The Best Books I Read all Year (the 2018 Edition)

Posted: December 22, 2018 by Rachel

Here are (in my humble opinion) the best books I read in 2018, in no particular order:

PLACES I STOPPED ON THE WAY HOME — I read this book over a 24-hour period in two sittings. When I was done, I typed out a simple, one line review: Review to come when I catch my breath. Well, it took me nearly twenty days to find the words to describe how much I truly ADORED this book. Meg’s words touched me–her hopelessness, her excitement, her love, her loss–in a way that I simply didn’t see coming. She simply took my breath away and will continue to do so each and every time I, rightfully, re-read this beautiful memoir. In fact, the second I finished reading, I flipped back to the front cover and started reading it over again.

P.S. FROM PARIS — I absolutely loved this book. It was funny and quick, and will certainly be looking into his other novels ASAP.

THE GREAT ALONE — To try and wrap my mind around how I feel about THE GREAT ALONE is a near impossible thing. To start, this book was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. This book broke my heart. I spent a few chapters reading while tears streamed down my cheeks. THE GREAT ALONE is compelling, maddening, inspiring and downright terrifying. And oh so beautifully written. I haven’t felt so many emotions from a book in a very long time.

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE — Thought-provoking, timely and full of characters you want to root for.

NEON IN DAYLIGHT — A jaw-droopingly good first novel, Neon In Daylight was full of vibrant characters and beautifully crafted prose.

THE WIFE BETWEEN US — Curveball after curveball after curveball. This book had me guessing and guessing again. A total mind fu*k in the best way.

MY SALINGER YEAR — Described as “a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century”, My Salinger Year was incredible.


Honorable Mentions:


P.S. The 2016 edition

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