Looking back is sometimes easier than looking forward. Scrolling through my reviews for 2018 brought back connections I made through books, and, as I tried to identify one book from each month, I remembered the year. I found a book for each month except June, and the one posting for that month titled A Prescription for Comfort Books was a reminder of my fall.
Here are my favorites for 2018 – have you read any?
- January, 2018 – I started the year with Roz Chast’s Going Into Town, my favorite book of the year.
- February, 2018 – a complicated puzzle of lives and loves – The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake
- March, 2018 – Eleanor Roosevelt and her true love in Amy Bloom’s White Houses
- April, 2018 – a thrill a minute in Christine Mangan’s Tangerine
- May, 2018 – Ruth Ware returns with another mystery thriller in The Death of Mrs. Westaway
- June, 2018 – oh, my aching back – a good title for my memoirs
- July, 2018 – Anne Tyler returns to Baltimore in Clock Dance
- August, 2018 – Delia Owens, a naturalist, writes her first fiction book in Where the Crawdads Sing
- September, 2018 – a creepy thriller – Louise Candish’s Our House
- October, 2018 – the power of women in Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls
- November, 2018 – a children’s book with a message for adults by Kate DiCamillo – Louisiana’s Way Home
- December, 2018 – nonfiction – The Library Book by Susan Orleans