what i read in 2018
This is partially for you. Partially for me. I finally read some books this past year & I can honestly say I enjoyed every book on the list - otherwise I wouldn’t have finished it.
I am staring my favorites & I’ll try to write a little blurb too. I can attribute reading all these to the books on tape - check your library! This is super helpful. And joining a book club - which helped push me to read more.
***Dancing with Max / Emily Colson
I got to meet Emily at a graduation party this year - she is a phenomenal human being. If you love someone with a disability…care about people with disabilities…want to support a friend that is a parent of someone with disabilities…this is a great read.
**Everybody Always / Bob Goff
I didn’t LOVE his first book, but this one is a great! And I wish I had the guts to have a parade for my neighbors.
**The Boston Girl / Anne Diamant
I love books about where I live - this is a great one! Historical fiction.
The Great Alone / Kirsten Hannah
Listened on book on tape. Very fascinating, heart-wrenching story.
This is Where you Belong / Melody Warnick
This is based in the town I grew up in. Really great book if you are trying to figure out how to love where you live.
The Art Forger / B.A. Shapiro
Very interesting story on the Isabella Gardner museum heist! Fiction, but the heist is super interesting if you haven’t read about it - look it up!
Braving the Wilderness / Brene Brown
Everything Brene writes about is compelling - this is no exception.
Girl, Wash Your Face / Rachel Hollis
good kick in the pants book
A Simplified Life / Emily Ley
Helpful….not life changing for me. Its a pretty book though.
The Woman in Cabin 10 / Ruth Ware
A good creepy read
100 Days to Brave / Annie Downs
great devotional - highly recommend!
Raising Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargin / Thomas Lickona
Helpful - very good read!
Good Harbor / Anne Diamant
Another good local read - Good Harbor is a beach North of Boston. Anne Diamant is very talented author.
**Orphan Train / William Morrow
Historical fiction might be my favorite subject. Very sad & interesting time in our country’s history.
One & Only / Emily Giffin
All We Ever Wanted / Emily Giffin
The Sacred Enneagram / Christopher L. Heuertz
First Comes Love / Emily Giffin
**The Middle Place / Kelly Corrigan
True story of a woman sandwiched between the time of caring for her kids & caring for her aging parents, while fighting cancer. I really loved this one too.
**Cozy Minimalist / Myquillin Smith
Great home read! Helpful, practical advice.
**Before We Were Yours / Lisa Wingate
Same topic as Orphan Train…also very good historical fiction
**The Diary of Jasmine Grace: Trafficked. Recovered. Redeemed.
A local woman who was sex-trafficked. Very powerful & a good read to understand the world of sex-trafficking & drug abuse
Me Before You / Jojo Moyes
I like this story until the end. UGH! Tell me if you have read it.
The Girl on The Train / Paula Hawkins
This is similar to a the next book and the cabin 10 book, but I really liked it a lot.
The Woman at the Window / AJ Finn
This was probably my favorite thriller of the year. So suspenseful!
What did you read? Any suggestions for the new year??
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