T5W: Best Books I’ve Read (So Far) in 2018

Gosh, this means we’re actually half-way through 2018! How is that possible? I can believe it though, because it’s always 100+ degrees outside where I live. So yes, summer is NIGH and won’t disappear any time soon. 😬

To determine the best books I’ve read so far, I chose the books I rated 5 stars on Goodreads. I was going to go with 4.5 or higher, but I have more than 5 of those! But at 5 stars, there are exactly 5. Haha. The book gods are in my favor!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted over on Goodreads. You can check out the group and topics here.

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THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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Maurene captured my half-Korean heart with her sophomore novel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, so there was no question I was eager for The Way You Make Me Feel. I even posted about the cover reveal a few months ago, and have been eager and hopeful for an ARC of some kind.

Well, the book gods have surely blessed me because I’m thrilled to be a part of this book’s blog tour! Read my review below and then enter for a chance to win a hardcopy of the book, which is open internationally!

Thanks so much to Macmillan Children’s for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour! 🙂

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ARC Review: “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X.R. Pan

Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be.

The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway hosted by TheNovl. I was completely shocked when it came because 1) I never win anything, and 2) little did I think it would be one of my most anticipated releases of 2018!

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ARC Review: “The Beauty That Remains” by Ashley Woodfolk

Thank you, Random House Children’s, for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Truthfully, I didn’t know what to expect going into this novel. Initially, it was the cover that drew me in. Then I read the synopsis, and as I’m currently trying to read more contemporaries, I requested this from NetGalley. This book is about loss and heartbreak, grief and pain, and working through who you are when the people you love the most are gone. I probably would have liked this more 13 years ago, but I’m glad it’s here for those who need it now.

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Review: “Always and Forever, Lara Jean” by Jenny Han

I definitely did not expect to enjoy this like I did. Granted, there were parts I thought just dragged on but the story as a whole was adorable and its heart was amazing. I was glad to dive back into Lara Jean’s world, to see her family again and experience the sisterly love and the new addition to their family, and to see her with Peter, all the while experiencing these new and sometimes final things throughout her senior year of high school.

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