Today, I'll be sharing my favorite books of the year.
Though some were not published in 2018, I happened to pick them up in the past 11 months.
Without further ado, checkout these standout picks...
For the classic, detective mystery reader:
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. Linnet was young, stylish, and beautiful--a girl who had everything until she lost her life.
Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: "I'd like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger." Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is what it seems...
For the psychological thriller enthusiast:
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
The Contis seem to have it all: a loving relationship, a lovely home, and a beautiful baby. But one night, when they attend a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. When Detective Rasbach notices that the panicked couple is hiding something, suspicion falls on the parents. The couple soon discovers that each has been keeping secrets. Will their lies get in the way of solving this unsettling case?
For the heart-stopping thriller fanatic:
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on a cabin vacation with friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of the infamous club—a group of survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a dropout's knife; Sam, who fought the Sack Man at a motel in the late hours of the night; and now Quincy, who ran through the forest to escape the man she only refers to as Him.
Now, Quincy is doing well—thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring partner, a popular baking blog, a beautiful apartment, and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the officer who saved her life all those years ago.
Despite this, her memory won’t allow her to recall the events of that dreaded night; the past is sealed shut... That is until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit; and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep.
For the hopeless romantic:
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away.
Laurie spends a year searching for him at every bus stop and cafe in London. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway...
Then one day, Laurie finds him at a Christmas party where her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces Jack, the man from the bus, as her new boyfriend.
What follows for Laurie, Sarah, and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered.
Silver's latest reminds readers that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
For the bibliophile:
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Meet Ove. He has strict principles, inflexible routines, and a very short temper.
One November morning, a family of four move into the neighborhood and accidentally wreck Ove's mailbox. This accident leads to a funny and heartwarming story of unanticipated pets, surprising friendships, and eventful afternoons--all of which change the ill-tempered old man and his daily routine.
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