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My Books of The Year 2018!!

Hello you beautiful people! It's that time of the year again, time to round up the books I have read in 2018 and tell you which ones made my list. I love and hate this in equal measure. I love looking back on my reads from the year but I hate feeling like I left off a book that I loved or missed a hidden gem. I worked long and hard on this list and I feel really good about it this year. I have read 53 out of the 45 books I had hoped to read this year, so I'm pretty pleased with that.

So, here we go!

Best Character In A Series: DI Natalie Ward written by Carol Wyer

Best Debut: The Lido by Libby Page

Best Memoir: I have a tie here between Eat. Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon    AND 
Born In The Bed You Were Made by Brooklyn James

Children's/YA Book: We Are Young by Cat Clarke

Most Surprising Book: I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting. I don't normally read New Age or Romantic books, but I went to school with the author and was excited to try one of her books. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to read more!

Most Consistently Awesome Author: Amanda Prowse. I chose this author as she makes me laugh, cry and smile with every single book she writes. She never fails to make me feel all the feels.

Bravest Author and Most Powerful Book: Samantha Tonge and her gorgeous book Forgive Me Not. Sam has been so brave and honest this year in speaking about her alcohol addiction and has been so inspirational to so many people, myself included. 

Favourite Festive Book: The Mother of All Christmases by Milly Johnson

And My Top 12 Books of The Year 2018!

12. The Sunday Lunch Club by Juliet Ashton

11. I Wanted To Tell You by Anna Mansell

10. The Invitation by Keris Stainton

9. The Forgotten Guide to Happiness by Sophie Jenkins

8. The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh

7. On A Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

6. VOX by Christina Dalcher

5. The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

4. The Fear by CL Taylor

3. Where The Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon

2. I Invited Her In by Adele Parks

And My Book Of The Year for 2018 is...

WATCHING YOU BY LISA JEWELL - Lisa has been my book of the year for the past 2 or 3 years now. Her dark, domestic noir style is really gripping and creepy. Her characters are so compelling. If you haven't read her books, please do. You won't regret it. I'm sure of it.

So there you go, that's it for another year. I hope you've read some good books and I hope you have found some reading inspiration from my little list.

Have a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!!


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