Sunday, 30 December 2018

*************My top 20 books of 2018 **************

Here are my top 20 books. They are in the order I read them. They have all been awarded  my special 5** rating. To earn that they have to have several things- a good plot, likeable characters, a good ending and that special something. It could be an emotional pull, it could be a very cleverly thought out plot. That "Je ne sais quio"

1. Fifty Years of Fear- Ross Greenwood - Crime A stunning read and a title that resonated with me.

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 https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/fifty-years-of-fear-ross-greenwood-5-my.html

2. Three things about Elsie- Joanna Cannon. One of those special reads you never forget.

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https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/three-things-about-elsie-joanna-cannon.html

3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz- Heather Morris . A very memorable read and one I will never forget

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather   Morris

https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-tattooist-of-auschwitz-heather.html

4. The Last Laugh- Tracy Bloom  "Live life with hope" a truly wonderful uplifting read

The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom

https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-last-laugh-tracy-bloom-5-stunning.html

5. The Pact- S.E Lynes- One I found hard to put down

The Pact: A gripping psychological thriller with heartstopping suspense
https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-pact-s.html

6. The Key- Kathryn Hughes A brave topic, a sensetive issue very well dealt with.
The Key by Kathryn Hughes
https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-key-kathryn-hughes-5-ellen-crosby.html


7. Where the Missing Go- Emma Rowley- A highly emotive read
Where the Missing Go

https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/where-missing-go-emma-rowley-5-warning.html

8 The Good Samaritan- John Marrs A brilliantly entertaining read#

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. https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-good-samaritan-john-marrs-5-laura.html

9. Over my shoulder- Patricia Dixon A brilliantly written gripping read



https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/over-my-shoulder-patricia-dixon-5.html

10 Thirteen -Steve Cavanagh Oh boy- on the edge of my seat!

https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/thirteen-steve-cavanagh-5.html

11. They Don't Know- Patricia Dixon- a very different love, a wonderful read.


https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/they-dont-know-patricia-dixon-5-adam.html

12. Getting Over Gary- Jessica Redland A book that gave me strength


https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/getting-over-gary-jessica-redland-elise.html

13. Do No Harm- Lucy V. Hay A brilliant psychological thriller


https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/do-no-harm-lucy-v.html

14 I give you my heart- Sarah-Jane Forder Another really special read

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https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/i-give-you-my-heart-sarah-jane-ford-5.html

15. The next person you meet in Heaven- Mitch Albom Like a precious gem that sparkles.


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https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-next-person-you-meet-in-heaven.html

16. The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert aged 19-91. David M Barnett A brilliantly inspiring read


The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert, Aged 19 Going on 91

https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-growing-pains-of-jennifer-ebert.html

17. Becoming the Supervet- Noel; Fitzpatrick an inspiration to all mankind

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https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/listening-to-animals-becoming-supervet.html

18. The Uninvited- J.A Baker Oh boy - a gripping edge of your seat read





https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-uninvited-by-j.html

19. Three Mothers- Patricia Dixon- A beautiful story that had me in its pages.

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https://nickibookblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/three-mothers-patricia-dixon-womens.html

20. The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker- Jenni Keet - out Jan 2019. Review to follow






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