Saturday, 30 December 2017

My Top Reads: July to December 2017

You can see my top reads January to June HERE which includes Secrets we Keep by Faith Hogan, Sealskin by Su Bristow, Brighton Belle, the fantastic first book in the Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries by Sara Sheridan (I've loved them all!), The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie (can't wait for your next book Natalie!) and Then she was Gone by Lisa Jewell which kept me on the edge of my seat throughout!

Moving into the second half of the year these are the books which stood out for me:

July:

In July, there were two standout books for me (link) which were We've come to Take you Home by Susan Gandar* and Together** by Julie Cohen.



August:

In August (link) my top read was Jo Malone - My Story.


September:

In September (link) I loved The Health of Strangers by Lesley Kelly (this is the first of a trilogy) Yah! The second photo was taken at the book launch! (which I think belongs to Kelly at Love Books Group Blog).



I also couldn't put down the wonderful The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick which is a richly drawn, un-put-downable historical novel.


October:

In October, (link) I read The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. I'd watched the TV adaptation and wanted to see if the book matched up. It's a great read (which I may read again - something I don't say about many books) and I found the TV series is very similar to the book.


I also enjoyed The Angel in the Stone by R L McKinney which is Rebecca's second novel. Again, this is another book which left me thinking after I'd finished it so it's likely one I'll read again.


November:

In November (link) I totally adored The Girl I used to Know by Faith Hogan**. I took part in the blog tour and you can see my review HERE.


I also loved the witty It Started with a Tweet by Anna Bell** which made me laugh out loud in moments. It really is a great read.


December:

In December (link) my favourite books were Shelter by Sarah Franklin**, Cold Christmas by Alastair Gunn**, That Girl by Kate Kerrigan** and The Confession by Joanne Spain** (look out for my spots on the blog tours for That Girl** and The Confession** in January) And of course I love a bit of Mirabelle Bevan..






What have been your favourite books this year? Do we share any?

*copy from the author
**copy from Netgalley

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