I wanted to give you a list of my top favorite reads from the past year.
This is a very difficult decision.
When I looked at my list of all the books I’ve read in 2018…well…it is rather lengthy. If my list is accurate, I actually read 165 books!
Then, I wanted to narrow it down to my favorite ones. So I looked at my list on goodreads. I gave a 5 star rating to 44 of those books! Well…I didn’t want to be having a list that goes on and on….so I tried to narrow it down to 10.
I just couldn’t quite get there!
I give you my top 12 favorite fiction books I read in 2018.
They are (and this is not in order according to how favorite they were….)
The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma
The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano
Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley
The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright
Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof
The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts
A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows
Rooms by James Rubart
In Too Deep by Lynn Blackburn
Mind Games by Nancy Mehl
Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig.
There are so many other books that I could have (and almost did) included. I had the privilege of reading so many good books this past year, and I really hate to have favorites….asking an avid reader to narrow down their favorites is well…almost like choosing a favorite child (I said almost, but not quite). It’s next to impossible.
The reason I chose these books is because they are stories that are not only very well written, but also had a message that resonated deep within me. Stories and characters I won’t soon forget.
Have you read any of these? Are they favorites of yours? What is your favorite book (or books) you read in 2018?