I had a great year of reading in 2018 and got to more books than I have in a long time. Here are the 50 books I read with links to the reviews I wrote or to the Goodreads synopses. Have you read any of these books? Are any on your list to read? I would love to know!

  1. Everyday by David Levithan – 4/5 stars
  2. Peggy and Me by Miranda Hart – 5/5 stars
  3. Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks – 3/5 stars
  4. The Tempest by William Shakespeare – 3/5 stars
  5. Try Not to Breath by Holly Seddon – 3/5 stars
  6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – 5/5 stars
  7. Robinson Crusoe (abridged) by Daniel DeFoe – 3/5 stars
  8. Foe by J.M. Coetzee – 3/5 stars
  9. The Aunt’s Story by Patrick White – 2/5 stars
  10. Movement Matters by Katy Bowman – 3/5 stars
  11. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – 3/5 stars
  12. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx – 4/5 stars
  13. Hard Times by Charles Dickens – 3/5 stars
  14. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh – 5/5 stars
  15. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan – 5/5 stars
  16. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – 3/5 stars
  17. Roxana by Daniel Defoe – 2/5 stars
  18. The Odyssey by Homer – 3/5 stars
  19. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn – 3/5 stars
  20. You by Caroline Kepness – 4/5 stars
  21. The Gender Games by Juno Dawson – 3/5 stars
  22. The Arrival by Shaun Tan – 5/5 stars
  23. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – 4/5 stars
  24. Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner – 3/5 stars
  25. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl – 3/5 stars
  26. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – /5 stars
  27. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – /5 stars
  28. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine – 4/5 stars
  29. The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein – 4/5 stars
  30. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – 5/5 stars
  31. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff – 4/5 stars
  32. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (read twice) – 3/5 stars
  33. The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood – 4/5 stars
  34. The Artisan Heart by Dean Mayes – 5/5 stars
  35. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – 5/5 stars
  36. Sleeping Dogs by Sonya Hartnett – 3/5 stars
  37. The Dry by Jane Harper – 5/5 stars
  38. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman – 4/5 stars
  39. I Found You by Lisa Jewell – 5/5 stars
  40. The Humans by Matt Haig – 5/5 stars
  41. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough – 2/5 stars
  42. How To Be Brave by Louise Beech – 5/5 stars
  43. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden – 4/5 stars
  44. Animal Farm by George Orwell – 3/5 stars
  45. Moonrise by Sarah Crossan – 5/5 stars
  46. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell – 4/5 stars
  47. Armistice: A Laureate’s Choice of Poems of War and Peace by Caroline Ann Duffy – 4/5 stars
  48. The Speech:The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream by Gary Younge – 5/5 stars
  49. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig – 5/5 stars
  50. Wildly into the Dark: Typewriter Poems and the Rattlings of a Curious Mind by Tyler Knott Gregson – 3/5 stars

My ultimate favourites of the lot:

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

How To Be Brave

The Humans

I Let You Go

The Gracekeepers

The Book Thief

I hope you enjoyed many books in 2018 and that you discover (or rediscover) some amazing books in 2019!

Happy reading!

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