My Favorite Books of 2018

posted Jan 4, 2019, 12:22 PM by Holly Castille
I read 48 books in 2018. Maybe I can hit 50 this year! Here are my Five Favorites (but six because I just can't stop):

Titles are linked to the CHS library "card."
  1. What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum - I always love when autism is portrayed as the asset, not the liability
  2. The Moth Presents All These Wonders edited by Catherine Burns - I love the podcast, love the written collection of different people's stories
  3. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler - a dystopian near-future, with the dystopia caused by Climate Change
  4. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu - medicine for our #metoo times
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - there aren't enough WWI books, and this one eloquently speaks for all wars, all sides
  6. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez - ok so the narrator as a promising writer is cliche, but then again, who else can tell the story better? I see my students in this book and l love to hear that voice.