Hello readers! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday looks at the books I added to my must-read list over the last few months. The topic is ‘books I didn’t get to in 2018’.
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Here are ten of the books I’ll be picking up over the coming year.
Milkman by Anna Burns
One read, nine to go! My wonderful sister bought me Milkman in 2018 and I read it this week. It’s the compelling but terrifying story of an unnamed Irish eighteen-year-old who realises she has a stalker.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
I plan to try more non-fiction and was lucky to get hold of this book the other week. Henrietta Lacks was an impoverished, black female farmer in the USA. Her cells were taken without her consent and used to create a lucrative medical industry.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
How would knowing the date of your death change the way you live? This is one of the novels I was gifted at Christmas, and it’s high on my to-be-read list.
Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif
An American pilot crashes in the dessert and takes shelter at the refugee camp he was supposed to bomb. Add in a teenage refugee with a moneymaking scheme and you have a novel I can’t wait to read.
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I expect to sob when reading this book. Blind six-year-old Marie-Laure has to flee Paris when the Nazis invade. Escaping to her uncle’s house by the sea, she tries to help the resistance.
A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan
With a title like this, it’s safe to predict a spine-chilling story. An aristocrat asks a spiritualist to contact the two sons he lost in the First World War.
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkhan Braithwaite
Korede is hiding a secret. She’s covered up three murders carried out by her sister. Now Ayoola is targeting one of Korede’s colleagues. Will she let her strike again?
Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
After seeing so many amazing reviews I can’t wait to dive into this book. Two twenty-somethings’ close relationship fractures when they’re introduced to Dublin’s affluent circles.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
This story was everywhere in 2018. It follows the life of a woman who struggles with social skills. I still haven’t read it so a trip to the library will be in my immediate future!
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
A young woman discovers the secrets hidden behind the charming façade of a London toy emporium.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts!