Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The 10 Best Books I Read in 2018

The 10 Best Books I Read in 2018

Of the 53 books I read this year, these are the best:

Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams by Joseph Ellis. 
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray. 
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham 
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in An American Classroom by Helen Thorpe. 
Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Save the Land by Scott Freeman. 
Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman by Stephen Ambrose. 
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass. 
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. 
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Plan for America by Nancy MacLean. 
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey. 
To Die but Once (Maisie Dobbs #14) by Jacqueline Winspear. 
The Man Who Climbs Trees by James Alfred. 
A Rising Man (Sam Wyndham #1) by Abir Mukherjee. 
Grant by Ron Chernow. 
FDR by Jean Edward Smith. 

You didn’t really think I could get it down to just 10, did you???


eileeninmd said...


I have been thinking about Comey's book. I assume you recommend it, since it is one your best best list of 2018. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Wisewebwoman said...

Ha. I see you're into non-fiction. I admit I like escapism. The reality of the world depresses me. The Great Alone was good. I do love reading about Alaska.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your list is an inspiration! I read a lot, but a lot of it is escapism. Note to self: Try harder!

Florence said...

Hi Sallie, Reading should be pleasurable so read what you enjoy. I generally like history and biographies. I’m going to post a list of good fiction that I read in 2018 too.