Let’s me be clear. I’m not talking about books that were necessarily published in 2018. Just the best books I read during 2018. All rated with FIVE stars.
Topping the list: Where the Crawdads Sing (2018), the debut novel from naturalist Delia Owens. Simply Stunning! Beautiful language, a feisty female protagonist you will love, and a coming-of-age story alongside a murder mystery. This one has it ALL! One of the best books I’ve EVER read. Full Review.
The Silence of the Girls (2018) by Pat Barker. A remarkable retelling of the Fall of Troy from the perspective of the women who were there. Full Review.
Less (2017) by Andrew Sean Greer who won a Pulitzer Prize for this one. A central character you will love who, at mid-life, is accessing both his personal and professional life during a trip around the world. Written with a smart, funny, and distinctive voice. Full Review.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (2015) by Bryan Stevenson. This shocking, mesmerizing, sobering and, at times, unbelievable first-person account by Attorney Bryan Stevenson about his work representing marginalized clients simply CAN’T be missed. Full Review.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (2010) by Isabel Wilkerson. A truly transformational book that uses compelling stories to show the consequences of racism that pervade ALL our lives, everyday. I wish this was required reading in all public school curricula. Full Review.