2018 Book of the Year

I read a lot of books. At any one time I’m usually reading three; one modern fiction, one classic and one non-fiction. 2018 was a bumper year in which I hoovered up 35 books and here is where I pick the best book I read in 2018.

I gave eight books the big five stars and I’ve narrowed that list down to my favourite three and in reverse order here we go:

3.  The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch.

Yes it is a graphic novel but they so count… The artwork is fantastic, the story hilarious and the work that must have gone in to condensing hours of podcast material into something that works this well is mind boggling.

2. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis.

All Rights reserved has a fantastic premise that is brilliant realised and while it is billed as a young adult novel I think it is equally enjoyable by folks of all ages. I read the second half of the book in one sitting and with a small human to look after that is no mean feat… I may have gotten in trouble with Mrs D for my inattention but it was totally worth it.

1. This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay.

I never thought a non-fiction book would top my list but Blimey what a good read this one was. Hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measure This Is Going to Hurt is a fantastic glimpse behind the curtain into the NHS and the life of those doctors who make it the brilliant institution that it is.

Honourable Mentions:

  • How to Survive the End of the World (When it’s in Your Own Head): An Anxiety Survival Guide by Aaron Gillies
  • Dummy: Parenting for the Inept and the Clueless by Matt Coyne
  • Genesis by C.A. Voss
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

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Book of the Year 2018