Top 10 YA Books I Read in 2018

Thank goodness 2018 is over! I’m ready to accept all the greatness that 2019 has to offer and part of that greatness is reading as many books as possible! But before I can do that, I want look back on all the wonderful books I read in 2018. I was able to read 43 books in 2018, so this list is the top of the class. Not all of these books were published in 2018, but they came into my life in 2018. These books were the ones that made me laugh, cry, swoon, understand myself and others more, made me think, hope, and want to fight for a better world. These books stayed with me long after I finished reading them and those are the best kinds of books. Without further ado, here is my list of the top 10 YA books I read in 2018*.

*Not in any particular order

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10 Reasons to Love Doctor Who Christmas Specials

By Taylor

It’s Christmas! A day filled with gifts, loved ones, and Doctor Who. Except this year they’ve decided to not do a Doctor Who Christmas special. I know, I know, it’s quite the bummer. But my geeky friends, it’s still a joyous day that should be spent focused on what we’re grateful for in this season. So instead of crying into our scarves about the lack of a Doctor Who Christmas special this year, let’s look back on all the other Christmas specials and focus on all the wonderful reasons to love these uniquely Christmas specials*.

*Not in any particular order

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Top 5 Bob’s Burgers Christmas Episodes

It’s finally December! Time to buy presents, put up decorations, and eat all the good food! And most importantly, time to watch all the holiday episodes! Every good TV show does holiday episodes: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. If you want your show to be good, you better have a holiday episode of some kind. What else am I suppose to do while I eat gingerbread cookies and avoid reality? Bob’s Burgers does amazing holiday episodes! The kids are hilarious, the situations are crazy, but relatable, and the characters are down right perfect. Don’t believe me? Just look up Linda Belcher quotes and then try to tell me that Linda isn’t the most amazing creature. During the holiday season, I like to re-watch holiday episodes to really get me in the spirit and this week I re-watched all the Bob’s Burgers holiday episodes and decided to do a Top 5 list. Come along with me on this magical holiday journey!

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Top 10 Y’allFest Haul

By: Taylor

I just got back from Y’allFest! Woo! It was amazing as always. Lots of books, lots of fellow book nerds, and lots of authors! If you haven’t heard of Y’allFest, it’s a  young adult book festival in Charleston, SC. There are book signings, author panels, ARC (advanced reading copy) giveaways, and so much more! It’s an amazing event and this is my 3rd year going and it just gets better and better each year. I love going to get tons of books and attend a few panels, but mostly I like going to experience the amazingness of the YA book community. There’s so many people there and while you wait in line for an ARC or for a panel or signing, you strike up conversations about books and life and you end up with a new friend and a few more book recommendations. It’s honestly just so wonderful. I highly, highly recommend this festival. On another hand, since I just got back, I decided to share my Y’allFest haul with you guys! So here’s a list of the top 10 ARC’s* I got from Y’allFest!

*not in any particular order

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