Favourite Books of 2018!

Hey guys! Today I am finally bringing you my favourite books of 2018! This year I managed to read 71 books and I am incredibly happy with that! Out of the 71 I read, I rated 12 of them five stars. Fortunately it beat my least favourite books which is nice to know, I think! In no particular order, these are my favourite books of 2018:

Bird Box by Josh Malerman: It really doesn’t feel like I read Bird Box in 2018! Wow, this year was long! If you are looking for a creepy book to read around Halloween time, I definitely recommend this one. It’s a unique horror story with some very nail-biting scenes. Everyone will know the gist of the story by now and if you’ve watched the film, it’s definitely worth reading the book as it has some interesting scenes that weren’t included in the adaptation.

A Breath After Drowning by Alice Blanchard: This book was unputdownable! I was hooked from start to finish and even though I only read it this year, I already want to reread it! It had some amazing twists and I loved how it focused on mental illness as well as uncovering a serial killer! The author did an amazing job with this one! I love it so much! One of the best psychological crime thrillers for sure.

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Favourite Authors of 2018!

Hey guys! I hope you are all having an awesome month! Today I am bringing you a list of my favourite 2018 authors! I really loved these authors and I’m really excited to share them with you so hopefully you can discover them too! I hope you enjoy!

V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab is not a new author to me. I read A Darker Shade of Magic in 2017 and while I did enjoy it, I didn’t continue the series so I couldn’t really appreciate her awesomeness.  I took books two and three on holiday with me this year and finished them in less than a week. Such an amazing trilogy and I also fell completely in love with Kell! I’m currently halfway through Vicious and she is easily one of my favourite authors now! I honestly didn’t think she could top Shades of Magic but it’s super close without me even having finished Vicious! I love the story so much and I think it’s so cool what has happened so far! V.E. Schwab is honestly a fantastic author and I am in awe at these incredible worlds and characters she creates. How does she do it?! I would love to see inside her mind because I bet she has lots of cool ideas flying around in there! I can’t wait to buy her other books!

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Fall Book Tag!

Hey guys! I spotted this tag on Kate’s blog and it looked so fun! I haven’t done a tag for a while so I thought this one would be perfect! It was created by Bionic Book Worm and she has also kindly allowed everyone to use her graphics, which I think is really nice! So lets get into it!

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Seven DeathsThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton:

For this one it has to be Seven Deaths because this book was absolutely mind-blowing. It surged ahead of competition for one of best books I’ve read this year! The main character has to solve an impossible murder using the bodies he is given and the events that took place on the day Evelyn was murdered. On top of that, he is also being hunted by a crazy killer who is determined to stop him from ever getting to the truth. It’s one of the most puzzling murder mysteries I’ve ever read and I was left utterly clueless. It was an incredible book and well worth the read!

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October 2018 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I fully embraced this spooky month by reading some very creepy crime thriller/murder mystery books! Admittedly, I completely failed by October TBR as I just ended up not being in the mood for the majority of them. Instead I picked these ones out and I’m really glad I read them as I enjoyed nearly every one! Quite a successful month for me! Here’s what I read:

Strange Ink by Gary Kemble: I really enjoyed this book and thought it was an appropriate read for Halloween, especially because it has freaking ghosts! It was really intense at times and I loved how there was just so much crammed into this one book. It was very fast paced and corruption was right at the core of this story. I can’t believe it is the author’s debut novel! I look forward to seeing what he writes in the future!

Vanished by Tim Weaver: Got another book ticked off the David Raker thriller series! I’m really enjoying these books, they are incredibly action packed and the plots are really dark and creepy! The third book did not disappoint and that ending! It was intense and had such an insane cliffhanger!

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October 2018 Book Haul!

Hey guys! I hope you are all doing well and are having a great month! I’m sorry for my lack of posting last week, I was actually ill halfway through the week so I didn’t have time to sit down and write anything. But today I am bringing you my October book haul! Sadly I bought a lot again this month but I have already read two of the books I purchased so that’s something! Here’s what I bought:

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: I popped in Waterstones for a browse which in hindsight I should have known was a big mistake because I saw this in buy one get one half price. I had no intention of buying it but the staff member I was talking to said it was an absolutely mind-blowing book and that I should read it. I was immediately sold because he also said it was one of his favourite books! I read it last week so my thoughts will be in my wrap up post!

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay: The staff member was kind enough to include a book that wasn’t in the deal and he actually recommended the first book in the Dexter series. I didn’t even know what this series was about despite it having a TV show but he said he really loved this series, so I decide to purchase this as well! Again, I read this last week and will include my thoughts in my wrap up post!

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