Celebrity Picks: Jodi Picoult's Favorite Reads of 2018

Chris Schluep on January 11, 2019


Jodi Picoult is a writer who does not shy away from difficult subjects. Her latest novel A Spark of Light is about reproductive rights. In past books she has addressed race, the death penalty, gay rights, and the right to die, among others. What's amazing about Picoult is that she can write about these subjects--which could be seen as dry nonfiction fodder--and humanize them. And through fiction she causes us to see facets that we might not otherwise see.

So were Jodi Picoult's favorite reads of 2018 composed of dry nonfiction fodder? Not at all. Scroll down to see what she read and loved this year.

And for more recommendations, see the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

Jodi Picoult's Favorite Reads of 2018

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Readers have waited over 10 years for a new work from Zusak after his brilliant novel, The Book Thief, and Bridge of Clay is more than worth the wait. It’s gorgeous, plain and simple. He’s a long-form poet masquerading as a novelist.

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Ward’s story of how the fierceness of family can be both tender and as destructive as a storm still haunts me. I listened to this book on tape and had walked ten miles before I realized how far I’d gone.

Shop on Amazon
Print Book | Kindle Book

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Benjamin’s book is a riveting story of love and family so expertly crafted to fold together plot, character, and destiny that it is hard to believe it’s only a second novel. I can’t wait to read what she writes next.

Shop this article on Amazon.com

You might also like:


Lists + Reviews

Best Books Literature + Fiction Nonfiction Kids + Young Adult Mystery, Thriller + Suspense Science Fiction + Fantasy Comics + Graphic Novels Romance Eating + Drinking


Interviews Guest Essays Celebrity Picks

News + Features

News Features Awards Podcast


Omnivoracious, The Amazon Book Review

Feeds Facebook Twitter YouTube