It’s been really hard to choose because I’ve read so many good books this year that have been a privilege to read but these are the 25 books that I found outstanding. They stirred me, made me laugh, cry, and sometimes scared the wits out of me. I thought about the books and characters afterwards, missed them and I learned from all of them.

I hugged the books and stroked the covers after I’d read them. Even the kindle ones!

Tin Man by Sarah Winman My Review

The Man With One Of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell My Review

Need You Dead by Peter James My Review

Safari Ants, Baggy Pants & Elephants Susie Kelly My Review

Well Of The Winds by Denzil Meyrick My Review

Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf My Review

The Man Who Died by Antii Tuomeinam My Review

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig My Review

White Out by Ragnar Jonasson My Review

House Of Spines by Michael Malone My Review

Anatomy of A Scandal by Sarah Vaughan My Review

Snare by Lilja Sigurðardóttir My Review

The Detriment by David Videcette My Review

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen My Review

Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul My Review

The Art Of Hiding by Amanda Prowse My Review

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski My Review

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb My Review

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan My Review

The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay My Review

The Late Show by Michael Connelly My Review

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter My Review

Honour & Obey by Carol Hedges My Review

Tipping Point by Terry Tyler My Review

Faring To France On A Shoe by Valerie Poore My Review

I’d just like to say a big thank you to authors, publishers and my fellow book bloggers for giving me a really enjoyable bookish year