Look, I know that 2018’s not been the best for most things, what with Trump still in power (how?!) and Brexit still a farce, but there is one upside- lot’s of awesome books were published this year!
So as the year draws to a close, now has never been a better time to seek out all of those brilliant books published over the past 12 months and have a good read. After all, most people will have some time off over the festive period, and so you’ll have plenty of time to really get stuck in and catch up before 2019 rolls around and there are even more new books to check out.
Many of the books published earlier this year will already either be on your shelf waiting, or else in charity shops or discount bookshops such as the Works, so you can pick them up cheaper than before and se what all the fuss was about. The past year has been a great one for readers, with top-class authors such as Stephen King, Lee Childs and Peter James all releasing one or more new tomes to keep you entertained.
There were also some exciting new surprises, such as the acclaimed This Is Going To Hurt, a former Junior Doctor’s perspective on the NHS, which is as funny as it is heart-breaking, and which I would thoroughly recommend you read if you haven’t already.
Among the other awesome releases earlier this year were Feminists Don’t Wear Pink, Stephen Hawking’s final offering Brief Answers to Big Questions and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and all of them deserve you’re attention as the year quickly reaches its conclusion.
So what are you waiting for? Fill your online shopping cart, run to the bookshop or just steal off your friends- whatever you do read some 2018 treasures before the New Year brings you new books to add to your TBR pile.