Top 30 Reads of 2018

I can’t believe that it is almost the end of the year.

I am an avid reader and set a goal for the numbers of books that I will read every year. This year, I set my goal at 85 books (print or audio). I have 4 more to go, but by tomorrow evening I will finish the two that I am reading and listening to right now. I will be able to wrap up by goal by December 31st.

I like to create a list of my favorite books that I have read every year. This is great for other readers, and for myself to go back to if I want to reread something. Although, if I am being honest, I rarely reread books (aside from Harry Potter) because my “To Read” list is always full (225 on my list right now). Sigh… so many books, so little time.

Here is my list in no particular order. Enjoy, bookworms! 🙂

  1. Us Against You- Fredrik Backman and Neil Smith
  2. Dark Money-:The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right- Jane Mayer 
  3. The Dream Daughter- Diane Chamberlain
  4. The Refugees- Viet Thanh Nguyen
  5. All of the Harry Potter books (I reread them over the summer)
  6. Educated- Tara Westover
  7. Underground Airlines- Ben H. Winters
  8. Fascism: A Warning- Madeleine K. Albright
  9. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up- Marie Kondo
  10. All We Ever Wanted- Emily Griffin
  11. On Second Thought- Kristan Higgins
  12. The Sun Does Shine: How I found Life and Freedom on Death Row- Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, and Bryan Stevenson
  13. Don’t You Cry- Mary Kubica
  14. The Story of Arthur Truluv- Elizabeth Berg
  15. An American Marriage- Tayari Jones
  16. The Great Alone- Kristin Hannah
  17. A River of Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea- Masaji Ishikawa
  18. Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America- Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
  19. All the Missing Girls- Megan Miranda
  20. I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban- Malala Yousafzai
  21. The Lioness of Morocco- Julia Drosten
  22. Bonfire- Krysten Ritter
  23. Go- Kazuki Kaneshiro
  24. Undeniable: The Evolution and Science of Creation- Bill Nye
  25. Hamilton: The Revolution- Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
  26. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World- Adam M. Grant
  27. The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown
  28. Little First Everywhere- Celeste Ng
  29. The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World- Jeff Goodell
  30. The Kill Order- James Dashner

Do you have a favorite book or two that you read this year?