My Favourite Books of 2018 #bookblogger #bestbooks2018

Where did it go?!  As we reach the last day of the year I thought it was about time I looked back on the books I read in 2018 – and it’s been an absolutely astonishing year in terms of numbers of books I managed to read, and the quality of the stories I’ve discovered!    GoodReads is currently telling me I’ve read 256 books this year…. yep I’m shocked too!   If you’d like to look at all the books I got through then click here and you’ll be able to see them in all their glory!  You’d also think that reading that many books would mean your bookshelves at home would be empty and your TBR pile was a now manageable amount…. you’d be very, very wrong!!!

So choosing my favourite reads of the year has been a nightmare!! My thanks to ALL the authorsΒ  and publishers of books that I read this past year for so many wonderful stories! I could have included about 50 of these books that have been outstanding, but have narrowed it down to my Top 25 of books that have just stayed with me, stolen my heart and blown my socks off this year!Β  In no particular order here they are……click on the title for my GoodReads review link

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

The Lido by Libby Page

Us Against You (Beartown #2) by Fredrik Backman

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight #2) by Katherine Arden

Circe by Madeline Miller

Baxter’s Requiem by Matthew Crow

The Long Forgotten by David Whitehouse

A Boy in the Water by Tom Gregory

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason

Flames by Robbie Arnott

The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway by Rhys Thomas

The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech

Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks

The Parentations by Kate Mayfield

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin

Tin Man by Sarah Winman


What a year!  Looking back at those just makes me want to pick them all up again and re-read!! Any of these make your final lists?!  Could so easily have picked so many more but very happy with this little lot as the outstanding reads of 2018 for me!

Roll on 2019!!

11 thoughts on “My Favourite Books of 2018 #bookblogger #bestbooks2018

  1. Great list, I see many of my own favourites amongst the titles you’ve chosen. I’m still compiling my own list, having made it more difficult by limiting myself to ten.

    Here’s to an equally bountiful reading year in 2019 πŸ˜πŸ“šπŸ“š

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