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Favorite Reads 2018

I read quite a bit this year, but maybe not as much as usual.  Reading is a very personal endeavor. Despite this, I thought I'd share some of the books I've liked as I read in 2018. I still read and write reviews, although, with the publishing culture as it is, it's hard for me to take the reviews at face value. You can do the same with mine! (Sorry, I didn't provide links.)


Novels:

In the House of Brede, Rumer Godden


I was impressed with the author’s ability to develop the characters in this novel set in England in a monastery. Despite their aim to not be distinctive in the community, the nuns and their lives together drew me in. The story follows the life of a career woman turned nun. I loved the turns in the story. This book was made into a movie. This was the first novel I’ve read by Rumer Godden, but not my last.




Virgil Wander, Leif Enger


This is a new release that I was able to reserve at the library before anyone else cracked its pages. I loved Leif Enger’s, Peace Li…

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