Happy New Year! I actually liked books in 2018 and here’s the proof

Here’s a confession that has nothing to do with this post: Nearly every single time I write anything or introduce myself in a bookish setting in any way, I am overwhelmingly tempted to write/say-sing “Hey what’s up hello myyyy name is Emma and today we’re talking about dinosaurs/writing about my undying affection for that picture of Orlando Bloom riding a bike with his dog in a DIY Baby Björn/thinking about the 80 cookies I baked that are sitting downstairs/stressing about volcanos that are past due to explode,” like Emma Books who I think might have an excess of Ms in her username and also is constantly totally irrevocably messing up my SEO.

Anyway, in this case I’d conclude that catchphrase-stealing with “wrapping up the year on a rare positive note.” Woo!

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Favorite Books

First, and most important (second in both senses only to me talking about myself): my favorite books of the year.

I read 160 books in 2018, and I gave eleven of them five stars. Which, for me, is honestly not a bad ratio. (Must we revisit the tragedy that was 2017?)

Here are those eleven, in chronological order!!!



The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Read January 2 🌷 Review (x) 🌷 Goodreads (x)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

List of things I love:

a) books about childhood

b) short books

c) books by Neil Gaiman

d) books containing magical realism that is creepy and unique and wonderful and magical and real

e) this book, which is and/or contains all of the above.



Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Read January 18 🌷 Review (x) 🌷 Goodreads (x)

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

I am STRUGGLING to avoid recycling the exact same format as I used for The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which is a really heroic/valiant/brave/selfless act on my part for this book, too, is like I was permitted to send Seanan McGuire a list of eight things I loved and she gathered all of those things together and ran them through her magic brain and produced this masterpiece.

Those things are: short books, magical realism, murder, boarding school, fairytales, diversity, mystery, proof that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland happened in real life.



The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Read January 28 🌷 Review (x) 🌷 Goodreads (x)

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott FitzgeraldMe, immediately after finishing this book: Why am I crying in the symbol of 1930s moral corruption as constructed through the fading Hollywood film industry club rn

The sheer fact that I five-starred this book is insane, because it is generously two-thirds of a book followed by Sparknotes. THIS BOI UNFINISHED.

And still I am 100 percent convinced that this was on track to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterwork, surpassing Gatsby, and TRY TELLING ME OTHERWISE.



The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy

Read February 10 🌷 Review (x) 🌷 Goodreads (x)

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy

You know when a book is so nonstop, debilitatingly, deliriously fun that just by thinking about it and seeing its cute ass cover you’re suddenly overcome by the urge to reread it, even though a) it’s 400+ pages long and b) you just read it for the first time earlier this year?

If you don’t, you clearly didn’t read The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid ten months ago. And what a foolish choice that was by you.



Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu

Read March 5 🌷 Review (x)

Brazen by Pénélope Bagieu

Speaking of instantaneously wanting to reread a book I read not that long ago based on a rad reading experience and fond memories of the cover.

This year I discovered the subgenre of “feminist anthologies of powerful women through history with beautiful illustrations.” This is the crown jewel of that discovery.

I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO EMPOWERED BY A BOOK.



The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll & Martin Gardner

Read April 22 🌷 Review (x)

The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll

What a year it’s been for reading books that literally sound like they came out of my brain. But if what emerged from my brain were a combination of book-things I like, rather than the nightmarish ungodly creation that would realistically be.

This is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, plus a metric sh*t ton of facts and analyses and insights. It is a goddamn dream and hell yes I teared up about it.



Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Read June 19 🌷 Review (x)

Foolish Hearts by Emma   Mills

This is one of the three books I read this year and rated four and a half stars, then continued to think about nonstop for the following weeks until eventually I admitted that yes, I completely loved it and if it does not deserve five stars WHAT DOES.

And truly, if the love interest in this book does not deserve five stars, WHAT DOES!!!

It is an injustice that this is by FAR my least favorite Emma Mills cover and also by FAR my favorite of her books. But I’ll survive.



The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Read September 17 🌷 Review (x)

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Literally no one is surprised that I five-starred this book.

Except me.

I AM ASTONISHED. I mean, I know that I’m obsessed with this world and I five-starred the third book and I have not shut up for one second in all of recorded history about how much I love Gansey, but still. I expect disappointment, always.

This did not disappoint.



The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Read October 23 🌷 Review (x)

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Part two of the “I Initially Gave This The Wildly Picky 4.5 Rating, Then Was Physically Incapable Of Thinking About Anything But It Until Eventually I Was Legally And Spiritually Required To Give It Five Stars” series.

In all honesty I still think about this book every 3-5 business days. It’s just amazing. I’ve never seen thematic work like this one.

I COMPARED THIS BOOK TO THE SONG HANNAH HUNT. I DON’T THINK I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE.



Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Read November 3 🌷 Review (x)

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Part three of the aforementioned series.

I had a copy of this book on my physical TBR for over two years. For 27 months. I owned a book this pretty, inside and out, and I abstained from reading it for the length of three full-term pregnancies.

I am the worst.

Do not repeat my mistakes. Read this book RIGHT NOW.



When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry

Read December 16 🌷 Review (x)
When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry

As you know if you’ve read my about page, or my list of favorite books, or the caption of basically any Instagram post I’ve ever made, I LOVE EMILY HENRY.

This only became truer when she sent me an ARC of this (personally!! And SIGNED IT!!!), and truer still when I, no surprise (but huge relief), f*cking loved it.

Different from her other books, but just as lovely and powerful and funny and stunning and unique and magical. Also good characters.

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Things I Posted

I posted 53 times in 2018, which is about half as many times as I posted in 2018, but guess the hell what? I’m much happier with the quality and I got double the views.

So.

The five most viewed things I posted in 2018 were:

1. A whole new level of garbage: A Court of Wings and Ruin Review

2. Books everyone liked and I…did not: More unpopular opinions

3. I have already completely full-on loved four books in 2018 and here they are

4. Turtles All the Way Down Review: My last John Green review, if everything goes to plan

5. It’s my birthday so here are my ten favorite books 

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Would you look at the time…It’s emotions o’clock

2018 was…a year.

Honestly, though I’m trying to get better with it, I don’t feel fully comfortable discussing my feelings or even my personal life on this blog. I don’t know what it is, but I have a bit of a mental block with it. Maybe it’ll improve in the new year, but who knows.

To sum it up, I had some rough patches this year, and I spent a lot of it being pretty hard on myself. But looking back, I’m proud, of what I accomplished and how hard I worked and what I made it through.

Also when I look back, I’m so, so, so, SO happy that I had this blog through all of it. I have met (well, “met”) so many people this year who helped to make it so lovely. I am extremely grateful that through it all, I could come here and be a huge dork about books and you’d all humor me and pity laugh (get it?? HUMOR me?? Cue pity laugh).

I’m going to tag some of the people I’m grateful for here. All of them are complete rays of sunshine who I feel so lucky to follow and know and all of you should follow them.

(But really, I’m so immensely grateful for all of you. Shh, don’t tell the people tagged. They’ll feel less special.)

Lights of my 2018 life

Sofii @ A Book. A ThoughtMay @ My 1st ChapterMelanie @ Mel to the Any | Taylor @ Nerd Narration | May @ Forever and Everly | Elise @ The Bookish Actress | Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink | Sophie @ Blame Chocolate | Chaima @ Runaway with Dream Thieves | Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction | Lu @ It’s Lu Again | Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams | Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall

Can’t top that all-star list, so…(insert the entirety of the song Closing Time here).

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62 thoughts on “Happy New Year! I actually liked books in 2018 and here’s the proof

  1. Emily Bufford says:

    Okay, so honestly you write the funniest blog posts. Like, A+ sense of humor and I just felt like it was my responsibility as a human being to tell you that. Anyway, super happy I discovered your blog because it’s been a highlight of my week.

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      thaaaank you!! i’m thrilled with 11. & i’ve been picking up more and more gaiman so i’ll have to try his short stories!!

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  2. runawaywithdreamthieves says:

    HEY WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO NOT OVERSHARE ON THE INTERNET PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISNT RHETORICAL!!!!

    I don’t know if I’ve told you this but you’re the reason I’ve read Foolish Hearts and I did it when I was in a horrendous spot mentally and it buoyed my spirits in more ways than I can articulate so thank you 💕 also, not to be a fucking sap, but you’re a wonderful human being and it’s actually criminal that we don’t talk more but a) I have zero conversational skills how do people carry conversations after saying hello??? and b) I’d rather be eaten by an orca whale than use goodreads’ inbox I’m not even being hyperbolical!!!!!!!!

    anyway I love u and I hope 2019 treats u as kindly as you are 💖

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      IT FEELS STRANGE HONESTLY!! NOT AS UNAMBIGUOUSLY GOOD AS YOU MIGHT THINK!!!

      gfhjsgdajhgaj literally like…when i was listing you here i was like “idk we don’t talk that much and she’s so so so cool should i even risk it…will i just look like some weird fangirl…yeah probably” but i did it anyway purely because you are so funny and i have loved reading your reviews and posts SO F*CKIN MUCH this year.

      so much love for u ❤ ❤ i also would rather die than use the GR inbox but would love to chat w u on some other forum

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  3. Ayunda says:

    Such a lovely and touching post! ❤ It's definitely nicer to put out higher quality content and not caring too much about quantity… and I'm glad you adored The Raven King since it was one of my fav books in 2017 😀

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      thaaaank you!! in years prior i just cranked out content, but it had a lot more to do with just posting the same stuff as my GR or writing posts quickly. i’m the happiest w my blog i’ve ever been at the moment!!!

      ugh yes shoutout to the raven king forever

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  4. Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. says:

    OMG Emma, this makes me feel so happy and honored 😭 . Actually getting to know you has been a blessing, I love your blog and all the work you put in it, is a great inspiration for me. But I can also see that you’re a beautiful person and that’s especially why I’m grateful to have crossed paths with you 💕 . I hope you have a 2019 full of wonderful moments and great readings love!
    and obviously I’ll be there supporting you! I can’t wait to see all your content this year I know it will be amazing 🤗

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      you are so, so, so lovely! following and chatting and interacting with you has been one of the highlights of my 2018. can’t wait to see more from you in the new year ❤ ❤ ❤ lots of love

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  5. Ilsa @ A Whisper Of Ink says:

    i mean I’M a bit surprised you five-starred the raven king…since i’m obsessed with the world and characters but i was lowkey very disappointed with the last book. i’m going to re-read it soon (to finish my re-read of the series) so maybe it’ll change from four stars but all i know is that blue, lily, lily blue is so GOOD. also, i read the ocean at the end of the lane right at the end of the year so I didn’t get to add it to my favourites but i effing love it so much because UR RIGHT CREEPY MAGICAL STUFF IS WHAT I’M TRASH FOR.

    also??? a light of your 2018 life?? i’m so honoured. wow. i can’t. uhm thank you? i am speechless?? WHAT DO I EVEN SAY YOU’RE A HUGE INSPIRATION AND I AM ALWAYS FANGIRLING OVER YOU BLOG AND ASDFGHJKLKJHGFDSASDFGHJKL you’re like AMAZING and i’m so glad i “met” you. fjdfhds ahem, anyways, i shall see myself out.

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      literally everyone in the entire mapped universe that i trust was like “the raven king is disappointing” but i…loved it?? i think it had a lot to do with the fact that i waited more than a year between reading BLLB and The Raven King, so my expectations weren’t unfairly high??? maybe?? also i just missed the damn world at that point

      are you KIDDING you are the coolest person ever i am obsessed with every facet of you and your blog. light of my 2018 life EASILY ❤ ❤ ❤

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  6. It’s Lu Again says:

    aahhhh YOURE A LIGHT OF MY 2018 LIFE TOO 💗💗💗💗💗 I’m honoured, amazed, crying (ok maybe not the last one I don’t display those emotion visibly, like the dragon queen I am BUT nevertheless..) OMG THE TGG is a book I am ALWAYS GONNA LOVE what else have you read by the master Francis Scott Fitzgerald???? And if TRK destroyed me but I was a little let down by the kiss, or lack there of, but BEGGARS CANT BE CHOOSERS!! I feel like this comment makes me look highly unstable?

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      i too cannot cry for it would be too off brand for me but spiritually i am crying also

      i’ve read gatsby (ofc), tender is the night, this side of paradise, and the last tycoon!!! the only one i didn’t lOVE was tender is the night tbh. MY HEART SOARS FOR GATSBY ALWAYS

      i feeeeel that on TRK. and unstable is truly the aesthetic we’re going for in 2019

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      oh my GOD how can my new year be anything but fantastic when it’s starting off on this note??? thank you thank you thank you ❤ hope your 2019 is perfection!

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  7. Surina says:

    I’m so glad you loved all these books and also imma just go and get everything on this list because your recommendations are usually so spot on (at least, for me). And you are a Genuinely Funny human being, I’m pretty sure no one pity laughs at your humor.

    I’m so happy I found your blog last year (or was it the year before? yikes, I can’t remember) because I love reading your posts. And I often find myself nodding along as you talk/rant/roast a book because your points are always so valid and the way you present them is always so hilarious.

    Anyway, I’m going to wrap up this mini-essay. Happy New Year and I hope this year is amazing for you! 🙂

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      i am SO FLATTERED i could SCREAM. but i will try to avoid doing that because i’m in an empty apartment and i don’t want anyone to think i’m getting murdered.

      this seriously means so much to me, as do all of your super kind and thoughtful comments ❤ i hope your 2019 is the best year of all time

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, I just love how Foolish Hearts made it on favorites of the year list. Because that book is so precious and lovely 💕
    And I totally understand now wanting to talk about personal things online. I love sharing when life is going GREAT but when things are not-so-great, how in the world do I talk about it??? I’m just confused, smeh.
    Always love your blog, Emma!

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      AHHH ELIZABETH ❤

      foolish hearts is so so so good and i am already nearly overwhelmed by the desire to reread. like 5 minutes after i said i want to reread less this year. classic.

      yes!!! sometimes even when life is going well i'm like…how do i say this?? where do i put it?? does anyone care?? but maybe i will resolve to improve in 2019. who can say

      happy new year girl!! hope your 2019 is fantastic ❤ ❤

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  9. meltotheany says:

    EMMA! You are the brightest light in my life and I can’t believe I get to wake up every single day and call you my friend! I love you more than words, and I am forever thankful for your friendship! I hope 2019 gives you the entire galaxy and all the stars, because it is what you deserve! Oh… and a buddy read or a million with me! 💖xx

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: WHY WOULD I WANT TO READ A BOOK IF I’M NOT BUDDY READING IT WITH YOU

      getting to know you and calling you my friend has been one of the highlights of my whole year!! you are so sweet and fun and beaut and kind (and your blog is just fantastic). feel so, so lucky to know you ❤ ❤ happy new year love!

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      thank you thank you thank you!! while i am astonished that you didn’t OBSESS over BLLB like i did, i’m still thrilled you loved TRK ❤

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  10. TheReadersBay says:

    My feelings are always screaming “genuine!!! genuine!!!” everytime I read your posts!!! I specifically searched up your site on the browser to check if you had uploaded a new year’s post or not bec that is how much I love your humor and sarcasm. Hope you have an amazing year ❤
    Also, if you like Brazen, try reading "Rebel Girls" too. So empowering on so many levelsss.

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      you’re amazing ❤ hope your 2019 is sheer loveliness. thankyouthankyouthankyou for bringing so much joy into my 2018!

      & oooooh, rebel girls is on my tbr!!!

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  11. malanielovesfiction says:

    wow I’ve never made the connection before today abt Emma Books + Emma Reads???????! It’s just, I can see how that would be too similar, but I’ve never noticed because I’m blinded by my love for youuuu.

    + I still haven’t read a single book by Neil Gaiman and I live w this shame every day 2019. But I want to bc magical realism is my new thing? (it’s actually just A Million Junes that’s my new thing but i’ve been hiding that fact & pretending i’m extensively magically cultured)

    ALSO when you said u always expect to be disappointed, I FELT THAT IN MY SMOL HEART & I HAD TO SIT DOWN. I just finished “A Separate Peace” and as I was reading I adored Finny, but I was constantly preparing for when he’d let me down in some big way. Because cynicism is too strong and taking over my very soul. /////but update I just generally love Finny c: c: //////

    ++++++OH GOD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ i’m so glad we met & that you’ve blessed me w your quality friendship + quality blog content ❤

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      THANK YOU my hope and goal is that everyone will be so interested in my content that they’ll forget the astonishing proximity of my username to another’s (no relation)

      YAY A MILLION JUNES god you loving that book is the best gift i could ask for. but also READ SOME NEIL GAIMAN GIRL!

      ooh a separate peace look at you girl so cultured!! so literary!! but god i feel that so hard

      SO MUCH LOVE ❤ ❤ thank you thank you for being such a joy in my 2018 plz also be in my 2019 all the time forever thx

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  12. may says:

    EMMA DID I EVER MENTION THAT I LOVE YOU WITH MY WHOLE HEART??!! and that you’re my blogging role model slash queen slash favourite effortlessly hilarious comedian

    i see foolish hearts and i see the raven king on this list and i can conclude that 2018 was a good reading year, blesssss. honestly im taking ACTUALLY FOREVER with station eleven, but i did manage to read 150 more pages, so im nearly my way to the end and MY GOODNESS HOW IS IT SO BLOODY WELL WRITTEN???

    your love for emily henry books is absolutely contagious and now you’ve got me on the bandwagon 😤😤 looks like i have another anticipated read for 2019

    im so glad you have this blog too and i get to interact with my fav (you) and im super proud of you and all your accomplishments (look at me, i’m basically your personal cheerleader at this point) but i hope 2019 is AMAZING and your reading goes superb, can’t wait to read more of those roasts and also soz for the essay 💖💖

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      DID I EVER MENTION THAT YOU MUST BE DELUDED TO BE SO NICE TO ME BUT THAT YOU’RE SO FUN AND FUNNY AND PERFECT AND SMART AND EXCELLENT THAT ALSO THAT CAN’T BE TRUE?

      ugh YESSSS girl the writing!!! of station eleven!! is a whole new level of good!!! honestly i feel like i wouldn’t mind taking my time w/ it because it’s like a slow thing??? in a good way

      my objective on this earth is to convert everyone to emily henry worship

      i love u…so much. you and your blog and your messages and just everything about you seriously brought me so much joy in 2018. feelin lucky to start off 2019 w/ you access ❤ ❤ i hope your new year is boundlessly fantastic

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  13. thebookishskies says:

    I am happy that despise having a bad year, you still decided to end it on a positive note. That’s how I feel about things as well. 2018 was shitty and easily one of the worst years of my life, buttttttt I’ve made sure all of my recaps are positive. At least, this way, I can look back and find out that maybe there are stuff worth-keeping for the new year.
    I’m glad you enjoyed The Raven King! I remember being scared to read this conclusion, since there was so much hype around it and this is also one of my favorite series so I was terrified I’d hate it and ruin the whole thing. Thank God it was a five-stars for me too and I still have good memories for this series overall.
    Wishing you a much better 2019! 💛

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      ahhh i so admire that!! 2018 sucked, sucked, sucked at so many moments but to be truthful there was still beauty and joy in it! and i think i learned a lot from the bad parts, too.

      so glad you five-starred TRK too!!! i was so nervous going in but no surprise i goddamn loved it

      thank you sm for this lovely comment!! hope your 2018 still had good to be found in it, and that your 2019 is nothing but ❤

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  14. Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites says:

    2018 was such a … year. I honestly have no adjectives to describe it 😶 But it sounds like in several ways it was a pretty good one for you, and that’s awesome! I too adored Every Heart a Doorway and The Raven King, and have made plans to read The Ocean At the End of the Lane, The Annotated Alice, and Foolish Hearts asap. (Okay, who am I kidding, what I mean is they are all on my TBR and hopefully I’ll reminder to get copies and actually read them.) Anyway, I hope your 2019 is even better and you continue to periodically grace my Goodreads feed with your awesome reviews 😉

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  15. Kelly Brigid says:

    AWW EMMA YOU’RE THE SWEETEST! Love you so so much!! I’m truly so glad we “met” this year through blogging! I adore you and your posts so much, and think you’re such a brilliant blogger! You make me laugh so much, and every post you share is a thrill to read through!❤️

    I’m so glad you loved so many books this year! THE RAVEN KING IS AMAZING! I love my sweet raven boys and Blue so much, and I need to reread that series again ASAP, because I’m going through withdrawals.

    I hope your 2019 is AMAZING! 💕

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      I SERIOUSLY STILL FEEL STARSTRUCK TO KNOW YOU. like…you? with your beautiful blog and creative posts and amazing content? it cannot be. so glad we “met” this year ❤

      tbh i am considering rereading the series even though i Just read TRK…why would i deny myself the joys of Gansey and Blue and Noah and also Gansey again?

      HAPPY NEW YEAR i hope it's the best ever!!! ❤

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  16. emaschapter says:

    Omg this made me realise I am very generous with my 5 star ratings on Goodreads 😂
    I haven’t read any of the books on your list but if they have passed your high standards I have to check them out now!
    Happy New Year and I hope you have a great reading year in 2019!

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      i’m INSANE with my five stars. just part of being the hyper-critical cynical negative mess i am

      oooh i hope you read + enjoy them!! and that your new year is fantastic, in terms of reading and everything else

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  17. May @ Forever and Everly says:

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH you made my 2018 amazing and I’m so happy that I get to call you a friend and actually !! talk to you !!!

    I’ve read one (1) Emily Henry book but now I definitely have to read all the others and also I’ve been meaning to read Foolish Hearts for a while and now I really need to because you five-starred it!!!! aaahhhh

    anyways I love you a lot and I’m excited to see where your blog goes in the new year because you’re amazing and brilliant and extremely talented at everything!!!

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      asgdasghjgda i could write a thousand million words in response to this (obviously) (because you know life contains few joys for me more pronounced than complimenting you), however i will try to boil it down to this: ily a lot and i am so very grateful for all the joy you brought into my 2018. and looking forward to being lucky enough to have a dose of you in my 2019 too ❤

      also: READ MORE EMILY HENRY AND FOOLISH HEARTS. OBVIOUSLY

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  18. Beach Bookworm says:

    Wow 11 five stars?! As soon as I read that, and before continuing to read, I thought “wow so much better than 2017” so so happy you read books that you loved! I also loved Foolish Hearts and I actually have the OwlCrate edition and for some reason just because of the color change, it looks so much better than the original. I hope you have a fantastic reading year in 2019 Emma!!!

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      you are the best!! also i am totally going to look up the owlcrate edition of foolish hearts now. hope your 2019 is utterly perfect Rachael!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  19. Nerd Narration says:

    EMMA!! I cannot tell you in adequate words what it meant to see my name in that list! I am so incredibly thankful to have encountered you through this crazy bookish world and it always brings a smile to my face to see your new posts, rant reviews, and comments on my site! I am so very fortunate to call you friend and I wish nothing but wonderful things for you in 2019!!

    All the love! ❤

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      agshdjasghj the feeling is so, so mutual! endlessly grateful to you for bringing joy into my 2018 🙂 can’t wait to keep being lucky enough to know ya in the new year!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  20. Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams says:

    Ahhh I’m only now catching up with all the blog posts I missed, but I MISSED YOUR POSTS AND YOUR PRESENCE IN MY LIFE SO MUCH. I hope life’s treating you kindly, and all the stars in the universe align for you this year (and forever)!!

    This post is perfection, and I adore it both content-wise, and aesthetically, and even though my eyes are drooping because of insomnia & sleep deprivation, I’m forcing myself to comment somewhat coherently — I love you, and I hope you’re doing so, so well! ❤

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      i just…love you. how can we talk more?? selfishly i just want as much lily in my life as i can get. suddenly i have a new year’s resolution and it’s that

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