My #Top21 Books for 2018 #recommend #bookbloggers #somethingforeveryone

Posted December 24, 2018 by Zoé in Blog, Reviews and Stuff / 14 Comments

Okay, so I have struggled with deciding out of the 189 books I have read this year which would make my Top 20. I have changed my mind so many times and I extended it to 21 because there was no way I could make it to 20! I know straight away what my number 1 book was, a book that has stayed with me since I read it but how would the other 20 be made up…I had a list of 30 so I had a lot of cutting to do! So in absolutely no particular order, I will highlight my 21 to 11. (Click on the book cover to see my review)

The Anniversary by Hilary Boyd

The Venerate Order by Troy Dukart

We are of Dust by Clare Coombes

Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong by Gina Kirkham

The Cheesemaker’s House by Jane Cable

Bone Deep by Sandra Ireland

The Crying Season by D.K Hood

To be honest the whole series should be in this list, but this is my favourite one of the series!

Bear with me by Jessica Redland

Dead in Venice by Fiona Leitch

October 18 BoM

And No Birds Shall Sing by E.A Clark

Sweetpea by C.J Skuse

So quick break before we look at my top 10! This has been tough, I mean you see 20 to 11. This has been a fun one to do but man it sucks trying to fit in your top books for the year. Thank god I expanded from 10 to 20!! Apart from the Top 3, the remaining 10 are not in any particular order!

Medium Wave by Rose Zolock

Love Me Only by S.J Pierce and Justice K. Chambers

Do No Harm by L.V Hay

Who Cares if they Die by Wendy Dranfield

The Infirmary by L.J Ross

The Bitter End by Ann Evans and Robert D. Tysall

The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz

At Number 3 we had a book that was quite harrowing and breathtaking at the same time!

Angelica Stone by Susi Osborne

Okay so in at Number 2 is…….

The Day I lost you by Alex Sinclair

The fricking ending of this book still bloody gets me! OMG!!!

And finally my Number one book of the year. Well if you have been following this blog for awhile, I think you may have guessed which one it would be. It is a book I have loved since I have read it, I have sung about since I read it. I recommend it to everyone, and I recommend at least 4 boxes of tissues with it!

*Drum roll*

The Lion Tamer who Lost by Louise Beech

So no surprise there! This book is just beautiful!

What books hit your top 20 or 10? What is your favourite book of the year??

I just want to say a huge thank you to all the authors, publishers, NetGalley for all the ARCs and books you have sent me, the support and taking a chance on me and all my OMG! To all bloggers who have made my first 11 months of blogging amazing and for all the book recommendations! I have made some fantastic friends already and look forward to making some more!

Look forward to next year with you all!

See you back here next year! xxx


14 responses to “My #Top21 Books for 2018 #recommend #bookbloggers #somethingforeveryone

  1. I’ve only read 5 of these so have added a few to my wishlist to read for 2019. And your top book was definitely one of my favourite reads! In fact Call Me Star Girl is already my top book for 2019! Louise Beech is a fricking genius! Have a great Christmas lovely lady and thanks for all your support this year. Here’s to even more great books next year!! Xxxxx

    • Zoe

      I am glad I added to your wishlist reads! lol. I have not read that yet, i am really excited to read that one! She really is! Hope you do too lovely, you already for it? Thank you for all your support this year! I can’t keep saying I am newbie for much longer lol. Look forward to the fab nookd that we push on each other next year lol xxxxx

  2. I am honoured to feature in your Top 21. What an accolade! Thank you so much, Zoe. The only problem is, you’ve just added another 20 books to my TBR pile because I don’t think I’ve read any of these! Thank you again and wishing you all the best for an amazing 2019 xx

    • Zoe

      I chose the books that stayed with me, and well you know how much I loved Bear with me! You are so welcome <3 ha ha.... I am a little bit sorry!! lol. I do hope you enjoy them if you get to them :) xxx

  3. I only read one book of your list.. I think I read 4 Orenda books last year and two of them are in my top 15 :-). Unfortunately I made such a big big mistake to pass up the opportunity to read The Liontamer when I had the chance. I’ll forever regret it :-). It’s on my wishlist now :-). My number one is Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle!

    • Zoe

      I regret missing the lingering tour! So I know how you feel! Ooh have I missed your top post?? I need to see what you included!! I have not read that one! I am going to try and read it over Christmas! X

  4. I’ve only read one of these, Sweet Pea. But you’ve given me so many to add to next year! The Woman In The Window, The Immortalists, and Thirteen were my faves this year, and I’ve heard great things about The Lion Tamer.

    • Zoe

      Oh I did love Woman in the window can’t wait to see the film and thirteen was so good. It was so hard making this list!! Lol glad I’ve added to your reading everyone keeps doing it to me lol