it deserves more attention than its gotten. So, with that said . . .


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I feel like this month’s of topics are going to be so fun. I’m already thinking about what to pick for next week, and the week after that is going to be super salty. The final topic for July is probably the only one that I’ll most likely have difficulty with, but there’s still time. In any case, this month is still exciting.

Hope everyone has a fun — and SAFE — Fourth of July today. Don’t be stupid, stupid.

Until next time, my loves,





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