Happy New Year everybody! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve!!
So Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week the topic is the best of 2018. I know there are a heap of posts out there about best-of lists already but I haven’t yet had a chance to do mine, so voila!
Sadie: This book. Broke my heart reading it, broke my heart just thinking about it now, but hands down an impeccable read.
The Satanic Mechanic: This cozy mystery set in South Africa was just gorgeous, and it proved to be a so much more complex story about domestic violence and the after effects of it.
Anatomy of a Scandal: This is a complex story that came out right around the time the #MeToo movement was growing. This is the story of a scandal in British politics, but the story is on you’ll know without a doubt.
The Good Son: This was a supremely dark and uncomfortable read. But I couldn’t stop.
Dear Mrs Bird: Is a glorious, funny and warm story of Emmy, an aspiring war correspondent who ends up sorting letters for Mrs Bird’s advice column… and ends up answering those ones that Mrs Bird disapproves of. You know the kind about sex and love and everything proper women wouldn’t be writing in for advice about.
Now You See Me: Lacey Flint is a constable hunting a serial killer, but slowly her own secrets are revealed and you begin to understand just why this particular killer has Lacey in their sights.
My Sister, the Serial Killer: is a recent read, but so good. Korede is forever cleaning up after her sister’s murder victims. Yes, Ayoola is a serial killer and has her sights set on a doctor Korede likes. The interplay between the two sisters and Korede as she tries to figure out what to do is outstanding.
City of Sinners: This series. Goodness, this series. The exploration of life of Asian culture and how it is at odds with modern London in some ways, and in others finds there is compromise to be had. Harry, and his Muslim wife Saima, are the characters around which this mystery series and this book revolve, with brilliant pacing.
Killing It: Stand aside James Bond, because Lex is going to show you how it’s done, AND while ensuring she’s home for her baby Gigi. This book is action-packed, funny and thoughtful.
The Lost Man: On this list simply because it made me like Jane Harper again. Look, she’s good, but Force of Nature was not for me. This however, is not entirely about a mystery and a murder but more about family dynamics and secrets.
That’s it! Now I am off to add more books to my TBR from everyone’s TTT because this is going to be AWESOME.