2018 was a great year for books,and here at FFL, we reviewed some of our favorite political ones, including new books by the Bush twins, Fox News host Jedediah Bila, former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Second Daughter Charlotte Pence,and a former White House stenographer.
I write about books for FFL quite a bit, as you might have noticed. I also do a lot of reading on my own. In 2018, I read 165 books, ranging from middle grade novels to literary analysis and everything in between. Here are ten of the best books I read in 2018 and why you should read them too.
If you like true crime, you need to read this! It’s hauntingly written, absolutely gripping, and very timely, because the Golden State Killer has finally been caught!
2) Lincoln’s Last TrialTrue crime meets history and politics in Lincoln’s Last Trial, which explores the last murder trial Lincoln handled as a lawyer before entering politics and it’s a really interesting deep dive.
3) Sisters FirstI read this audiobook right before George HW Bush died, and that made it all the more special. The Bush twins talk about their life with candor and honesty. They also share some amazing anecdotes about their lives and their family.
4) Nabokov’s Favorite Word is MauveIf you like books and books about books, check out this book that combines literature and statistics and looks at habits in literature like pronouns, who is kissing who, cinnamon words, and the prevalence of a ghostwriter’s voice.