Favourite Reads of 2018

There were so many great books in 2018! It was really hard to put my favourite reads of the year together… but I definitely had fun looking back at what I’d read during the year. In no particular order…

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager

I just could not put this book down! It was way better than I expected it to be and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and engaging and the storyline really grabbed me. Love me a good mystery and Sager did not disappoint. New author to me this year and now an auto-buy! Looking forward to his next.

The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

I have recommened this to so mnay people! Surprisingly really really good. Great story and the main character is just brilliant. Loved the setting in Ireland. A great start to a series – again looking forward to her followup in 2019!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I love Taylor Jenkins Reid and really enjoyed her latest. While an easy read it was such a cool story; I loved the contrast of Evelyn and Monique’s lives as she tells her story. Perfect beach read. And such a gorgeous cover!!

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Was feeling this one for a while! Bawled my eyes out at the final chapters. I’m picky with my historical fiction and as such don’t read a lot. Loved it and will definitely read again.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

His latest and a hefty read (my longest for the year!). But EXCELLENT, such an incredible world he’s built and I love how the characters have grown in this latest installment. Sanderson always surprises me. Can’t wait for the next. You know in like three years…

The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn

Another one I couldn’t put down! Really enjoyed his style of writing and so desperate to find out what happened next I powered through this story! A premise that’s been done before but the main character was so endearing that you were distracted. Loved the twist I didn’t see coming. One of the best thrillers of the year.

Eleanor Oliphant by Gail Honeyman

This was was such a surprise for me! I really enjoyed the character of Eleanor who made me laugh out loud at some of the things she says. It was refreshing to read a story about someone who says everything on their mind but also has a friend explaining social graces that I think everyone needs a reminder of every now and then. A beautiful story and I’m looking forward to more from Gail Honeyman.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

A wonderful thought provoking read that left me thinking about it for days. I loved that it was such a simple premise but told so beautifully. I loved the different time periods and the way they were weaved together through each sibling. Highly recommend.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

I had to include the final of Throne of Glass! I really enjoyed seeing all the characters together and thought she finished the series off beautifully. There were definitely a few things that bothered me/that I didn’t like HOWEVER I thought she did a great job and wrapped up a lot from the first book and the series. SO. MANY. TEARS. Manon! The thirteen! I still don’t have words.

Circe by Madeline Miller

Despite being a slow burner I really enjoyed Circe. I love Greek mythology and really loved the way Miller told Circe’s story. While she could have left a few of the myths out, the story was weaved together so well and you really felt for Circe.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this list! Give me a shout if you’ve read some of my favourite’s!

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