Top ten books you read in 2018 ?
Educated Women and Money Gucci Mane memoir Tribe of Mentors An Anthony Americano Marriage The Hate You Give
@Colinda I’ve not read educated but I’ve saw a lot of positive posts about it👍
@Sean It was awesome
1. Les Miserable 2. The count of monte cristo 3. The three musketeers 4. The millennium trilogy 5. My cousin Rachel 6. The poisonwood bible 7. Catch 22 8. The stand 9. Alone in Berlin. 10. A gentleman in Moscow
1,2 and 7 are in my all time top 10 usually
@Pete 1,2 and 8 are in my all time top ten too 😀
Is that Stephen King, The Stand? I don’t think I’ve read that one
@Pete yeah it is , it’s amazing. A dystopian story , with a slight supernatural element to it.
I used to be keener on King. I’ve gone off him a bit now, especially his newer stuff but maybe I’ll give this one a go, I’ve heard other people rave about it too
@Pete I’m not a huge king fan only read 3/4 of his books but I really rate this one
@Pete the stand is one of my favs by king
Mine would be Firestarter, The Shining or Dolores Clairborne
The Stand is also my favorite King book. And on my list of all-time great reads.
Divergent serie , defender , the subtle art for not giving a fuck , one day , love rosie , gone girl , acotar , ugly love , the best of me , the green mile
I read too many to narrow down 😂
@Cassandra how many lol? Do you set yearly goals ?
No, I don’t set goals. I’m on books 143 and 144
@Cassandra that’s a good effort , I read the most I’ve ever read this year too – I’m on 169 at the moment. Had some good books so that really helped.
Yeah, I admire my effort
Still can’t narrow it down to just 10. So many of mine were ARCs so maybe not the best reading year
The Glass castle,,, Behind closed doors, The Da vinci code, A court of thorns and roses, The selection, An amber in the ashes, Warcross, Educated, Lilac girls, By river Piedra I sat down and wept👍
@Hania the glass castle.. what kind of book is it ? Thriller , suspense , drama? Easy to read?
Hania Khan loved the glass castle , read it last year and loved it even though I’m not really into memoirs etc 😀
Its a Memoir by Jeanette Walls
Warcross was very good
I loved Educated… her family denies the story as written… what are your thoughts?
I read it’s very much fabricated. I wanted to read, but that turned me off.
@Cassandra Its an amazing story
When I read the synopsis before anything else the book was in my shopping cart. But I had to do some more research and then I just took it out of the cart LOL
@Cassandra well her father reminded me of my father and I believe my family would deny how harsh and mean he was if I wrote a book so I was super interested in it
It’s been on many top 10 lists. Maybe I’ll give it a chance
Have you ever read any Steve Berry books? If you like Da Vinci code you should really like The Romanov Prophecy or The amber room
Educated Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane The Dry The End of Your Life Book Club Beneath A Scarlet Sky Homegoing The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland The Story of Arthur Truluv Ordinary Grace Bloodsworth : The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence The Sweetness at the bottom of the Pie
@Diane beneath a scarlet sky is great , have you read the nightingale? Also the tea girl from hummingbird lane has been on my wish list for a while. I read snow flower and the secret fan by see this year and it was excellent
I bought a few you read this year, but haven’t read them yet. Glad to see they are on your top 10
I just finished tea girl last week …. loved it
@Sean if you liked Tea girl u should try “Trail of broken wings or the storytellers secrets “
If you liked tea girl u might also like “Trail of broken wings or the storytellers secrets”
@Sean yes I actually reread the nightingale this year, a definite 5 stars!
I loved Beneath A Scarlet Sky!!!
The Hate U Give All the Light We Cannot See Ready Player One The Fireman Beneath the Sugar Sky Homegoing The Lies of Locke Lamora The Grey Bastards The Martian Cinnamon and Gunpowder
@Joel read and loved your top 3 this year too. All excellent, especially ready player one 👍
My top 10 book and series reads of 2018.. The beyond series by kit Rocha, The throne of glass series, Archers voice, mud vein, dirty red, grey and darker by E L James, day’s series and chosen series by cheree alsop, the best of me. I can’t say after that… Too many.. 😅 😅
1.Americanah 2.Born A crime 3.A man of the people 4.Start up Nation 5.The River Between 6.Rage of Anger 7.Purple Hibiscus 8.Dead aid 9.Decolonizing The Mind 10.Becoming by Michelle Obama
1. The Seven Sisters series 2. The Graveyard Queen series 3. The Clifton Chronicles 4. The Tatooist of Auschwitz 5. A Man Called Ove 6. Sookie Stackhouse series 7. Passanger 8. Me Before You 9. The Green Mile 10. Fangirl
Andine Dey the green mile is great , I hated Percy so much 🐁😭
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 2. The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze 3. The Woman in the Window 4. Sadie 5. Vicious 6. City of Glass 7. The Last Time I Lied 8. A Court of Thorns and Roses 9. What I Lost 10. Jurassic Park
@Melissa, 1, 3 and 7 are on my tbr. Looking forward to them.
Are you on goodreads?
1. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller 2. Circe – Madeline Miller 3. Pachinko – Min Jin Lee 4. Next Year in Havana – Chanel Cleeton 5. How to Walk Away – Katherine Center 6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman 7. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens 8. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows – Balli Kaur Jaswal 9. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton 10. The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey
Are you on goodreads ?
1. Where the crawdads sing 2. Tea girl on hummingbird lane 3. Eleanor oliphant is completely fine 4. Dracul 5. The storytellers secrets 6. The plum tree 7. Butterfly garden 8. The Warded man 9. The seven husband of Evelyn Hugo 10. Out of my mind
In no particular order: 1. There There- Tommy Orange 2. My Absolute Darling- Gabriel Tallent 3. The Great Alone- Kristin Hannah 4. Our Kind of Cruelty- Araminta Hall 5. The Cabin at the End of the World- Paul Tremblay 6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman 7. The Spirit Keeper – K.B. Laugheed 8.Full Dark No Stars- Stephen King 9. Strange Weather- Joe Hill 10. You- Caroline Kepnes
Omg loved Eleanor
Eliza and her monsters
1. The Masterpiece 2. Say Goodbye For Now 3. She Was The Quiet One 4. A Fall of Marigolds 5. The Nightingale 6. The Stolen Marriage 7. Roomies 8. Why Mummy Drinks 9. After The Fire 10. The Girl Before
No particular order. 😃
Couldn’t narrow it down to just 10: The Bone Garden- Tess Gerritsen Big Stone Gap series- Adriana Trigiani How to Stop Time- Matt Haig The Wife- Alafair Burke Big Magic- Elizabeth Gilbert Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman The Great Alone- Kristin Hannah A Life in Parts- Bryan Cranston On Writing- Stephen King My Dear Hamilton- Kamoie and Dray Jewel- Brett Lott Educated- Tara Westover The Escape Artist- Brad Meltzer Culper Ring Series- Brad Meltzer After Anna- Lisa Scottoline 11.22.63- Stephen King Unsaid- Neil Abramson Look Again- Lisa Scottoline
In no particular order: 1. The Christmas Promise – Sue Moorcroft 2. Becoming – Michelle Obama 3. What if it‘s us – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera 4. Passenger – Alexandra Bracken 5. Three Dark Crowns (1 and 2) – Kendare Blake 6. To Obama – Jeanne Marie Lasks 7. Unorthodox, the scandalous rejection of my hasidic roots – Deborah Feldman 8. The Clockmaker‘s Daughter – Kate Morton 9. The Girl in the Letter – Emily Gunnis 10. The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell
I liked the book unorthodox so much I got a copy for my mother for Christmas
@Camille I bought it for a friend. The book made me think a lot after I finished it
In order of when I read them: 1. The Nightingale, Kristen Hannah 2. Ginny Moon, Benjamin Ludwig 3. The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert 4. Bob Seger’s House and Other Stories (authors with a connection to Michigan) 5. The Violin Face, Rufi Cole 6. Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate 7. Perfect Little World, Kevin Wilson 8. Find Me, Laura Van Den Berg 9. The Chalk Man, C.J Tudor 10. Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
@Cari I wanted to read The Hazel Wood but some of my friends didn‘t like it sooo silly me didn‘t buy it 😄🤦🏻♀️ And I regret it by now 😂
@Nadja, I had two other people read it after me. We all liked it. It was crazy fun. Give it a try. Only thing is, there’s a sequel coming and I wish I could have read them together.
@Cari Oh that sounds even better! I‘m going to get the book when the sequel comes out 😍
@Nadja, perfect! And I’m probably going to have to reread it when the sequel comes out. Think it’s due in the fall of 2019.
@Cari I was at the book store 2 days ago and when I went to pay my other books I saw The Hazel Wood – had to take it 🙊😊 I‘m excited to start reading 😍
@Nadja, yes, it’s a sign! 😀 hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
@Cari You read the Bob Seger book! Was it good!? thats on my tbr list!
I read less than 10 books in 2018.🤣
1. Deadly Sins by Tina Glasneck 2. The Unkind Hours by Dwayne Alexander Smith 3. The Women on Retford Drive by Alretha Thomas 4. In Service to the Senator by Shakir Rashaan 5. Psycho Ex: Revealed & Exposed by Bebe Callini 6. Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles by A. L. Herbert 7. Bullets by Elijah Drive 8. Big Slick by Elijah Drive 9. There is Sunshine After The Rain: Making it Through Life’s Struggles by Patricia A. Saunders 10. Black Hearts White Minds by Mitch Margo
10. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 8. Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts 7. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 6. The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir 5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid 4. Far From The Tree by Robin Benway 3. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts 2. Born in Death by JD Robb 1. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
@Shayna, 1, 5 and 4 are on my TBR. They good?
@Cari omg they’re amazing! The Wife Between Us was just omg the whole time. Kind of the same with Evelyn Hugo. You really think you know but ya just don’t know. Lol I really found Far from the Tree very interesting it was different I think. I loved them all
Shayna Brogan, great to hear. I hate when something is on my tbr and everyone is disappointed in it.
So far I’ve only heard good things about all of them. However the wife between us is like one of those ppl are 50/50 on. I guess it’s really one of those that you love it you love and if you hate it you hate it there isn’t any middle ground but I was completely obsessed. They have another book coming out in a couple weeks and I can not wait
Because of Bird Box I have just discovered Josh Malerman. I will read through the rest of his books now. He’s my current author crush.
1. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 2. The Green Mile by Stephen King 3. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty 4. Emma by Jane Austen 5. Circe by Madeline Miller 6. Marlena by Julie Buntin 7. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls 8. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 9. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 10. Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
The Company She Keeps
1. The Good Daughter 2. Beartown 3. Texas Ranger 4. Leverage In Death 5. Those Girls 6. My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry 7. The Great Alone 8. Dark In Death 9. Small Great Things 10. The Nightingale
In no particular order: 1. The Heart’s Invisible Furies 2. The Nightingale 3. Beneath A Scarlet Sky 4. Heartbreak Warfare by Kate Stewart & Heather Orgeron 5. The Morgan Brothers series by Lauren Rowe 6. Crime and Punishment 7. Pride and Prejudice 8. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. 9. Chasing Fire by Avery Kingston 10. Drive by Kate Stewart
Daniel Silva – House of Spies and The Other Woman. I read both in Hawaii. Amazing as always.
Ten is difficult. This isn’t the order of favorites, simply the top ten.
1. Kristin Lavransdatter 2. Dear Mrs. Bird 3. The Man in the Brown Suit 4. The Great Train Robbery 5. Far From the Madding Crowd 6. Frenchman’s Creek 7. My Family and Other Animals 8. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey 9. A Gentleman in Moscow 10. I will lead you along: the life of Henry B. Eyring
12 (sorry!) but in no order: -the fireman by joe hill -hidden bodies by caroline kepnes -john halifax by dinah maria mulock craik -the third book in the bone season trilogy by sara shannon -3rd illustrated harry potter book -the chemist by stephanie meyer -november in moominvalley by tove jansson -home body by joanna gaines -the magnolia story by chip and jo gaines -waking gods by sylvain nuevel -smoke by dan vyleta -norse mythology by neil gaiman
1. Naruto 2. Shadow of the Fox 3. Foolish Hearts 4. The Kiss Quotient 5. Alex, Approximately 6. Tell Me Three Things 7. The Hating Game 8. Thunderhead 9. Lifel1k3 10. The Diabolic
Heart of darkness , crime and punishment , the fault in our star
1. Every breath 2. Ugly love 3. 11 minutes 4. Holding up the universe 5. Reflections of a man. 6. And the mountains echoed 7. Confess 8. Love her wild 9. Devil and miss prym 10. Our story ends here
In no particular order
The Hate You Give, Angie Thomas Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman. The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang. Educated, Tara Westover. Before I Let You Go, Kelly Rimmer. Photos Of You, Tammy Robinson. Six Of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo. Tattooist Of Auschwitz, Heather Morris When We Found Home, SusanMallery. House Without Lies, Rachel Branton.
Shew this is a hard question 1. The book thief Markus Zusak 2. The nightingale Kristin Hannah 3. The winter garden Kristin Hannah 4. How green was my valley 5. The great alone Kristin Hannah 6. Every breath Nicolas Sparks 7. Verity Colleen Hoover 8. The simple wild K.a Tucker 9. A child called it Dave Pelzer 10. Born a crime Trevor Noah
-A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne -The Secret History by Donna Tartt -The Line that Held Us by David Joy -Plainsong by Kent Haruf -To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey -Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson -The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah -The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri -My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier -The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermès Gowar
1. Loteria, by Mario Alberto Zambrano; 2. Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Alfred Doblin; 3. Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood; 4. The Sunlight Pilgrims, by Jenni Fagan; 5. Summertime, by J.M. Coetzee; 6. City of Silver, by Annamaria Alfieri; 7. Anagrams, by Lorrie Moore; 8. Ink and Bone, by Rachel Caine; 9. Autumn, by Ali Smith; 10. The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene.
@Jamie, I love the Rachel Caine series!
I have trouble with favorites, but 10 I particularly enjoyed: The Library Book by Susan Orlean A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers The Road by Cormac McCarthy Smoke and Iron (#4 in a series) by Rachel Caine Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman A Consternation of Monsters by Eric Fritzius The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
#1 We Were Liars
@Amy, loved that book.
In no particular order 1. You – Caroline Kneppes 2. Court of thorns and roses 3. The subtle art of not giving a f*** 4. The trauma cleaner 5. Toil and trouble 6. Big little lies 7. Charlottes web 8. Into the water 9. Red queen 10. Divirgent
“You” is on my tbr is it good?”
@Donna i liked it a lot
1. Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck 2. Following the Equator, Mark Twain. 3. Lafayette and the Sometimes United States, Sarah Vowell. 4. My own personal journal from 1984, by Me. 5. Race to the Pole, by Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 6. Personal diary of a man on a Texas cattle drive, 1870s.
1.the woman in the window 2.the secret she keeps 3.the tattooist of auschwitz 4.small great things 5.the surrogate 6.lying in wait 7.claiming Noah 8.big little lies 9.nine perfect strangers 10.room
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict; The Lost Family by Jenna Blum; The Girl from Berlin by Ronald Balson; The Vision of Emma Blau by Ursula Hegi; Love and Ruin by Paula McLain; Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate; The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen loigman; No Place I’d Rather Be by Cathy Lamb; the Man I Never Met by Adam Schefter;
Jeffery Deaver’s Edge, Becoming Michelle Obama, The President Is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton.
1. Creative minds (Howard Gardner)2.Life 101(Peter McWilliams)3.King Arthur…(Roger Lancelot Green)4.Gwenhwyfar (Mercedes Lackey) 5.The Hobbit(J.R.R. TOLKIEN) 6. 1,000 Mitzvahs(Linda Cohen) 7. The Chocolate Heart (Laure Florand) 8. 500 Writing Prompts (Piccadilly Publisher) 9. Mars and Venus Together Forever (John Gray, Ph.D.) 10. Inferno (Dan Brown). 11. I am Legend (Richard Matheson) 12. Leadership Lessons from the White House Fellows (Garcia).
I haven’t been reading as much as I usually do, but Angie Thomas’ “The Hate U Give” was amazing.
It ends with us, Strange the dreamer, An ember in the ashes, croocked kingdom, the gentleman’s guides to vice and virtue, Beautiful malice Illuminae All the bright places Fangirl The night circus
Top ten in no particular order: Circe The Plant Messiah Monsoon Mansion Melmoth Relish: My Life in Kitchen Tea with Jane Austen We Have Always Lived in the Castle The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook Miracle Under the Oaks The Home Place
Can’t pick,….too many were my top 10
Sing Unburied Sing, Bad Feminist, The Recovering, The Woman in the Window, I’ll be Gone in the Dark, Room, The Postmortal, Dry, Wild, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.
10..I almost forgot about you 9. Not Wifey Material 2 8. Did you ever think 7. Don’t Forget your Crown 6. The last Black Unicorn 5. My Sister the Serial Killer 4. Grey 3. Not Wifey Material 2. Their eyes were watching God 1. Children of Blood and Bones
1. Midnight Bayou 2. The Woman in The Window 3. Couple Next Door 4. The Obsession 5. The Tribute 6. Behind Close Doors 7. The Death of Mrs. Westaway 8. A Stranger in The House 9. Carolina Moon 10. We Have Always Lived in the Castle
New here, bookaholic from Jerusalem, Israel, transplanted from NYC and Florida: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver; The Friend by Sigrid Nunez; The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead; Clock Dance by Anne Tyler; The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline; The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah; The Home Place by Carrie LeSeur; Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer; Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng; No Time To Spare by Ursula Le Guin; Mary Oliver Collected Poems
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