Top Ten Tuesday: The Best of 2018 so Far…

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This weeks theme is:   Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)


I couldn’t miss out on Top Ten Tuesday this week as I’ve been pondering on writing a post dedicated to a few of my favourite reads of the year so far for a while now.
I’ve come across some amazing books and authors over the last few months, so here are just a few of the reading experiences that have stuck with me.
All titles link to my reviews if anything catches your eye and you‘d like to find out more.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – My most recent finish and a book that I adored. It’s historical fiction, the story of Count Rostov living under house arrest in a grand hotel.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – This one was so good I didn’t want to take the book back to the library. A murder mystery, a country house, an Agatha Christie vibe with added body-swapping, time-bending elements. It was fantastic.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – My very first experience of reading Poirot. Even though I’d seen the recent movie and knew the solution I really enjoyed reading this.

Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan – Book 2 in the Gods of Blood and Powder series, and a welcome addition to the Powder Mage world. It was a treat to get back to the adventures of some of my favourite characters. These books are really good.

The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams – Book 2 of the Winnowing Flame series. Talking dragons, war beasts, an enemy invasion, this book had a lot going on, and I cannot wait to find out what’s going to happen next.

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant – Killer mermaids! Need I say more?

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin – Great characters and a great setting, and top marks for a gorgeous cover too.

I didn’t make ten for this weeks list, but I have high hopes for a few books still on my TBR pile, so perhaps I’ll write another Best Of… post when I’ve conquered a few of those.


Have you read any of these books, and if so what did you think? Which reads have you enjoyed so far during this year?
See you next time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

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28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: The Best of 2018 so Far…

  1. ericarobyn says:

    I snagged a copy of Into the Drowning Deep after I heard about it from one of my favorite BookTubers, but I haven’t had the chance to read it yet! 😦 I’m hoping to get to it soon!

    Erica | Erica Robyn Reads

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  2. nualacharlie says:

    Great List, I read A Gentleman in Moscow last year and really enjoyed it. The problem with reading classic Christie, like murder on the orient express is that due to the dramatisation’s I have seen, I know who did it, I think it might spoil the read.

    Here’s My Ten Favourite Books of 2018 So Far

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    • pagesandtea says:

      When I read Orient Express I’d just watched the new movie, so I knew the ending, but I’d read that they’d changed it a bit so I was curious about the differences.
      I think I may have seen a tv version a few years back too but for some reason the solution didn’t stick in my mind that time and I went into the movie without a clue who’d done it 😀

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