Best Of

The Dusty Jacket’s Top 10 Picks for 2018*

Adult Fiction/Biography

  1. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (reviewed March 2018)
  2. Little Bee by Chris Cleave (reviewed May 2018)
  3. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall (reviewed June 2018)
  4. The Invisible Wall (Biography) by Harry Bernstein (reviewed June 2018)
  5. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Biography) by Ishmael Beah (reviewed July 2018)
  6. The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (reviewed July 2018)
  7. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (reviewed August 2018)
  8. The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness (Biography) by Joel ben Izzy (reviewed September 2018)
  9. The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint by Brady Udall (reviewed November 2018)
  10. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (reviewed November 2018)

Juvenile/Young Adult

  1. My Side of the Mountain (J) by Jean Craighead George (reviewed March 2018)
  2. The Devil’s Arithmetic (YA) by Jane Yolen (reviewed April 2018)
  3. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (J Biography) by Eleanor Coerr (reviewed April 2018)
  4. Island of the Blue Dolphins (J) by Scott O’Dell (reviewed April 2018)
  5. Homeless Bird (YA) by Gloria Whelan (reviewed May 2018)
  6. Fever 1793 (YA) by Laurie Halse Anderson (reviewed June 2018)
  7. The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs (J) by Betty G. Birney (reviewed August 2018)
  8. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (J) by Kate DiCamillo (reviewed August 2018)
  9. The Incredible Journey (J) by Sheila Burnford (reviewed November 2018)
  10. The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket (J) by John Boyne (reviewed November 2018)

 

*List contains selections reviewed in 2018