2018 is screaming past at quite a rate and I have had the pleasure of filling this time with some quality reading!
I've made a list of the novels that I have enjoyed so far in 2018 and made comments on each so you can better decide whether they might be for you - my guess is that they're so good you'll want to read all of them!
There's a decent representation of my favourite authors here too - the universe smiled upon us this year for new books from amazing authors. I was particularly excited to get a hold of First Person, the latest from the great Tasmanian Richard Flanagan. He's a Booker Prize winner for his 2013 novel Narrow Road to the Deep North, and could go again with First Person, it's very VERY good!
And then there was The Free by Willy Vlautin. His economy and direct use of language, and his ability to accurately depict the struggles of everyday rural and poor America makes him one of the most exciting American authors working today, in my humble opinion, and he's producing consistently outstanding work.
And most recently I've finally gotten my hands on Macbeth by Jo Nesbo! Hogarth Shakespeare have really nailed it by engaging Nesbo to do Macbeth and it's definitely one of my highlights for the year - that and Flanagan's First Person will be hard to top!
I've also included some modern sci-fi, some new Scandi-Noir, some historical fiction from NZ, and a classic from Kurt Vonnegut - and I'll let you read about them yourself 🙂 (Please note that a number of these titles are also available in eBook or eAudiobook formats, so you've got plenty of options!)
The highlights of my explorations through the fiction collection of Christchurch City Libraries for the first half of 2018. Some titles are new, some have been out for decades, all of them are great!
'Made in Sweden' series, the first book being 'The Father'. Can't wait for the next one!