Books

Top Reads of 2018

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I read 114 books in 2018, more than doubling my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 52. This marks the best year I’ve had since I first started participating in the challenge back in 2015, and I was very pleased to do so well. I chose a lot of great books, and my rating average for the year was 4.3 stars. I read a variety of fictional genres, including historical fiction, dystopia, fantasy, and crime/psychological thrillers. My nonfiction reading focused heavily on history, current events, social issues, and memoirs. I was entertained by the stories, and I gained a great deal of knowledge on various topics, as well. 2018 was definitely a great year for reading!

But which books were the best?

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books by My Favorite Authors that I Still Haven’t Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originated by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Click the graphic above to learn how to join in.

Today’s topic: Books By My Favorite Authors That I Still Haven’t Read.

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Book Reviews

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult #Review @JodiPicoult @atrandom

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It’s a day like any other at the Center—the last abortion clinic to remain open in the state of Mississippi—until a man with a concealed weapon gains entry to the clinic and starts shooting. In the aftermath, the dead lay where they fell, and the remaining occupants of the clinic (some of whom are wounded) are held hostage. Hugh McElroy is the hostage negotiator on the scene, but this isn’t like other hostage situations he’s been involved in: this time, his own daughter is one of the hostages trapped inside.

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