January 2019

Books of 2018

So I’m doing a little throwback to two weeks ago, when we were in 2018! I go through stages with reading so alongside a race per month I decided upon a book per month too.

Happy to say that I completed the challenge, reading a total of 16 books and wanted to do a quick run-through of my 2018 reads. One’s I remember and others that, quite frankly, aren’t worth remembering!

Top 3 Books

Bryony Gordon – Eat, Drink, Run

I love Bryony! The first book I read of her’s, Mad Girl, had me laughing and crying at the same time so I was really looking forward to the release of Eat, Drink, Run. It didn’t disappoint and had me going through all of the same emotions as Mad Girl.

Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

It took me until well over halfway to decide if I wanted to read this. Getting used to a different writing style was hard but the more I read the more engrossed I was and didn’t want to put it down.

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt

We hear the stories, we see the news. But, do we really know what goes on inside the NHS? I found this book enlightening, shocking and fascinating. I laughed out loud a number of times, I sat in awe at other times. If you’re going to read one book off this list, make it this one.

Bottom 3 Books

Vassos Alexander – Don’t Stop Me Now

Honestly, I just wasn’t a fan. I found it fairly pretentious and not particularly encouraging for a middle-speed runner. My full review can be found here.

Marian Keyes – The Break

Chick-lit. I don’t mind a trashy, juicy chick-lit every now and again but this one sent me to sleep, quite literally. It was long, boring, predictable and I was glad when it was over.

Sheila O-Flanagan – What Happened That Night

I might have loved this one but to be honest I don’t remember a thing about it!

What are your 2019 book recommendations? Are there any that I should add to my list? You can add me on Goodreads using the below link to see my current read!


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