Before we get to the list of my (40) favourite books of the year, I want to clarify that a few of these were not published in 2018, but made it to the top of my pile this year. Several books I read were abandoned, or I finished them but would not recommend, but this is a comprehensive list of the titles I enjoyed and feel others will too!

To keep up with my book recommendations, follow me on Instagram (I share books I love in my feed and stories) and keep up with This Mom Loves: the Podcast, as I have moved from Favourite Things posts to sharing my fave things on the show (don’t worry; there are always links in the shownotes if you’re not yet a podcast person).

Without further ado, here’s my list!


Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Our House by Louise Candlish

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser

Odd Child Out: A Novel by Gilly Macmillan

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Watching You by Lisa Jewell

If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

If You Knew Her by Emily Elgar

I Know You by Annabel Kantaria

The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie

General fiction:

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

The Home For Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Still Me by Jojo Moyes


It Takes Two by Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) by Randi Zuckerberg

Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

Depression – The Comedy by Jessica Holmes

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura Vanderkam

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

The Year of Less by Cait Flanders

Design Your Next Chapter: How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life by Debbie Travis

Educated by Tara Westover

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman

Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities by Daniel Franklin

Reflecting back on this list, I can say that I certainly can’t relate to those who have “read more” on their list of new year’s resolutions! In fact, perhaps I should read a bit less…but then I wouldn’t be able to share all of my recommendations with you! Happy reading!

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