Mrs Bloggs’ Outstanding Books Of The Year 2018 #mrsbloggsbooks

A few days ago I announced that I wasn’t going to compile a list of my favourite books of the year because I just couldn’t choose and gave reasons. I’ve stopped being such a wimp and changed my mind. Authors need to eat, pay bills and make a living so that they can continue to write books for our reading pleasure.

Unless stated otherwise the reviews for the following books are in my blog.

I make no apologies for the length of this list. It’s been a difficult year and books kept me sane. I did warn everyone my list would be long 😀

With thanks to authors, publishers, book publicists, blog tour organisers Anne Cater @Random Things Tours and Emma Welton @Damppebbles, my fellow book bloggers (or fairy godmothers as one author called us 🧚‍♀️) for influencing and contributing to my reading enjoyment this year.

🥳🎈📚All the very best for 2019📚🎈🥳

First up, my favourite book of the year.

The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech. My Review Here

In no particular order the other outstanding books I’ve read this year.

The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades. My Review Here

Dark Pines by Will Dean. My Review Here

The Lido by Libby Page. My Review Here

November Road by Lou Berney. My Review Here

The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. My Review Here

The Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. My Review Here

In The Far Pashmina Mountains by Janet Macleod Trotter. My Review Here

A House Of Ghosts by WC Ryan. My Review Here

My Sister Myself by Jill Treseder. My Review Here

The Luckiest Thirteen by Brian W Lavery. Review Here

Once Upon A River Dianne Setterfield. My Review Here

Dead In The Water by Simon Bower. My Review Here

Preacher Man by L M Krier. My Review Here

The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul. My Review Here

In Foreign Fields by Susie Kelly. My Review Here

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn. My Review Here

Hassle Free Gluten Free by Jane Devonshire. My Review Here

Legacy by Terry Tyler. My Review Here

Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner. My Review Here

Trap by Lilia Sigurdardottir. My Review Here

Little by Edward Carey. My Review Here

The Coordinates Of Loss by Amanda Prowse. My Review Here

The Relentless Tide by Denzil Meyrick. My Review Here

The Shrouded Path by Sarah Ward. My Review Here

Overkill by Vanda Symon. My Review Here

The Force by Don Winslow. My Review Here

Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter. My Review Here

The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowlan Coleman. My Review Here

After He Died by Michael Malone. My Review Here

A Library Miscellany by Claire Cock-Starkey. My Review Here

The Man In The Needlecord Jacket by Linda MacDonald. My Review Here

The Story Collector by Evie Gaughan. My Review Here

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh. My Review Here

The Bone Keeper by Luca Veste. My Review Here

The Old You by Louise Voss. My Review Here

The Lingering by SJI Holliday. My Review Here

UK2 (Project Renova Book 3) by Terry Tyler. My Review Here

The War Nurses by Lizzie Page. My Review Here

I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O’Farrell. My Review Here

Trot On by Tottie Limejuice. My Review Here

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. My Review Here

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya. My Review Here

Blind Side by Jennie Ensor. My Review Here

The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson. My Review Here

We Are The Salt Of The Sea by Roxanne Bouchard. My Review Here

The Woman In The Window by A J Finn. My Review Here

Educated by Tara Westover. My Review Here

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon. My Review Here

Force Of Nature by Jane Harper. My Review Here

The Photographer by Craig Robertson. My Review Here

Life Before Frank by Frank Kusy. My Review Here

How to Breed, Sheep, Geese and English eccentrics by Val Poore. My Review Here

Hydra by Matt Wesalowski. My Review Here

I’ll Keep you safe by Peter May. My Review Here

Howard’s End Is On The Landing by Susan Hill. My Review is Here

Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb. My Review Here

The Confession by Jo Spain. My Review Here

The Wood by John Lewis Stempel (yet to be reviewed)

Fear and Phantoms by Carol Hedges (yet to be reviewed)

Missing Pieces by Laura Pearson (yet to be reviewed)

Brothers In Blood by Amer Anwar (to be reviewed)

The Chalk Man by C J Tudor (to be reviewed)

Changeling by Matt Wesalowski ( to be reviewed)

A very special award goes to the funniest book I read this year Whisky Tango Foxtrot by Gina Kirkham My Review Here

With thanks to authors, publishers, book publicists, blog tour organisers Anne Cater @Random Things Tours and Emma Welton @Damppebbles, my fellow book bloggers (or fairy godmothers as one author called us 🧚‍♀️) for influencing and contributing to my reading enjoyment this year.

🥳🎈📚All the very best for 2019📚🎈🥳

28 thoughts on “Mrs Bloggs’ Outstanding Books Of The Year 2018 #mrsbloggsbooks

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  1. Fabulous to see Susie Kelly amongst this great list. Beautifully presented, will bookmark to check out quite a few of them, & enjoyed having a close look at the covers. Loved too the mixture of fab indies, like Terry Tyler, with us small publishers and the more famous books.

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  2. Thanks Stephanie. Susie is a firm favourite of mine. There are Indie authors high on my list of favourite authors. Their writing is superb. Terry Tyler is amongst them and chooses to be Indie which is really something. X


  3. Thanks so much for featuring both Legacy and UK2 – I am honoured! I have the Lion Tamer on my Kindle (your review put it there, I believe!), and I can see why you were finding it hard to choose – you’ve had a good year! I daren’t look at some that interest me, on here…. though I know I will… and then will have to buy…!! I have a book by Susie Kelly on my Kindle too, and Val Poore is one of the best travel writers I’ve read.

    I, too, love that you read self-pub and small indie pub, as well as the large indies like Bloodhound, and Big 5 publishers. Thank you for taking the chance on me when I first submitted a book to you – your review of The Devil You Know still warms my heart! xx

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    1. I’m happy that I’ve made you happy Terry. You are one of my favourite writers. Your Project Renova series is awesome.
      There are Indie writers whose books I’ll always read as soon as they’re published and yours are in that category. Hope you have a great 2019 🥳😘💐


  4. Thanks so much for including my book in your top 25 for 2018 Caryl, I’m honoured! And what a well penned review, I shall dearly treasure it 🙂 x


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