DEFINITELY MORE THAN 18 BOOKS: Favorite 2018 Reads

December not only means Christmas season (I just took down my Christmas tree and I have all the feel still), but also one of my other favorite times of the year: Wrap-Up Season!

I read a total of 113 books in 2018—the most I’ve read in one year! That being said, it was really difficult to choose my absolute favorites (and consequently couldn’t be cool and choose 18 for 2018).

Before I jump into my absolute favorite books that I read in 2018, listed below are my other yearly wrap-up posts:

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ADULT CONTEMPORARY LOVE: December Mini Reviews

While I am still a YA reader at heart, I’ve been increasingly enjoying adult contemporaries. Below are mini reviews (and a bit jumbled thoughts) for the three adult books that I read in December.

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41xsiJ8NmdL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan

Like many readers, it’s no surprise that I love Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians (both book and movie). China Rich Girlfriend was a fun sequel that expanded this extravagant, shopping-spree filled world and gave more insight on particular characters. Kitty and Astrid are my favorites, Kitty for her continued ridiculousness and Astrid for her intelligence and relationships with Charlie and Michael (who I definitely didn’t like). We also spent more time with Nick and Rachel. In addition, I loved the trip to Paris, I actually liked Rachel’s father and that storyline more than expected, and MANY things about the ending left me shocked. I am not so patiently waiting for Rich People Problems to come in from my county library.

My Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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CONTEMPORARY AT HEART: 2018 Favorite Contemporary Books

Oh the weather outside is frightful, so at least we can stay inside with ALL the contemporary books that I read in 2018.

Every year brings a new round of books for this fangirl, but nothing will ever change contemporary as my favorite genre. While some of my favorite books below may fall into multiple categories, I organized them by what element fit them best in my opinion.

I will be doing a 2018 Favorite Books wrap-up, including my absolute favorite contemporaries of the year. However,today’s list will incorporate both those books and some that may have not landed on my all-time favorite list, but I still really loved. While the majority are YA, there are a few adult contemporaries interwoven, and not all the books below were published in 2018.

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CONTEMPORARY ME: 19 Most Anticipated 2019 Contemporary Releases

This fangirl truly cannot get over ALL the amazing contemporary books set to release in 2019. Many of my favorite authors and contemporary queens are coming out with new books, so you better believe that I’m already trying to figure out where to put another bookshelf in my bedroom.

I will just be focusing on the 19 contemporary books I can’t wait for- and don’t worry, there’s even more contemporary books I’ll scream about this year. Like always, I’ll be sharing my most anticipated books by season as well, like Winter 2019. Next week I’ll be sharing my most anticipated ‘non-contemporary’ books of 2019—because again, my bookshelves will be crying (of happiness) over the new books that will soon grace them.

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ALL THE AMAZING CHRISTMAS THINGS: Christmas at the Cupcake Café Review

Summary: In the standalone sequel to Jenny Colgan’s Meet Me at the Cupcake Café, Issy Randall couldn’t be happier and more in love. Business at the Cupcake Café is thriving, close friends surround her, and her relationship with Austin is in the perfect place–except that he’s in New York City for work right before Christmas. When Austin is scouted for a possible move to New York, Issy is forced to consider a long-distance romance and the fate of her bakery.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

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IT’S A WRAP: End of Year Book Survey 2018

One of my favorite ways to wrap up the bookish and bloggish year is by completing The End of the Year Book Survey, created by Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner.

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Number Of Books You Read: 113
Number of Re-Reads: 9
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary

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Best Book You Read In 2018? Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

Good way: All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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