2018

My reading list for 2018.

All books link back to the original review.

Key to Abbreviations.
O = Own copy – I bought / swapped / was gifted / inherited it;
RC = Review copy / freebie from publisher / Amazon Vine etc;
finally an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired before 1.1.18)

Finished in 2017, reviewed in 2018
– When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – O* (10/10) Review
– Chemistry by Weike Wang – O* (8/10) Review
– Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift – O* (9/10) Review
– Why Stuff Matters by Jen Waldo – RC* (9/10) Review
– Nutshell by Ian McEwan – O* (9/10) Review
– The Postman’s Fiancée by Denis Thériault – O* (9/10) Review
– Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan – O* (9/10) Review

JANUARY
1. Bird in a Cage by Frederic Dard – O* (9/10) Review
2. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell – O* (8.5/10) Review
3. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson – O* (8.5/10) Review
4. Telepathy by Amir Tag Elsir – O* (7/10) Review
5. Savages: The Wedding (Vol I of the Saint-Étienne Quartet) by Sabri Louatah – RC* (8/10) Shiny Review
6. My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs by Kazuo Ishiguro – O (Comments)
7. The End We Start From by Megan Hunter – O* (10/10) Review
8. Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon – RC* (10/10) Shiny Review
9. All the Dirty Bits by Daniel Handler – O* (8/10) Review
10. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark – O* (8/10) Review
11. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd (re-read) – O* (10/10) Review
12. Daphne by Will Boast – RC (9/10) Shiny Review

FEBRUARY
13. Summary Justice by John Fairfax – RC (9/10) Review
14. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh – O* (6.5/10) Review
15. Once Upon a Time by Marina Warner – O* (10/10) Review
16. Tinder by Sally Gardner, illus David Roberts – O* (10/10) Review
17. Gringa by Joe Thomas – RC (9/10) Review
18. Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord – RC* (8/10) Review
19. The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon – O* (9/10) Review
20. The Revenge of the Lawn by Richard Brautigan – O* (8.5/10) Review
21. From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan – RC – (8.5/10) Review
22. Educated by Tara Westover – RC* – (8.5/10) Review
23. Lullaby by Leila Slimani – O (6.5/10) Review

MARCH
24. In the Woods by Tana French – O* (10/10) Review
25. Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin – RC
26. The Goodbye Kiss by Massimo Carlotto – O* (8.5/10) Review
27. The Driving Lesson by Ed McBain – O* (7.5/10) Review
28. Almost Love by Louise O’Neill – RC – (8.5/10) Shiny Review
29. The Red House Mystery by A A Milne – O* – (6.75/10) Review
30. I am, I am, I am by Maggie O’Farrell – O – (10/10) Review
31. The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland – RC – (7/10) Review
32. The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman – O (7/10) Review

APRIL
33. 18 by Pauls Bankovskis – RC (7/10) Review
34. To be a Machine by Mark O’Connell – RC (10/10) Review
35. The Unbeliever by Oggy Boytchev – RC (9/10) Shiny Review
36. The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris – O (8.5/10) Review
37. Tangerine by Christine Mangan – RC (7.5/10) Shiny Review
38. Stay With Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò – O (8/10) Review
39. With the End in Mind by Kathryn Mannix – O (9/10) Review
40. Mayhem by Sigrid Rausing – O (6/10) Review
41. The Shining by Stephen King – O* (7.75/10) Review
42. The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox – RC (10/10) Shiny review
43. Death in the Truffle Wood by Pierre Magnan – O (8.5/10) Review
44. Woman of State by Simon Berthon – RC (7.5/10) Review
45. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – O* (6.5/10) Review
46. To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine – RC (10/10)

MAY
47. Once Upon a Time in the East by Xiaolu Guo – RC (8.5/10) Review
48. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier – O* (6.5/10) Review 
49. Holiday by Stanley Middleton – O* (6.5/10) Review
50. Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph – RC (9/10) Review
51. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch – O (6/10) Review
52. Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima – RC (8.5/10) Shiny Review
53. Star of the North by DB John – RC (9.5/10) Shiny Review
54. All that Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black – RC (8.5/10) Review
55. The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark – O* (7/10) Review
56. Meet Me At the Museum by Anne Youngson – RC (9/10) Review
57. He by John Connolly – RC (9/10) Shiny Review

JUNE
58. Rites of Passage by William Golding – O* (re-read) (10/10) Review
59. Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge – O*
60. Missing Pieces by Laura Pearson – RC (7/10) Review
61. Vogue Essentials: The Little Black Dress by Chloe Fox – RC – Review
62. The Testament of Loki by Joanne M Harris – RC (DNF) Comment
63. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf – O* (10/10) Review
64. Concrete Island by J G Ballard – O* (9/10) Review
65. One Clear Ice-cold January Morning at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century by Roland Schimmelpfennig – RC (8.5/10) Review
66. The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch – O* (7/10) Review
67. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle – O
68. The Book of Alexander by Mark Carew – RC
69. Salt Lane by William Shaw – RC (8.5/10) Review
70. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – RC
71. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson – O (8/10) Review

JULY
72. Weightless by Sarah Bannan – O* (10/10) Review
73. What a Way To Go by Julia Forster – O* (7/10) Review
74. Bad by Chloe Esposito – RC
75. The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton – O
76. The Last Thing She Said by Linda Green – RC
77. Vernon Subutex Two by Virginie Despentes – RC

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