This is another category that has so many worthy contenders, if your book did not make it on this list it is because I had to draw the line somewhere or perhaps you featured on another of my lists- sometimes categories overlap.
In no particular order:
Kingdom of the Blind – Louise Penny
Liar’s Candle – August Thomas
Let Me Lie – Clare Mackintosh
The Portrait of Molly Dean – Katherine Kovacic
Take Me In – Sabine Durrant
Anatomy of a Scandal – Sarah Vaughan
All In – Lily Gardner
How did I forget to post this review? My apologies Clare; Clare Macintosh is another author that I take every opportunity to read, her writing is engaging, the plots twisty and unexpected. “Let me Lie” is my latest read.
If you haven’t read any of Clare’s books before I highly recommend them all.
Again this is a very easy category for me to judge as their are a couple of books I continue to use and refer back to.
One is strictly for baking; breads, cakes, tarts, gluten free, dairy free…this book has it all and the recipes are easy to follow. If you love baking give “Love Laugh Bake” by Silvia Colloca a try, you wont regret it.
And then we have something completely different – a book that has given me so much pleasure; it is a visual delight, I love the scenic tour of Italy it provides and the recipes are outstanding – I have tried so many of these, I love the seasonal fruits and vegetables they use. Adriatico is by Paola Bacchia is a musts for your kitchen library.
We have visitors staying for a few days so it’s time to dust off the apron – Silvia Colloca’s Gluten Free Lamington Tart is going to hit the spot!
This was a very easy category for me to decide as two books immediately came to mind – both have left a lasting impression – their stories poignant and engaging. In no particular order, my favourite non fiction reads/listens of 2018 are:
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
And Evil Has A Name:The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation by Paul Holes,Jim Clemente,Peter McDonnell
What a fantastic year it has been for readers of all genres. I cannot believe how many 5 star reads I have have had the pleasure to review. Let me start this arduous task of reducing my list to a reasonable number by listing my pick of the best crime fiction reads of 2018. I hope some of these make it onto your shelves.
In no particular order:
The Sunday Girl – Pip Drysdale
All the Hidden Truths – Claire Askew
Second Sight – Aoife Clifford
GreenLight – Benjamin Stevenson
Scrublands – Chris Hammer
The CraftsMan – Sharon Bolton
Man at The Window – Robert Jeffreys
Retribution – Richard Anderson
I, Witness – Niki Mackay
Since We Fell – Denis Lehane
The Wanted – Robert Crais