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storytime-reviews | 43 comments Amelia Westlake

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

To Kill a Kingdom

All absolutely fantastic books that I read so quickly because they were amazing!


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Amelia | 55 comments Tempests and Slaughter. I've been anticipating its publication for years and years and it was such a treat to read.

I Stop Somewhere - a really powerful look at rape culture.

For the third, I'm torn between two: Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir and A Court of Mist and Fury.

I can't wait to see what other people have to say! Could find some great books!


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Rachel Adiyah | 88 comments Mockingbird by Walter Tevis Mockingbird

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch The Gone World

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1) by Richard K. Morgan Altered Carbon

I found these three books to be classics of modern and contemporary science-fiction, conceptually unique, mind-blowing examples of genius.


⭐Anny⭐ (Book Princess) (annithebookprincess) | 632 comments -Godsgrave (Jay Kristoff)
-The Defiant (Lesley Livingston)
-I can't choose a third one. There were a few other great books that have earned that spot, such as Winter (Marissa Meyer), Hero at the Fall (Alwyn Hamilton) and the Illuminae Files.


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Devann (devannm) | 111 comments I'm gonna do four because even narrowing it down that much was way too hard lol

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin Beauty Queens by Libba Bray The Adventure Zone Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2) by Mackenzi Lee


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Catherine | 392 comments Into the Drowning Deep, The Name of the Wind, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. A top ten is already hard, this one was heartbreaking.


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Mariana Quesada (booksbymyshelf) Only 3...
1. On the shortness of Life by Seneca.
2. Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch


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Anna | 1 comments If I had to pick 3...

1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
2. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
(^ These are in no particular order - I love them all.)

(Honorable mentions: Turtles All The Way Down, Crown of Midnight, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.)


Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon (intergalacticbookdragon) Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

This was a little heart breaking to figure out, but I feel these three deserve it the most


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Cendaquenta Okay, I've managed to create a top 10 with relative ease:
(view spoiler)

But to narrow it down to 3...? Oh, that's tough.

Into the Drowning Deep has to be on there, that book just made me so so happy. Wives and Daughters was a fantastic reading experience. And then Circe is an amazing beautifully written myth retelling and the physical book is gorgeous too. But... but that's all 3 spots and there are so many more I love! 😭


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Julia | 116 comments Didn't read too many books this year... lots of movie companions, really, but here are my top three:

The Name of the Wind

The Wise Man's Fear

The Princess Bride


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Tasya Dita (giselatasya) | 37 comments The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom , A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh , Princesses Behaving Badly Real Stories from History—without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodríguez McRobbie


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Rachel Adiyah | 88 comments Mariana wrote: "Only 3...
1. On the shortness of Life by Seneca.
2. Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch"


Dark Matter is a phenomenal novel. I wholeheartedly agree.


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Rachel Adiyah | 88 comments Ernesto wrote: "Only 3? It's very difficult
I chose 4

Lolita
Últimos testigos
Ready Player One
The Fellowship of the Ring"


Lolita is tremendous and I've read it about four times over the years. It is painful and dark yet written extremely well and with so much truth.

It takes a special person to recognize the intrinsic worth of The Fellowship of the Ring, which included a lot left out in the films and wasn't most "exciting" of the LOTR trilogy. I read this novel about ten times when I was in my later teen years.


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Melliott (goodreadscommelliott) | 427 comments Muse of Nightmares, by Laini Taylor
Vengeful, by V. E. Schwab
Lethal White, by "Robert Galbraith"


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Elisa (elisabookishexpat) | 1 comments Godsgrave

City of Brass

The Queens of Innis Lear


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Angela Auten | 126 comments This is actually really hard to choose...but I'm going to go with.

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
Full Tilt by Emma Scott
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas!

Honorable mentions:
The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber (This has become one of my new favorite books this year!)
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.
Bleach Volumes 1-3 by Tite Kubo
Naruto Volumes 1-3 by Masashi Kishimoto (It will be editing to however many volumes I read this year.)


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Jess Penhallow | 56 comments Julia wrote: "Didn't read too many books this year... lots of movie companions, really, but here are my top three:

The Name of the Wind

The Wise Man's Fear

[book:The Princess Brid..."


That was literally my list from 2015!


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Julia | 116 comments Jess wrote: "Julia wrote: "Didn't read too many..."

😁 I'm always behind on the times... and it was a re-read for me for The Princess Bride, but I really loved them all!


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Jess Penhallow | 56 comments Julia wrote: "Jess wrote: "Julia wrote: "Didn't read too many..."

😁 I'm always behind on the times... and it was a re-read for me for The Princess Bride, but I really loved them all!"


Oh me too. Most of those books were old when I read them too. I'm only just now reading my first 2018 release of the year!


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Heather (hersecretsmile) | 56 comments Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber

This was difficult because I honestly didn't read that many books that truly stuck with me this year.


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Htet (dreaminginaseaofwords) | 4 comments Sorry I couldn't narrow it down to just three.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga #1) by Kiersten White More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman


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Sassy Sedusa | 1537 comments I can't choose three : (

Bag of Bones- Stephen King
Heart Shaped Box- Joe Hill
One Punch Man-ONE (vol 1-4, need to read the rest)
Giant Days- John Allison (vol 1-6, need to read the rest)
Milk & Honey- Rupi Kaur
The Red Pencil- Andrea Davis Pinkney


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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, #1) by Theodora Goss
Competence (Custard Protocol, #3) by Gail Carriger
Murder Most Unladylike A Wells & Wong Mystery (Wells & Wong Mystery, #1) by Robin Stevens

Two of them I read this year but did not come out this year- Competence was this year.


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Gary I read a lot this year, but I have picked out three favorites;

50 Great Short Stories edited by Crane
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lerox
The Weary Blues by Langston Hughs


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beni (wexibur) | 102 comments 1. Everything, Everything
2. The Scorpio Races
3. Divergent
(1 and 2 are equal, and 3 is the series)


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Kristen  (kiwicanread) | 60 comments 1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 2. The Giver by Lois Lowry 3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 4. Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1) by Tomi Adeyemi 5. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

I cheated. My top 5.


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Hita | 10 comments 1) Queen of Air and Darkness
2) Kingdom of Ash
3) Thunderbird


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Steph L (thetheatergeek) | 7 comments 1- White Hot Greif Parade -Alexandra Silber
2- Heart of Iron -Ashley Poston
3- The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy


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Puck (puckk) the raven cycle
thunderhead
queen of air and darkness


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Amelia | 55 comments I might have to change mine. For Christmas, my best friend gave me a copy of Jane Austen's Emma, printed roughly 100 years ago, embossed and dedicated to a girl who evidently attended the school we went to. There's no way this could be anything but my book of the year!


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Ernesto Alvarado (ernestoalvarado) | 23 comments Rachel Adiyah wrote: "Ernesto wrote: "Only 3? It's very difficult
I chose 4

Lolita
Últimos testigos
Ready Player One
The Fellowship of the Ring"

Lolita is tremendo..."


I totally agree with you about Lolita. "Painful" is the right word to describe the story and you could see this since 1th paragraph:

"Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."

Excellent Book!


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S61 (kingdombooks) | 248 comments Mod
And then there were none
Warcross
Simon vs the Homo sapiens agenda


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Iraya (goodreadscomirayasa) | 41 comments The Poppy War

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Name of the Wind

Nevernight/ Godsgrave

Oh man I’ve read a lot of amazing books this year, really hard to choose.


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Steph L (thetheatergeek) | 7 comments Sean wrote: "And then there were none
Warcross
Simon vs the Homo sapiens agenda"


Warcross and Simon are so good!!!!


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QueenAgain | 29 comments First of all, I'm so happy to see Warcross on ppl's favorites (big fan)
Second of all, my books were The Cruel Prince, The Raven Boys, and Rebels of the Sand


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Katie.dorny (katiedorny) | 35 comments 1) Lumberjanes series
2) Rebel of the sands trilogy
3) Six of crows

I always read books years after they come out 😂 I’m always behind


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