Favorite Books of 2018

This time last year I was in a two months vacation from my day work because of a terrible burnout. Thanks to this, I found out about GR. I’ve made incredible friends. Until then I was reading exclusively fantasy and historicals, rarely touching romance. When I discovered the MM romance books it was like a whole new world has opened up for me.

Here they are, the books that influenced me the most in 2018:

  1. Hua Hua You Long 花花遊龍 => the book that started it all. I was reading the manga who ends at chapter 5 in the middle of the story. Desperate I searched for the novel that inspired the manga. Found it on GR. The rest is history.
  2. Submission from the Deviations series by Chris Owen and Jodi Payne – the second MM book I ever read. Was looking for a cure from 6 MF romance BDSM stories I dnfed in one day
  3. Box 1663 by Alex Sorel- the book that returned my faith in self-published works
  4. The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault- the book that introduced me to our lady savior Mary Renault. One of my favorite books ever (2nd place for best books I’ve ever read).
  5. The Silver Cord and The Silver Cage by Anonymous- the type of stories I love to read
  6. Claustrophilia by Ezra Blake- the one that gave me nightmares for a week
  7. Captive Prince and all the books in the series by C.S. Pacat-> that series that told me that even if I’ve been a reader of fantasy for most of my life, I’ve been living under a rock. An incredible work.
  8. Suanne’s An Exaltation of Larks and A Charm of Finches (by Suanne Laqueur)- these books are gold. Finches pushed at some limits I didn’t know I had.
  9. Laura Lascarso’s almost everything, the crown taking it Hiroku
  10. And last but definitely not least The Book of Beginnings: It’s Just Us Here by Christopher X. Sullivan that made me understand a couple of things about myself.

Honorable mentions to:
-> Something Like Summer by Jay Bell
->Gold Tithings by Kate Islay – my 1st shortie
->Bloodraven – by P.L. Nunn
->The Salt of Your Tears by M. Caspian
->fawn by Nash Summers
->The Art of the Heart by Dan Skinner
->Glitterland & For Real by Alexis Hall
->Roan Parrish’s Natural Enemies, Riven & The Remaking of Corbin Wale

The book that pissed me the most was Circe by Madeline Miller. The Song of Achilles by MM is my 3rd favorite book ever. I am fully aware of the extremity of my psychosis. I know I am in the wrong for not liking it. I know I am crazy. But if you’re messing with my Odysseus, I’ll cut you. I’ve read academic articles that supported the portrayal of Odysseus. I refuse to accept those either. I may need professional help :)) But hey, at least I’m not in denial.

Here’s my year in books: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018

Hugs and kisses y’all!
Happy New Year!

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