Best books read in 2018

Best of the best 

Top 2018 Fiction

Carmien Michels – We komen van ver 4/5 (Gedichten)

David Grann – The lost city of Z 4/5

Karl Ove Knausgaard – Lente 4/5

Lisa Halliday – Assymetry 3,75/5

Jesmyn Ward – Sing, unburied, sing 4/5

Martin Amis – Lucky Jim 4/5

Katherine Heiny – Standard deviation 4/5

Brad Watson – Miss Jane 4/5

Richard Powers – The overstory 4/5

Kristin Hannah – The great alone 4/5

David Garnett – Lady and fox 4/5

Guillermo Rosales – Het huis van de drenkelingen 4/5

Patrick DeWitt – The sisters brothers 4/5

Daniel Mendelsohn – Odyssee 4/5

Jeff Zenter – The serpent King 4/5 (YA)

Maggie O’Farrell – I am I am I am /5

Rachel Cusk – Kudos 4/5

Carsten Tensen – We, the drowned 4/5

Percival Everett – So much blue 4,25/5

Chloe Benjamin – The immortalists 4,25/5

Ottessa Moshfegh – My Year of Rest and Relaxation 4,25/5

Kevin Wilson – The family Fang 4,25/5

Friedrich Dürenmatt – De belofte 4,5/5

Julian Barnes – The only story 4,5/5

Cynan Jones – De lange droogte 4,5/5

John Boyne – A ladder to the sky 4,5/5

Sally Rooney – Normal people 4,5/5

Tayari Jones – An American marriage 5/5

James Baldwin – Tell me how long the train’s gone 5/5

Tim O’Brien – The things they carried 5/5

Top Graphic Novel

Judith Vanistendael – Toen David zijn stem verloor 3,5/5

Adrian Tomine – Killing and Dying: Stories 4/5

Nick Drnaso – Sabrina 4/5

Thi Bui – The best we could do 4/5

Top memoir/essay

Brian Philips – Impossible owls: essays 4/5

Meagan O Rourke – The long goodbye 4/5

CS Lewis – A grief observed 4/5

Tara Westover –Educated 4/5

Irvin D Yalom – Tegen de zon in kijken 4,25/5

Anthony Ray Hinton – The sun does shine: How I found life on death row 4,5/5

Trevor Noah – Born a crime 4,5/5

Thriller

Jane Harper – Force of nature 4/5

Jane Harper – The dry 4/5

Alafair Burke – The wife 4/5

Michelle McManara – I’ll be gone in the dark 4,25/5 (True crime)

Top Non-fiction 2018

Carlo Rovelli – The order of time 3,5/5

Hans Rosling – Factualness 4/5 (soms 1/5)

Brain Philips – Impossible owls 4/5

Arjen van Veelen – Amerikanen lopen niet 4/5

Carlo Rovelli – Seven Brief Lessons on Physics 4/5

Matt Haig – Notes on a nervous planet 4/5

Irvin D Yalom – Tegen de zon in kijken 4,5/5

Carlo Rovelli – Reality is not what it seems 4,5/5

Top short story collections

Ben Marcus – Notes from the fog 3,5/5

Amy Bonnaffons – The wrong heaven 4/5

Kevin Wilson – Baby, you’re gonna be mine 4/5

Lauren Groff – Florida 4/5

Kevin Wilson – Tunneling to the center of the earth 4,5/5

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