(Amazon Pictures ) Halfway through 2018, there are loads of great books that already deserve a place on your beach bag. Editors with Amazon Books have helped narrow down the record with their range of the best 20 books of this year so far. Published between January and June, the books range from memoirs into thrillersas well as the record is topped by”Educated: A Memoir,” by Tara Westover. “Whether you like reading in Kindle or print, or listening to Audible, the previous six months have delivered some unforgettable novels across a range of genres, from Kristin Hannah’s Alaska-based family play,’The Good Alone,’ into’The Feather Thief,” Kirk Wallace Johnson’s accounts of one of the weirdest crimes ever committed for the interest of a flute,” said Sarah Harrison Smith, editorial director of Amazon Books and Kindle, in a news release. “However, it had been’Educated,’ Tara Westover’s utterly surprising memoir, which was our hands-down favorite. We were awed by her travel.” Listed below are brief synopses of the best 10 on this list, provided by Amazon. View the complete record or make purchases here. “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover: Tara Westover did not see the interior of a classroom until she had been slaughtered, however, it was an experience that dramatically changed the trajectory of her lifetime. It is a rousing reminder which knowledge is, indeed, ability. “The Good Alone: A Novel” by Kristin Hannah: In this pressure cooker of a page-turner, a busted Vietnam vet transfers his family into the wilds of Alaska. Initially it is a welcome change, however, as winter approaches, along with his mental state deteriorates, his wife and daughter find themselves in a more awkward situation. Much like her mega-bestselling”The Nightingale,” Kristin Hannah’s”The Good Alone” highlights the heroics of everyday men and women, especially women. “The Feather Thief” by Kirk Wallace Johnson: Clever, enlightening, and sometimes endearingly bumbling, this mixture of natural history and offense opens up new worlds. Readers will never look at a classic stuffed bird or a elaborately attached fishing fly the exact same manner again. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn: A seductive and inconsistent book about an agoraphobic girl having a tricky past who witnesses a murder. With twists which will have you gasping out loud, then this Hitchcockian noir thriller will be the novel to see if you have been waiting (too long) for the next”Gone Girl.” “Ladies Burn Brighter” by Shobha Rao: This really mentally ungentle novel of two very different young women in modern-day India will prompt the two outrage and expect as the women separately traverse perilous avenues to locate each other . After he joined the Border Patrol, he became witness to the crude realities of illegal immigration, along with the obligations of his occupation weighed deep from his sense of humanity. With its lead, stoic prose,”The Line a River” is a significant and timely document on a few of our very divisive arguments. “The Electric Woman: A Memoir” by Tessa Fontaine: Many people say they’d like to join the carnival, not many people really do. Having difficulty coming to terms with her mother’s impending departure, Tessa Fontaine combined The World of Wonders, the past vacationing sideshow in the usa. “The Electric Woman” is a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse at carnival life, and an ode to unconditional love. “Kids of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha)” by Tomi Adeyemi: Here is a brand new take on young adult fantasy. Together with West African-inspired personalities, magic, and placing,”Children of Blood and Bone” is non-stop action, enriched with topics that resonate in today’s social and political landscape: Focus, discrimination, and a battle for change. Writer Tomi Adeyemi’s debut book is the beginning of what claims to become an epic, addictive brand new series. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin: In this ambitious and deeply moving book, Chloe Benjamin imagines how the lives of four sisters may be warped by a fortuneteller’s prediction of the dates of their deaths. While recounting their tales, Benjamin poses intriguing questions about the value of longevity and if we’re victims, or even perpetrators, of our own fates. Orange’s vivid debut novel allows a unique cast of characters–ranging from teenagers to elders residing in Oakland, California–to pull on this query apart for themselves since they live inside an urban ecosystem.