Books of the Year: 2018

It's been a spectacularly good reading year.

Not only did I have a number of friends releasing their debut books, I also found a few new favourite authors in surprising places.

I won't be doing a 'Top Ten Books of 2018'-- reading is highly subjective, and my enjoyment is often tied to factors like where and when I'm coming to the book, and what sort of mood I am in-- but instead, in no particular order, I present some of the books that have stayed with me this year; books that I recommend to all of you.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Circe by Madeline Miller 

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The Yellow House by Emily O'Grady

How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran

The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean by Mira Robertson

The Victorian and the Romantic by Nell Stevens

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Fragments by Toni Jordan

I'd also like to give a special shout out to a few friends of mine who released their amazing debuts this year.

The Sisters' Song by Louise Allan

Dustfall by Michelle Johnston

You Belong Here by Laurie Steed