I ended up finishing 90 books this year, which is far more than I usually read. I have no idea what changed in my reading life. Did I spend less time doing something else? Did I use my time better? Did I learn how to read faster? I honestly have no idea. But what a wonderful reading year it was!
It’s too hard to choose my favorites, so instead I’ll list some books I loved within specific categories. I’ll also include my one-sentence blurbs.
Do less dumb stuff so you can do more smart stuff.
Best Literary Fiction (Tied)
Institutionalized racism hurts people.
Family is hard.
Best Creepy Read
This woman’s revenge plot is messed-up (and totally deserved).
Best Ripped From the Headlines Novel
It’s hard to know why people do horrific and tragic things.
Best Sci Fi
It’s easier to solve a space mystery if you have more than one body.
Funniest Book (Tied)
Extroverts are very tiring, especially if you are married to the queen of them all.
Humans are confusing to space aliens.
Best Historical Fiction
Love for a child grows in even the most challenging circumstances.
Happiness, as a concept, functions to marginalize people in ways that are insidious and dangerous.
What were your favorites of 2018?