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2018 Bookshelf: Books 7-12

2018 Bookshelf: Books 7-12

Welcome back to my bookshelf! I’m so close to hitting my book target which should be this month. I have a stack of books sitting in my room waiting to be read so pretty soon the new target will be how many books by New Year!

But if you missed part 1 of my bookshelf, you can read it here. I set myself a target to read 18 books in 2018, a nice neat number! This post is books 7-12 which were spring and summer reads. I admittedly slowed down reading in the spring but in summer I was back on it.

So here are books 7 to 12:


7. Umami by Laia Jufresa

I hadn’t read any books set in Mexico before so this was a first. This wasn’t the kind of book I’d normally buy but it came in a book subscription box.

8. How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

One of those books that sat on my ‘To Be Read’ pile for ages and in the end was nice to read. It wasn’t brilliant but wasn’t bad either.

9. A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Wow. My favourite book so far this year. It started as a slow burn and then by the final section had me completely enthralled with tears streaming down my face. Its a debut novel and also the first book for Sarah Jessica Parkers imprint with Hogarth books. I can’t wait to see what they both publish next.


10. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Seven husbands is certainly an interesting plot and I enjoyed the backdrop of Old Hollywood. The second ‘twist’ felt a bit to neat and I could see it coming which is always a bummer. That said this was a good read, I won’t say much about the first twist though I liked the idea.

11. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, an easy read but not as enjoyable as the first instalment. There is a third novel but Im not sure if i can bring myself to read it.

12. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

You know when the reviews are great and you can’t wait to love the book to? yeah that didn’t happen. I actually started reading it back in April and had to set it aside in the hopes of giving it a fresh start. I desperately wanted to like it but struggled to connect with the characters and story.


Without a doubt my favourite of this set was A Place for Us. I highly highly recommend you pick up a copy.

Which of the above will you be adding to your reading stack?

Friday Favourites Nov 9

Family Day Out to the V&A Dundee

Family Day Out to the V&A Dundee