Sarah’s 2018 Book Review Summary

Here is the list of every book I reviewed in 2018! (by genre).

You can download a PDF of the reviews and this list via the 2019 Book Review page (at the bottom) or via this link BOOKS REVIEWED IN 2018

FICTION: Chick Lit (inc. Romance)

**** “For the Love of Christmas” by Kate Forster

**** “Fallout Girl” by Katie Rose Guest Pryal

FICTION: Crime/Mystery (inc. Cosy)

*****”The Mashego File” by Ian Patrick

****1/2 “King of Hart (Hart of Darkness)” by Violeta M. Bagia

**** Ace of Hart (Hart of Darkness) (Volume 1) by Violeta Bagia

**** “The Big Book of Rouges and Villains”, edited by Otto Penzler

**** “Robicheaux” by James Lee Burke

**** “Two Kinds of Truth” by Michael Connelly

**** “Precious and Grace: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alex McCall Smith

***1/2 “The 12 Slays of Christmas” by Abby L. Vandiver et al

*** The Christmas Letter” by Kathi Daley

*** “Pecan Pies and Dead Guys” by Angie Fox

FICTION: General/Literary Fiction

***** “Bridget Crack” by Rachel Leary

***** “City of Spades” by Colin MacInnes

**** “Pokeweed: An Illustrated Novella” by Brian L. Tucker

*** “Celebrant Sleuth: I Do … or Die” by Hazel Edwards

FICTION: Horror/Thriller

***** “Heart Shaped Box” by Joe Hill

**** “Dark Wood Dark Water” by Tina Callaghan

FICTION: YA/Children’s

****1/2 “Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs

**** “Library of Souls: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Volumn 3” by Ransom Riggs

**** “Funny Folk: Poems about people” edited by Robert Fisher

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NON-FICTION: Art/History/Music

***** “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” by David Campany

**** “The Art of Aardman” by Aardman Animation Ltd

**** “Inside the Dream Palace” by Sherill Tippins

**** “MoMA at NGV: 130 years of modern and contemporary art” by Samantha Friedman, Juliet Kinchin & Miranda Wallace

**** “Warhol” by Christopher Makos

***1/2 “Black Vinyl White Powder” by Simon Napier-Bell

***1/2 “Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation” by Ammon Shea

NON-FICTION: Biography/Autobiography

***** “My Ikaria: How the people from a small Mediterranean island inspired me to live a happier, healthier and longer life” by Spiri Tsintziras

***** “Goldilocks lives in Leamington: and other tales of university life” by Geetanjali Mukherjee

**** “Final Chapters: How Famous Author’s Died” by Jim Bernhard

**** “The Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell

NON-FICTION: Gardening/Cooking

***** “Mary Berry’s Traditional Puddings and Desserts” by Mary Berry

***** Herbs: Inspiration and Practical Advice for Gardeners (National Trust Home & Garden)by Jane Eastoe

**** “Pickled, Potted and Canned: The story of food preserving” by Sue Shepard

***1/2 “Kitschy Canapés: Finger food for the swingers set” by Babs Harrison

*** “Gin made me do it: 60 beautiful botanical cocktails” by Jassy Davis

NON-FICTION: Humour/Gift Book

****1/2 “Marital Advice to my Grandson Joel: How to be a husband your wife won’t throw out of the window in the middle of the night” by Peter Davidson

**** “Say When” by Catherine Deveny

**** “Bizarre World” by Bill Bryson

**** “Servo: Great Australian Service Stations” by Jim Sonter

NON-FICTION: Self-Help/Instructional

*** “The Subtle Art of not giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life” by Mark Manson

NON-FICTION: Social Commentary

***** “Fight Like A Girl” by Clementine Ford

****1/2 Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power by Noam Chomsky, Peter Hutchinson (Editor), Kelly Nyks (Editor), Jared P. Scott (Editor)

NON-FICTION: Travel

***1/2 “The Best American Travel Writing: 2017” edited by Lauren Collins & Jason Williams.

*** “Travel Stories and Highlights: 2017 Edition”, edited by Robert Fear

NON-FICTION: True Crime

**** “Accidental Death?: When things may not be as they seem” by Robin Bowles

**** “The Good Cop” by Justine Ford

**** “Yorkshire Ripper: The Secret Murders” by Chris Clark and Tim Tate

*** “Black Dahlia Red Rose” by Piu Eatwell

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“The Last Things…” free e-book short story download!

Free e-book short story down load available from 1 – 5 September 2018!

This is the beginning of the end. The missile test launch is set. The broadcast of the event from the Capital lined up. Excitement is building at the Nuclear Plant, as staff prepare for the celebrations to start. What will you remember?

Genre: Sci-Fi

Age Group: 15 years plus

Format: Short Story e-book

AVAILABLE FOR FREE THROUGH AMAZON (KINDLE):

“The Last Things…” (amazon.com.au): Link AU

“The Last Things…” (amazon.com): Link US

You can now pre-order your copy of “Gardening for Beginners”

“Gardening for Beginners: Hints and Tips for Melbourne Australia” by Sarah Jackson

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So you want to start a garden? No idea where to start? Then this may be the guide for you. “Gardening for Beginners” is a handy reference book with basic hints and tips for the new gardener. It contains no fancy terms, no superior expertise, just honest advice from someone just like you. There are sections on what tools to buy, growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, dealing with pests, and working out which fertilisers are best for you.

It is written for a cool climate, but the advice is useful anywhere. The book is based on the quirky and informative blog Sarah’s Melbourne Kitchen Garden.

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