Best Books of 2018 | Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

My top 10 favorite books of 2018!

Science Fiction 0:38

Saga Vol 8&9

Descender Vol 5&6

Before Mars by Emma Newman

Foe by Iain Red

Fantasy 6:13

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Horror 7:55

Uzamaki by Junji Ito

The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen

Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

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Nail Polish Nook says:

Cabin at the End of The World sounds awesome. Paul Tremblay is a fantastic author! Thanks!

Norman Mullins says:

I have heard so many good things about _Descender_. I must give it a shot! Comic books are good for the soul:) Thanks for another very solid video.

A Girl and a Book says:

Since last year I focused so much on fantasy…one of my goals for this year is to really try and get into sci-fi. Before Mars sounds great I’m going to have to check it out… you’ll have to tell me on voxer what some of your all time favorite sci-fi books are. I know there is a series you love. But I can’t remember the name.

Happy New Year!!! ♥️

Anne G.Cohen says:

Hi! I found your channel searching by reviews on “I’m thinking of ending things”, one of my favorite of this year. Thanks for the recs they were great. Happy 2019!

Book Invasion says:

I’ll have to read Foe – it sounds awesome!

Readful Things says:

I am reading Endless Night by Richard Laymon… This book is so terrifying!

Mariana Sertić says:

Lovely list!

My favorites of 2018 are:
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

I was usually more of a paranormal/urban fantasy lover, but near the end of the year I discovered that I REALLY dig mysteries/thrillers, so I have ordered a bunch and I’m excited for them to arrive so I can dig in and possibly find some new favorite books.

Charles Silverman says:

Uzumaki is amazing. I’m a great fan of Junji Ito.

P.S. I love that book! says:

I feel like I really need to read these but then I might wait till lighter evenings for audiobooks because I get home late and I live in small town so walking from train station means going through small dark streets with nobody really around 😀

Sarai Talks Books says:

I listened to the I Am Legend audiobook and it was awesome, very different from the movie but in a good way. Happy new year!

Kat's Book End says:

I keep hearing so much about “Cabin” but I am reluctant to read it. It sounds like you are supposed to like characters that terrorize innocent people and I don’t think I can go for that. In addition, a reviewer on Goodreads said it wasn’t that great and suggested the book “Invasion”. I usually want to form my own opinion, but after reading” Invasion” I was thinking, “If “Invasion” is “a home invasion tale that is so much better than Cabin at the End of the World “ then I want nothing to do with it” You see, this is how turned off I was by “Invasion”. It was so boring and had no plot other than people torturing and killing for no apparrent reason, and no payoff.Don’t get me wrong, I read torture/invasion books sometimes but the one I read from that reccomendation was garbage. I mean if that was supposed to be better than Tremblay’s book………
Anyway, I keep watching reviews of it actually hoping for a spoiler that would covince me it is worth a shot.


I really enjoy your reviews. Great video!

Anastasia Tretjakova says:

I read Foe and Thinking of Ending Things based on your recommendations. I really loved both of them, in their own way 🙂
Picked up Saga as well!! Volume one to start with.
Happy new year! Have a great one! 🙂

Priscilla Bettis says:

There were SO many good books this year! It’s hard to pick a fave. The Garden of Blue Roses by Michael Barsa is stuck in my head (that’s a good sign), so I’ll go with that one as my favorite 2018 read. It’s Gothic horror, poetic and dense and lovely.

Zoe Beck says:

Lots of interesting books I want to try! Definitely want to try the Paul Trembly book. -Amy

with cinnamon, please says:

I’ve been meaning to read Saga, so it’s great to hear you love it ^^ aaah I plan to read the Mistborn series this year!

Rick Andrews says:

Hi Rachel, you’ve got some really great books in this video. I’ve read the first two volumes of Saga and have really enjoyed them so far. I also read The Mistborn trilogy this year. It’s an excellent fantasy series, I am hoping to read the second Mistborn series this year. I currently have his Cosmere Collection in my current library TBR. I really enjoyed Cabin at the End of the World. 4.5 stars for sure. I found it to be a fairly disturbing premise and thought the story was well done. I am hoping to read The Nightmare Room this year.
I read some really great books this year. Besides the already mentioned Mistborn trilogy and Cabin at the End of the World, I really enjoyed Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin, Persepolis Rising by S.A. Correy, and Strange Weather by Joe Hill. There are several others that I should list here I am sure, but of course my mind blanks as I try to remember them.
As I commented to you in an earlier video I have gone back to GoodReads (so maybe next year I’ll remember all the books I really liked in 2019 😉 ). You should see a friend request pending from me so you can follow my book reading this year. I hope you had a fun New Year’s Eve and thanks for all your videos this last year. Happy New Year and happy reading!

RichardReads says:

Foe sounds so good, I added it to my TBR. I still have Cabin at the End of the World on my TBR, I’ve been slacking the last couple months. I need to read it soon. I also have I Am Legend somewhere that I need to read at some point this year! Happy New Years!

Steven Harris says:

Can you please review my novel? If you want to read something different and unique, then this book is for you. It’s a super-genre.

eliodysseys says:

There were only a handful of books I read this year that were five stars. Those being: The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (which surprised me because I’m not usually a fan of zombie fiction but the writing was incredible); Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez, a haunting collection of short stories; The Untold by Courtney Collins—a historical fiction about a female Australian horse rustler that was graphic in its violence; The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker—my first Barker; and, of course, Bone White by Ronald Malfi. It made me want to read everything of his I could get my hands on. I’m currently reading We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone. I’m loving these short stories into the weird. (Also, I am that, probably, one person who has yet to read Mistborn even though I’ve had it on my Kindle for ages.)


Thanks I just made my first readalong today. Going to check this out

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