Well it’s hard to believe, but we’re half way through 2019 already!
I’ve been lucky to read some fantastic books this year so far and it was difficult to choose a top ten. It’s nice though, because I’ve been blessed with hours and hours of reading pleasure.
These are in no particular order, because I loved them all for different reasons.
Circe by Madeline Miller
I was really nervous about reading this novel, having loved, no adored beyond reason A Song for Achillies! I need not have worried, because Circe is wonderful.
Expectation by Anna Hope
This book is a stunning look at friendship and the expectations we have about what our lives will be. It really deserves all the praise it’s getting.
The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola
This book is one of the best historical novels I have read. Full of strong female characters and chilling at its core. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Star Girl by Louise Beech
What can I say other than this novel is yet another triumph by Louise Beech. She is a writer whose seems able to write in any genre. Star Girl is a psychological thriller, flawless and oozing with nerve wracking moments of tension.
Those We Loved by Victoria Hislop
Another favourite author who has delivered a stunning new novel. I enjoyed this story about one of the most turbulent period in Greek history.
Tainted Love by T S Hunter
This superb novella is perfectly formed. Featuring lead LGBT characters, it’s a fantastic thriller and I can’t wait to start the next one.
Breakers by Doug Johnstone
This is a fantastic read, that has a strong character driven storyline. I loved the way it looked at the roots of criminal behaviour and was both and emotional and tension filled read.
Welcome to Heady Heights by David Ross
I’m still amazed how this book, made me laugh, cry a little and left me wishing I could read it again for the first time.
A Modern Family by Helga Flatland
This character driven story about three siblings should be celebrated as a classic of modern literature.
The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby
This was one of the first books I read this year, that it still features strongly in my favourite books this year, is a mark of how great a read it is!
I wonder if any of these books will feature in my final top reads of 2019 at the end of this year?