Over the past week, posts on my Facebook groups has been filled with hashtags #2018fav6, #2018fav9, you get the idea. I didn’t participate because it would be too hard to pick 6! But then along came a true genius who cooked up a fed-up post, asking us to share our least favorite books of the year. Needless to say I jumped in because that was super easy for me. I even thanked her for that!
Back to May The Best Book Win!
Here are my favorite books of the year. Some genres are intertwined (supposed to, for example, some memoirs are of war and history but I didn’t categorize them under that genre). So to get around that, I compartmentalized them under the genre intended by the author or publisher (“it’s a memoir about war and history, therefore it’s a memoir”).
Here’s the list! For a brief version click here.
Best in Memoirs, Autobiographies
I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High, by Tony Danza
She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Best in Biographies
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum
Best in Current Affairs, War, History
Fire And Fury, by Michael Wolff
Best in Business
Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
Best in LGBTQIA
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt
Best in True Crime
Mossad: The Greatest Missions of The Israeli Secret Service, by Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal
Best in Fiction
房思琪的初戀樂園, 林奕含 著
Fang Si-Chi’s First Love Paradise by Lin Yi-Han
You’ve reached the end of this post and the year – Thank you for reading my posts (or this blog). I hope you’ve found what you were looking for. Keep reading, stay foolish!