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30 Best Books to Read in 2018

It’s that time of year again! Once again, my friend Stacie and I have compiled our list of the best books to read in 2018! Along with selecting our picks for the best books of 2018, we always include a giveaway so keep reading to enter. The winner will have the opportunity to select TWO BOOKS from our list as a prize. ❤️ It’s our gift to you!

We’ve been doing this best books round-up for several years now. If you’re interested in even more great books, check out our lists of the best books of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Best Books for 2018

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Without making you wait any longer, check out our list of the best books for 2018, and be sure to enter to win in our contest below. Good luck!

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  1. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  2. Origin by Dan Brown
  3. Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
  4. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! By Ree Drummond
  5. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
  6. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  7. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  8. Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant
  9. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  10. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
  11. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  12. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  13. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  14. The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes
  15. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
  16. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  17. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  18. Two Kinds of Truth Michael Connelly
  19. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  20. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
  21. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  22. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  23. The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill
  24. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  25. Ranger Games by Ben Blum
  26. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  27. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
  28. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
  29. The Child by Fiona Barton
  30. IT by Stephen King

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135 comments

  1. Turtles All The Way Down
    The Glass Castle
    And
    The Luckiest Girl Alice
    Would be wonderful!!!

  2. Great list! I wanted to but still have not read The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware, and IT by Stephen King.

  3. I want to read Three Wishes and Little Fires Everywhere

  4. I want to read The Glass castle & Luckiest Girl Alive.

  5. I am thrilled about no2 and no4! Thanks!

  6. I would like to read Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica and In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

  7. I would really love to read Beartown and A Man Called Ove. Both sound great!

  8. All of those books look great and some I have. Nightingale and Origin are 2 of the books I don’t have but want to get and read. 

    Lisa Joy Starr

  9. I would like two kinds of truths and the pioneer woman cooks.

  10. I’ve always wanted to read Wonder (and then see the movie!) and also, who doesn’t love The Pioneer Woman!!

  11. I’m most interested in reading Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill, closely followed by Rene Denfeld’s Child Finder.
    Overall, I think I’m now interested in reading about three-fourths of the books on that list.

  12. I can’t wait to start The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! By Ree Drummond.

  13. the ree drummond

  14. I really want to read *Faithful* and the new Dan Brown book!

  15. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

  16. Oh wow! So many look good! I’d probably read everything but IT. I’m not a horror fan. Thanks for the chance! ❤️

  17. I’d like to read Lilac Girls & Beartown.

  18. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty and Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant!

  19. Beartown and turtles all the way down!

  20. I most want to read Three Wishes and The Nightingale 

  21. I would like to read The Lonely Hearts Hotel and Kindred Spirits.

  22. I’m super excited to add some of these to my 2018 reading list! Thanks for the recommendations!

  23. cant wait to get one of these hopefully!!

    Rating: 1
  24. Beartown, Every last lie, the woman in cabin 10 and faithful

  25. So many to choose from but The Husbands secret looks interesting

  26. I would like to read In a Dark, Dark Wood and Three Wishes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. IT by Stephen King and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! By Ree Drummond

    Rating: 5
  28. What a terrific giveaway! Would love to win.

  29. Ready Player One!

  30. I would like to read Faithful and Every Last Lie.

  31. I’d like to read the Pioneer Woman’s book and Faithful. Thanks!

  32. I’m dying to read Origin by Dan Brown. The Woman in Cabin 10 is another one I’d like. This is such an amazing giveaway!! 

  33. i really would like to read z#6, #9, and #22 thank you

  34. In a Dark, Dark Wood

  35. I would like to read Wonder and Three Wishes!

  36. I would like to read “The Child” and “Two Kinds of Truth”.

  37. Ready Player One

  38. I’m listening to Origin and have a hardcover copy of the book, but have not read or listened to the other books. I would like to read The Last Mrs. Parrish.

  39. I’d like to read Origin by Dan Brown and the Pioneer Woman book.

  40. Ahhh I have been drooling over book lists for the new year I am super excited about these titles!

  41. I read the Nightengale and it was awesome! I would like to read The Woman In Cabin 10 and I have Origins on waitlist at the library.

  42. 3 wishes bear town women in cabin 10

  43. I really want to read the woman in cabin 10 and the Husband’s Secret!

  44. Definitely want to read Faithful by Alice Hoffman and The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Need to get into reading again!

  45. I’m not sure which ones I would like to read. I’d have to check them out on Amazon. I normally read mysteries.

  46. I would like to read The Pioneer woman Cooks and the Horse Dancer. 

  47. Three Wishes and In a Dark, Dark Wood

  48. Luckiest Girl Alive

  49. I want to read Origin and The Good Girl.

  50. I really want to read The Woman in Cabin 10.

  51. The Good Girl and Faithful

  52. I would like to win/read The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Child Finder

  53. i’d love to read The Glass Castle

  54. I love IT by Stephen King. 

  55. i want to read Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell and Beartown by Fredrik Backman

  56. I want to read The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Good Girl :) (My alternate choice would be In a Dark, Dark Wood)

  57. All of the above are books that i wish to read! But… if I had to pick just two… they would be Ready Player One and Origin. Don’t ask me again tomorrow. My choices may change. :-)

  58. I would like to read bear town

  59. If I were to win I’d pick either The Husband’s Secret or Three Wishes; coincidentally both by the same author as it turns out.

  60. I’ve been waiting to read Origin by Dan Brown and Two Kinds of Truth Michael Connelly

  61. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
    Origin by Dan Brown

  62. Definately Beartown and Wonder:)

  63. Three Wishes sounds good!

  64. I’m going with The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! By Ree Drummond and Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell, thanks!

  65. The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Child

  66. I would like to read Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

  67. Origen and the nightingale!

  68. I’d like to read Two Kinds of Truth and Origin.

  69. I’d like to read Kindred Spirits.

  70. Ready Player One: A Novel

  71. I have wanted to read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls for a while now. This will be the year!

  72. This is exactly what I needed to see! This year I’m trying to read more and generally do better and keep more organized! Thank you for the help!

  73. I would like to read The Pioneer Woman Cooks and IT.

  74. I would pick “It” by Stephen King and “In A Dark, Dark Wood” by Ruth Ware.

  75. I would choose origins by Dan Brown and a James Patterson book the 16th book in the woman’s murder club 

  76. Thank you for sharing this list! I want to read the John Green book and I have heard great things about Ruth Ware, so I will try the two on your list!!

  77. A Man called Ove

  78. I would like to read Beartown!

  79. “Which books from this list do you want to read in 2018?” There are a bunch of great reads on this list! If I were lucky enough to win, I think I would select “The Last Mrs. Parrish” and “In a Dark, Dark Wood”!

  80. I would like to read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

  81. This is such a great list! I want to read Turtles All The Way Down, Wonder, A Man Called Ove, and Luckiest Girl Alive.

  82. There are so many of them I want to read, The Nightingale, Little Fires Everywhere, Beartown.

  83. There’s many books I want to read from this list but my top 2 would be Three Wishes and Every Last Lie

  84. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
    Faithful: A Novel

  85. I want to win Faithful and Women in Cabin 10

  86. The Last Mrs. Parrish and Faithful

  87. The Pioneer Woman Cook & The Husband’s Secret

  88. The Husband’s Secret and The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook

  89. I would like to win “The Pioneer Woman Cooks Come and Get It” and “Faithful.” Thanks for the great giveaway.

  90. I want to try and read some more in 2018! I’ll definitely be consulting this list for some ideas!

  91. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty and IT by Stephen King are my top picks. Thank you

  92. I would love to read Luckiest Woman Alove and The Woman In Cabin 10!! Thos is such a great giveaway and good lick to everyone. 

  93. Would love to read The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! By Ree Drummond and Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty! They sound awesome!! :)

  94. What a fun thing here! My husband is always trying to find a good book, so I’d choose A Man Called Ove for him. And I’d pick The Good Girl for me. :)

  95. Origin/ Dan Brown  and Two Kinds of Truth/ Michael Connelly.  Thanks for the contest hard to choose

  96. I would like to read Faithful and The Pioneer Woman Cooks

  97. I would like to have Dan Brown’s Origin and Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth–thanks for the chance to win them!

  98. I would like to read “In a Dark, Dark Wood” and the Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It.

  99. I would like to read The Nightingale and Every Last Lie.

  100. I want to read ”It” by Stephen King and ”The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware ^_^

  101. Origin and Every Last Lie 

  102. “Lilian Boxfish Takes a Walk” and Bear Town” are on my “To Read” list for 2018. 

  103. I really want to read Ready Player One, and The Husband’s Secret.

  104. I would love to read Origin by Dan Brown and The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

  105. I’d like to read Faithful and Two Kinds of Truth. 

  106. I cannot wait to read Alice Hoffman’s new book, “Faithful.” I have never read anything of hers that I didn’t enjoy!! 

  107. I want to read The Husband’s Secret.

  108. THE PIONEER WOMAN’S COOKBOOK AND THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 WOULD BE MY CHOICES

  109. Lilac Girls

  110. I think I’d pick Every Last Lie and The Child Finder!

  111. The Husbands secret and In a dark dark wood

  112. Faithful, and ready player one for my son, I ADORE that book!

  113. This is a great list!! I’m going to have to check out you past lists to see if there are books I need to add to my tbr!

  114. It by Stephen King and The Glass Castle, I’ve heard of both but never seem to get around to reading them!

  115. Nothing beats reading a book in hand.
    I am very familiar with book 1 and oh pray the family..what’s left of it gets justice someday..before the players are all dead..tragic true horror story.
    Therefore, The woman in cabin 10!
    Second choice not to sure..id like another pleasure/fun book.. but in practical me form.,I woukd get more use with the cookbook from Ree.

  116. I want to read Every Last Lie.

  117. I would love to read The Good Girl, The Husband’s Lies and The Woman in Cabin 10. ☺ I’ve already got Origin. Starting it soon. thanks

  118. Every last lie and the good girl

  119. I’ve never read Ruth Ware so would love to read The Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood.

  120. Such a great list it was hard to narrow it down, I would love to read Origin and The Child Finder are my choices. Will definitely be looking for these titles in 2018

  121. I am a total book-aholic and every one of those books are on my to-be-read pile. The Woman in Cabin 10 is one that’s been at the top of the list for awhile as is Ready Player One.

  122. The Woman in Cabin 10

    and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!

  123. Hi, thanks for doing this, I would love to read IT, I’ve been drawn to the book for a time now, but just haven’t gotten it yet.

  124. I’d like to read Three Wishes and Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It.

  125. Wonder and Pioneer woman cooks

  126. My choices are The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes and Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant

  127. I would like to read Two Kinds of Truth and Lilac Girls. Thank you for the giveaway.

  128. I would love to read Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and Faithful by Alice Hoffman.

  129. Every Last Lie and luckiest girl Alive.

  130. I would like to read Turtles All The Way Down by John Green and The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.

  131. I would like read:
    Origin by Dan Brown
    Two Kinds of Truth Michael Connelly

  132. I want to read Nightengale and Faithful, both look like great books!

  133. I would like to read Every Last Lie

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