2018: A Year In Books – January to June

2018 hasn’t been my most prolific reading year of all. At 190 books read, it certainly hasn’t been my worst either. It always amazes me that I manage to read so many given that I work full time, but every book I read, be it one or one hundred a year, I count as a blessing. 2018 has been a brilliant year for books and so I thought that, harnessing the power (or at least record keeping skills) of Good Reads and WordPress, I would take a trip down memory lane and see exactly how my reading year panned out. So here are the books, posts and events which made their mark in the first half of the year.


My top overall post and also my top review post in January was the review of The Gathering Dark by James Oswald.


My top overall post and top review post in February was The Lying Kind by Alison James.

In February I also attended Granite Noir which was a brilliant festival and highly recommended if you ever find yourself up in Aberdeen during the month, and the Orenda Books Roadshow in Warwick.


My top viewed post in March was my write up of Crime & Publishment crime writing course.
My top review post in March was We Were The Salt Of The Sea by Roxanne Bouchard.


My top viewed post and also my top review post in April was The Woman In The Woods by John Connolly.


My top viewed post was my write up on attending CrimeFest.
My top viewed review post was The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton.


My top viewed post and also my top review post in June was The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly.

Quite a few books huh? Stop by again a bit later and I’ll share my top reads and posts from the second half of the year.


6 thoughts on “2018: A Year In Books – January to June

    1. Thank you. I did okay considering but I had a few months where I wasn’t working so that helped. But I’m happy I managed what I did. I think 2-3 books a week is plenty really.


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