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message 1: by Lilisa (new)

Lilisa | 1874 comments Mod
Share your top best and worst reads of 2018!


message 3: by Yrinsyde (new)

Yrinsyde | 161 comments I've not been a frequent poster this year - hope to change that next year!

This year mine are:
Best: Suite Francaise; The Sea The Sea
Worst: Divergent (who knows where it's set - post apocalyptic US?


message 4: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 821 comments Mod
I might have included one or two outside my ATW list, but here goes:

Best
Happiness (England)
Spook Street (England)
Providence (US)
Tin Man (England)
The Seamstress of Ourfa (Turkey)
On the Java Ridge (Indonesia)

Worst
Secret Passages in a Hillside Town (Finland) DNF
Arresting God in Kathmandu (Nepal)
Olmec Obituary (Mexico)


message 5: by Val (new)

Val Best:
River by Esther Kinsky (author is German, but book is mostly set in London, UK)
The White Book by Han Kang (South Korea)

Worst:
Flood by Stephen Baxter (the setting and the book are all over the place)
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (Haiti and USA)


message 6: by Nadine (new)

Nadine (nadinekc) Best:
Freshwater (Nigeria, US, a room inside the main character's head).

Worst:
John Woman (US) It's not so much the 'worst' as that it drove me absolutely crazy. I would have DNF'ed it but I read it for a group read, and it led to a marvelous discussion. My review.


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