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BookLoons Recommended Reads 2018
by Hilary Williamson

I find myself anticipating Christmas even earlier than usual this year, feeling the need to temporarily escape dark world events into its bright snow globe bubble of peace and joy. What better way to retreat for a while than into books?

They're always a big part of the holidays in my home, as gifts, or enjoyed by a roaring fire, with friends and family close at hand. As always, BookLoons has recommendations for you, based on the best of our 2018 reading. These are mainly hardcovers - find rave reads most likely published in paperback in 2018 in our Recommended Reads 2017.

Contemporary Fantasy Historical
Edgar & Lucy
The Washington Decree
A Brightness Long Ago
Good Guys
The Queens of Innis Lear
City of Ink
This Scorched Earth
War of the Wolf

Mystery Mystery-Cozy Mystery-Historical
Alter Ego
Dark Sacred Night
The Day of the Dead
Deck the Hounds
The Pope of Palm Beach
Wild Fire

The Lost Order
The Shadow Killer

Mystery-International Mystery-Thriller Romance
A Dangerous Crossing
Eighteen Below
Into the Black Nowhere
This Fallen Prey

Solace Island
Too Far Gone
SF Non-Fiction
Head On
The Moons of Barsk
Restless Lightning
Kings of the Yukon
You Can Stop Humming Now
YA Fiction YA Fantasy/SF
Stars at Oktober Bend
That Night

Fourth Dimension
The Wolves of Winter
Chapter Books Picture Books
Not-So-Lucky Lefty
Start Now!
Games on the Go!
Kate, Who Tamed the Wind
Llama Llama Loves to Read

Find more book gift suggestions in our many previous Holiday Columns.

All of us at BookLoons wish you and yours the best of times, the kindest of
holidays, and a joyous, healthy, prosperous and (especially) peaceful 2019!!

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