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.
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.
Dustfall by Michelle Johnston
You Belong Here by Laurie Steed