Top 2018 Books

I read a little over 100 books of all sizes in 2018 — down from over 200 in 2017. Makes sense, though — my day-job focus switched in recent time from coordinating book tours to managing leadership programs. During last year, I tracked my “5-star” books, regardless if the books were published in 2018, so I’m pulling the following list from that list. Also, I’m leaving out any re-reads of Harry Potter books. My top 2018 books are, by category:

Business Leadership

How to Be Successful without Hurting Men’s Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women
Sarah Cooper


The Wright Brothers
David McCullough


When My Brother Was an Aztec
Natalie Díaz

Bury It
Sam Sax

Adult Fiction

Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall
James Magruder

My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Ottessa Moshfegh

Middle Grade

The Ghost in the Mirror
John Bellairs / Brad Strickland


The Dangerous Art of Blending In
Angelo Surmelis


Boy Erased
Garrard Conley

Picture Book

Can I Be Your Dog?
Troy Cummings

Graphic Novel

The Backstagers, Vol. 1 & 2
James Tynion IV

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