This particular Favourte Five list is, I think, going to become a tradition–I posted about my favourite five books read for the first time in 2017 last January, too. So I figured, why not sum up 2018 in this same month of 2019?
I read a decent number of books in 2018: somewhere in the range of 20, according to Goodreads. It’s not as much as I would like, but not terrible, either. Not all of them made their way onto this blog (though there are still one or two that I want to post about), and, of course, not all of them are going to be on this list. But there are a few I want to feature today.
So, without any further ado, let’s get to my favourte five for the year.
Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert, was originally one of those books I wasn’t sure I wanted to read. But a friend suggested it, and I ended up really glad that she did. I loved it, and I would suggest it for any type of creative person. I recommended the book back in May.
Admittedly, The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith, barely slips into 2018; I started reading it in December 2017, but finished it on January 1, 2018. I really enjoyed it, though, and it’s one that I recommended in February for anyone looking for something light and romantic.
Switching genres again, Vanessa Morgan’s Clowders is perfect for anyone looking for a book that’s going to leave them on edge. This horror novel had me picturing its scenes as I read them. That’s something that doesn’t happen very often, so I’m always a little impressed when it does. I talked about the book back in April.
Here’s the most persuasive thing I can say to get you to read If She Were Blind, by Vanessa Morgan: I read it in less than a day. I simply could not put this book down, something I talked about when I recommended the book in December. You really should check out the book for yourself, though.
And finally, we have Gail Carriger’s Soulless. As I said in the recommendation I posted in June, Soulless is perfect for anyone looking to delve into, or back into, books about vampires and/or werewolves. It’s this great mix of steampunk, paranormal, romance, and historical fiction, and I simply can’t recommend it enough.