My 2018 In Books – Please Vote!

Last year was a year like any other. Full of highs and rife with lows. I experienced my fair share of both in equal measure despite how generic that sounds. Among other things, I’m so glad that I finally started this blog after years of procrastination and self-doubt. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still trying to figure this stuff out as sometimes I really feel so out of my depth. Nevertheless, its thanks to this little blog of mine that I have been able to read 50 books this year which I am extremely thrilled about!

c But those books which stood above the rest and affected me the most are those which I am going to share with you today. Here are my Top 5 books of 2018!

꧂ღ╭⊱♥≺

Silent Companions by Laura Purcell “…This insidiously gothic horror story which I’ve been gushing over on various social media platforms, gripped me from the outset to the ingeniously sinister end.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay “… This book is without doubt unquestionably funny. Even at times when it shouldn’t be, the occasional tone of cynicism turns an otherwise dire situation into a witty anecdote.”⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini “… the writing style is flawless with imagery that is both scenic and vibrant. I loved reading his descriptions of Herat when Mariam first ventured there.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda “… the writing is atmospheric, placing you in the scene so vividly as though you were running alongside Tony on his morning jog, or walking alongside Sam and Blake in the oppressive heat of the desert.”⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata “… the way it injected an almost unopened newness into the banality of being a store worker through Keiko’s unusual perspective was perfection.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐


These were utterly brilliant books which I greatly enjoyed reading. They lingered on in my thoughts well after I had finished reading them. They opened my eyes in some way and changed my outlook and I can’t wait to read each one of them again. Please click on the titles above to read my reviews! If you’ve read any of these books, please tell me your thoughts about it in the comments 🙂 📚

⬇️ Now I want to hear from you fellow readers!


⬇️ Vote for your fave book of 2018 here!

Thank you so much for your support in 2018 and for your feedback! Have a fantastic 2019 you bibliophiles! And to keep updated with my upcoming reviews, please visit the Book Reviews page 🙂

Xx.

Such Is Love by Petra Hassall

Such Is Love is a self-help book written by London based psychotherapist and writer Petra Hassall. It was published in 2018 by Troubador Publishing. This book is a fantastic read for anyone interested in the human psche and how it plays out in our intimate relationships, however it is specifically geared at those who are looking for the key to finding a successful relationship.

Such Is Love is written in an accessible and structured way that is easy to connect with. It debunks psychoanalytical jargon such as Displacement Theory and Transactional Analysis and applies such terms practically to situations we can all identify with, if not having experienced them ourselves.

The book is structured in a way that it explores five different scenarios in light of the games we play in love. From Come On In to House Of Cards, this book sheds light on how our unconscious interacts with others as a result of the lessons we have learned from the emotional bonds we formed at the earliest stage in our lives, or from our experience with former relationships. 

I found Such Is Love to be a stirring and penetrating read that is very  knowledgeable and accessible to all readers, but particularly those of us who have been romantically involved in some way. What makes this read engaging is its easy-to-read interactability. I’ve always been fascinated by the human psyche and as such plunged headlong into the cryptic verbiage of Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud during my college days, but this book is neither cryptic nor is it full of verbiage. It provides simply stated yet thought-provoking insight that is practical and for that reason I rate Such Is Love..

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank you for reading this review! Please share your comments and tell me what’s the last self-help or non-fiction book you read? Until next time! 📚