Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Best Books of 2018

Best books I read in 2018:

// Non-fiction //

-Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (The author is a genocide survivor who hid in a tiny bathroom with 7 other people for 91 days.)

-Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Stories of wrongful imprisonment and unjust sentences, written by an absolute hero of an attorney. Incredible book.)

-The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit (Subject lives in the woods in Maine for 30 years without human contact. So fascinating. You will want to talk to everyone about this book.)

-Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption (A family escapes Vietnam by boat and through a series of true miracles, survive and make it to America, which is a whole new challenge.)

-The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (Bill Bryson's memoir. I cried laughing. Maybe the funniest book I have ever read.)

-Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be (An unashamedly awesome self-help book. Spoiler: you are in charge of your own happiness.)

-Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery (It's just everything I hoped it would be.)

// Fiction //

-The War I Finally Won (WWII Juvenile Fiction; sequel to The War That Saved My Life - read that one first.)

-Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Quirky and laugh-out-loud funny, but surprisingly touching, too. The story and the characters were just so perfectly done.)

-Pippi Longstocking (I missed out by not reading this as a kid. So utterly charming.)

No comments:

Post a Comment