Disappointing Books of 2018 | a beautifully short list

I was so sure I wasn’t going to write a “Worst Books of 2018” post, just because I didn’t read any books which were that bad. But, after thinking about it for a while there were some books which, whilst not necessarily bad, were (for me, at least) disappointing, so let’s have a little chat about them.

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Best Books I Read in 2018 | a very predictable list

Putting this list together was more difficult than I had anticipated it to be. I went to my Goodreads Page with all the books I read in 2018 and looked at those with 4 or 5 star ratings. When it comes to 5 star ratings, there are a select few books which got there. With 4 star ratings, whilst I enjoyed them at the time and couldn’t particularly fault them, they don’t stand out as the “best books I read this year”, but there are still great books so I will list a few of them at the end of this blog post.

But as for favourite/best books of 2018, I have a rather concise list of 4 books.

(Just so you’re aware, this list includes books I read in 2018, not necessarily books which were published in 2018. This list excludes any rereads)

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The Jingle Bell Book Tag | partially a desperate attempt to feel Christmas-y

A few days ago Ashleigh – A Frolic Through Fiction – tagged me (thank you!) in The Jingle Bell Book Tag which was originally created by Richard over at The Humpo Show. Due to a great variety of reasons, I am just not feeling that festive this year and usually I am the one who is enthusiastically wrapping presents and watching all the Christmas time TV, but I’m hoping this little tag will get me into the spirit of things a bit.

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The Best of Second Year Uni Reading | Semester One


Yes. This first term of uni has gone super quickly. I genuinely cannot believe that I’m already home for winter break. I keep saying to everyone that I don’t quite know how I am going to cope without going to uni for three weeks, but I’m sure my brain will appreciate the break. At some point I will do an update on my experiences of my second year of uni so look out for that.

Now, when it comes to uni reading I tend not to read texts that really stick with me very long. I just read them, think they’re alright, discuss them, maybe write about them and that’s it? I definitely found this last year. This year, however, I have had a few texts which I have really engaged with and really enjoyed so I decided to dedicate a blog post to them.

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