As ever, this has been a difficult choice as most of my reads this year have been ‘top’ reads. I had many 5* reads during the last year but this list is from those 5* that I felt had something extra special, whether it be a beautifully written story or character or a knock you around the head plot twist. I could have included many more but then this list would be endless.
In no particular order – (if you’d like to read my review, please click on the book title in the header):
The Confession by Jo Spain
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
The Old You by Louise Voss
Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys
Do No Harm by Lucy V Hay
The After Wife by Cass Hunter
The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech
The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul
And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
As is always the case there are always so many books that I have been sent and those I buy that I really want to read but just can’t find the time to fit in. My Goodreads Reading Challenge this year was woeful – 75 books completed. Yes. Just 75! For a book blogger that is quite bad. In my defence, this year has been a bit rubbish, recurring health issues have messed with my reading and reviewing and trying to keep up with blog tour and review obligations has at times been quite stressful. I’m hoping that 2019 will be better. I won’t be cutting out blog tours completely – there will always be an author or book that I simply can’t resist but I will be cutting back on review tours to leave more free choice reading time.
I’d like to thank the publishers and authors who continue to send me their books for review. I’m sorry if I haven’t been able to get to yours yet but it is still waiting on the bookshelf or Kindle and it will have its turn.
Thank you to everyone who supports my blog – whether by reading my posts, or sharing them.
Finally, a very happy New Year and with all best wishes to everyone for 2019.