My Top 10 books 2018



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I read 24,764 pages across 143 books





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These are my favourite reads from 2018 in no particular order.




The Walking Dead Volume 24: Life and Death (Walking Dead (6 Stories)) - Stefano Gaudiano,Charlie Adlard,Robert Kirkman 


I read a lot of the Walking dead volumes this year but this one stuck out for me and the reason for that was the punch in the gut ending. Intense and shocking.




Saga, Volume 5 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples 


I love Saga, so many unique characters but storylines that have universal appeal. Marko and Alana continue to fight for their family but that ending still made me sad.




Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine - Kelly Sue DeConnick,Valentine De Landro,Robert Wilson IV 


Futuristic story of a womens correctional facility and its inhabitants. A sci-fi take on a. patriarchal society where women are truly treated as second class citizens.




A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness 


Heartbreaking book about loss that will resonate with more than just YA readers. 




Things Slip Through - Kevin Lucia 


I loved the writing in this book, it flowed well and each story connected to the other stories creating a seamless read that was hard to put down. I'll be reading more about Clifton Heights this year.







The Missing and the Dead - Stuart MacBride 


The 9th instalment in the Logan McRae series sees him trying to solve the mystery of a child who has been killed in a local pool. Equal parts grim and black humour this was a hugely enjoyable addition to the series. 




Marked In Flesh - Anne Bishop 


The Others series is almost at an end but the 4th book didn't disappoint with the continuing tension being ramped up between humans and the others. Again this series continues to be the book equivalent of chocolate and I scoffed it over a day.




My Life as A White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland 


Fresh take on the zombie theme, Angel is a great character and her character growth is something that keeps you rooting for her to succeed. 




Shaken - J.A. Konrath 


Jack Daniels book that sees her come up against Mr K and you find out about Jack as a much younger cop just starting out on the force. This whole series has been of a consistent high quality but this is my first 5* for the series.






Animal Farm -  Malcolm Bradbury,George Orwell



Compelling read that is very relevant for this day and age.




Those are my favourite reads for last year. Here are a couple of memorable mentions:


In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware  The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman  Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 1 - Randy Chandler,Cheryl Mullenax  Voices of the Damned - Barbie Wilde