Top 10 Tuesday — Best of 2018

1 Jan

I am bowled over by the number of excellent books I read in 2018! It was very, very, very hard to come up with a list of the best, let alone trying to limit it to just 10! So I cheated (of course) and made two Top 10 Lists — one contemporary and one historical. And before you say but, but . . . I know that three of the books on the historical list are dual timelines, but without the historical component, the book would not have existed. There is also plenty of suspense and romance — really something for everyone on this list. Those with an asterisk were book club books that got unanimous thumbs up! I hope you find one or two (or all) that will pique your interest.

Head over to That Artsy Reader Girl to discover other bloggers’ best of the best lists.


Top 10 Contemporary Novels of 2018

Before I Saw You by Amy K. Sorrells

Chosen People by Robert Whitlow

Falling for You by Becky Wade

Lead Me Home by Amy K. Sorrells

*The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

Miles from Where We Started by Cynthia Ruchti

Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay

Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano

Where Hope Begins by Catherine West


Top 10 Historical Novels of 2018

Hidden Among The Stars by Melanie Dobson

*The House of Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Lady of A Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd

*Missing Isaac by Valerie Fraser Luesse

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano 

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof

Shelter of The Most High by Connilyn Cossette

When The Heart Sings by Liz Tolsma


What book was your favorite in 2018?

10 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Best of 2018”

  1. Barbara H. January 1, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

    My Hands Came Away Red was one of my top books from 2018 as well.

    • rbclibrary January 3, 2019 at 9:55 pm #

      I checked out your list. Great books!

  2. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog January 1, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

    I see a few of my favorites on this list, and a few on my TBR!!!! 2018 was a year for great books!

    • rbclibrary January 1, 2019 at 10:22 pm #

      It really was! Happy New Year!

  3. nikki @bookpunks January 2, 2019 at 8:05 am #

    My absolute favorite this year was You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman. Weird and surreal, all the things I like. 🙂

    All the best for 2019!

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2019 at 8:11 am #

      Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

  4. allofakindmom January 5, 2019 at 7:35 am #

    You’ve got some of my favorites here, along with some I haven’t read yet. Thanks for sharing this!

    • rbclibrary January 5, 2019 at 8:23 am #

      You are welcome! Happy New Year reading!

  5. Marti (Bookish Treats) January 15, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    this is a beautiful list of books I haven’t read! THank you, I will add them to my TBR

    • rbclibrary January 15, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

      Always happy to oblige!

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