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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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: 111 (Final Update will be featured on January 1)
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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My Favorite 2018 Bookstagrams

Back in March, I decided to put more effort into my bookstagram and photos for the blog in general. By no means I am a ‘professional’ book Instagrammer, but I am still pretty proud of my photo skills and iPhone 6.

While I plan on writing a post about how I bookstagram, here’s the top three things I learned about bookstagraming this year:

-Craft stores are EVERYTHING, but you can also find so many props lying around your house (think blankets, table covers, FOOD, decorations,etc.)

-Daylight is EVERYTHING (at least when you’re using your cell phone and don’t have a lighting set up)

-Don’t hold yourself up to other accounts—this includes how your photos look and your follower count. Have fun and don’t worry about the stats

Listed below are my favorite bookstagram photos of 2018 for each month of the year.

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SO I HAVEN’T READ ALL THE BOOKS: January-June 2018 Releases

Lately, I feel like I have been conquering the 2018 release game. Which to some extent, I think I have! This year, I have read 23 new releases and 8 ARCs. I also just hit my Goodreads Reading Challenge by reading 70 books- my ultimate goal and real challenge now is to read 100 by the end of the year.

I’ve been loving everyone’s first half of 2018 recap posts, and while reading them, I realized that there are still quite a few January-June 2018 releases I have not read.

 

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