The decision on which book to pick for my Book of the Year was hard.

I tried to get you involved with a vote, but that didn’t help much, since only four votes were cast.  But it did help me narrow down my choice.

As with last year, I decided not to award an outright winner.  I noted that some clever people avoid that by choosing categories, and I’m sure I could pick a category that each could win 🙂

But before I get to the final decision, I am going to pop something else in which I forgot about in December, mainly because the Bookshelf Gargoyle isn’t blogging any more.  He always prompted me to do my version of this clever thing – which is to complete the sentences with titles of books I’ve read in the year.

My 2018 in Books

So far, I would describe this year as being: A Closed and Common Orbit

I’m tipping that the next big thing in Reality TV shows will be: The Survival Game

I could have cried when: Recovering Apollo 8

I would love to have some respite from: The Chalk Pit

The most unexpected thing that happened this year involved: Kiwi in Cat City

My non-bookish friends would say I Am Thunder

My motto for 2019 will be: Everything is Lies

I am most looking forward to: Deadly Election

A recurring dream I’ve had this year features: Three Men in a Boat

If you looked under my couch you would see: Nemesis

If I could no longer blog, I would probably pursue a career in: Dining Out Around the Solar System

Something most people don’t know about me is: Outside

My 2018 book of the year

I took account of the voting, and the decision this year is a three-way tie between…

Best finale to a series: Nemesis by Lindsey Davis

Best second book of a series: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Best Net-galley book of the year: The Survival Game by Nicky Singer

Congratulations to everyone who wrote books last year!

Book of the Year 2018: the decision + my year in books
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