Omg…I haven’t posted on this blog in three months.
I’m stressed, depressed, and not that well dressed. Most of my time has been spent studying for a test, and reading…non YA books. So this is going to be a list of my favorite YA books of 2018. My goal is to post AT least two times a month, since I’ve gotten so busy, so in a week (OR TWO) I’ll be posting my favorite ADULT books of 2018. Another post I want to make this month, is a super long one on urban romance.
These are in no particular order. They’re all contemporary because that’s all I like!
Tiffany Sly Was Here
Dana L. Davis
Omg. I loved this book SO much. I think Dana has another book coming out (this year?). I think about this book all the time. One of those books that I always want to reread, or just take a look at the cover. Gorgeous colors, amazing eyebrows, beautiful braids….
I love this book. When she whooped that white boy’s ass???
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
I read two Ibi Zoboi books in 2018, and American Street was my favorite. That’s all. I think this was actually the second book I read in 2018, and I’ve reread it a few times.
The Hate You Give
I didn’t think I would like this so much. but… omg…It was so good. I can’t wait until February. I love Angie Thomas too. She’s so drama free. All she tweets about is macaroni and cheese & her books. She just went live on Twitch and played Sims.
The Way You Make Me Feel
I forgot why I ordered this, I think it’s because I listened to a podcast Maurene Goo was on. Because I ordered her last book about the KDramas, and I just wasn’t into it, but I gave her another chance since the cover was so pretty.
I LOVED this. It made me feel like I was 14 and reading Meg Cabot’s books again. The light, but not too light, happy, city-feel, books that Meg is known for.
My So-Called Bollywood Life
Ok, just like with The Way You Make Me Feel, this book gave me older YA vibes. The lightweight, fun books that you don’t normally get with nonwhite protagonists. This book wasn’t deep af. It wasn’t a think piece on racism.
IT. WAS. FUN.
Far From The Tree
This is my last fave of 2018. I’ve read most of Robin Benway’s books. Right before I read this one, I read Emmy & Oliver, and tbqh I almost took Far From the Tree right back to the library. But I didn’t. I read this, and I loved it.
At first I was skeptical. I didn’t think it would be good, after reading E&O I like…didn’t have faith in the author. I didn’t think she could write a story about adoption well?
but she did. This book was good af!