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Books Read in 2018


  1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  2. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
  3. The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
  4. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
  5. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  6. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
  7. The Taster by V. S. Alexander
  8. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  9. The Night Child by Anna Quinn
  10. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  11. Tarnished City by Vic James
  12. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
  13. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
  14. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  15. Mrs. by Caitlin Macy
  16. Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson
  17. The One by John Marrs
  18. The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
  19. Year One by Nora Roberts
  20. Jackaby by William Ritter
  21. Beastly Bones by William Ritter
  22. Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter
  23. The Dire King by William Ritter
  24. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
  25. The Hunger by Alma Katsu
  26. The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd
  27. Census by Jesse Ball
  28. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  29. White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
  30. The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
  31. The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
  32. Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
  33. Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen
  34. A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow
  35. Snow Falling on Bluegrass by Molly Harper
  36. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  37. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  38. I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
  39. The Balcony by Jane Delury
  40. Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry
  41. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  42. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  43. How to be Safe by Tom McAllister
  44. The Oracle Year by Charles Soule
  45. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  46. School for Psychics by K. C. Archer
  47. The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic
  48. Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck by Molly Harper
  49. Circe by Madeline Miller
  50. Head On by John Scalzi
  51. The Complication by Suzanne Young
  52. The Pisces by Melissa Broder
  53. Wicked River by Jenny Milchman
  54. Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel
  55. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  56. Obscura by Joe Hart
  57. Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
  58. Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin
  59. Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper
  60. A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers
  61. Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett
  62. Peachy Flippin’ Keen by Molly Harper
  63. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  64. Furyborn by Claire Legrand
  65. The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen
  66. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  67. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  68. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  69. Lifelike by Jay Kristoff
  70. All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire
  71. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
  72. Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
  73. A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal
  74. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
  75. Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
  76. Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper
  77. The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen
  78. Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau
  79. The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock
  80. The Outsider by Stephen King
  81. Providence by Caroline Kepnes
  82. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  83. The Dependents by Katherine Dion
  84. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
  85. Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
  86. Remind Me Again What Happened by Joanna Luloff
  87. The Dying of the Light by Robert Goolrick
  88. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
  89. The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen
  90. The Romanov Empress by C. W. Gortner
  91. Changeless by Gail Carriger
  92. Eden by Andrea Kleine
  93. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
  94. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  95. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
  96. Blameless by Gail Carriger
  97. Contagion by Erin Bowman
  98. Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
  99. Heartless by Gail Carriger
  100. Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood
  101. Nine by Zach Hines
  102. These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
  103. Timeless by Gail Carriger
  104. Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach
  105. #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
  106. Prudence by Gail Carriger
  107. Temper by Nicky Drayden
  108. Imprudence by Gail Carriger
  109. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
  110. Playing to the Gods by Peter Rader
  111. Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker
  112. Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
  113. Changeling by Molly Harper
  114. The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum
  115. Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
  116. Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
  117. It Ended Badly by Jennifer Wright
  118. Bright Ruin by Vic James
  119. Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
  120. Vox by Christina Dalcher
  121. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
  122. This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada
  123. Sadie by Courtney Summers
  124. Nightblood by Elly Blake
  125. The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman
  126. The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction by Amy Brashear
  127. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  128. In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey
  129. The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
  130. The World of All Souls by Deborah Harkness
  131. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
  132. Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  133. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  134. Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
  135. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton
  136. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  137. The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone
  138. Evermore by Sara Holland
  139. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne