I gave myself a reading challenge of 50 books this year, and although I’m still only on 19 (Whoops) I’ve read some great books so far this year.

Today I’m sharing my top 3 so far!



Little Fires Everywhere is a book all about the secrets of a family who live in an upper class American town, and it’s a read full of drama! I absolutely dove head first into this book, and it was a real page-turner, I was desperate to find out what happened in the end!

It was a story that really made me think and question how I would of reacted if it happened to me, and I’m not sure I’ve read a book that I’ve thought about so long after I finished it. If you haven’t read it, you must read this immediately!



I’ve heard a lot about this book on Instagram, thanks to it’s gorgeous cover! But let me tell you, the inside of the book is even better.

It’s all about how as children, we lived much more simply, focused more on our happiness and worried less. Laura talks about the year she spent becoming a nanny and what she learned from spending time with the 3 children. It’s filled to the brim with fantastic insight and really makes you want to live more simplier, but bringing back fun into your life too. Laura is super funny too and that comes across in her writing. You will most likely love this book, you can’t not!



I’ve always loved swimming and being in the water, so when picking up this book I had a feeling I’d like it. Although, I had no idea just how much I would fall in love with the people and community feel of this book!

I’d say it has the best story of a fiction book I’ve read in a few years, it’s a very simple straight-forward read but it’s jam-packed with lots of love. It’s so touching and I really felt part of the community reading this, plus it also made me want to run to my local swimming pool too!

It’s been a week or so since I finished it as I’m writing this and I really miss the characters in this book!


What was your best read of 2018 so far?

  • These sound really cool

    Candice | Natalya Amour

    • NatalieLeanne

      I hope you get chance to give some a read 🙂

  • I loooove a good book recommendation – and 19 is still loads this year, well done you! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • NatalieLeanne

      Are you reading anything at the min lovely? xx

      • I’m reading Call Me By Your Name at the moment – have you read it? Would definitely recommend if not, its beautifully written! xxx

  • Haven’t heard about this books before. I’m always looking for interesting Summer read. Will definitely try to check them out. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • NatalieLeanne

      They are all great! I love reading a chapter or two before bed to unwind 🙂

  • Jackie

    I saw the first book in a store recently, and it sounded really interesting. I haven’t heard of the other two though. I’ll have to check them out!

    • NatalieLeanne

      Ooh you should definitely pick it up next time, it’s so good!

  • Loved this post Natalie! You should defo check out Tin Man by Sarah Winman, hands down my fave of 2018 so far! Xxxx

    • NatalieLeanne

      Ooh thanks lady, putting it on my list! xxx

  • You’re making me feel bad! I’ve only read two books so far this year but after just finishing my second yesterday – On The Road, it was so boring! – I’m looking for something a bit more lively! I might try that Little Fires Everywhere – I’m intrigued!

  • I love that daisy pic!! I really want to read little fires everywhere, it’s on my to read list! x