Books

Books I’ve Read In 2018

As the year draws to a close I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on the books I have read during the year. Looking back I can’t actually believe how many books I have managed to squeeze in with the years total standing at 44, smashing my Goodreads goal of 20 right out of the park. The start of the year shows a slow start, but it seems once I got into my stride there was no stopping me on my mission to devour books. Now compared to other book bloggers and fellow bibliophiles my total may pale into insignificance, however considering how busy my life is it’s hard for me to believe I found the time to read so many! As you may have noticed I don’t really have a favourite genre and usually read books based on if the synopsis grabs my attention.

From January I’m making some changes to my content and schedule on the blog and whilst I will still be sharing regular book reviews I’m planning to limit them to a couple per month. There are a few reasons for this; one being that I would like to take the pressure off reading to review and take the time to simply enjoy reading for myself. Another reason is I want to vary what I’m posting about as whilst books are one of my biggest passions I feel I have so much more that I’d like to share with you and by limiting my reviews it will free up time for me to write on other topics.

Anyway, back to today’s post and I thought the best way to recap my reading in 2018 is to link all of the reviews I have posted this year in once place, so here goes:

January

Never fear Mum’s Army is here! Rattles and Battles Book Review

February

Book Review: Daisy Chain by Kirstie Malone

March

Book Review: Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

Blog Tour: Diary Of An Adorable Fat Girl by Bernice Bloom Plus Giveaway!!!

Book Review: Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims

Book Review: The Wild Air by Rebecca Mascull

April

Book Review: Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

Book Review: Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe By Debbie Johnson

May

WOW Blog Tour: Crossing The Line by Ellen Wolfson Valladares

Blog Tour: One Summer in Rome by Samantha Tonge

Blog Tour: The Things We Need To Say By Rachel Burton

Book Review: Heavenward by Olga Gibbs Plus Win A Signed Copy (CLOSED)

Blog Tour: Amy Cole Has Lost Her Mind by Elizabeth McGivern

June

Blog Tour: Searching For Steven by Jessica Redland

Book Review: The Wildflowers by Harriet Evans

Book Review: The Fear by C.L. Taylor

Book Review: The Lost For Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland

Blog Tour: One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer

Book Review: The Ascension Of Melanie Winters By Holly Stockport

July

Book Review: Eve Of Man by Giovanna & Tom Fletcher

Book Review: Why Mummy Swears By Gill Sims

Blog Tour: The Second Cup By Sarah Marie Graye

Blog Blitz: Forgive Me Not By Samantha Tonge

Book Review: The Lost Sister By Tracy Buchanan

August

Blog Tour: The Cheesemaker’s House By Jane Cable

Blog Tour: The Little Cornish Kitchen By Jane Linfoot

Book Review: The Plus One By Sophia Money-Coutts

Book Review: Happier Thinking By Lana Grace Riva

September

Book Review: Spinning Silver By Naomi Novik

Blog Tour: I Give You My Heart By SarahJane Ford

Blog Blitz: The Holiday Cruise By Victoria Cooke

Blog Tour: The Winter That Made Us By Kate Field

Blog Tour: The Fake Date By Lynda Stacey

October

Book Review: Getting Over Gary By Jessica Redland

Review: The Little Book Of Self-Care For New Mum’s

Blog Tour: Dear Mr Pop Star By Derek & Dave Philpott

Book Review: The Gilded King By Josie Jaffrey

November

Book Review: Dreaming About Daran By Jessica Redland

Blog Tour: Christmas Spirit By Nicola May

Blog Tour: A Christmas Date By Camilla Isley

Book Review: The Coordinates Of Loss By Amanda Prowse

Blog Tour: Snowed In At The Little Duck Pond Cafe By Rosie Green

December

Blog Tour: Christmas Miracles At The Little Log Cabin By Helen J Rolfe

Book Review: Christmas Eve At Piccadilly Circus By Kelly Matthews

Phew! Looking back I have read and shared some amazing books this year and I hope my reviews have helped offer all you readers out there some inspiration. My book highlights this year have been the Why Mummy….. books, as a parent they are so relateable and laugh out loud funny they could brighten even my darkest mood! For me though the clear favourite read of 2018 has been I Give You My Heart by SarahJane Ford, if you haven’t read it you must it’s simply breathtaking.

So, that rounds off my year of reading and I’m excited to see which fabulous books come my way in 2019! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Authors and publisher’s that have been kind enough to send me books. Of course I mustn’t forget the wonderful Rachel who has allowed me to take part in her amazing blog tours.

Have you read any of the books I’ve shared this year? What has been your favourite read of 2018?

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