Every time I turn around a new list of “Best Books of 2018” has been published.

The latest is from the AARP magazine. It’s a very short list but kind of disappointing because the author doesn’t reveal any details about how the books were chosen.

The top of the list of works of fiction belongs to “Family Trust” by Kathy Wang. Second is “The Other Woman” by Daniel Silva. And third is “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty.

In nonfiction, the author chooses “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America” by C.J. Chivers.

Since I have not read a single one of these books I couldn’t comment on the selections. But, I will say this: As I’ve read through reviews of what were supposed to be the best in 2018, I didn’t actually find a single one that I just had to have.

Maybe the trouble is with me, not the writers of American fiction and nonfiction. Or maybe not.