We’re now halfway through the first half of the year and we’re still having fun reading the best new titles.
Here’s a rundown of the best books in 2018.
The Last of Us: The Last Story by Joel SchumacherThe Last of Me is the latest installment in Schumachers seminal The Last Night trilogy.
Set in the year 2020, it’s a gripping story of survival and redemption set in the aftermath of the apocalypse.
The game was a critical success, earning a whopping $6 billion worldwide.
It’s also a fantastic read.
This is a good book to read before or after the apocalypse if you’ve got a couple of days to kill.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Handmaids Tale is Atwood’s epic novel about a dystopian world where women are forced to bear children by an oppressive regime.
It is the best novel of 2018, with Atwood consistently at the top of her field and I’ve loved every novel since.
The Martian by Andy WeirThe best science fiction novel of the first quarter of 2018.
It tells the story of two astronauts stranded on Mars, one of whom is an android and the other is an artificial intelligence.
It was a bestseller and the best science-fiction novel of 2017.
A Storm of Swords by Toni MorrisonThe best-selling debut novel by the author of The Corrections and The Corrections.
It follows a group of people who must band together to find a way to survive on the hostile planet of Mars.
This book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
The Red Turtle by James PattersonThe best fantasy novel of 2019.
It told the story from the point of view of a woman who must survive the first major conflict in her life, when she discovers that she has the ability to control animals.
The Wishing Tree by Jodi PicoultThe most anticipated novel of 2020.
It combines two of the most popular fantasy series with a feminist message about the power of the self.
The Unfinished Swan by M.R. CareyThe most-anticipated novel of 2021.
It features a young woman who’s stuck on an island for her entire life, and a man who tries to get her to take a vacation.
The Secret Life of Pets by Anna KinbergThe most eagerly awaited novel of 2022.
It takes place in a world where dogs are used as human weapons.
The Woman in Black by Alyssa RosenbergThe most highly anticipated novel in the first two quarters of 2020, and the author is back to create a new story that is simultaneously a love story and a crime thriller.
The Wolf King by Cormac McCarthyThe most critically acclaimed novel of 2023.
It deals with a world in which a wolf is a powerful force in its own right and the story is set in a fantasy world where magic exists.
The Fifth Season by YA author Kate ElliottThe most awaited novel in 2020, with Elliott winning a Pulitzer Prize and winning over two hundred awards.
The Haunting by J.
R MitteThe most widely anticipated novel for 2019.
In this tale of paranormal terror, an estranged family finds themselves hunted down by a mysterious, faceless figure, and their lives are about to change forever.
The Death and Life of Mr. T by Yana GlazmanThe most acclaimed novel in 2018, and one of the books that I’m most looking forward to reading next year.
The Man Who Knew Too Much by Cormatte ThomasThe most closely anticipated novel this year, with the novel having a wide readership and winning the prestigious Newbery Award for best novel.
The Way of the Knife by William GoldingOne of the bestselling novels of 2019, with a novel that is both heartbreaking and beautiful.
The Long Walk to the Sea by Joss WhedonThe best TV series of the decade and the first one in which I have to admit, I was hooked.
It shows the struggles of a family on the brink of extinction, with one of its central characters (Lori Loughlin) facing a very real threat of her own.
The Pigeon by Kate AtkinsonThe best novel I’ve read in 2018 so far.
It chronicles a woman’s search for a missing father who is also the father of her two young children.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Malinda LovelaceA fascinating story of a girl who has been possessed by a demon, who must use her powers to find her way home.
The Golden Boy by Sarah WatersThe best crime novel of this year.
It explores the complicated relationship between two individuals who must navigate the aftermath when they are separated and murdered.
The Road by Jhumpa LahiriThe most politically charged novel of next year, and it will undoubtedly influence the future of India’s democracy.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by E.L. James