Top Ten Tuesday

Best Books I Read in 2018

What were the best books I read in 2018? This is actually a pretty hard question because I feel like I missed out on a few of the best because I just didn’t have much time to read… But I do believe I was able to read some truly great books last year. I’m not sure if I actually have 10…seeing how I only read 15 all year…so instead, I will list my top 3! Much more manageable!


Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
By far my #1 book of 2018! And a def reread sometime soon. There was soo much good here! I loved hearing about the boat and living as a whaler, although the actual whale hunting/harvesting was beyond disturbing. I also really loved Ishmael as a narrator, he seemed very astute and gave specific details! My favorite part though was following Captain Ahab’s motives. He literally dies and kills pretty much everyone over pride and vengeance… it’s a fascinating look into human nature…..but I am a psych major…so that’s probably why I find it so interesting. Also, Mody Dick gets away! YES!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
I mean have you read Frankenstein? This books totally shocked me as far as how emotional it was. I mean obviously Frankenstein wasn’t attractive and ended up having a bad temper…but I still felt emotionally involved in his strife. Being about to learn so much about him made me feel sad and mad when he was hunted down. I guess in reality he would be consider “unnatural”…but I still wanted him to live. Nature vs Nurture for sure in this story! Loved it and a definite reread soon.

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
My first ever book from H.G. Wells and definitely my favorite. After reading this book H.G. Wells pretty much moved to my favorite author spot. I also read The Time Machine last year, which just solidified that move. I don’t even know why I like him…Mainly, because the writing style is so concise and detailed. It more told the story instead of constantly having dialog interjected. I really liked that. A lot of time with dialog, the author makes it confusing & i’m like “which character said that” but even the dialog here was so easy to read. I also love scifi books in general, so I real loved the story! I plan on reading and rereading all of his books.

Honorable Mentions
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

This post is part of the Top Ten Tuesday Series. Each week we post ten books relating to a certain prompt. This weeks prompt was the Best Books I read in 2018. To see all my Top Ten Tuesday Posts, check out my archive. I’ve also recently published my Reading Stats from 2018 as well as my Blog Stats from 2018!

Thanks for coming by! So, What were the best books you read in 2018?

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.


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