Probably should have posted this back in January, but oh well. Look it’s another book blog post! Back to the roots. Also, these aren’t like books published from 2018, but ones I read in 2018. They are definitely from a number of different time periods. I should though read a bunch of books published in a particular year and then write about it. I’ll look into it.
Anyways, I had a fairly successful reading year last year, which is great because for a while now, I’ve felt like I was fading as a reader, which truly was one of the saddest things I think I could ever deal with. Because I love reading. It’s magical. It’s beautiful. And it makes me so so happy.
I read a lot for my classes as an English major obviously, but being assigned readings does not mean I didn’t enjoy them. I took a YA fiction class last semester and loved it, like seriously loved it and I read a bunch of YA that I had been meaning to read and just never had the time to.
Which also, I would like to be a true defender of YA lit because I think it’s just as important as any other kind of literature—I really, really, really hate to see when people bash on it, because that fiction really made me who I am today. It’s so important to know how they affect teenagers who are reading them because they need someone on their side. I literally am going to write a whole thing in defense of YA. Maybe next month that will be a post. I’d also like to write YA someday honestly, I just want to be that writer that’s there for teenagers like myself. I think that’s pretty special.
So I think I’ll do a top 5 of my favorite books I read last year (in no particular order because there is no way I would be able to decide on that) and a little blurb about them and why I loved them and stuff. Also, I will link my Goodreads account at the end of the post so you can follow along as I read through my list! (also, send me recommendations, I love getting book recs!!):