The Top Reads of 2018 from TwoGirlsandaBookObsession


This Year we have read over 150 books together and probably another 50 separately. If you are an avid reader, you can probably understand why picking favorites this year has been nearly impossible. We have both been stressing and trying to figure this all out for weeks now. We have finally come up with the answer that works for us… we just can’t do it! hahaha So this year we have decided in our bookish wisdom (hehe) to do things a little differently than last year. We decided to separate them into our top genres and we only picked a TOP 3 which trust me was hard enough. Below that we have listed a lot of our other favorites from that group in no particular order. It was just too difficult! This has been one of the best years yet in reading.

Our categories this year are: 

  • Young Adult

  • Historical Fiction

  • General Fiction

  • Psychological Thriller/Mystery/Suspense

Anyone who follows us at all can probably guess which of our lists will be the longest….well here goes!

(Most if not all of these books are reviewed here on our site)

Young Adult

1) How to Walk Away by: Katherine Center


2) The Caraval series (book 1&2) by: Stephanie Garber


3) Someone I Used to Know by: Patty Blount

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Other titles we loved in this category

  • Little Do We Know by: Tamara Ireland Stone

  • They Both Die at the End by: Adam Silvera
  • Cemetery Tours by: Jacqueline Smith
  • Reconstructing Amelia by: Kimberly McCreight
  • The Space Between Words by: Michèle Phoenix
  • Like Never and Always by: Ann Aguirre
  • The Children of Blood and Bone by: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Friends and Other Liars by: Kaela Coble
  • When Elephants Fly by: Nancy Richardson Fisher
  • Dear Evan Hansen by: Val Emmich


Historical Fiction

1) The Great Alone by: Kristin Hannah


2) Stalking Jack the Ripper series (book 1,2&3) by: Kerri Maniscalco


3) The Home for Unwanted Girls by: Joanna Goodman


Other titles we loved in this category

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by: Heather Morris
  • The Librarian of Auschwitz by: Antonio Iturbe
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by: Delia Owens
  • The Storyteller by: Jodi Picoult
  • As Bright as Heaven by: Susan Meissner
  • The Crate by: Deborah Vadas Levison 
  • The Lost Letters by: Sarah Mitchell
  • The Little Orphan Girls by: Sandy Taylor 


General Fiction

1) Missing Pieces by: Laura Pearson


2) Night Child by: Anna Quinn 


3) Spark of Light: Jodi Picoult 


Other titles we loved in this category

  • The Not So Perfect Mother by: Kerry Fisher
  • What Nobody Knew by: Amelia Hendrey
  • The Silent Wife by: A. S. A Harrison
  • Gracie’s Secret by: Jill Childs
  • Five Unforgivable Things by: Vivien Brown
  • A Mother’s Goodbye by: Kate Hewitt
  • Dead Ernest by: Frances Garrood
  • Between Me and You by: Allison Winn Scotch
  • The Ever After by: Sarah Pekkanen


Psychological Thriller/Mystery/Suspense

1) Verity by: Colleen Hoover 


2) Anonymous Girl by: Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


3) For Better or Worse by: Margot Hunt


Other titles we loved in this category

  • The Butterfly Garden series (book 1,2&3) by: Dot Hutchison
  • The Reunion by: Samantha Hayes 
  • Then She was Gone by: Lisa Jewell
  • Jar of Hearts by: Jennifer Hillier
  • I See You by: Clare Mackintosh
  • YOU Series by: Caroline Kepnes 
  • The Other Woman by: Sandie Jones
  • Somebody’s Daughter by: David Bell 
  • Baby Teeth by: Zoje Stage
  • The Gift by: Louise Jensen
  • The Date by: Louise Jenson
  • Her Pretty Face by: Robyn Harding
  • Behind Her Eyes by: Sarah Pinborough
  • The Marriage Pact by: Michelle Richmond
  • The Perfect Friend by: Barbara Copperthwaite
  • The Lies You Never Told by: Jennifer Donaldson
  • Our Kind of Cruelty by: Araminta Hall
  • All is Not Forgotten by: Wendy Walker
  • The Woman in the Window by: A.J Finn
  • She was the Quiet One by: Michele Campbell
  • Bring Me Back by: B.A Paris
  • I’m Thinking of Ending Things by: Iain Reid
  • When the Lights Go Out by: Mary Kubica 
  • The Perfect Mother by: Aimee Molloy
  • Three Days Missing  by: Kimberly Belle
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway by: Ruth Ware
  • The Pact by: S. E Lynes 
  • The Wife Before Me by: Laura Elliot
  • The Last Thing I Saw by: Alex Sinclair
  • A Cold Day in Hell by: Lissa Marie Redmond
  • The Flight Attendant by: Chris Bohjalian
  • After Anna By: Lisa Scottoline
  • The Friend by: Teresa Driscoll 
  • The Secret Mother by: Shalini Boland 
  • The Visitor by: K. L Slater 
  • The Affair by: Alafair Burke
  • Lies by: T. M Logan
  • The Broken Girls by: Simone St. James
  • Anatomy of a Scandal by: Sarah Vaughan
  • The Good Liar by: Catherine McKenzie
  • Our Little Secret by: Roz Nay 
  • Little Liar by: Clare Boyd 
  • The Babysitter by: Sheryl Browne 
  • Best Day Ever by: Kaira Rouda
  • Good Me Bad Me by: Ali Land
  • Tell Me a Secret by: Samantha Hayes 
  • The Perfect Couple by: Elin Hinderbrand
  • The New Girl by: Ingrid Alexandra
  • One Little Lie by: Sam Carrington
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by:
  • Closer by: K. L Slater
  • Step Mother by: Claire Seeber
  • Whisper Me This by: Kerry Anne King
  • The Ex Wife by: Jess Ryder
  • The Girl I Used to Be by: Mary Torjussen
  • The Next Girl by: Carla Kovach
  • Not That I Could Tell by: Jessica Strawser
  • The Marriage Lie by: Kimberly Belle
  • Pretty Girls by: Karen Slaughter

We TwoGirls want to take a moment and thank you all for your support over the last year and we hope you’ll join us on our reading adventure this year! Please follow one or all of our social media pages and groups (links below). We love hearing your thoughts and suggestions. Again Thank You for everything!

Now Back to our First Reads of the year…. Happy Reading!


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  1. Hi ladies,

    I just wanted to check that you received my books early in 2018 for revie? I sent Scourge of Scotland over, but I haven’t seen it reviewed?

    Marissa Price

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  2. Happy New Year..I haven’t got a website so can’t give you a URL.Contact page wouldn’t let me post.
    Thanks for being there and look forward to a stimulating year.Rapt that your biggest category Crime.:-)


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