2019 is coming to a close, so I've been thinking about all the lovely bookish things that have happened over the past year.
2019 started with my first ever Agatha Christie novel. I'd never watched an episode of Poirot on the TV either, so when I saw there was going to be an adaptation of The ABC Murders on TV over Christmas 2018, I decided to pick the book up and read it before watching - and I enjoyed both!
My first read of 2019 is The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie. Confession: I’ve never read an Agatha Christie novel before, or even watched an adaptation, but I thought I’d give The ABC Murders a go when I saw it listed in the Christmas TV guide. So when I saw the book in Tesco, I decided to read it first! What’s your first read of the year?
I've read some fantastic books this year. Five of my favourites* are:
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary &
Snowflakes at The Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaimie Admans
*The books are listed in the order I read them because choosing five was difficult enough
At the beginning of the year, I was working on my tenth book (now known as The Accidental Life Swap). The ebook was released in September, followed by the paperback and audio in October.
Although The Accidental Life Swap is my tenth book, it was only my second book to be released as a paperback and my first with an audio version, so it was VERY EXCITING.
You can read the diary I kept while writing the book here or see the 'Book Extras' here
I'm now working on Book 11, which will hopefully be published towards the end of 2020.
50,000 words of the first draft was written during November as I took part in Nanowrimo for the first time (you can see my posts about it here) and I joined a local writing group, which really helped to motivate me.
Now I'm looking forward to seeing what 2020 will bring!