My Best Reads of 2018 (May to August)

This is a little bit belated but better late than never. I’ve read so many fantastic books in the last four months. It’s hard to choose my favourites but I will do my best. Here are my best reads of May to August 2018 in no particular order. Click on the title below to read my original review.

My Best Reads of May to August 2018
My Best Reads of May to August 2018

1. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Category: Fiction

This was the first book I ever read by Kristin Hannah and I’ve since read two more of her books. Set in the wilds of Alaska, it’s a story about living in the wilderness, domestic violence, love and community. It’s an amazing read.

Read this if you want to be carried away to the Alaskan wilderness by a story that tugs on all your emotions.

2. Circe by Madeline Miller

Category: Literature

Circe was a five star read for me. It had everything: a strong female protagonist, Greek mythology and beautiful writing. I loved this book’s feminist slant.

Read this if you love strong female characters and mythology.

3. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Category: Historical Fiction

Pachinko is a historical fiction saga that takes place over a few generations of a Korean family living in Japan. It offers a look at a bit of history that not many people know about and has characters that you will care about.

Read Pachinko if you’re looking for a powerful and moving read.

4. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Category: Chick-lit/Romance

This book was so much fun! It’s the perfect chick lit book when you just want to read something light and entertaining. It tells the story of two office arch rivals, Lucy and Josh.

Read this if you want a good chick-lit book to devour.

5. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Category: Classic

This was a reread for me and once again this classic just blew me away. Rebecca is a truly masterful piece of writing. If you’ve never read this before and like reading classics, then I urge you to read this one. It’s suspenseful and has an amazing twist.

Read this if you want to be truly wowed by a book.

6. The Crazy Rich Asians series by Kevin Kwan

Category: Fun fiction

I read this series of three books ahead of the movie coming out in August. I loved this series. It’s so much fun with it’s over-the-top characters and their crazy rich ways. I even got my husband to read this series.

Read this if you want to be entertained.

7. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Category: Historical fiction

People have been telling me to read this book for years. When I finally did I saw what all the hype was about. This is a truly amazing book. I loved it so much and highly recommend it. It made me cry!

Read this if you want a great story set in WWII


What great books have you read lately?

9 thoughts on “My Best Reads of 2018 (May to August)

  1. thisisoneforthebooks September 28, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    It’s been a while since I rated a book above 2 stars 😭 but Rebecca is on my list though, so I’m hoping I like it as much as you did!

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  2. readingbystarlightblog September 28, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about Crazy Rich Asians – both the film and the series. I’m not one to pay attention to hype but I think I’m going to need to check this one out asap because the books sound like a lot of fun!

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    • Janereads September 28, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      The books are so much fun! I hope you like them.

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  3. Phil Havercroft September 28, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    My surprising read of the year was Rebecca. Definitely not something that I would usually read but it was fantastic.

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    • Janereads September 28, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed it. 😊


  4. Leslie October 1, 2018 / 10:20 am

    I loved: Crazy Rich Asians, The Nightingale and Circe!!

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  5. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins October 4, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    This is such a great list, you’ve had a really good run! 😉 Rebecca is now officially on my next reading list, thanks to your review – you really sold me on it’s Jane Eyre-esque elements!!


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