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I think my favorite has to be Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.  Not for everyone, but it made me laugh and had my favorite kind of ending where everything is tied up in a bow. Can’t wait for the movie/mini series with Nicole Kidman!


Also enjoyed listening to:


The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn (who didn’t like all those great old movie references?!?)


The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey (waiting for book 2!)


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (probably had the most physical reaction to this book.  Kept me on edge.)


The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 


Us Against You by Fredrik Backman 


America for Beginners by Leah Franqui


Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (ended with the true life story of the author.)


And reading Circe by Madeline Miller

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The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. Excellent book!


Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen Enjoyed the Dashwood sisters. Liked it better than Pride and Prejudice


The Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck. 


Swan Song Robert McCammon 




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Going from those I gave 5 stars on Goodreads:

     The Perfect Couple by E Hilderbrand

     Long Road to Mercy by D Baldacci     

     The Three Beth’s by J Abbott

     This I Know by Eldonna Edwards

     Alter Ego by Brian Freeman

     Field of Bones by JA Jance

     The Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

     Last Summer by Holly Chamberlain      

     The Other Woman by Daniel Silva


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My favorites are in 2 categories -


Favorite Books (published in 2018)

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain


Favorite Books (not published in 2018)

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Shadow in the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Refugee by Alan Gratz

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Where the Crawdads Sing - by Delia Owens.

I read at least a book a week (I'm retired) and this book was the best book I've read all year.

It's just beautiful - the prose and the story.

I was sorry when I finished it.

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Hick, I'm #73 on the library list to get Delia Owens' book.


Fortunately (like most of you), I have other things to read while I wait.

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Favorite book this year was the first of Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk series: The Silent Corner.  


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My favorite book was a collection of stories by Curtis Sittenfeld. YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT: STORIES is fantastic. Sittenfeld is one of my favorite authors.
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Jilly Marie, I appreciate your positive remarks on Curtis Sittenfeld's book of short stories.  I've enjoyed Sittenfeld's previous works--and I love short stories, so I am looking forward to a some great reading time. Going to the library tomorrow.

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I think The Outsider by Stephen King should be on this list and Louise Penny’s Kingdom of the Blind.  LM