Here’s the second part of my top reads of 2018! In no particular order…
- Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers – a moving science-fiction novel about a group of individuals who yearn for change, but change arrives in a startling way – read my review here!
- My Dearest Hurricane by Morgan Nikola-Wren – an awesome indie poetry collection about the aftermath of love.
- Zig Zag Girl by Brenna Twohy – one of my favourite poetry collections ever, it discusses grief in so many ways and the journey to overcome grief.
- The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – an incredible young adult fantasy trilogy about a young woman who discovers that she is a powerful Grisha, but it comes at a massive price.
- Neon Soul by Alexandra Elle – a heartwarming poetry collection about becoming a better version of yourself.
- People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks – a historical novel about the power of a book and the powerful people behind it.
- A Wolf in Mask by M. F. Yasmin – an indie short story/poetry book about the turbulent relationship between a girl and a wolf.
- A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers – an adult science fiction novel about two people trying to find themselves by going their separate ways.
- The Day is Ready for You by Alison Malee – a lovely prose and poetry collection about dealing with the past and embracing the present.
- Exit Wounds by Danielle Paige – one of my favourite indie poetry reads this year; the collection is about healing after a harmful relationship.
- Helium by Rudy Francisco – a standout debut poetry collection, that should have won the Goodreads Choice Awards by the way, that discusses race, heartbreak, gender, and how we can rise above and change.
- Cavity by Caitlin Conlon – possibly my favourite poetry collection ever; a debut poetry collection about the aches one experiences after a break-up.
- Please Hear What I’m Not Saying by Isabelle Kenyon – a poetry anthology (two of my poems are in it!) that features work from over 100 poets worldwide who all contribute their experiences of mental health.
- Letters to the Throat by Demi Ev – a provocative poetry chapbook that contains poetry inspired by true stories of medieval witch hunts.
- Cherry Pulp by Angelea Lowes – an awesome poetry collection that charts the journey of a relationship from its sweet beginning to its bitter end.
Hope you found something interesting to read! Read the first part here!
Stay tuned for part 3 of my top reads of 2018!
Until next time, be brave & bookish!