Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Show Us Your Books: Favorite Books of 2018

Another year of finding solace, escape, verification, wonder, joy, rawness, realness, sadness, happiness, and pure comfort between the pages of many books. I am so grateful to absolutely everyone who writes for others to read. 

To put this list in perspective, as of 12/23, I've read 135 books according to goodreads, plus two beta books written by friends for a total of 137. I've narrowed down my favorite reads of the year to 10 for the year. Here they are in no particular order. The title link goes to Goodreads and the buy links go to Amazon, cost you nothing if you buy from them, and earn me pennies which go towards running this linkup.

Verity by Colleen Hoover - Not your typical Colleen Hoover and I was there for it. A story within a story, which is not my favorite thing but I could not put this down. I read it in a few hours.
Buy kindle / buy paperback 

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - Complicated, emotional, nuanced, superbly written
Buy Kindle  / Buy hardcover 

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier - For my fellow creepy thriller lovers
Buy Kindle  / Buy hardcover 

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - Like you're living in a rock and roll book. This comes out March 5, 2019, and I'd either place a hold at the library now or pre-order it, that's how much I liked it.
Buy kindle / Buy hardcover

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell - Tightly woven, well written mystery
Buy kindle / buy hardcover / buy paperback

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus - A YA novel that had this adult tied to it the entire time
Buy kindle / buy hardcover 

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - In which geography and time are characters
buy kindle / buy hardcover

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez - Another YA that hits it out of the park
buy kindle / buy hardcover

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo - Written by a white person for white people who think they are beyond all racism, I wish this was required reading.
Buy kindle / buy paperback

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow - Yes, there are two nonfiction books on my list this year and both have to deal with white supremacy. This is straight from the reformed white supremacist's mouth.
Buy kindle / buy hardcover

I took a bunch of screen shots of my year in covers on GoodReads but then I saved over some, poorly cropped some, and fucked some up. A classic case of good idea, poor execution. So here's some of them.

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What were your favorite reads of 2018? 

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