My Best Reads of 2018 (September to December)

Just in the nick of time before 2018 closes, I want to share my favourite reads from September to December 2018. Simply click on the links below to read the original reviews. These books are in no particular order and all were amazing in their own unique way.

1. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng review
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Category: Fiction

This was a recent read of mine which I devoured. It’s about a Chinese American family dealing with the death of sixteen-year-old Lydia Lee and trying to find their way back to each other. I couldn’t put this down.

Read this if you want a beautifully written novel about a family in crisis.


2. The Lost Man by Jane Harper

The Lost Man by Jane Harper review
The Lost Man by Jane Harper, ISBN 9781743549100, 366pp

Category: Crime/Mystery

The Lost Man is Jane Harper’s third novel and it’s her best book yet. I read this in 24 hours because I was hooked on trying to solve the mystery. I thought that The Dry was good, Force of Nature was even better, but The Lost Man is now my favourite. My husband read this as well and we both gave it 5 stars.

Verdict: A top-notch mystery that you have to read!


3. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoag review
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoag, ISBN 9781786496768, 321pp

Category: Romance

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It’s a romance with lots of steamy scenes but it has enough differences to make it stand out. For starters, the female protagonist has Asperger’s and her love interest is a male Asian American gigolo. It’s a twist on the Pretty Woman story and is a lot of fun.

Verdict: Read this if you want a romance book with an unconventional plot


4. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han Review
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Category: Young Adult

After watching and loving the Netflix movie based on this book, I just had to read the whole series. It was such a fun, sweet coming-of-age novel. I don’t read a huge amount of YA books but I really enjoyed this series.

Verdict: A thoroughly enjoyable YA read.


5. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty review
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, ISBN 9781743534922, 493pp

Category: Fiction

Liane Moriarty is one of my automatic-buy authors. I loved this latest book set at a wellness retreat and told from the point-of-views of nine strangers. It explores so many different themes such as: grief and loss, love and family, loneliness and identity. It’s funny, entertaining and sad.

Verdict: Another brilliant book from one of my favourite authors.


6. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi book review
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. ISBN 9780241975237, 305pp

Category: Historical fiction

Homegoing tells the story of two branches of an African family starting from the 18th century. One family line stays in Ghana, the other deals with the hardship of America and slavery. Each chapter tells the story of a different descendant, both men and women, and keeps going from the 18th century through to the present day. I learned a lot from reading this novel.

Verdict: A beautifully written, powerful novel.

 

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

If not, what great books have you read lately?

Further reading:

My Best Reads of 2018 (January to April)

My Best Reads of 2018 (May to August)

13 thoughts on “My Best Reads of 2018 (September to December)

  1. thisisoneforthebooks December 27, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I loved TATBILB!! I read it so fast; I have yet to read the other books in the series though. Glad you liked it 🙂

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  2. sylreads December 27, 2018 / 11:47 pm

    I haven’t read any of these, but they look really good! I definitely need to add them to my tbr!

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  3. Book Admirer December 28, 2018 / 1:18 am

    I loved Everything I Never Told You and agree it was really good. I really want to read Homegoing and have plans to read it soon. I have heard nothing but good things. Great list!

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    • Janereads December 28, 2018 / 2:19 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy Homegoing. 😊

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  4. theorangutanlibrarian December 28, 2018 / 2:43 am

    I’m excited to see everything I never told you and kiss quotient on here, cos I really want to read them 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the to all the boys series as well 😀 I had so much fun with those books! And Homegoing is a fantastic book! Awesome post!

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    • Janereads December 28, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank you! It’s good to see we have some books in common 😊.

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  5. Mollie Reads December 28, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Ohh! I can’t wait to get to Nine Perfect Strangers! x

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    • Janereads December 28, 2018 / 10:23 am

      I hope you enjoy it! 😊

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    • Janereads December 29, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Thank you! What other books would you add to a list? 😁

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