Hello everyone and Happy Thursday to you all!

I always have these random bookish questions that I’m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do. I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.

Norma’s random book question:

We would love to know some of your absolute favourite books that you have read in 2018. Whether it be a list of your top three, top 10 or just your #1 absolute favourite. What are some of your favourite reads of 2018? They don’t necessarily have to be books that were published in 2018 just any book that you have read and was a favourite or top read.

Norma’s Answer

Here are my 13 (baker’s dozen) favourite books that I have read and loved in 2018 in no particular order.

* Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
* The Past is Never by Tiffany Quay Tyson
* The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
* The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
* One Day in December by Josie Silver
* Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
* Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent
* Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
* The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol
* The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton
* Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
* A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
* Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier 

Brenda’s Answer
  • Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier 
  • One Day in December by Josie Silver
  • Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
  • Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
  • The Lighthouse Keepers Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
  • Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood
  • Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge
  • Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
  • Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson
Lindsay’s Answer

*Fallen Mountains by Kimi Cunningham Grant
*Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent
*The Lighthouse Keepers Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
*The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
*The Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
*The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware
*The Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon
*The Taster by V.S. Alexander
*Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer
*Need To Know by Karen Cleveland
*The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 

Never Ending TBR Book Stack #1 ~ Do you have any of these to read? Which ones have you read and recommend to read sooner than later? Want to help us knock some of these off of our shelves?

Now to the best part. Your answers. Please join in our discussion and let us know your answer. We would love to hear from you!

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30 thoughts on “Random Book Musings: What are your Top 10 Favourite Books of 2018? #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers #askthetravelingsistersaboutourreads #askusaboutourbook

  1. Naomi says:

    Here are the two that continue to pop into my head over and over: “Malagash” by Joey Comeau and “Songs for the Cold of Heart” by Eric Dupont.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      That’s so great when books pop in your head. You know then for sure they are favourites. Thank you for sharing with us Naomi!

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  2. Shalini says:

    Ahhh sisters… I am strangely lacking… I am blank here… What must you be thinking about me? Alas, I have to give up and will get back to you when I recollect

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      I felt a little on the spot when I went to do my list so I had to go back to look at my read list. Looking forward to seeing some of your favourites.

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  3. Great selection of books, ladies! My top ten books read in 2018:
    1. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
    2. The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty
    3. Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
    4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    5. Sadie by Courtney Summers
    6. The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
    7. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
    8. Circe by Madeline Miller
    9. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
    10. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Love your list! There is just a couple that I haven’t read. I will have to take a look at them closer!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Love that list!!! 💜

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  4. So hard to keep it down to ten top reads.
    1. A Place to Remember – Jenn J MacLeod
    2. Birthright – Fiona Lowe
    3. Every Note Played – Lisa Genova
    4. Little Secrets – Anna Snoekstra
    5. Scrublands – Chris Hammer
    6. The Dream Daughter – Diane Chamberlain
    7. The Gathering Murders – Keith Moray
    8. The Greek Escape – Karen Swan
    9. The Winter Soldier – Daniel Mason
    10. The Woman in the Window – A J Finn

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Great list Veronica! You have a few in there that I will have to take a closer look at!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Great list Veronica! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Carol Geraghty says:

    I read a lot of good books in 2018 but the ones I recall most vividly are:
    1. Rust & Stardust by T, Greenwood
    2. Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
    3, Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
    4. UNSUB by Meg Gardiner
    5. The Book of You by Claire Kendal
    I was glad to see many books that are on my TBR list in your favourites as well as in TBR Book Stack #1. Like I’m always saying, too many books, not enough time!

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      The only one I haven’t read is The Book of You. I will have to take a look at that one. I loved the other ones on your list. I want them on my list now! lol . Thank you for sharing some of your favorites, Carol!

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Love that list Carol! ❤️

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  6. Tiffany says:

    Best Question! I will always look back at this to narrow down my next read, well done ladies!!
    I would have to say my favourite novel is ‘Beast of Extraordinary Circumstance’ by Ruth Emmie Lang. My favourite memoir is ‘The Choice’ by Edith Eva Eger.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you for adding yours T! I am so glad Beasts is a favorite of yours. I hope to add many favorites to your list this year!

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      1. Tiffany says:

        Thanks to you I will 🤗

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    2. L Lostinacoulee says:

      I’ve wanted to read The Choice for a while. I’ve actually had it from the library a few times and had to return it before I got a chance to read it. Tiffany – you have inspired me to push it closer to the top of my TBR pile! 💜

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      1. Tiffany says:

        That’s great to hear!! I really hope you do, it stays in your heart. Although it is troubling, it uplifts you in a way that never expires

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  7. bibliobeth says:

    Ooooh what to choose?! Okay, here we go. The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid are three that pop into my head right now but I read some amazing books last year. 😍😍😍

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Love those choices!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wonderful titles ladies!

    Here’s my list
    1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
    2. The Wife by Alastair Burke
    3. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
    4. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
    5. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
    6. Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent
    7. Year One by Nora Roberts
    8. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
    9. Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins
    10. Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger
    11. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
    12. All My Life by Prescott Lane

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    1. Oh, I love your list, Jonetta! I have really enjoyed a few of your books as well!

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    2. You had a great reading year! All the Ugly and Wonderful Things is amazing! And A Man Called Ove. Both very memorable books. Have you seen the movie for Ove? It’s subtitled in English because it is a Swedish movie, but it was so well cast and stuck to the book.

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      1. Yes, I did! I saw it on Netflix and loved it.

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  9. Great lists! 2018 was not a fabulous reading year for me, but here are 10 of my 5 star reviews, in no particular order:
    *The Hours by Michael Cunningham
    *The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
    *Truthwitch series by Susan Dennard
    *The Others series by Anne Bishop
    *My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
    *Fever by Deon Meyer
    *Murder on Millionaires Row by Erin Lindsey
    *Our House by Louise Candlish
    *Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri
    *Force of Nature by Jane Harper

    Here’s hoping 2019 is an excellent reading year for us all!

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    1. Love your list, Myndi and there are a few on there that I need to read! LOL

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    2. I collected the audiobooks for The Others series and now I’ve got to listen to them! Glad to see the books on your list.

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      1. They are so, so good! I’ve got to get to Vision in Silver soon…

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  10. carhicks says:

    I am not listing my top ten, because it is too hard. I want to say that as I read your lists, I am listening to Dream Daughter right now and just finished listening to Rust & Stardust earlier today. I am on the list for The Tattooist of Auschwitz hoping to get it by Sunday so one from each of you. Great choices ladies.

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    1. I agree that it is a little bit difficult to choose a top ten. I have yet to read The Tattooist of Auschwitz and really want to. I hope that it is a good one for you!

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