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The best books that I read in 2018



Just three of the ten amazing books that I loved this year.


I read so many excellent books this year. (And many over-hyped stinkers too). Here are my top ten. As always, these are the 10 best books that I read in 2018, not simply the best books released in 2018.


1. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (fiction)

2. The Hotel Tito by Ivana Bodrožić (fiction)

3. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani (fiction)

4. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh (fiction)

5. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy (fiction)

6. For All the Men (and some of the women) I've Known by Danila Botha (short stories)

7. What Remains by Carole Radziwill (memoir)

8. Stereoblind by Emma Healey (poetry)

9. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday (fiction)

10. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (fiction)

Please excuse my lack of mini reviews this year; I need to save my writing energies for my second book, which I am hoping to (mostly) finish over the next two weeks. But trust and believe that I found these books to be really and truly excellent, and if you have similar tastes, you might love them, too.

Happy holidays!