My #TopReads of 2018 by the book review café #MustReads


I know some people think it’s too early to be sharing a top reads post before the end of 2018, but I’m taking some time off from my blog until the new year so it’s now or never.

I have been blogging for just over three years now and yet I’ve never done a top reads post and now I know why😂  I have read some fabulous books this year and trying to narrow it down is nigh on impossible. If you read my book of the months post you will know I can’t even manage to choose ONE book of the month! So I set myself an impossible challenge or so I thought, but then I had a brainwave “why not share all the books I gave a gold star too” simple eh?

So my top read list consists of all the books I gave this award to, It’s given to a book I feel is particularly outstanding, a book that covers every aspect of what I look for in a read, an original  plot, great characters and a storyline that drew me in from the first page and kept me in its grips until I reached the very last page. So here are those books in no particular order.

Links to my reviews can be found under each set of books I’ve included   

And finally just when I thought I had completed my top reads  post I read Skin Deep by Liz Nugent which blew me away, and now it’s firmly one of my top reads of 2018. 


#SkinDeep by Liz Nugent #BookReview #MustReads @lizzienugent #IrishBookAwards @PenguinBooks

And there you go my 19 top reads of 2018, are any of my choices included in your top reads of 2018? Do you want to share your top reads of 2018?  I would to love to know so please feel free to leave a comment in the post.

I’m ashamed to admit I only read 104 books in 2018 not as many as I hoped (Holds head in shame) but hey ho hopefully next year will be better, here are the books I read……..








Some of the books I’m looking forward to reading in 2019….


To all the fabulous publishers and authors who have sent me ARC’s, it’s an honour to get so many awesome books, but it’s not something I’ve come to expect or take for granted so a huge thank you to each and everyone of you x x 


Finally I would like to wish my followers, those who constantly share my posts, book bloggers,  publishers, authors and readers a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year,  And thank you for all your support 😘


30 thoughts on “My #TopReads of 2018 by the book review café #MustReads

  1. Karen

    Some great choices there Lorraine. I’m in awe of your 104 books read- I didn’t manage anywhere near that! Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for 2019. x

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  2. noveldeelights

    Some absolutely amazing choices there, Lorraine! Isn’t Skin Deep fantastic?!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! May 2019 treat you and yours in the best way possible! And may your reading stay as crappy as it has been so I can continue to mock you 😉🤣

    Much love! ❤️


  3. yvonnembee

    Great list Lorraine. I would happily work through your list and read those that I haven’t got yet.
    I’ve not done my list yet I’m aiming for new year’s eve but struggling with not only narrowing my books down but finding time.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year 😘 😘


  4. Voinks

    Merry Christmas, Lorraine. Very many thanks to you and the other bloggers who give their support to authors by spreading the word. You keep reading, we’ll keep scribbling. 😀 x



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