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!
8 thoughts on “Book of the Year 2018: the decision + my year in books”
Clever post, Jemima. I’m checking up on your selections….
I’m sure you’ll enjoy them!
I can’t believe you are really looking forward to Deadly Election! I agree that Everything is Lies at the moment.
I know a few I’d like to see in a Deadly Election!
I’m not sure I saw your poll.
Either that or I wiped seeing it from my memory. LOL
lol It probably had too many options. I should make a shorter shortlist!
Great post! I never could do that fill the blanks game.
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