Top 10 Books of 2018

Historical fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction are still the books I enjoy most.

If you liked All the Light We Cannot See (one of my all-time favorites), you will like:

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (now another all-time favorite)
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. The author of The Nightingale delivers another compelling story with a strong female protagonist.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. A gripping family saga about China/Korea relations in the early 1900s.

Published a long time ago, Pat Conroy’s
The Prince of Tides
The Water Is Wide
Having visited the low country of South Carolina made these stories vivid.

Educated by Tara Westover. Any memoir about a woman overcoming odds gets my vote.

Eunice by Eileen McNamara. I met the author at a local library where she signed my copy about this pioneering Kennedy.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Quirky and fun with a twist at the end.

Morningstar by Ann Hood. I related to this easy read about classic books that influenced the novelist.

What was your favorite book this year?

5 thoughts on “Top 10 Books of 2018

  1. Joyce,

    Thanks for your list of books. Educated was incredible. Have you read Under the Banner of Heaven, a true account of extremist Mormons? It is an excellent book!

    I loved Beneath the Scarlet Sky, The Great Alone and All the Light You Cannot See.

    Pachinko was good but too long for me.

    Any recommendations for a lighter topic? Not a beach book, just something without so much pathos.

    Wishing you good health, joy, lots of yoga and great reviews in 2019!



    1. Hi Amy. Thanks for your recommendation. Just back from vacation where I read In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende, The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict, and The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck.

      Best wishes for a happy 2019 with lots of reading and yoga for you, too.


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