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Favorite books of 2018

Like last year, I’m not going to try to say exactly what I loved about each of these books, although I’ll link to reviews when I wrote them. If I had to pick one favorite out of the whole year, it would be Tess of the Road, without a doubt.

Middle Grade

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

The War I Finally Won by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi 

Front Desk by Kelly Yang


Young Adult

Spinning by Tillie Walden

Shadowhouse Fall by DJ Older

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Pride by Ibi Zoboi



The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Murderbot: Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol & Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Bo Bolander

Point of Hopes by Melissa Scott & Lisa Barnett

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson



Becoming Madeleine by Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy

Border by Kapka Kassabova


Bonus Category: Did I Like This Book? I Still Don’t Know!

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

Sick by Porochista Kakhpour

The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde

Sadie by Courtney Summers

By Maureen LaFerney

My name is Maureen. I currently work as a library assistant in a public library in the Indianapolis area, and also just so happen to be a voracious reader. I frequently end up under a cat.

9 replies on “Favorite books of 2018”

Ahahahah, man, Confessions of the Fox is so strange, and I am not surprised you’re not sure what you thought of it. (However, I consider it a win that you MIGHT have liked it because it’s literary fiction so maybe I can still someday find a litfic book that’s Right for You.)

I mean, I was totally enthralled by it and appreciated it, I just don’t know if I *liked* it. But yes! It will someday happen.

So many overlapping favourites… and then I really didn’t care for MONDAY’S NOT COMING, but that might be because I read an arc and the author letter spoiled the whole plot.

I think Confessions of the Fox was, for me, an “I really like a lot of things about this book AND I really don’t like a few things about this book” book, whatever that means. And I’m with you on still not knowing how I feel about Sick? hi, friend.

Hi friend. I’m not surprised we have similar favorites! I am curious about what did and didn’t work for you with Confessions of the Fox if you want to share at some point.

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