romance writer
Best Books of 2018

2018 is drawing to a close. It has been a very good year for me - even though not everything went according to plan. I'm grateful for my lovely family and for finally having the courage to pursue my dream career. I'm also grateful for all the wonderful books I read this year - as you'll see, there are MANY! I read nearly a hundred in 2018, some good, some bad (as always). 


I don't necessarily rate books according to their "literary merit" - as in, adherence to the rules I learned as an English major at University. There are a lot of books that follow those rules but do absolutely nothing for me. Instead, the books I rate highly are the ones that made me laugh or cry, the ones that left that clenching feeling in my gut, the ones I still think about even after months have passed. These are all titles I would recommend if you're looking for a gripping read! I sorted them by genre because I know I have readers who read various genres. Links go to Goodreads! (a) means I listened to it in audiobook form.

Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Romance


Contemporary Romance

Historical Romance


Young Adult




I hope you give some of these a try - let me know if you do! 

Happy holidays to you and yours!


Love, Zoe


Hi! I'm Zoe Ashwood, a contemporary romance writer with a passion for sweet stories with a sexy twist. I want to make my readers fall in love with romance because I believe we all need a dash of love in our lives. Join my other followers to receive reading recommendations for all genres of romance, learn more about my writing process, and even read exclusive snippets of my novels and other writing endeavors. 

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