Our Favourite Books of 2018

2018 was an AMAZING year for literature. I mean, seriously amazing. From Educated to Washington Black, The Tattooist of Auschwitz to The Woman in the Window, and everything else in between, 2019 has ginormous shoes to fill. Without further ado, here’s our roundup of our absolute favourite books of the 2018. Get ready, Savvy Readers. This might be a long one.


The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
The Wife by Alafair Burke
In A Cottage In A Wood by Cass Green

In retrospect, January was a thriller-heavy month. Interesting…


How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Education by Tara Westover
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara

Okay, yes, I know that Annihilation technically didn’t come out in 2018, but we read the movie tie-in and that edition came out in 2018 and we loved it, so there.


Hysteria by Elisabeth De Mariaffi
The Storm by Arif Anwar
That Time I Loved You by Carrianne Leung

Short stories, thrillers, historical fiction… This month had a little bit of everything!


Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou
Noir by Christopher Moore
The Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

Was April stacked with great books or what? Jeez.


The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky
Cold Skies by Thomas King

Just like March, May had a little bit of everything for any type of reader!


The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 
Book of M by Peng Shepherd
Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown
Kudos by Rachel Cusk

HONESTLY?! What a phenomenal month.


How To Be Famous by Caitlin Moran
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Any month that includes books by Caitlin Moran and Beatriz Williams is clearly a great month.


The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson
Heartbreaker by Claudia Dey
Perfect Silence by Helen Fields
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Well, this is quite the eclectic mix, isn’t it?


When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

September might have something to say about June’s “Best Book Month Ever” title…


The Next Person You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
I’ll Be There For You by Kelsey Miller
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink
Family Trust by Kathy Wang
Pages & Co. by Anna James

Remember what I just said about September and June? Might want to redact that one…


Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig
Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz
The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem

Well, at least there was a Matt Haig title in there to even things out!


The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton
The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Okay, technically we’re cheating because these haven’t been released quite yet, but we’ve already read them and absolutely loved them!

Phew. Okay, all done. What did we miss? Did we include something that shouldn’t have been here? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Here’s to hoping 2019 is another amazing year for books!


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