Faves of 2018

December 26, 2018

2018 was an excellent book year for me. I smashed my personal challenge reading 56 books this year. That's a total of 13,540 pages!

As for the books that received top ratings from me, these were the ones I couldn't stop recommending. All the quotes are my own and part of my Goodreads reviews. All links go to Goodreads.

White Rose Black Forest - "It's been a while since I've read a book that I not only like, but absolutely loved."

I think this is the book that officially made me say I like historical fiction.  This was one of my first reads for 2018 and it was a great way to start. I got this from Amazon First Reads.

Lies That Bind Us - "I started reading this and was immediately captured by the story and writing style."

And Then There Were None - "The way she had to write this. 10 people... all murdered... and never once giving any clue as to who it truly was."

This was my first Agatha Christie book that didn't involve Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple and I absolutely loved it. It was turned into a mini-series in 2015 and I need to see it!

The Art of Racing in the Rain - "Let me just start by saying that as I type this review, I am doing all I can to keep from bursting into tears."

This book was beyond moving. My absolute favorite quote from this book is "the car goes where the eyes go". It was so important, not only for the story, but for real life.

The Wife Between Us - "Well that was a whirlwind, roller coaster of a book."

This is the only book on this list that came in at 4 stars but it's on the list because after the first two parts all I could say was "I did not see that coming!". I really enjoyed the way this was written and the story - once I figured out what was going on. Looking forward to reading their follow up.

One Of Us is Lying - "5 students go into detention... but only 4 come out."

I'm a John Hughes junkie so the fact that this was a nod to Pretty in Pink earned big points for me. The big reveal caught me by surprise, but once revealed, it made perfect sense.

A Curve in the Road - "Now that's the way you write a book!"

I read this on Krystal's recommendation and I am so, so glad I did. This was such a beautiful story. The characters, the plot... it hit a range of emotions.

The Wartime Sisters - "Her books effortlessly take me back to a time period I wasn't privy to, and yet instantly feel connected to."

This is Loigman's second book and I honestly enjoyed it as much as her first. I like the way she writes and the way she creates these inter-family rifts during war time.

Evidence of the Affair - "Ok, I absolutely LOVED this!"

I don't remember where I got the recommendation for this but I know it was from the SUYB linkup.


And because reading is what I do, I'm off to read about all of your faves!

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