2018 was the year that I got my reading groove back. I really don't know what brought me back but either way I'm happy I started again. In light of the new book club (yippee!!), I thought I'd share some of my favorite books that I read in 2018.
The Great Alone - This book gives me all the heart eyes. I was familiar with Kristin Hannah from The Nightingale (which, by the way, is another amazing book) and I assumed this book would pull at my heartstrings in the same way that The Nightingale did. And it definitely delivered. This book takes place in the Alaskan wilderness in the 70s and 80s and Alaska seems to be as much of a character as the actual characters themselves. I loved the setting, the story, and the fact that I didn't want to put it down. It's a deeply emotional and moving book and these characters have stuck with me.
Educated - So I read Educated immediately after The Great Alone and it's safe to say that I needed a light and fluffy book after this duo. This memoir by Tara Westover about her upbringing by survivalists in the mountains of Idaho is hard to read at times yet also hard to put down. I think I finished this in less than two days since I couldn't stop reading.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - A sprawling saga that follows the life of Evelyn Hugo, an aging actress that recalls her life story to a reporter to open up about all of her secrets. I loved it!
The Last Mrs. Parrish - A thriller that was hard to put down. Probably one of my favorites of the genre. I love a book with a great twist.
My Oxford Year - I really enjoyed this book for the light, easy read that it was. I am a sucker for a good setting and the beauty of Oxford University added a lot to this story.
What were your favorites of 2018? I'm dying to hear!