Happy New Year! (Okay…it probably is too late to say that now…) Once again I feel like I sadly neglected my blog in 2018 – it was a busy year for me personally. But, this wrap-up is a tradition now in its fourth year and, even though we’re pretty far into January, here I am again with my top ten books read last year. Covers link to my review or Goodreads if I failed to do one.
This book blew my mind – it’s such a powerful, poignant novel which stands the test of time so well. One which shot into not just my top ten of the year but of all time.
Another highly original book with a powerful message – I really should have got around to reviewing this one. It’s a clever, shocking and unique take on feminism, one fully deserved of all its accolades.
This, like Flowers For Algernon, is a poignant, powerful exploration of humanity – one of those I feel everyone should read. I’ve only read two books by this author but everything I’ve read, I’ve loved.
Ah, Eleanor. I gave into the hype on this one and it was totally worth it. Eleanor is an awesome, unforgettable character and I had so much fun following her journey.
Unlike many of the others on this list, I don’t think this book has received enough hype. This one tackles issues of AI and technology, wrapped around a very touching, human plot. It’s clever, and well worth a read.
This time-travelling Golden Age mystery was trippy, gripping fun! I read it near the beginning of 2018 and it kept me guessing throughout.
A raw, unflinching look at racism in America today, this one was totally worth the hype. I haven’t seen the film yet, but it’s on my list.
My Halloween read which was a whole lot more than a scary story. This was a gripping apocalyptic tale complete with sinister creatures and a strong main character who I was rooting for throughout.
A story of four lives, revolving around a psychic’s death prediction. A captivating story which spans decades across various states in America. I loved this one.
So it was a toss-up between this and The Butterfly Garden for my final spot, but I decided to go with something a little more lighthearted. This was a truly heartwarming story of romance and music; a great read to warm the soul.