I’ve been thinking and thinking again, about this thing of compiling a list of top books I’ve read this year. How would I make such a choice? Based on what? A book should naturally be flawless – punctuation, style, layout and plot and to a lesser extent, genre. So, judging by these criteria, all thirty books I’ve reviewed this year – I’ve read more – would have to be on this list, which then would be listed numerically, starting at number 1 as the favourite.
However, my list is based, not on star-ratings or any of the above criteria, but simply on ONE THING: THE GRIP-SUSPENSE FACTOR, THE UNPUTDOWNABLE PAGE-TURNER which never lets me skip pages, or only read the first few thousand words, but the-read-into-the-night-my-eyes-are-killing-me story and the story-stays-with-me-for-a-long time. Any one of these books has, in my humble opinion, the potential, not only to be your next-best-read-of-the year, but to become a BLOCK-BUSTER movie.
My congratulations and best wishes to the following authors whose books I’ve listed in no particular order of preference.
DL FINN – This Second Chance @dlfinnaurhor
Thorne Moore – Long Shadows: Tales of Llys y Garn @ThorneMoore
Ronald Yates – The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles @jhawker69
Gordon Bickerstaff – Deadly Secrets: The Truth Will Out @ADPase
Suzy Henderson – The Beauty Shop @Suzy_Henderson
If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend them. Follow the links to my reviews and make your choice! Should you wish, please comment and/or follow this blog. Happy 2019 reading!
Do you have limited time for reading? Here are two of my short stories for 2018. Follow me on Twitter: @MarethMBotha and @FaunaParkTales Thank you!