The Books of 2018



Right, so I fell a bit short on my reading goal for 2018.

But, instead of being disappointed I didn’t read as much as I wanted to, I’m instead proud that I accomplished what I did.

Without further ado, here’s the list for my books of 2018.

Books I especially loved will be in bold.

  1. The Christmas Surprise, Jenny Colgan
  2. The Cafe by the Sea, Jenny Colgan 
  3. 2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas, Marie-Helene Bertino
  4. Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult
  5. Larger than Life, Jodi Picoult 
  6. The Silver Boat, Luann rice 
  7. Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
  8. Christmas at Rosie Hopkins Sweetshop, Jenny Colgan
  9. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender
  10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  11. Something like happy, Eva Woods
  12. The Sound of Glass, Karen White
  13. Larger than Life, Jodi Picoult
  14. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle
  15. Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon
  16. The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place, Alan Bradley
  17. The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult
  18. The House at the End of Hope Street, Menna Van Praag
  19. Bow Wow, Spencer Quinn
  20. The Beach House, Mary Alice Monroe
  21. Love, Hate, and other filters; Samira Ahmed
  22. I feel bad about my neck, Nora Ephron
  23. The Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
  24. The Night the Lights Went Out, Karen White
  25. The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone
  26. The High Tide Club, Mary Kay Andrews 
  27. The Endless Beach, Jenny Colgan 
  28. The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
  29. The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah
  30. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor; Rick Riordan
  31. Little Broken Things, Nicole Baart
  32. The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin
  33. An American Marriage, Tayari Jones
  34. Molly’s Game, Molly Bloom
  35. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Fredrik Backman 
  36. How to Stop Time, Matt Haig
  37. The Ship of the Dead, Rick Riordan 
  38. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
  39. Surprise me, Sophie Kinsella
  40. Apollo: The Dark Prophecy, Rick Riordan 
  41. The Sunshine Sisters, Jane Green
  42. Love Walked In, Marisa De Los Santos 
  43. Belong to Me, Marisa de los Santos
  44. George and Lizzie, Nancy Pearl
  45. Eat Cake, Jeanne Ray
  46. Vivian Apple at the End of the World, Katie Coyle
  47. Flat Broke with Two Goats, Jennifer McGaha
  48. The Library at the Edge of the World, Felicity Hayes-McCoy
  49. Something in Between, Melissa de la Cruz
  50. The Atomic City Girls, Janet Beard
  51. Christmas on the Island, Jenny Colgan
  52. We Saved You a Seat, Lisa-Jo Baker
  53. The Story of Arthur TruLuv, Elizabeth Berg
  54. Love and Luck, Jenna Evans Welch
  55. Every Breath, Nicholas Sparks
  56. The Masterpiece, Francine Rivers
  57. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green
  58. The Burning Maze, Rick Riordan
  59. I’ll be Your Blue Sky, Marisa de los Santos
  60. The Art of Inheriting Secrets, Barbara O’Neal
  61. Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
Obviously, there are many books I really loved from last year! So here’s some more specific categories:
Most unexpected: Vivian Apple at the End of the World; An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Most perspective enhancing: The Hate U Give; Love, Hate, and Other Filters; Something in Between
Best Middle Grade: Bow Wow
Best Historical: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Most Heart Wrenching: The Storyteller; The Great Alone
Best fun read with deeper meaning: The Cafe by the Sea 
Best mystery: The High Tide Club; Big Little Lies
Favorite Characters: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
If you’re looking for more book recommendations from me, you can follow me on Goodreads, Instagram, and Facebook. I post short insta-reviews on each site!

What were some of your favorite reads of 2018?

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