Gayle has updates for Nicole. She’s joined Scribd, she’s a veteran Spivey swapper and she’s hit her reading goal for the year. Nicole discusses why she couldn’t finish reading American Prison, and after discussing what they’ve been reading, they go on to talk about the best books they read in 2018.

What We’ve Been Reading

Our Best Books of the Year

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
That Kind of Mother by Ruman Alaam
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Cloud in the Shape of A Girl by Jean Thompson
The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye
The Caregiver by Samuel Park
Waiting For Eden by Elliot Ackerman
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The Song Achilles by Madeline Miller
One Day In December by Josie Silver
The Other Woman by Sadie Jones
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
The Girl Why Smiled Bead by Clemantine Wamariya
The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir