Favorite Books of Last Half of 2018

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It’s officially 2019 and I can’t believe it! Who else is excited for the new year?!

With that being said, It’s that time of the year to reveal my favorite books from the last half of the year. I have already written a post on my favorite books from the beginning of last year, HERE.

This was very hard everyone and it was difficult to narrow down to just these few!

Without further ado, here are my favorites from the last half of 2018:

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

There is a reason why I included this book in my Christmas giveaway. I was blown away by Delia’s debut novel. Yes, this was her debut novel. I couldn’t believe that it was her debut because it felt like she had been writing for years. This book kept me thinking way beyond finishing the book. It’s a book that holds you and inspires you. I would recommend that anyone gives this book a chance!

You can read my review —-> HERE

Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin

I always adore Lynn’s novels. She is such a talented story teller. Legacy of Mercy was no exception. What I love about Lynn’s novels is that she really has a talent in creating a scene. You are always transported back to a time when things were different and it was a challenge to survive if you were not wealthy. And if you were wealthy you were expected to uphold certain qualities and lifestyle.

You can read my review —-> HERE

Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson

This is one book I was surprised to like very much. For some reason I was kind of dreading to read this book. However, after just a few pages I was immediately hooked. I think I read this book in just two days time. It was that good! I also loved that she included a woman with Epilepsy - who not only had a mind of her own but had her own reservations and challenges. It made the story more relatable.

Read my full review —-> HERE

Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar

This book was just plan fun. I always enjoy Tessa’s stories. She creates such a beautiful and inspiring story. Especially a story that we all can relate to on some level. I also really found it neat that Tessa wrote this story for everyone to read - not just Christians. I could definitely see this when reading the book. I think anyone - religious or not would really enjoy and learn from this fun and enlightening story.

You can read my review —> HERE

Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

I have always wanted to visit Yosemite National Park. Karen brought me there just by reading this book. The mystery was intriguing and the love story sweet. I really loved Clark and Olivia’s dynamic and relationship. Though Olivia annoyed me at first, she grew on me and I liked her character by the end. That’s what I liked about Karen’s books - is that her characters were well developed - and she also made me yearn to visit Yosemite!

You can read my review —-> HERE

Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette

Connilyn knows how to write a story. Her second book in the Cities of Refuge series did not disappoint and I flew through this book over just a couple days. Her books are always richly described, characters well developed, and plot well thought out. If you love a good Biblical fiction story you need to check this one out!

You can read my review —-> HERE

Voice In the Wind by Francine Rivers

Ok I meant to put this book in the picture but as I was preparing this post I finally remembered what I was forgetting when taking pictures. I had already put down the props so it was too late to re do the picture. A face palm for sure!

This book - whew it is one of those books I think I will never forget. Francine has a way of grabbing the reader and engrossing them in a story that they will never forget. This story was richly developed, the characters were so well done that I actually felt for some of them. Even though the story was slightly violent at times, I appreciated how real and raw Francine wrote how cruel the Romans actually were. It’s also a story I could see well translated on screen.

You can read my review —-> HERE

What were your favorite books of 2018? Share in the comments!

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