Top 10 books to read in 2018
1. “Educated” by Tara Westover
Tara Westover didn’t see the inside of a classroom until she was seventeen, but it was an experience that dramatically changed the trajectory of her life. This stirring memoir chronicles how she survived her survivalist upbringing, eventually earning a PhD from Cambridge University. It’s a rousing reminder that knowledge is, indeed, power.
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2. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah
In this pressure cooker of a page-turner, a damaged Vietnam vet moves his family to the wilds of Alaska. Initially it’s a welcome change, but as winter approaches, and his mental state deteriorates, his wife and daughter find themselves in an increasingly precarious position. Like her mega-bestselling “The Nightingale”, Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone” highlights the heroics of everyday people, especially women.
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3. “The Feather Thief” by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Clever, informative, and sometimes endearingly bumbling, this mix of natural history and crime opens up new worlds. Readers will never look at an old stuffed bird or an elaborately tied fishing fly the same way again.
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4. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn
“The Woman in the Window” is a seductive and unpredictable novel about an agoraphobic woman with a tricky past who witnesses a murder. Or does she? With twists that will have you gasping out loud, this Hitchcockian noir thriller is the book to read if you’ve been waiting (too long) for the next “Gone Girl.”
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5. “Girls Burn Brighter” by Shobha Rao
This emotionally ungentle novel of two very different young women in modern-day India will prompt both outrage and hope as the girls separately traverse perilous paths to find each other again.
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6. “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” by Francisco Cantú
The son of a park ranger, Francisco Cantú grew up in the southwest. When he joined the Border Patrol, he became witness to the stark realities of illegal immigration, and the obligations of his job weighed heavy against his sense of humanity. With its direct, stoic prose, “The Line Becomes a River” is a weighty and timely document on one of our most divisive arguments.
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7. “The Electric Woman” by Tessa Fontaine
Many people say they’d like to join the circus, not many people actually do. Having difficulty coming to terms with her mother’s imminent passing, Tessa Fontaine joined The World of Wonders, the last touring sideshow in America. “The Electric Woman” is a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at carnival life, and an ode to unconditional love.
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8. “Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha)” by Tomi Adeyemi
Here is a fresh take on young adult fantasy. With West African-inspired characters, magic, and setting, “Children of Blood and Bone” is non-stop action, enriched with themes that resonate in today’s social and political landscape: injustice, discrimination, and a struggle for change. Author Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel is the start of what promises to be an epic, addictive new series.
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9. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin
In this ambitious and deeply moving novel, Chloe Benjamin imagines how the lives of four siblings might be warped by a fortuneteller’s prediction of the dates of their deaths. While recounting their stories, Benjamin poses intriguing questions about the value of longevity and whether we are victims, or perpetrators, of our own fates.
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10. “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” by Michelle McNamara
“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”— the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death — offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic — one which fulfilled Michelle’s dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.
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