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9 Books to Read in 2018

What Books to Read in 2018

From Jodie Pilcoult’s latest story to Liane Moriarty’s best-selling Big Little Lies, here are nine non-fiction books to read in 2018.

9 Books to Read in 2018

The Dangers of Truffle Hunting by Sunni Overend

A book all about food, wine and female sexuality – what’s not to love? Points lost because the protagonist can be a bit annoying from time to time, but apart from that a jolly good read! (3/4)

The Dangers of Truffle Hunting by Sunni Overend

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

If you’re after your next trashy psychological thriller then look no further! It’s one of those can’t-put-it-down stories that I want to be made into a movie. Highly recommend for anyone into this genre of reading. (4/5)

The Woman in Cabin 10

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

I would love to crawl inside this author’s mind for the day and see what she’s thinking. First Room, then Frog Music, now this. The story follows an Irish child who claims to have been living for months with no food or water. Everything from the characters to the time it was set (during the Irish potato famine) to the ending is unsettling and strange – in a good way. There are some slow bits, but make sure you power through to the end. It all happens in the last few pages. (3/4)

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

A feel good, simple story with likable characters and a warm fuzzy ending. Good bedtime reading. (4/5)

Foursome by Jane Fallon

I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this rom-com. It’s quite an oldie (2010), but I picked in up at a book swap party (which by the way are the best parties ever), so I thought I’d give it a read. Perhaps it’s the British idiosyncrasies or the relatable characters that make it so enjoyable. Whatever it is, 2018 is the year I read more from Jane Fallon! (4.5/5)

Small Great Things by Jodie Picoult

A story written from the point of view of a black nurse and a white supremacist who have an unfortunate encounter – and if you’ve ever read a Jodie Picoult book before you can imagine the twists in story lines and cathartic events that transpire throughout. It’s based on a true story, so I went on to listen to several podcasts recorded around the book. It’s a real insight into racism and total must-read. (5/5)

All That She Can See by Carrie Hope Fletcher

You know how everyone says “never judge a book by its cover”? You know how everyone also always judges a book by its cover? Well that’s what happened here. I picked it up in WHSmith in the airport, not really reading too much into it – literally – and it turned out to be one of the worst books I’ve ever read. About a chapter in I was convinced I’d accidentally picked up a children’s book, but not so, as it turned out. Don’t waste your time unless you’re about 14-years old or just learning to read. (1/5)

Non-Fiction Books to Read in 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

This is a classic that has been on my to-read list for a while, but I’ve just never got round to it. As soon as I heard they were making it into a series I knew I had to beat them to the punch and read the book first. Although originally released in 1985, its fascinating look at a male dominated dystopia and really interesting commentary on women’s rights, it’s not wonder this book is still so relevant to this day. (5/5)

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Last year I read my first Liane Moriarty novel and rather enjoyed it, so when I saw that her next best-seller was being turned into a series starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and the newly announced Meryl Streep, picking up the next book was sort of a no-brainer. Another brilliant book about female empowerment and could not be more perfect in conjunction with the national conversation. (4/5)

Non-Fiction Books to Read in 2018

What have you read recently? Drop me a comment below with new book recommendations!

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