My Top 10 Reads of 2018 and a **GIVEAWAY!**

It’s really hard to pick just 10 favorites from this year!

I really struggled… and still don’t know if I picked well, but I cheated a little and listed a few more. #noshame I also decided I’d narrow down by only picking from books released this year. (sorry Goldfinch!)

2018 was epic in new releases….

I’ve read a few 2019 ARCs that are favorites already, too!


So, here they are, in no particular order…

My Top 10 Reads of 2018!



1. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton  **GIVEAWAY**

The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

So fun to read this – Stuart Turton is a GENIUS!

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Just comment below what your favorite book of 2018 was for a chance to win a finished hardcopy – extra chances on Instagram.


2. Educated by Tara Westover

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

I gobbled this one up – so fascinating!

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3. How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

An unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

An there’s a brooding, hot Scotsman.. so there’s that… 🙂

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4. One Day in December by Josie Silver

Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.

Ugh. I can’t even. Love does not even describe how much I adored this love story.

An I don’t really like love stories!?!? (but here I am – 2 in a row!)

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5. Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

A heartwarming, hilarious novel for anyone who has ever had a family,

From the author of Lift and Separate (another favorite!) this book will have you LOL’ing throughout the whole thing!

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6. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne

A fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.

New favorite author alert! An INCREDIBLE story!

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7. The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall

A dual-timeline narrative featuring a 1949 Miss Subways contestant and a modern-day advertising executive whose careers and lives intersect.

Loved this so much! I lived in Brooklyn, and I work in advertising – so it was a great match for me!



8. Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

A lyrical, charming, and mystical story of a family on the edge of extinction, and the different way each of them fights to keep hope, memory, and love alive.

This one might be a bit lesser known, but it’s magical. I hope you’ll check it out!

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9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

I read this waaaaaaaay before it was even on anyone’s radar and loved it immediately. The hype is worth it!

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10. Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner which inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.

Amazing. Incredible. I still think about this one. A heartbreaking story.

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I do have mention some other favorites (so, we’ll call the list my Top 20 in all honesty) because it was SO hard to pick only 10!

  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • The Other Woman by Sandie Jones
  • Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  • Calypso by David Sedaris
  • The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
  • Bury Me in Montauk by Jay Dowski
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah


Here’s to 2019!

What books are you most anticipating for the new year?

(I might have to make another list! 🙂

Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!



11 thoughts on “My Top 10 Reads of 2018 and a **GIVEAWAY!**

  1. Husbands and Other Sharp Objects sounds great! I may need to find that one!
    I enjoyed, Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula. Along with Heartless, and the Dorothy Must Die series. So many great books.

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    1. I love all your suggestions! Check out Lift & Separate by Marilyn Rothstein, Husbands is a sequel to that. They are both so good and I believe they might be on Kindle Unlimited. I actually read Husbands first and looooved it. Its so fun!


    1. Yes! I try to read a variety! Good luck to you – it’s a fantastic book, so will be well worth it having a copy. I took notes in mine … it’s fun to guess and keep track of everything that happens in the book!


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