Rubina Reads Awards 2018

2018! Another amazing reading year for me. I learnt to not forget the joy of Reading and also got really interested in non-fiction reads. I read 52 books out of which one was re-read and three were DNF. Here are the books I read in 2018:

The English Spy Mysteries – Rachel Amphlett

Murder in Mesopotamia – Agatha Christie

Dark Matter – Blake Crouch

Call to Arms – Rachel Amphlett

Only Time Will Tell – Jeffrey Archer

White is the Coldest Colour – John Nicholl

Dark of Night 1 – CS Duffy

Walls of Silence – Ruth Wade

The Smiling Man – Joseph Knox

Midday – David B. Lyons

Trickster – Vinaya Bhagat

Turn A Blind Eye – Vicky Newham

When Evil Calls Your Name – John Nicholl

I am Watching You – Teresa Driscoll

A Woman Scorned – Jack Jordan

Under the Woods – K A Richardson

Are You Afraid of the Dark – Sidney Sheldon

The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

UNSUB – Meg Gardiner

Calico Cat – Amanda James

Deception Wears Many Faces – Maggie James

The Fear – C L Taylor

The Anniversary – Hilary Boyd

Afterlife – Marcus Sakey

Pretty Ugly Lies – Pamela Crane

Gone to Ground – Rachel Amphlett

Before Her Eyes – Jack Jordan

Tripwire – Lee Child

The Silent Companions – Laura Purcell

Over My Shoulder – Patricia Dixon

Cards on The Table – Agatha Christie

The Sins of the Father – Jeffrey Archer

The Tainted Vintage – Clare Blanchard

Cats, Cannolis, and a Curious Kidnapping – Cheryl D Bannerman

The Cornish Retribution – Amanda James

Video Killed the Radio Star – Duncan Macmaster

The Golden Orphans – Gary Raymond

The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard – Robert Bryndza

The Legacy Device – Rachel Amphlett

Less – Andrew Sean Greer

Dig Two Graves – Keith Nixon

Murder Undeniable – Anita Waller

C is for Corpse – Sue Grafton

Real Artists Don’t Starve – Jeff Goins

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck – Mark Manson

Plot and Structure – James Scott Bell


Top reads of 2018,
including Kindle reads –
English Spy Mysteries by Rachel Amphlett
Midday by David B. Lyons
The Calico Cat by Amanda James
Murder Undeniable by Anita Waller
Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

And here are the winners –

  1. Best Book (Fiction) – Afterlife by Marcus Sakey; Midday by David B.Lyons
  2. Best Book (Non-Fiction) – The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson
  3. Author of the Year – Jack Jordan
  4. Promising Author – David B. Lyons
  5. Best Protagonist (Male) – Will Brody (from Afterlife by Marcus Sakey)
  6. Best Protagonist (Female) – Caitlin Hendrix (from UNSUB by Meg Gardiner)
  7. Best Antagonist – *Sorry can’t name, Spoiler!* (from Midday by David B. Lyons; Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan)
  8. Best Ensemble – Vincent, Ryan, Jack and Darragh (from Midday by David B. Lyons); Katerina, Beth and Doris (from Murder Undeniable by Anita Waller)
  9. Best Plot – Midday by David B.Lyons
  10. Re-Read Worthy Book – Afterlife by Marcus Sakey
  11. Best Writing – Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  12. Most Surprising Book – Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan
  13. Quick Read – UNSUB by Meg Gardiner
  14. Must Follow Bookstagrammer – Mary from @reading.between.wines
  15. Best Movie – Andhadhun; Avengers Infinity War
  16. Precious One – Before Her Eyes by Jack Jordan
  17. Fictional Buddy – Eva Delacourt (from The English Spy Mysteries by Rachel Amphlett)
  18. Wish I Was There Book – Murder Undeniable by Anita Waller
  19. Best Kindle Read – The English Spy Mysteries by Rachel Amphlett
  20. Best Cover – Midday by David B. Lyons; Murder Undeniable by Anita Waller

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