TOP 10 BOOKS I WANT TO READ IN 2018

Here is my yearly TBR. I won’t be doing monthly TBRs because it’s too restricting for me. I know I’m late for this blog post and I’ve already read a few of them. So here is a list of top 10 books I want to read this year. It’s hard to talk about a book when you haven’t actually read it. So I’ve resorted to taking a few sentences from the synopsis on Goodreads.

  1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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I’ve already read the first book in the series and started the second book. The story continues from the Hobbit in which Bilbo found the ring. He has left the ring to Frodo. Now Frodo has to journey back to a place where the ring was forged to destroy it without succumbing to the powers of the ring. My Review.

  1. Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

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I suppose I’m the only one who has still not read it. Kaz along with six other outcasts go on a heist to retrieve a hostage and survive long enough in order to claim a reward. However, things turn around for The Dregs in unimaginable ways and they have to put it back right in the following book. My Review.

  1. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

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A healer, who has kept her powers a secret, on the streets of Cairo accidentally summons a djinn warrior. She and the djinn are to journey back to Daevabad to find out the roots of her powers. The journey will not be easy given the fact other elemental creatures are rising to power too. My Review.

  1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Eli has chosen Extraordinary as the topic for the thesis. He and Victor go beyond the thesis and put theoretical knowledge to application. Pain and fear are main elements to create an extraordinary. In an experiment gone wrong, an accident happens which completely alters their lives. While victor is in prison, Eli is hunting EOs and killing them for he considers them unnatural and against God. Victor, when released from prison after a decade, is hell-bent on taking his revenge. And nothing shall stop him. My Review.

  1. The Secret History by Donna Tart

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The book follows the story of a group of clever people at New England College who go beyond the boundaries of mortality. They slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal and at last into evil.

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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A story of the circus which arrives suddenly. When one night it appears without any announcement. However, this circus is merely a stage for a duel for two magicians, Celia and Marco, trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their instructors. Only one will survive it.

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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This is a story of a girl Liesel Meminger set in Germany during World War II. She survived by stealing when she encounters books. With the help of her foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbours during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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Jane, an orphaned child, hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle in Thornfield Hall. She falls in love with him. But there is a terrifying secret inside the Thornfield Hall which Rochester is hiding from Jane.

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Magic disappeared under the orders of a ruthless king, Maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has to bring back the magic. She struggles to control her own powers and her growing feelings for the enemy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz

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Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother’s face. His father, a book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world. And Daniel selects The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax. He sets out to find the rest of Carax’s work. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. He may have the last one in existence. Before he knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love. And before long he realizes that if he doesn’t find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly.

Do let me know in the comments below which books you plan to read in 2018.

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123 thoughts on “TOP 10 BOOKS I WANT TO READ IN 2018

  1. Oh, I totally feel ya—the Six of Crows Duology is still on my TBR too!
    Other books I’m itching to read this year are The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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      1. I know right! I literally had to force myself to pick up Crazy Rich Asians, this book I’m reading that was released sometime in 2013 and it turned out to be such a fun read, I have to remind myself sometimes not to obsess over having the newest releases and just enjoy reading

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  2. I read all the Lord of the Rings for the first time last year. I loved them that much that I went out and bought special leather editions because my spines were badly broken.
    Night Circus is amazing and I loved it.
    The Book Thief, oh man I love Markus Zusaks books. Just read The Messenger by him, and even though it is definitely not a Book Thief, it is still an amazing read, and tells a great story and also sends an excellent message to the readers. I just started reading his Debut books ‘UnderDogs’ it isn’t his best work since it was his first, but it is about 2 classic (I am guessing) Aussie Brothers.

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  3. What an awesome list, I’ve no doubt that you’ll enjoy them! I’ve already championed many of these books but I’ll champion The Shadow of the Wind (I couldn’t put this book down if I tried, engaging and flawless storytelling) and Jane Eyre, I dare say you’ll find anyone who doesn’t like Jane. What. A. Heroine.

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  4. Jane Eyre is incredible. And if you like to listen to audiobooks, I recommend that you listen to the audio narrator, Elizabeth Klett, on Librivox because she does a masterful job narrating this book. LibriVox is free. She also goes by the name Gloriana if I remember correctly. ( :

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  5. Most of these are on my TBR! I’ve read the LOTR trilogy, Six of Crows (but not Crooked Kingdom), Jane Eyre and the Book Thief. I love all of them 😀
    I hadn’t heard of The City of Brass, though – onto the TBR it goes 😀

    (And thank you for dropping by!)

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  6. Your list is loaded with interesting reads. Lord of the Rings has been recommended to me by multiple people.
    I tend to not forecast my reading list. Currently, I’m into Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series. I’ve also been looking into a book on the Pentagon Papers, but haven’t found one yet.

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  7. Jane Eyre and The Night Circus are definitely good choices. I loved the Night Circus and Jane Eyre is a book I keep coming back to over and over again because it’s so great. I’ve heard a lot of people say great things about Six of Crows so perhaps I should add that to my TBR.

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  8. The Secret History and Jane Eyre are on my TBR too! TSH has been sitting on my bookshelf for a while now, and I hope to finally get round to reading it this year! The Book Theif is an incredible read. The final 50 pages left me in tears, it’s so touching! I hope you love it too! 🙂

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  9. pagesandmiles

    The Six of Crows is high on my TBR list for 2018 too! It really does feel like everyone else has read and loved it– I want to join in on the fun! 🙂

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  10. Hello Saman. Great post. Love your layout. Thank you so much for taking a look at my post. I am an avid reader and certainly appreciate the books you have listed on your “bucket list”. I certainly will be come a follower. Take care.

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