This isn’t a year’s best list, or a top 10, or any of those things.
This is just a list of books I read and enjoyed this past year, consumed either by hardcover/paperback or ebook or audiobook.
I don’t know when it happened, but I’ve started this awful habit of starting a book and then soon after starting another book before I’ve finished the first. Sometimes it snowballs, and I’m reading several different books at the same time. My hope in this upcoming year is to put a stop to that and only read one book at a time. Or maybe at least two books at a time. Okay, maybe three.
Anyway, again, these are books I read and enjoyed this year. Some were published in 2018, and some were not. I’ve put asterisks next to the titles where I listened to the audiobooks, and because of that I’ve included the narrators in parenthesis, as oftentimes the narrator really makes or breaks an audiobook.
Oh, and most importantly, these are in no particular order because, again, it’s not a year’s best list or top 10. Just books I read and enjoyed for one reason or another.
PAST TENSE by Lee Child (read by Scott Brick)*
THE DRY by Jane Harper (read by Stephen Shanahan)*
THE COLD KISS by John Rector
THE MAGICIANS OF ELEPHANT COUNTY by Adam Perry
ON CHESIL BEACH by Ian McEwan
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN by J.K. Rowling (read by Jim Dale)*
ECHOES IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
TALES OF FALLING AND FLYING by Ben Loory
THE OUTSIDER by Stephen King (Will Patton)*
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS by J.K. Rowling (read by Jim Dale)*
THE HELLFIRE CLUB by Jake Tapper
LITTLE FIRE EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE by J.K. Rowling (read by Jim Dale)*
THE FIRST RULE by Robert Crais
CROOKED HOUSE by Agatha Christie
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn
HELLBENT by Gregg Hurwitz (read by Scott Brick)*
THE WANTED by Robert Crais
THE FIFTH RISK by Michael Lewis (read by Victor Bevine)*
FEAR: TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Bob Woodward (read by Robert Petkoff)*
A HIGHER LOYALTY: TRUTH, LIES, AND LEADERSHIP by James Comey (read by the author)*
A COLONY IN A NATION by Chris Hayes (read by the author)*
RUSSIAN ROULETTE: THE INSIDE STORY OF PUTIN’S WAR ON AMERICA AND THE ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP by Michael Isikoff and David Corn (read by Peter Ganim)*
BOOKS I’M STILL READING AND ENJOYING
SHELTER IN PLACE by Nora Roberts
NO DOORS, NO WINDOWS by Joe Schreiber
WILD CHILD: STORIES by T.C. Boyle
EDUCATED: A MEMOIR by Tara Westover (read by Julia Whelan)*
Now, what about you? Any books you read this past year you’d like to recommend?