Annemieke over at A Dance with Books mentioned Goodreads’ mid-year book lists, and I thought it might be fun to do a quick post about them.
The Best Books of the Year (So Far)
Goodreads put together this list using a combination of popularity (on the most shelves) and rating. They listed a few books in each category: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, and Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Not surprisingly, I haven’t read any books on any of the lists except Young Adult. BUT I was surprised to see that there are some other books on the list I’m actually interested in.
Fiction: I’ll probably read Still Me at some point. I read and enjoyed Me Before You, but I never did get around to After You. I’d like to finish the series.
Mystery & Thriller: I don’t read mysteries OR thrillers, so imagine my surprise when one of the books in this list was on my TBR. I don’t remember what blogger talked about The Broken Girls, but whoever it was, they convinced me to add a book I normally wouldn’t pick up!
Young Adult: And here’s the category I was waiting for. Not surprisingly, all four of the books are ones I have read or want to read. The Cruel Prince has gotten such fantastic feedback! Children of Blood and Bone was one of my favorite books of the year! Then there’s Leah on the Offbeat—why have I not read this book yet? Finally, The Astonishing Color of After is a book I should have reviewed and haven’t gotten to yet. Ugh! Guess I’m not doing so well on this list after all!
Historical Fiction: I haven’t even heard of any of these. Guess I need to expand my repertoire.
Romance: I’ve seen The Kiss Quotient around, but it didn’t quite make it onto my TBR. I’ve still got my eye on it, though.
Fantasy & Science Fiction: I never read the Red Rising books, but I think I should have? Iron Gold would be an obvious choice if I had.
The 28 Most-Read New Books of 2018
This list was created using the most read books from Goodreads Reading Challenge Participants. It’s not split up by genre, but there were a good number of YA books on the list!
This list had a lot of repeats from the last one, but I thought I’d also mention Thunderhead. I NEED to read this sequel. Soon!!!