I first wanted to start my blog again by posting the pictures I took in Corsica but making a choice between more than 640 photos is taking me way more time than expected.
So instead, here are some of my favourite books I read so far in 2018!
Also, I’m sorry, but expect a lot of screaming in this post, I just can’t control myself when it involves these books.
- Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith (Goodreads) — ★★★★★
I’m going to be honest here, the modern poetry book DESTROYED me. Seriously, it’s so beautiful and powerful and it’s so sad that I don’t hear that much about it? Please go read it. I just love it so much, I don’t even have the words to actually explain why.
- The Wicker King by K. Ancrum (Goodreads) — ★★★★★
I’m surprised I’m mentioning this book this early. If you follow me anywhere else than on my blog, you KNOW how much I became obsessed with this book. I read it back in May and I just want to reread it since. This book is so good and so well done and we can of course talk about the cover.
BUT. I never really recommended it because I don’t know, this book has such a special atmosphere and I’m pretty sure you either love it or hate it (kinda like the book series All for the Game by Nora Sakavic). Do I make any sense? I’m pretty sure I don’t.
- The Legend of the Golden Raven by K. Ancrum (Goodreads) — ★★★★★
So. The author of The Wicker King released a short story that happens during the events in The Wicker King so of course, I loved it just as much. I really loved having Jack’s pov and also learning more about the legend of the Golden Raven. Also, it’s free so if you read The Wicker King and didn’t heard about this novella, treat yo’ self!
- Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert (Goodreads) — ★★★★★
I preordered this book as soon as the cover was revealed even though I didn’t know anything about it. Well, I wasn’t disappointed. Unfortunately, I don’t even know where to start with this book because so much happens. I’ve been willing to write a review about it but you know how bad I am with reviews…
But I feel like this book isn’t talked about enough so here’s a link to a review by Kate @ Snarky Yet Satisfying! I really hope more people will read this book.
- Crush by Richard Siken (Goodreads) — ★★★★★
I wanted to read this book for quite a while and here’s another modern poetry book that destroyed me. Just like Don’t Call Us Dead, I don’t even have the words to talk about it. I fell a little more in love with it with every poem I read. I loved the writing so much and everything else.
- Opal by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads) — ★★★★★
I wanted to hold on for as long as possible before reading this short story because I’m so excited for The Dreamer Trilogy that I thought reading Opal as late as possible would help me for the wait. Since I have no self-control I didn’t really wait that long… But I really loved it! It was nice to have more about Opal, she is absolutely the cutest! And now, I just can’t wait for The Dreamer Trilogy!
- Circe by Madeline Miller (Goodreads) — ★★★★★
The Song of Achilles absolutely destroyed me and made me fall in love with Madeline Miller’s writing. I’ve always been obsessed by Ancient Greece and have this weird obsession about the Iliad and the Odyssey… Reading a retelling about Circe by Madeline Miller was something I didn’t know I needed and I’m now ready to only talk about this book until she publishes a new one!
- Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak (Goodreads) — ★★★★.5☆
THIS BOOK. I can’t even remember when I added it to my TBR and I completely forgot about it until a friend of mine offered it to me for my birthday last year! It has such a peculiar atmosphere that I love deeply and the whole story is so strange and weird and I’m kind of putting it in the same category as The Wicker King because I’m pretty sure it’s kind of the same thing ? You either love it or hate it and I really hope you’ll love it as well!
And that’s it for now! I’ll try to post the second part next week!
Have you read any of these books? If so, don’t hesitate to scream about it in the comments! Otherwise, what are your fave books so far? ♡