Goodreads tells me I’ve read 99 books in 2018. And that’s not counting Bible reading. Here are the books (and new-to-me music) that I’ve most enjoyed this year. Some were produced in 2018, some previously. Pop a note into the comments with your own favourites?
My top picks from 2018:
Book of the year: Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson (epic fantasy)
Christian living: The Dream of You, by Jo Saxton
Contemporary novel: Dear Mr. Knightley, by Katherine Reay
Fantasy novel: The Wounded Shadow, by Patrick W. Carr
Favourites revisited: The full “Cobra” series, all 9 books, by Timothy Zahn
Mystery/suspense novel: Guilty Blood, by Rick Acker
Science Fiction novel: Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson. Also notable: For Us Humans, by Steve Rzasa, Cold Welcome, by Elizabeth Moon, and Thrawn: Alliances, by Timothy Zahn
Series of the year: I’m liking the new Smithwell Fairies cozy mystery series from Karin Kaufman
Surprisingly fun: The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes, by Wade Albert White
Thriller: Stealthy Steps, by Vikki Kestell (techno-thriller)
New-to-me songs that blessed me most: “Living Hope,” by Phil Wickham, “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship, and “You Say” by Lauren Daigle… And “Even If,” by Mercy Me. Wow.