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Best Books of 2018 (So Far)|Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This weeks topic is; Best Books You’ve Read So Far in 2018

This list is in no particular order, they’re all great in their own way and I don’t think I could possibly rank them! All these books have a 4 Star rating or above.
The most surprising things; there’s 3 audiobooks and a classic on this list, which is crazy for me, I only started listening to audiobooks last year but have been enjoying them hugely this year! And a classic?! Madness.


1)  Jane Eyre
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So far, this is the only classic I’ve read that I can honestly say I loved. I adored this book, it has become one of my all-time favourite books and definitely the best classic I’ve read thus far. I gave Jane Eyre 5/5 Stars!
Review here!



2) Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell

33291466The first audiobook of this list. This book (and series) is such a great YA fantasy story, I loved everything about this book and the narrator was great! I also listened to the second book on audio and loved it too! I was lucky enough to receive an arc of the third book but I would definitely listen to the audiobook in the future! I gave Spellslinger 5/5 Stars!
Review here!


3) The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

_20180328_140954.JPGAnother audiobook but a surprising genre, for me. I never usually read mystery books, however, this sparked my interest and I ended up loving it! It’s definitely a hard one to keep up with and requires a lot of concentration but it’s worth it!
I gave The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle 4.5/5 Stars!
Review here!


4) Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan

_20180326_172550.JPGThe third and final audiobook on this list, this one is a sci-fi romance that completely had me hooked from the beginning. I devoured this book, I could not stop listening.
I gave Hold Back the Stars 4.5/5 Stars!
Review here!


5) Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
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After falling in love with Jane Eyre I was super excited to get to some Jane Eyre retellings and this one intrigued me the most as it is a sci-fi retelling. I was worried it wouldn’t work but in my opinion, it worked great!
I gave Brightly Burning 4.5/5 Stars!
Review here!


Let me know some of the best books you’ve read so far this year! I am always looking for recommendations!

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Books · Wrap-up

June Wrap Up!

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Happy July 1st!
I cannot believe how quickly the months are flying by!
June was another crappy reading month for me, I was in a slump for a lot of it; that being said, I did manage to read 4 (and a half) books. 3 were really really good and one was freaking terrible.

 

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The first book I read in June was The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This was a reread for me + a buddy read with the lovely Sara from eggcellent.books on Instagram!
I loved this book so much, I even upped the rating from when I first read it last year.
Rating: 5 Stars!
Review here.

 

 

 

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The next book I picked up was, of course, The Dream Thieves Maggie Stiefvater. Sequel to The Raven Boys, continuing my reread of the series!
Although I really love this book, I had barely any time for reading due to the last few weeks of college and loads of assignments to get done! It took so long to read, I have to keep putting it down and this made me find it harder to get into.

Rating: 5 Stars!
Review here

 

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The third book I picked up was Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne. This was sent to me to review and I ended up loving it!
It’s a sci-fi retelling of Jane Eyre, sounds like a strange combination, right? In my opinion, it worked so well. I ended up loving it!

Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review here

 

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Next, I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
I hated this book so much, it is by far the most boring, tedious book I’ve ever read.

Rating: 1.5 Stars

 

And the half a book I read was The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski which I will be finishing ASAP! So thoughts on that will be in my next #FridayReads post and in my July wrap-up!

Hopefully, now college is completely over and I have literally nothing to do all summer, I can finally get loads of reading done!


June Blog Posts Wrap-up:
May Wrap-Up
Out of the Blue Review
Book Adaptations Tag
Reread review – The Raven Boys
Mid-Year reading update
Collective Book Haul
Reread review – The Dream Thieves
Top 5 Best Books I Read This Spring
Brightly Burning Review
T5W – Books I Want to Read Before the Year Ends
#FridayReads


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