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?
Nice choices! How amazing that you communicate with your piano teacher from childhood. Such a neat thing to discover too! Happy reading in 2019! ❤❤❤
It has been fun keeping track of each other and communicating. She made a huge impact on my life. I hope your 2019 reading is awesome!
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.
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!
Nice picture 💙 I would definitely love to read these in 2019
Thank you! Enjoy!
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.
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!
I have a long list this year! The House of Broken Angels, Code Girls, and Where the Crawdads Sing are just a few of them. Happy New Year everyone!
I need to read all three of those! Happy new year to you too!
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)
Thanks for sharing these!
I read a lot of historical fiction (and actually had to take a break from WWII stories). Here’s my list: https://joycepoggihager.com/2018/12/27/top-10-reads-2018/ When I went to take a photo of the books for the blog post, I only had two left because I give away a good book after I’ve read it. Happy 2019!
Good for you! I love that you give away books. I can see having to take a break from those stories. They can be heavy.
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!
Hi, I thought of another book I’d like to recommend! It’s called Sisters First by Jenna and Barbra Pierce Bush I really liked this story!!
I love that your list is so varied. New ones, old ones, non-fiction, and even poetry! I just added the giant one to my list! 🙂
Excelente elección de libros, gracias por sugerencia. Emilio
Thank you… er, I mean, gracias!
I am hearing a lot of great things about Becoming by Michelle Obama. I also have Milk and Honey on my list to read!
They were both fantastic! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 🙂
I am currently reading Becoming, but this is an intriguing list. I will definitely have to check more of these books out.
I loved Becoming! I hope you are enjoying it.