Our Awards for the Best Books of 2018!

Happy New Year's Eve! If you're unfamiliar with our Best Book Awards, it's a tradition in which we showcase some of our favorite books from the year. It's lots of fun and we want YOU to get involved too -- by commenting down below and telling us what YOU would choose as the winners for certain categories, and what you thought of our choices! There was no voting process on these books and there aren't actually any official awards -- this is just a fun way of celebrating all the books we loved this year! Without further ado, here are our favorite books of 2018! 

**Please note that not all of these books were necessarily published in 2018. Some were books we've had on our TBR for awhile, or 2019 ARCs that we read this year and really stood out to us!**

And the Winners Are...

Our Favorite Fantasy:


Jessica: The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith 
Amber: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Emily: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard 

Our Favorite Sci-Fi:


Jessica: The Similars Rebecca Hanover 
Amber: Contagion by Erin Bowman
Emily: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Our Favorite Contemporary:


Jessica: The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason
Amber: In a Jam by Cindy Dorminy
Emily: The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

Our Favorite Graphic Novel:


Jessica: My Boyfriend Is a Bear by Pamela Ribon, Illustrated by Cat Farris

Our Favorite Romance:


Jessica: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Amber: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Emily: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Sexiest Books We Loved:


Jessica: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Amber: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi (*Can we not forget that ONE scene please!*)
Emily: Umm, both of these thank you very much!

Series We Loved:


Jessica: Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt
Emily: Warcross by Marie Lu

Best Stand-Alone Novels We Loved:


Jessica: This is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell
Amber: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Emily: The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason

Our Favorite Love Triangles:


Jessica: Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
Amber: Hidden Deep by Amy Patrick
Emily: Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

Our Favorite Poetry:


Jessica: No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
Amber: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Our Favorite Thrillers:


Jessica: Sadie by Courtney Summers
Amber: Echoes by Alice Reeds

Best World-Building:


Jessica: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
Amber: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Emily: War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

Our Favorite Covers:


Jessica: The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven 
Amber: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton
Emily: Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi 

Our Favorite Main Characters:


Jessica: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Amber: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Emily: All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Our Favorite Mysteries:


Jessica: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Amber: Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Emily: The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lyn Curtis

Our Favorite LGBTQIAP+ Stories:


Jessica: What if it's Us by Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli 
Amber: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Emily: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

Our Favorite 2019 ARC:


Jessica: Just For Clicks by Kara McDowell 
Amber: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith
Emily: The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

We hope you all enjoyed this year's showcase - now comment down below and let us know what books YOU would choose to win each of these categories! Go forth and enjoy celebrating the coming 2019!

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  1. These all look like fantastic reads. I still need to read a lot of these, but most of them are on my TBR. Thanks for sharing.


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