Can you believe we’ve almost made it to the end of 2018? I absolutely hate the saying, or any allusion to the concept, of time going by without us realizing it. I just want to live every moment and have so many moments to come! Call me sentimental, but what this means is that I love to look back on the year that just past and recognize the length of it and all the great books I’ve read along the way.
At this point I’ve reviewed almost all of the books I’ve read this year on this blog (since I started keeping up with it in April!) Instead of reminding you which of (ALL) the books I read this year I loved the most, I decided to keep my wrap-up to books published in 2018 only.
Of the 22 books I read published this year, I gave 10 of them five stars. That’s pretty high praise for the books that came out this year! And so as to not leave any out, I’m going to be quick and organize them by genre for you. Hopefully this will inspire you to pick one of them up in early 2019.
One of my favorites questions I’ve seen going around Bookstagram recently was “What was your favorite book of 2018/What should be my first book of 2019?” I loved that this question was one in the same, because I love this community of sharing book recommendations and enthusiasm. I hope you decide to pick up one of these great books and I hope to hear what your favorites of 2018 include!
My FAVORITE Genre going in to 2018: LITERARY FICTION
- Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens
- The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
- A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
- American Marriage by Tayari Jones
When it’s good, it’s SO good: NONFICTION
- Boomtown by Sam Anderson
- Bad Blood by David Carreyrou
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
- Becoming by Michelle Obama (review to come!)
A (Generally) Less Well Liked by me genre: Historical Fiction