2018 Best Book Awards : By CK Robertson

14 December 2018


Hello Readers & Friends,

2018 has been a long and crazy year, and I wanted to do a 'Best Books' summary in award-ceremony fashion to cover some of my favourite reads of the year.
On GoodReads I managed to beat my reading target of 56!

I actually am an idiot and thought there were 56 weeks in a year and realised about two weeks ago that there are only 52, which is great because I beat my target of one book per week by accident.



I was going to wait until the very end of the year to upload this, but don't want to forget to post and still have my Goals & Resolutions post to go up, so I'm posting this a little early and will edit if needs be :) 


Best Series: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
Special Commendation: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Best Thriller: The Chalk Man by C.J Tudor
Special Commendation: Snow Girls by Chris Rooney

Best Sci Fi: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Special Commendation: Eve of Man by Tom & Giovanna Fletcher

Best YA Fantasy: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Special Commendation: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Best YA Romance: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Special Commendation: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

Best Contemporary: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Favourite Male Character: Kaz Brekker of Six of Crows
Special Commendation: Jace Wayland of TMI series

Favourite Female Character: Juliette in Ignite Me (after she grows some balls)

Best 1 Day Read: Psycho by Robert Bloch

Best Memoir: Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
Special Commendation: This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Best Indie: Wunderkids by Jacqueline Silvester

Best Book to Film Adaption: Ready Player One

Special Commendation:  To All The Boys I've Loved Before



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And for a full list of all my reads & ratings in 2018...

How I rate:
* Could not read or get around style of writing/ shit storyline, likely DNF
** Really didn't like, could rant about, would not recommend, dissapointed
*** Was a fine read, will probably have forgotten about it within 6 months but passed time nicely
**** Really enjoyed, looked forward to reading every day, would recommend
***** Could not put down, thought about for ages after, into the fandom and would re-read

 1. Night Owls by Jenn Bennett ****
 2. I'll Be Yours by Jenny B Jones **
3. The Gender Secret by Bella Forrest *****
4. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest *****
5. The Gender War by Bella Forrest ****
6. The Gender Fall by Bella Forrest ****
7. Everything Is Awful by Matt Bellassai *****
8. The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest *****
9. The Gender Plan by Bella Forrest ****
10. Enmity! (a million times.)
11. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare *****
12. Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton *****
13. What Fresh Hell by Lucy Vine *
14. Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau **
15. The Gender End by Bella Forrest ****
16. Caraval by Stephanie Garber **
17. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare *****
18. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare *****
19. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare *****
20. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare ***
21. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare ****
22. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara *****
23. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett *****
24. Who Runs The World by Virgina Bergin **
25. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson **
26. Playing With the Grown Ups by Sophie Dahl ****
27. Wunderkids by Jacqueline Silvester *****
28. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks ***
29. PS.I Still Love You by Jenny Han ****
30. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett ***
31. To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Hann ****
32. Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Hann ****
33. The Child Thief by Bella Forrest ***
34. A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen ***
35. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi ****
36. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green **
37. This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay ****
38. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ***
39. Coraline by Neil Gaiman ****
40. Psycho by Robert Bloch *****
41. Snow Girls by Chris Mooney *****
42. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banhart ****
43. Eve of Man by Tom & Giovanna Fletcher *****
44. The Wisprian World by W.N Cleckler **
45. Furyborn by Claire Legrand ***
46. Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand ****
47. Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau ***
48. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau ****
49. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline *****
50. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi *****
51. Tales of Beedle and the Bard by JK Rowling ***
52. The Chalk Man by C.J Tudor *****
53. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi ****
54. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo *****
55. I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk ***
56. Ignite Me by Tehereh Mafi *****
57. Restore Me by Tehereh Mafi ****
58. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare ***
59. Eleanor Ophiliant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

What were your favourite reads of 2018?




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