I had decided not to try and do a top ten post for 2018 due to the number of books I read.

According to Goodreads, I read/listened to 737 books in 2018. Of those 306 were children’s books (under 100 pages). I was surprised to see that number. I went through all the books I rated 5 stars and decided that I wanted to highlight some of them. I am doing a top 5, but in different categories. If you click on the cover of the book, it will take you to my review.

Historical Fiction

The Lightkeeper's Daughters The Taster Before We Were Yours The Great Alone The Home for Unwanted Girls


Redemption Road Behind Closed Doors Then She Was Gone The Life We Bury Jar of Hearts

Women’s Fiction/Literary Fiction (8)

The Sound of Glass The Perfect Couple The Little French Bistro 38364202 Watching Glass Shatter Flying at Night The High Tide Club How to Walk Away: A Novel

Cozy Mysteries (It was very difficult to just choose 5)

Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, #1) Lowcountry Bordello (Liz Talbot Mystery #4) The Secret, Book and Scone Society The Spook in the Stacks (Lighthouse Library Mystery #4) Death Over Easy (Country Store Mysteries #5)

Non-Fiction (I don’t read a lot of Non-Fiction, but here are my 5 star ones for 2018)

Educated: A Memoir The Doggie in the Window: How One Beloved Dog Opened My Eyes to the Complicated Story Behind Man's Best Friend The Illustrated History of the Snowman The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

Children’s Picture Books

 41423223 Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate 40512351 The Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus

Middlegrades/Older Children

The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs The Bolds on Vacation 1195965

Christmas Books

Christmas at Lilac Cottage (White Cliff Bay #1) 38508988 A Simple Christmas (Simple Gifts #3) Christmas at Conwenna Cove (Conwenna Cove, #2) Hope at Christmas

Finally …. Romance (This is an easy one for me because it is one series)

The Return of the Blackwell Brothers is a series from Harlequin Heartwarming and I gave all 5 stories a 5 Star rating.


I also wanted to highlight some new authors to me this past year that I want to continue reading. If you click on their picture, it will take you to their Goodreads Page.

Karen White Amanda Flower Amy Clipston

Karen White                Amanda Flowers      Amy Clipston

Katherine Center Indy Quillen James J. Cudney

Katherine Center             Indy Quillen     James J. Cudney

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Charlotte Hubbard    Allen Eskins     Leanne Lauricella

So, there you have it. Some of my top books of the year and some new authors to me. I know there is so much more that I could highlight, but that is it for today. I hope that you might be interested enough to try one of my top books or one of the new authors. Have a wonderful 2019 everyone.

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