My 2018 one line book reviews

Last year I read fourteen books… a good enough effort! Here’s my one line review of each one.

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My second book of 2019 (that didn’t disappoint)

1. The Sun and her Flowers- Rupi Kaur… I resonated with her first book of poetry more, but this collection was just as beautiful 

2. Still Me- JoJo Moyes… heart-warming and perfect if you want an easy read

3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- Gail Honeyman… probably my favourite book of the year, I couldn’t stop reading it

4. The Last Anniversary- Liane Moriarty… not as gripping as her other books but still a clever story

5. Call me by your Name- André Aciman… my least favourite book from the list with descriptions of scenarios making me cringe

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6. The Girls in the Garden- Lisa Jewell… a mystery novel that had my gripped from the start

7. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper- Phaedra Patrick… read as part of a book club, the story has an innocent quality that found didn’t captivate me

8. Norwegian Wood- Haruki Murakami… a tragic but beautifully written story that makes you contemplate so many elements of life

9. Behind Her Eyes- Sarah Pinborough… picked up in a charity shop, a physiological thriller with a very unexpected ending 

10. Vox- by Christina Dalche… an attempt to do a modern version of The Handmaid’s Tales but fell short to offer a huge amount of originality

11Almost Love- Louise O’Neill… an unlikable main character and a very simple story of toxic love

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12. Game Changer- Cora Staunton… a sports autobiography (something a bit different for me!) that gave me a fascinating understanding and insight into GAA 

13. Half of a Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie… set against the backdrop of  the Biafran War in Africa, this book has an abundance of depth and colour

14. A Spark of Light- Jodi Picoult… the story begins with a shooting at an abortion clinic and proceeds to tell the the events of the day backwards, hour by hour

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