Books Read in 2018

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written anything, but I’m aiming to bring it back.

I’m still convinced reading is one of God’s greatest gifts. Books are just so dang good. I started sharing the books I read each year back in 2016, and here in 2017.

Here are the books I read in 2018. I was down a little bit on reading this time due to an entire house remodel (so so glad that’s over) but hoping to ramp it up this year.

Also, for anyone who loves reading as much as I do (next to photo management stuff this is the thing people ask me the most–book recommendations), I started an Instagram account dedicated solely to books I feel worthy to pass along to others.

You can find it on Instagram: @lindsayrossbookclub

On to the books.

My top 5 in no particular order.

  1. Love Does for Kids. If you have kids, get this book and read it WITH them. We read a few chapters each night and my kids loooooved it. The stories are engaging and so so good. Perfect message for the world we live in.
  2. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. This isn’t in the genre of books I normally read, and I can’t even put my finger on why, but I loved loved loved this book. The writing was incredible and the story was compelling. I didn’t want it to end. So good.
  3. Becoming. Politics aside, I loved the behind-the-scenes look at the Obama family and how the ended up in the White house. My criteria for a good memoir is how I feel about the person at the end and I loved Michelle Obama by the end.
  4. This is How it Always is. This book. Wow. I read it fast and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Some people may be turned off by the topic, but it gave me an entirely new perspective on a difficult subject. Thought provoking and painful and the writing was some of the best I’ve ever read.
  5. The Sun Does Shine. This guy was wrongfully imprisoned and on death row for THIRTY YEARS. Thirty years in prison for something he didn’t do. I was gutted for him and amazed at his never give up spirit.

These are just the ones I’d start with. So many great books! Happy reading.

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4 thoughts on “Books Read in 2018”

  1. Welcome back Lindsay!
    You’re 2nd one recently to rave about Eleanor Oliphant so off I go to pick it up! I’ve gotten into the (AWFUL) habit of starting my day reading news instead of books and I’m reasonably certain I’m suffering the consequences. I spent my adult life reading with a coffee before everyone in the house wakes up. I suspect getting back to that will vastly improve my mental state as well as my blood pressure, ha!

    1. I think you’ll love Eleanor Oliphant. I thought it was so good! And reading in the morning before everyone wakes up is pretty much the BEST way to start a day!!

  2. I love new book recommendations, but my to read list is so long I don’t know how I’ll ever get to them all. We are planning to remodel our whole house too (help!). So how do you read soooo much? Audiobooks, library books, do you buy them all and take them with you everywhere? What are your secrets? Thanks for keeping me on your email list because your posts are always worthwhile and so meaningful!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Shannon! I read in spare moments here and there (I use the kindle app on my phone) and then regardless of how tired I am, I read every night before bed–anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. And I buy almost every book I read. I don’t buy a lot of other things, so I can budget in books. I personally feel like the authors deserve my money for the content they’re providing. 🙂

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