With more than 60 books read this year, Liz narrowed down a few of her favorite books from 2018. Check them out and let us know what you plan on reading in 2019!
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Cassidy is special. After her near-death drowning experience, she has been able to see ghosts. In fact, her best friend is one. This made my top books to read because of this premise. Also, her parents are history buffs and haul her all over the place searching for hauntings. I LOVE that her parents are “ghost hunters” but don’t even notice that her best friend is one. I suppose that makes them rather poor ghost hunters, which cracks me up. This book is also a YA and is perfect for that age group. It’s a quick easy read and isn’t scary.
Also check out our review of City of Ghosts HERE!
A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio
Mirna is overweight. A health scare prompts her to lose weight and get in shape. While she has lost some weight she is still overweight. This is her journey. This made my top books to read because it spoke to me. I have horrible, horrible body image issues. Three kids later my body isn’t what it was when I was 20-something. It’s something I am actively working on. This book showed me I am a beautiful work in progress. I am worth it. I can exercise and maybe my body doesn’t show it but I feel better about myself and am working on being me.
Check out our review of A Beautiful Work in Progress HERE!
Missing You, Missing Me by Tylor Paige
Cleo and Ethan are soulmates. They just have a bumpy road to figure out that they are. If you read one contemporary romance this year, this should be it. The book is so well written. It’s easy to get lost in. I read it in 1.5 days. The characters are not perfect. They are filled with flaws just like in real life. Some romances are too perfect. They look at life through rose-colored glasses. This book doesn’t shy away from drug, alcohol or spousal abuse. I love that. That is life. People battle demons on a daily basis and that should be shown in books.
Check out our review of Missing You, Missing Me HERE!
The Other Side of the Bridge by Cameron Wright
Katie and Dave are strangers. Grief and the Golden Gate Bridge are the only things that tie them together. This book hit me hard. It deals with grief. Since my sister suddenly died in 2015 it has been something constantly in the back of my mind. Have I actually grieved or am I holding it all in? This book tells us that everyone processes and manages grief in there own ways. The book offered a mystery as well and the twists and turns at the end had me gasping. I have read several other books by this author and he is one of my top 10 favorites.
Check out our review of The Other Side of the Bridge HERE!