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

Vote Here!

Book of the Year 2018 – voting open

4 thoughts on “Book of the Year 2018 – voting open

  • 11 December, 2018 at 1:27 am

    I voted for the only one I’ve read (aside from the one I wrote, which I do love, too).

    • 11 December, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      I thought maybe I should have cut it down more, to five, say, but I have a giveaway starting Saturday, so people have a larger choice of prizes 🙂

  • 11 December, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I would vote but I haven’t read any of them! Thanks for the suggestions! Can’t wait to read your WEP Ribbons and Candles story for December!

    • 11 December, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      I’ve brought it forward to tomorrow, Lisa!

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