Reading Recs

2018 Reading Recs

Last year, at reader request, I created a recommended reading list, and in 2018 I nearly tripled the number of books I read, so this will be fun! Maybe you’re still looking for book gifts? I’ve got you covered. Not all of these books are 2018 releases, but I did read them this year so they’re still fresh in my mind.

Fave Adult Reads 

  • City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty 
  • The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang 
  • Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Fave YA Reads 

  • The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber 
  • Warcross by Marie Lu
  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

For The Most Intricately Crafted Narratives

  • Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • House of Binding Thorns by Aliette DeBodard

For The Worldbuilding Aficionados

  • The Belles by Dhionelle Clayton  (YA)
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland  (YA)

For the Dark Fairy Tale Lovers

  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Enrnshaw (YA)
  • Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA)
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (YA)

Notable Non-Fiction

  • Quackery by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen
  • Steering the Craft by Ursula LeGuin

If You Like It Hot (Adult Romance)

  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 
  • A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole 
  • The One You Can’t Forget by Roni Loren

Made me Laugh (And that’s a hard thing to do)

  • Royals by Rachel Hawkins (YA)
  • A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole

Stories That Left Me Twisted

  • The Devourers by Indra Das
  • MEM by Bethany C. Morrow
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

If you ever want a particular recommendation (Say, you like action packed narratives, or stories about ghosts) Please feel free to ask! I’ve always got plenty.