I only read 28 books last year!
Well, let's make that FINISHED 28 books last year. I have a couple 300+ page tomes of history that I'm still working my way through..
Let's start with books that I finished this year, but were published before 2018, that are on my Sox Knocker list.
Before the Fall
I can't remember why I set this down the first time I read it. I picked it up again a couple months back, and that was it for the day. Utterly and completed swallowed up by the story.
I'm a drooling, slavering fan of Tana French. I have no idea why I hadn't read this when it was pubbed in 2010, but it wasn't on my Library Thing list so I dove in. Reliably magnificent.
This got a lot of attention when it was first pubbed. It's been on my shelf for a while. Finally dove in, and it's terrific.
The Unicorn in the Barn
I didn't hear about this book till this year. The title of course is wonderful and when I read it, I fell in love.
And here's a book I read in galleys, and won't be pubbed till 2019. Add it to your list.
Out of the Dark
I think it's his best novel to date, and that's saying something.
Here are the Sox Knockers I finished this year that were pubbed in 2018.
The Woman in the Window
I was surprised twice in the book. Utterly captivating.
Fear: Trump in the White House
The Word is Murder
I just want to stand over this author's typewriter and read the pages as he finishes them.
I love everything he writes.
The Lonely Witness
A tour de force. A gent writing a lady's POV and set in Brooklyn. Hard to set the bar any higher; he clears it with room to spare.
Word by Word
Who knew dictionaries could be fun? (well, all of us of course) Kory Stamper's voice is so fresh and fun she could write about damn near anything and I'd read it. That she's writing about her job at Merriam Webster is just a bonus. Do not miss this book
And the best novel I read this year, and probably in the last five years:
An absolutely perfect novel.
Enjoy it too, of course, but imprint it on your writer's brain.