The Best Books of 2018 - Must Read Books
John Tadigiri | On 08, Jan 2019
All you bibliophiles out there, with 2018 nearing its end, you must already be done with your reading list for this year. This year has been quite exciting in terms of the diversity and the range of books we got to see. From drama to crime as well as fantasy, the spectrum of genres was as fascinating as each of these books themselves.
So, if you have missed out on any remarkable read that this year had to offer, it’s your time to up your game and be neck-to-neck with every other bibliophile out there. Without further ado, let’s look at 10 of best books of all time and the best selling books 2018 (in no particular order) had to offer to the bookworms:
Following are the List of the best books to read
#1. Educated by Tara Westover
The memoir by Tara Westover has been honored with the title of being the best novel of the year by the editors of Amazon. It truly embodies the saying that “Knowledge is power” by tracing her own journey from being a seventeen-year-old who had never seen the inside of a classroom to someone who went ahead to be a PhD from Cambridge University.
#2. A Ladder To The Sky: A Novel by John Boyne
Cambridge Professor and an acclaimed novelist Erich Ackerman knows that our deep dark secrets make for a thrilling novel. For him, his dark personal history traces back to Hitler’s Germany which risks being unveiled when an aspiring young writer enamours him in Berlin.
#3. All The Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy
Indian writer Anuradha Roy, author of Sleeping On Jupiter which earned her a place in the longlist for 2016 Man Booker Prize is back with a riveting novel about the journey of Myshkin in his search for his runaway mother’s true identity.
#4. The Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce Carol Oates
Oates’s first dystopian novel is more time-relevant than any perhaps any other book on this list. The author creates a world where you have a restriction of freedom of speech to the extent that when a high school senior girl makes a statement that questions the government, she is punished by sending her back to a college town in the1950s. What awaits her there? The rest is for you to read and find out.
#5. The Great Alone by Kristine Hannah
Kristine Hannah, after “The Nightingale”, jots down an interesting tale of a Vietnam vet who has a precarious mental health when shifts to Alaska with his daughter and wife for a change. However, as the temperature drops and his mental health deteriorates, things get increasingly difficult. The Great Alone gives Hannah the scope to explore the bravado of ordinary people, especially men, in their daily lives.
This is a list of 5 best of the best books that have had a significant role to play in tracing the role of this year in the decade’s larger literary history. If you haven’t had the opportunity to lay your hands on these yet, make sure you do for no bibliophile can afford to miss out on them.