My Top Ten Books of 2018 (So Far)

Hello Everyone! It is that time of year where I tell you the best books I have read so far this year. It was hard to get the list down to 10 but I did it! I cannot wait to see what books will make it to the end of the year. What is the best book you have read this year so far.
Books Discussed
1. I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura
2. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
3. No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
4. What We Loose by Zinzi Clemmons
5. Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig
6. Katalin Street by Magda Szabo
7. So Lucky by Nicola Griffith
8. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
9. This Will be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins
10. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
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Coco Swan says:

My favs so far are:
The Taster by V.S Alexander
The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong
The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress by Ariel Lawdon
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood ( this one makes you really think. I feel would be great for the book club)

Sue Davy says:

You just talked me into getting “Red Clocks”. With that kind of recommendation what els could I do! Ordered!

wiggleallaround says:

I really liked Red Clocks too! I’ll have to check out some of your suggestions!

Columbus Moore says:

Red Clocks your top pick for the year?! Yes, I must read it then. And, how prescient is this subject matter with the possibility of Roe being overturned by the Supremes so topical now. Nice job!

Kitty Machine says:

I hadn’t heard of any of these titles yet, but now I must read most if not all of them. My top reads so far include Dune (a re-read), Unbecoming by Jenny somebody, a couple Neil Gaiman works, just to name a few. This year has been something of blur!

My Reading Life says:

Loved Home Fire. Did not get on with This Will Be My Undoing. Must read Red Clocks ASAP! Great list!

Katie Marsh says:

Girls burn brighter is haunting.

Andrea McDaniel says:

You will LOVE Cleveland! It’s THE best city ever! Can you tell it’s my hometown, lol

Ariel Baptiste says:

Such great recommendations! I can’t wait to read Girls Burn Brighter, Red Clocks and So Lucky.

Novel Novel Strip Show says:

I’m going through a phase at the moment where my TBR is at a ridiculous length, so I’m trying not to add any books to it unless they sound like something I would really really like. I added every single one of these! I’m yet to read any LGBTQ+ literature that I can identify with so I’m definitely intrigued to see if these will be different!

Karthik Kottapalli says:

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SavidgeReads says:

That pause at the start threw me hahaha. I have Girls Burn Brighter on my TBR, I don’t like happy books so that appeals to me. Same with No One Can Pronounce My Name. And What We Lose. And Red Clocks. Home Fire was in my list too, I wouldn’t say it was my winner of the Women’s and I wouldn’t say she has never written a bad book, I am a fan but this and Burnt Shadows are amazing.

C.J. Harden says:

I am new to your channel.  I enjoyed this video and consequently subscribed.  I also put Red Clocks on my shopping list.

RichardReads says:

I’m so glad that you enjoyed I Kill Giants! Great list of books, I will definitely be keeping an eye out for a couple of them when I go bring in a bunch of books soon!

Runwright Reads says:

Must. Read. These. Soon.

Vamps Rock says:

As always your lists inspire me. A few of these are already on my radar, and despite having very little experience with comics, I find myself increasingly interested in some that are out now including I am Giants. TFS and happy reading!

youwerewild says:

Thanks for recommending Red Clocks. I just read it and I finished in in just a few days. Wow, what a book! If I could find more books like that, I’d never stop reading…

Nope or Dope Reviews says:

Hey man, dope job !!!your fellow adaptive green sup

Mamey's Medley says:

I have not read any of these, but as usual I’ve added them to my TBR. I was hoping to see The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne which is my fav so far this year. Great video.

Shawn The Book Maniac says:

Interesting list! I’m currently a third of the way through Red Clocks and really enjoying it. Really want to try the Rao novel after enjoying her short stories a while back. Keep going back and forth within myself about whether Satyal would be for me but I guess I better give it a try, hey?

curious hmm says:

a few of my top ten would be
Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by gwen cooper
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Stevenson, Bryan
Tin Man Winman, Sarah
The Braindead Megaphone Saunders, George
The Crimson Petal and the White Faber, Michel
the only one recently published is the tin man…and no i haven’t read any of yours but want to..especially the magda szabo

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