Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Best Books I've Read In 2018 (so far!)

After eight years, The Broke and The Bookish (the blog that has hosted Top Ten Tuesdays) has shut down. Fortunately for those of us who love our lists, Top Ten Tuesdays will still be carried on by one of TBTB's contributors, Jana of The Artsy Reader Girl. This week Jana's asking us to share our favorite books so far this year. This one's easy for me since I keep a running list on my favorites page. So far in 2018, this is what's grabbed me the most:

  1. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 
  2. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  3. Circe by Madeline Miller 
  4. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy 
  5. The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash 
  6. A Short Guide To A Happy Life by Anna Quindlen 
  7. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 
  8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  9. Heading Out To Wonderful by Robert Goolrick 
  10. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
While I've really enjoyed all ten of these, at least one of them is coming off the top ten list as soon as I finish Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, baring a complete disaster of an ending. Given that it's a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth, I'm not anticipating anything too unexpected!


  1. Far From the Madding Crowd and Little Fires Everywhere made my list in years past. I'm reading Pachinko now and have a feeling it will end up on this year's list.

  2. I've only read two of your list. Little Fires and Middlesex. I have a lot of faves this year. Maybe not full on bestseller type reads but ones I just loved.

  3. I'm more interested in your views on Macbeth!

  4. I need to do this even though I missed it this week! So many of those are on my TBR pile!