2018 was a great reading year for me. I read 139 books – 116 fiction and 23 non-fiction. I discovered so many amazing new books that it was hard to narrow the list down to a specific number. However with a lot of consideration I managed it – so here are my top five books of the year!
I’m quite a big music fan and heard a lot of hype around the author Taylor Jenkins Reid. So when I had the opportunities to review her latest book Daisy Jones and the Six, out in March 2019, I jumped at the chance!
Psychological thrillers are one of my favourite book genres. I especially enjoy reading debut novels as I see it as chance to read something new, fresh and exciting.
Connie wakes up in a psychiatric unit and has no idea why she is there. The staff are fascinated by her. She looks in the mirror and sees bald patches where her hair has been torn out. Her body is covered in scars…
I really enjoy popular science books so when a novel combines science with an intriguing plot I have to read it!
Synopsis on Goodreads:
Ovum-to-Ovum technology offers a breakthrough for reproductive rights but also has fierce opposition. When it is leaked that Rosie is one of only two women to become pregnant from the treatment, her relationship with Jules is put under a microscope. Who close to them leaked the news?
I knew I would find it hard to read this book. I love dystopian novels and find anything tackling the areas around sexism and feminism intriguing however it is something I am very sensitive to.
Synopsis on Goodreads:
Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial—this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
This is just the beginning.
Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.
But this is not the end.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.