TTT: Good reads 2018


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

I may have cheated slightly and included 12 books here but….. well, it was difficult to cut it down much further:

  1. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
  2. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  3. Age of Assassins and Blood of Assassins by RJ Barker
  4. The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  5. The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams
  6. Master Assassins by Robert V S Redick
  7. Looking Glass By Andrew Mayne
  8. Planetfall by Emma Newman
  9. The Poppy War by R F Kuang
  10. Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
  11. Ravencry by Ed McDonald



22 Responses to “TTT: Good reads 2018”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I’ve not read any of these but “The Hunger” and most know, it makes a whole different list for me. However, I do see some here I’m wanting to read. Great list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, I realise you don’t like The Hunger – definitely a whole different list for you. This is the way it goes with books, sometimes they just speak to you – and sometimes they just don’t.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    The Hunger and Looking Glass made my list as well, and there are a few I just have to try to get to this year, The Poppy War for sure😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s been a good year already in reading terms. Difficult to keep up with so many good books.
      Lynn 😀

  3. PerfectlyTolerable

    Great list! I haven’t read any of them, but quite a few of them are on my TBR 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      There have been a lot of good books so far this year – end of year list is going to be difficult to pin down methinks.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Nicole Evans

    You have some seriously awesome picks. I can’t remember, have you read Tyler Whitesides’ The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn?? I think you’d like that one, based off your tastes here!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I haven’t read that but I will certainly check it out.
      Lynn 😀

      • Nicole Evans

        I can’t wait to read your review if you do! 🙂

  5. sjhigbee

    Ah yes… The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock! I have put myself down and am waiting to read the library copy – and if I like it sufficiently, I’ll get myself a copy:)). The Bitter Twins and Planetfall are also awesome reads and I like the idea of The Poppy War. A great list, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved the Mermaid and Mrs Hancock – it’s cheeky and just so well written. I hope you love it too.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Thank you, Lynn – I’m really looking forward to it! Doubtless I’ll be reviewing it, too…

  6. justonemorepaige

    I agree – The Poppy War was great!

  7. waytoofantasy

    Great list, I’ve only read one of these so far. I really want to check out that latest Lawrence series at some point.

  8. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, it is brilliant to hear you’ve done so much great reading you’ve had to cheat a little to fit more on your list! Here’s to more great reading in the next six months. 😀

  9. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom

    The Girl in the Tower is on my list of top reads of 2018 too! I cannot wait for book #3. So close, yet so far away!

    I’ve heard so many good things about The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. Many say it wasn’t what they were expecting, but that it was excellent!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I didn’t know what to expect with The Mermaid book but tbh I absolutely loved it – and reading your blog and seeing what sort of books you enjoy I really think you’d like it too. So well written, so evocative of the period, funny, entertaining, unusual and completely captures the feel of the time for anything out of the ordinary.
      Lynn 😀

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