Ironically, I read the most novels in the last four months of 2018, which also happened to be the four busiest and most stressful months of the year. I guess reading really is my form of escapism.
Instead of boring you with the details of all of them, I chose my top 4 from September to December. Here goes…
Jessica Brockmole – Letters from Skye
Set in wartime, this book tells a heartbreaking tale of mother and daughter, all through letters in two parallel time periods. Brilliant.
Paula Hawkins – Girl on the Train
I was excited when I saw this book in a secondhand stall at a market as I’d heard really good things about it. It did not disappoint. One of the most thought-provoking and brilliant books I’ve ever read.
Eugenia Kim – The Calligraphers Daughter
I couldn’t put this one down. Set in wartime (are you seeing a pattern here?) it provides insight into the cultural differences that exist in the world, all whilst telling a gripping tale.
Jodi Picoult – A Spark of Light
The newest release from my favourite author. It took me a little while to get used to the backward timeline, but as usual, it was emotional and an eye-opening read.
Happy New Year, friends! I hope 2019 brings you much joy (and much reading).