My Favorite Reads of 2018

My top reads of 2018 include six books (well, eight of you count the three Kristin Lavransdatter books separately). I wanted to have a top ten or a top five, but this is how it turned out.


Becoming (2018) by Michelle Obama

Milk and Honey (2014) by Rupi Kaur

The Star Side Of Bird Hill (2015) by Naomi Jackson

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths (1950) by Barbara Comyns

Winter Wheat (1944) by Mildred Walker

Kristin Lavransdatter (whole series) (1920) by Sigrid Undset

And guess what? I have been exchanging letters with my eighty-something-year-old piano teacher, Kris, from when I was a teen, and when I mentioned Kristin Lavransdatter, she told me that it was one of her favorites when she was a girl and that she was named after Kristin!

What were your favorite reads of 2018?

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  1. Nice choices! How amazing that you communicate with your piano teacher from childhood. Such a neat thing to discover too! Happy reading in 2019! ❤❤❤

  2. My favorite reads this year were:

    “We are all Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler
    A fictional account of a 1950’s experiment where apes were raised in human families.

    “Transcription” by Kate Atkinson
    WWII spying and counterspying in England. Fiction, but based on fact.

    “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles
    My very favorite novel this Year: After the revolution, a Russian aristocrat is condemned to live in a Moscow hotel for the rest of his life.He has as many adventures in that one place as if he’d wandered the world.

    “The Purple Sage Hen” by Penelope Lively
    Short stories that focus on English middle class life and relationships. Each one is a gem.

    “The RavenMaster” by Christopher Skeife
    The author is the official Raven Master at the Tower of London. He writes about the ravens he protects and his life at the Tower.

    1. I loved A Gentleman in Moscow too! That was my favorite book from 2017’s reading. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well. I haven’t read any of the others. Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. I’ve only read two of those, Our Spoons Came from Woolworths and Kristin Lavransdattar. Did you post reviews of all of these? If you did, it would be nice to have links to your reviews. I don’t know much about some of them, but their covers look interesting.

    1. Unfortunately, I did not post reviews of any of these on my blog. I may have mentioned them in more detail on Instagram, but I haven’t been a diligent reviewer or blogger lately!

  4. On Reading Well (Karen Swallow Prior)
    Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (John Fea)
    Meddling Kids (Edgar Cantero)
    Head On (John Scalzi)
    The Food Explorer (Daniel Stone)

  5. Unfortunately with school I don’t usually find time to do reading for fun. I did however get the chance to read Milk and Honey and I absolutely loved it!! Right now I’m reading The Only Girl by Robin Green it’s an autobiography about her time writing for Rolling Stone it’s been very interesting!

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