Saturday, 22 December 2018

My books of the year

I have been using Goodreads for quite a few years now, to help me curate what books (including the exact editions) I have read every year. Some years are more prolific than overs and this year I am sad but yet not annoyed that I managed 12 complete books and two thirds of Anna Karenina.

I still can't quite believe we are so close to the end of 2018, but Goodreads sent me my yearly list in a nice photo collage and I thought I would share it with you.

I do love books but double vision takes it's toll when it comes to reading and I never make a huge dent in my 'to read' collection. I would seriously LOVE to know of your favourites and maybe I can read them too. Please leave the title in the comments, please xxx

My favourites from the year are:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
* Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
* Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman (really cheap at the moment - click the link!)
* Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

I'm also madly in love with the Penguin English Library series from which Great Expectations and Mrs Dalloway are from. I have a lovely collection gathering up on my shelves now.

So over to you...favourites, anyone?
Maybe you asked for some books for Christmas - what are they?

Love and hugs


  1. Nice post. I'm on Goodreads too but don't list my read books there, or indeed anywhere. I don't think that the number of books you read is important.
    My two favourite, non-fiction, books are 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff and Rescue Me by Melissa Wareham. I don't really have any favourite fiction books just plenty that I've enjoyed reading at the time, and a few that I've reread over the years. Happy reading. xx

    1. Oh Mike! I've had 84 Charing Cross Rd on my wishlist for years! I love the film but the book is proving hard to get. I'm trying out a Terry Pratchett at the's different.x

    2. It's one of my favourite films, a real gem. I've never read any Terry Pratchett books, maybe one day I will. xx

    3. Different but fun. Our library reopened this week and I have a fresh dozen. One and a half down. And I bought 2 at the animal shelter shop.

  2. I tend to read more at this time of year but like Mike I don;y have any favourites. I tend to read time lapse, psychological thrillers, historical fiction but change preferences at will. I have had a Stephen King/James Herbert phase in the past too but haven't read any of their books for a while.


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