Best Books to Read 2018

April 17, 2019

For this weeks Spring Reading Challenge, you are supposed to read a book that was on your list in 2018. I had a lot of books on my list, because my book list is always running about 50 books long (even more now that I have gotten into the blogging community!). Thankfully I worked through quite a few of them once I moved 5 minutes from my favorite bookstore in August, but there are still a lot! Here are just a few from my list that I still have yet to read in 2019.

  • Title: Call Me By Your Name
  • Author: Andre Aciman
  • Length: 256 Pages
  • Genre: LGBT Literary Fiction
  • Synopsis: The book that the critically acclaimed movie of the same name is based on, Call Me By Your Name is the story of a beautiful and unexpected romance that crops up between a young boy and a guest at his parent’s mansion. With the gorgeous scenery and intense passion between them, the young lovers must decide whether or not they will go into territory previously unknown.
  • Title: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Author: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 272 Pages
  • Genre: Sociology of Death
  • Synopsis: Caitlin Doughty takes her degree in medieval history and love of all things morbid and gets a job in a crematory. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes is full of humor and an honest look at death, and the care that is taken by workers in the postmortem industry. Doughty looks at bodies that are of all different sizes, races, and afflicted by unique challenges. She shares the history of undertaking and shares her own coming of age story in a largely misunderstood industry.
  • Title: The Bone Clocks
  • Author: David Mitchell
  • Length: 656 Pages
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Synopsis: 15 year old Holly Sykes closes the door on her old life and family and wanders into the countryside. But Holly isn’t ordinary; when she was younger she was contacted by “the radio people”. When she is in the wild her consciousness and visions reorder until she is stuck in a walking nightmare. Holly has been noticed by dangerous mystics, and the lives of those she loves, both from the past and the future, are in mortal danger.
  • Title: Ill Will
  • Author: Don Chaon
  • Length: 496 Pages
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Synopsis: Psychologist Dustin is floating through his 40’s when he learns that his adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago Rusty was committed for the murder of his parents, aunt and uncle. Rusty was committed due to testimony that Dustin gave…but now DNA has overturned his conviction. Meanwhile, one of Dustin’s patients has been talking about the drowning of college boys, and the two embark on an unprofessional investigation of a possible serial killer. But are the two crimes connected?
  • Title: The Forgetting Time
  • Author: Sharon Guskin
  • Length: 368 Pages
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Synopsis: What do you do when your four year old son claims that he lived a previous life, and that he wants to be back in his old life? This is what single mother Janie faces with her son Noah. Meanwhile, Jerome Anderson has aphasia and is close to the end of his life. He believes there is something after death, and Noah appears to prove it. The three of them get together and soon find themselves at the door of a mother who’s son has been missing since he was 8 years old. As soon as the door opens, Janie, Noah, and Jerome’s questions will all be answered.

2 Comments

  • budgetbelles80 April 19, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    I would love to read the last book because it sounds exciting with a lot twists!

    • thehonestreader April 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

      You really should!!!

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