Best of Year

2018 in Review

December 31, 2018

The beginning of 2018 feels like it was a lifetime ago, but it’s still hard to believe 2018 is finally over. This year I graduated from college and became a bookseller, so I am excited to see what 2019 has in store for me! As a blog, The Heart of a Book Blogger has continued to grow and I loved introducing a new feature, the Weekend Aesthetic, which will be continuing in 2019! I also finally made my jump to bookstagram and can be found over there as @theheartofabookblogger!

And now, as we wrap up the year, I want to share my favorite reads of 2018!

Best of 2018

{Books are listed in the order that I read them—all books were rated 4+ stars}

Last year I began creating aesthetics for all of the books I read, and I continued that trend this year. Check out my aesthetics here!

Here’s to an amazing 2019! Happy New Year, everyone!


  • Reply Kyra Morris January 1, 2019 at 4:57 AM

    Illuminae and Gemina are SO GOOD. *_*

    Happy 2019! x

    • Reply Jordan January 20, 2019 at 3:57 PM

      YES! I loved them! I need to read Obsidio still!

  • Reply Sam@wlabb January 1, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    I was oohing and aahhing over a lot of these books. Royals, Love Songs & Other Lies, Simon, The Game Can’t Love You Back, Gemina, and Illuminae are all books I adored. I am hoping to read The Cheerleader, Love Scene, and Save the Date at some point.

    • Reply Jordan January 20, 2019 at 3:58 PM

      Save the Date was my very favorite read of the year! I hope you love it as much as I did!

  • Reply Harker DeFilippis January 1, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    The Illuminae series really was so good, wasn’t it? <3 Have you read Obsidio yet, or did it just not hit the best of list?

    • Reply Jordan January 20, 2019 at 4:06 PM

      I haven’t read it yet, but I’m so excited to read it! I listened to the audiobooks while also reading the pages and so I need to borrow Obsidio from my library.

  • Reply Ayushi A Nair January 1, 2019 at 11:50 PM

    all sounds amazing reads

    • Reply Jordan January 20, 2019 at 4:27 PM

      They were so good! I definitely recommend them!

  • Reply Zoey January 2, 2019 at 2:20 AM

    Illuminae & Gemina <3
    Have you read Obsidio yet? (:
    I bought Little White Lies and still haven't read it '^^ Need to get to it!
    Simon was really cute and wonderful ^_^
    Great list of books! Even though I haven't read most of them I heard great things about them and want to check them out (:

    • Reply Jordan January 20, 2019 at 4:28 PM

      I haven’t read Obsidio yet, but I’m excited for it! I LOVED Little White Lies—you gotta read it soon!

  • Reply Jordann @thebookbloglife February 2, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Illuminae and Gemina are some of my favourite books! I loved how different the characters were in each of them! They were really great reads! xo

    • Reply Jordan June 24, 2019 at 9:57 PM

      I loved reading them so much! All of the characters are absolutely stellar!

  • Reply Melanie B March 15, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    I have a few titles I want to read, great list!

    • Reply Jordan June 24, 2019 at 9:57 PM

      Thanks! I hope you love them as much as I did!

  • Reply Madi March 17, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    The Illuminae Files are an incredible series!! I thought the style would be a problem, but the unique style is really engaging and makes it so fun!

    • Reply Jordan June 24, 2019 at 9:59 PM

      That series truly is incredible! The illustrations make it such an unique read!

  • Reply John Smith March 18, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    I have a few of these titles, but I haven’t read them yet….

    • Reply Jordan June 24, 2019 at 9:59 PM

      I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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