Favourite Reads Of The Year So Far

Wow, I can’t believe it’s the end of June already! I’ve spent a lot of time reading this year as I’ve been out of school, but I’m also trying to get ahead on my reading goal before I start university this fall. So far I’ve read 27 books of my goal of 50 so I’m very proud of myself!

I’ve read some pretty amazing books so far this year, and it’s been very hard trying to choose the best ones! Yes, I’m including whole series as single spots on the list. There was no other way. Don’t even question it.

Without further ado, my favourites of the year so far (in no particular order):

A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas


Okay, I know I said no particular order, but that doesn’t include this one. This one is my absolute number one. It was incredible and left me a wreck for a long time afterwards. Actually I’m still a wreck because of it. Almost 2 months later. Do you see how good it was? And I’m a wreck for good reasons!

You can read my full review here.

Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo

This duology definitely lives up to its hype! Both books were completely action packed from start to finish, and I was constantly shocked at how clever and intricate the group’s plans were! I loved getting to know these characters and I really hope Leigh Bardugo decides to write more about them in the future.

You can read my full review of Six of Crows here.

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah


This is such a beautiful novel and I recommend it to any lovers of historical fiction! It may not have been as poetically written as some of the others I’ve read, but it didn’t need to be! The storyline and the strength and growth of the characters was more than enough, and the events that occurred will stay with me for a long time.

Click here for my full review of The Nightingale.

The Bone Season, The Mime Order & The Song Rising – Samantha Shannon

This is an amazing debut series by Samantha Shannon, and it keeps getting better with every book! It has such a unique storyline, following clairvoyants and creatures from another realm. The main character, Paige, quickly rose to be one of my favourite females for her strong, sassy, and independent nature. I absolutely can’t wait for the next one!

The Bone Season full review here, The Mime Order here, and The Song Rising here.

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant


Another amazing historical fiction novel, The Red Tent is an interpretation of the life of Dinah, daughter of Jacob, whose story is briefly mentioned in the bible. Anita Diamant gives voice to her character as well as the other women in her society during that time period. I loved it so much and will definitely be reading it again one day.


Caraval – Stephanie Garber


Caraval is Stephanie Garber’s debut novel, and WOW I am impressed! It has such a magical setting and interesting characters. The plot twists are INSANE and totally boggled my mind! I was swept away just as much as Scarlett was!


So there you have it! Have you read any of these? Are they on your favourites list as well? Let me know!

Kyla xx

10 thoughts on “Favourite Reads Of The Year So Far

  1. I haven’t read any of these yet (not even ACOWAR…) but I am definitely going to be picking up SoC and CK this summer! Awesome post!


      1. I was waiting until I had time to reread ACOMAF (since I reread ACOTAR) but I was in school still so I had no time! Now I am finally on summer break, but I dove into the ToG series, so I have to wait until I am done those 😂

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  2. The Nightingale is one of my favorite books! It was so heartbreaking and beautiful. I cried so much. It was my first Kristin Hannah book, but I have bought most of her other books since. Great choice!

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      1. I know! It was just so heartbreaking! I enjoyed Firefly Lane and Fly Away…the only other ones I have read. They are a series. Not as good as The Nightingale but good. I’m definitely going to read her other work since I’ve hears many good things!

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