July 4, 2018

Best Books of 2018...So Far

Today's Top Five Wednesday is the best books I've read so far in 2018. As of today, I've read exactly 25 books, so there isn't a ton to pick from. This should be pretty easy. 5 Best Books of 2018.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann - This was January's book club book and I was blown away. I had no idea this happened in the next county over. By the looks of some of the news reports these days, it might still be happening.

Swans of fifth avenue

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin - This is another book club book that I just loved! I had to do more reading about the era and place. So good.

Long way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds - This book is on the Sequoyah list for 2019 and I decided to pick it up and give it a shot. I read the whole thing at my desk at work. It is soooo good. Totally knocked my socks off. It's about a teen boy going out to get the guy who shot his brother. When he gets in the elevator of his apartment complex, he is joined by a ghost who was a victim of gun violence.

The Bear and the Nightingale

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden - Yet another excellent pick from the book club! This one was a little slow to start, but the last half was pretty riveting. This was adapted from a Russian folktale and the language definitely evokes that fairytale feeling.

American Marriage

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - Man, I better not miss any more book club books because they have been hitting it out of the park this year! This was another one. It was about a marriage under pressure from institutional racism and false imprisonment. So good.

So there are the best 5 books I read this year. What have you read that's at the top of your list?