What Books I Read in 2018

Sharing my favorite and all the books I read last year!

I’m an avid reader. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things to do and probably the only thing I do a ton of and yet still feel like I don’t get to do enough of. This past year I read 33 books- my goal was 25. I try and read at least 20 minutes a day. Usually it’s before I go to bed but often I’ll get up early in the morning and sneak it in then. Some books were better than others but that’s always the case, you know? I often get asked for book recommendations so I thought I’d put all the books I read last year into a single post for easy reference!

The Best Books I read in 2018 | www.mountainmamacooks.com

I keep track of what I’ve read and what I want to read on Good Reads. It’s an easy to use app that you can rate and write reviews (or not) on the books you’ve read. I like that they do a reading challenge each year, too. It not only holds me accountable but I can see what my other book loving friends are reading as well. FYI, it’s where I get most of my book recommendations so if you’re an avid reader and not on there, sign up! It’s easy.


The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan- 3/5
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate- 4/5
All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg- 3.5/5
As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner- 4/5
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway- 4/5
Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen by Hannah Howard- 3/5
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah- 3.5/5
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng- 3.5/5
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver- 4/5
The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton- 3.5/5
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee- 5/5
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena- 3/5
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton- 4/5
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt- 4/5
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine 3.5/5
What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan- 3.5/5
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell- 3.5/5
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford- 4/5
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris- 4/5
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin- 3/5
The Lost Husband by Katherine Center- 3.5/5
Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey Into the Alaskan Wild by James Campbell 4/5
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis- 1/5
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown- 4/5


Beartown by Fredrik Backman 4.5/5
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman- 5/5
The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne- 5/5
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas- 4/5
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton- 5/5
Educated by Tara Westover- 5/5
Still Me by JoJo Moyes- 4/5
How To Walk Away by Katherine Center- 4.5/5

I linked to all the books on Goodreads so you can read multiple reviews on the books! Hope you find something you like.

What was the best book YOU read last year?

xo, Kelley