Book of the Year 2018 – it’s my book of the year, and I don’t expect many of them will feature on other people’s seasonal lists. These are the books I rated most highly out of those I read in the year 2018. They all have reviews here on my blog, to which they are linked. Nearly all got 5 stars from me on Goodreads, save those where I docked half a star for something trivial and personal.
Which will come out as Book of the Year 2018? That’s for you to decide. Voting is now open! I hope you’ll participate as it makes it more fun. I get to vote as well as having a casting vote.
These are also the prize book choices for my Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway, which opens on Saturday (don’t click the link till then!).
Contenders for Book of the Year 2018
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers : brilliant psychology
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths : excellent, haunting, creepy, gothic take
Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon : you don’t have to be sophisticated and clever to be a good read
Forged in Blood I & II by Lindsay Buroker : The Emperor’s Edge series may be addictive
Nemesis by Lindsey Davis (best of the best of the Falco series rest this year): Davis has left no holds barred on Falco’s final story
The Survival Game by Nicky Singer : We should all do to think on these things, and think deeply
The Company of Eight by Harriet Whitehorn : the use of language to induce almost tactile sensations
The Shadow of the Two Princes by Wendy Leighton-Porter (best of the best of the Shadows from the Past series) : extremely well written, the plot twisted even more than usual
Recovering Apollo 8 by Kristine Kathryn Rusch : Engrossing novella about a man with a dream
Death by Adverb by Rebecca Douglass : Get stuck into this series and praise it to the world
Daemon by Doug Dandridge : why did I wait so long to discover this gem?
I Am Thunder by Mohammed Khan : full of teen angst, and a lesson to adults