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!