8 Must Read Books for 2018 ...

By Elise

8 Must  Read  Books  for 2018  ...

Are you on the hunt for must-read books in 2018? With so many books to choose from, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you want to read, but no worries because here are ten must-read books in 2018 to add to your list.

1 Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women by Renee Engeln

This non-fictional gem shows how damaging a woman's quest toward beauty can be. It does not condemn women who choose to wear makeup or who enjoy beauty; however, it does make the point that feeling beautiful shouldn't be something that commandeers women's time and it also shouldn't make them feel stress or anxiety. This book is perfect for any girl who would like to reevaluate what it means to be beautiful in the year 2018 or to reexamine her relationship with her appearance.

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2 Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen by Hannah Howard

This book is about feeling un-beautiful and out of control. Howard describes her long struggle with eating disorders and bad relationships. This journey is both heartwarming and relatable to those who have ever felt like they needed to change themselves.

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3 Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Maybe you've seen, or at least heard of, the film "Love, Simon." Well, this is the book version of that same story. If you haven't yet checked it out, you must before the year is over. This is undoubtedly the LGBT+ story of the year but will captivate you no matter your sexual identity.

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4 Beautiful Boy: a Father's Journey through His Son's Addiction

The title describes the content of the book pretty well but does not begin to describe the heavy emotions you will have when reading this book. It is not a new novel, but a film adaption of it will come out this year, starring Steve Carrel and Timothee Chalamet.

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5 The Goldfinch by Donna Tarte

One more book for film lovers. While this film won't come out until 2019, it's a long read so you better start now before the film, starring Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman, comes out. Though it is quite long, this Pulitzer Prize winning book is well worth the read.

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6 Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray

This is a cute book about a boy, Jonny, who undergoes a heart transplant and eventually, meets and befriends the sister of the boy who gave Jonny his heart. It's a quick read with a lot of, well, heart.

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7 The Dangerous Art of Blending in by Angelo Surmelis

This story tells the tale of Evan Panos, who has an overbearing and abusive Greek mother. He also struggles for the feelings that develop for his best friend. Along the way, he must find independence and break free from the unhappiness of his life.

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8 How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

This memoir tells the story of writer, beauty specialist, and party girl, Cat Marnell. This story focuses on her addiction to drugs and other mental health issues as she tries to maintain a career in New York. The author keeps her tone light, even as she talks about her darkest demons in a compelling debut novel.

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