Five For Friday – Favourite Books of 2018

It is only 2 weeks until the end of 2018!!! How fast has this year gone? Crazy. I have had a very productive year of reading. Starting the blog in January has definitely boosted my reading obsession, I also joined Netgalley and being part of Instagram has spurred me on to read so many different books.

It has been really tough to decide my favourite reads of this year. Not all of these books were published in 2018, these are just books I have read that I LOVED and gave 5* to.

1. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
I don’t think this book has been released in the UK yet, I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy via Netgalley. It is definitely my no1 read of this entire year. This is one of those books that you get totally and completely absorbed with. I felt like I was really there in the bushes where the crawdads sing watching everything unfold from a distance. This was a Reece Witherspoon Book Club pick and she is not making this amazing book into a film. I hope the film lives up to the book, because it was such a good read and I can’t wait to get my hands on a paper copy to read it again!

2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
This book was very sad, melancholy and modern. Whilst reading this I joined an online book club to discuss the book in more detail and this made me fall in love with it even more. There is so much drama and depth. I really loved this book and thought it was very beautifully written.

3. This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
This has to be my favourite non-fiction read of the year. Not only did it have me laughing out loud and cringing loads at some of the hilarious disgusting stories but it also highlighted a lot of issues with the NHS, Junior Doctors and care we provide in the UK. A brilliantly told diary, and I urge everyone to read this. 

4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
I read this very early on in 2018, I loved it so much I read it in one entire sitting on a bus to London. A really modern, refreshing read which highlights mental health in young people, loneliness and how important acts of kindness can truly be. A beautifully written novel and I can’t wait to read more of Gail Honeyman’s work.

5. The Cows by Dawn O’Porter
This book had me gripped right from the start, following different women’s perspectives in a modern world, this book highlighted how we judge others and ourselves. It felt like a really empowering read and made me laugh. Lots of emotions with this one and it made me think! How dare it. Don’t follow the herd, but do buy this book because it’s fabulous! 

What have been your favourite reads of this year? Anything I missed off that should of been on my list? Let me know I would love to chat. Katie x

8 thoughts on “Five For Friday – Favourite Books of 2018

  1. thoughts36 says:

    There’s a similar book to This is Going to Hurt called Your Life in My Hands by Rachel Clarke, though a much more serious take on working as a junior doctor. I found it quite moving in parts and is my top best book read of 2018.

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  2. facingthestory says:

    Oh I can’t wait to get my hands on Where the Crawdads Sing! I also really enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine but I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite of the year – that spot is reserved for The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

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