Favorite Books of 2018

It’s hard to find time to read when there is a city of delights waiting for you around the corner. So full time travel has restricted how much we read, but when we make a point to explore great bookstores while traveling, we force ourselves into buying and therefore reading. So here is a list of our favorite books we read while traveling in 2018.

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch had so much promise. We were drawn in by the idea of strong female characters and maybe a little bit by the idea that this would be a great homage to Joan of Arc. It ends up that it wasn’t. We were both so disappointed by this book that we almost took Bill Gates’s approach and just didn’t write about it. You know the old adage “nothing good to say…”. But we felt like we wanted to create some discourse. Have you read this book? What were your thoughts?

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo and George Saunders has seemingly been all over the place lately. For a while there it seemed I could barely go one day without hearing about it in some form or other. So we picked up a copy to see what all the fuss was about and Wow! the fuss was not disproportionate to the pleasure of reading this book. We both enjoyed it immensely.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We broke some of our weight and volume rules when deciding to purchase Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie but are so glad we did. This book was engrossing and thoughtful and had us both absolutely interested from the beginning to the end. It was well worth carrying it around for a little while.