2018 book list

It’s that time of year again, gang. An asterisk means that I’ve read the book before this year. Titles are links to Amazon so you can see what they’re about for yourself. I’m in the middle of three that I’ve just accepted are going to get finished in January, so I’m not going to worry about it. 🙂

(Previous years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.)

1/5: Rhys Bowen, The Twelve Clues of Christmas
1/8: Gabe Habash, Stephen Florida
1/19: Tom Hanks, Uncommon Type
1/27: Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan
2/5: Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
2/5: Rachel Khong, Goodbye, Vitamin
2/6: Dorothy L. Sayers, Busman’s Honeymoon
*2/11: James K.A. Smith, Imagining the Kingdom
2/18: Gregory Cole, Single, Gay, Christian
2/21: Dorothy L. Sayers, Striding Folly
3/14: Kate Bower, Everything Happens For a Reason
3/19: Sue Grafton, X
3/29: Jessica B. Harris, My Soul Looks Back
4/1: Gina Dalfonzo, One By One
4/15: Min Jin Lee, Pachinko
4/25: Elizabeth Peters, A River In the Sky
4/30: James K.A. Smith, Awaiting the King
5/11: Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You
5/15: Catherine Coulter, Blowout
5/22: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
5/23: Joy Beth Smith, Party of One
6/3: Alex Bledsoe, Long Black Curl
6/6: Louise Penny, The Cruelest Month
6/7: Daniel Coyle, The Culture Code
*6/10: Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time
6/11: Alex Bledsoe, Chapel of Ease
*6/12: Nnedi Okorafor, Binti
*6/19: Madeleine L’Engle, A Wind in the Door
6/25: Vince Flynn, American Assassin
6/25: Edward Lee, Buttermilk Graffiti
7/3: Louise Penny, A Rule Against Murder
7/13: N.D. Wilson, Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl
8/2: Suzanne Stabile, The Path Between Us
8/6: Dennis Lehane, The Drop
8/9: Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky
9/1: Austin Channing Brown, I’m Still Here
9/5: Tim Peoples (editor), Never Satisfied Until Satisfied In Thee
9/6: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
9/11: Jan Karon, Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good
9/22: Priya Parker, The Art of Gathering
9/28: Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander, My Morning Routine
9/29: John Fea, Believe Me
10/1: James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk
10/12: Leif Enger, Virgil Wander
10/17: Ashley Hales, Finding Holy in the Suburbs
11/12: Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere
*11/14: Nnedi Okorafor, Binti: Home
11/18: Nnedi Okorafor, Binti: The Night Masquerade
*11/30: Andrew Peterson, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
12/17: Jan Karon, Come Rain or Come Shine
12/28: Tsh Oxenreider, At Home in the World
*12/28: Andrew Peterson, North! Or Be Eaten

total read: 52

fiction: 33

non-fiction: 19

rereads: 7

library books: 37

ebooks: 21

books written or edited by women: 32

books written or edited by people of color: 13 (11 of which were by women, but I could still stand to up this number in 2019)

most read author: Tie between Dorothy L. Sayers and Nnedi Okorafor, with 3 apiece (but Sayers’s books were longer, so I guess her).

top 10 non-rereads (in alphabetical order):

Buttermilk Graffiti

Everything Happens for a Reason

Finding Holy in the Suburbs

Goodbye, Vitamin

If Beale Street Could Talk

Little Fires Everywhere

One By One

Party of One

Uncommon Type

Virgil Wander

(Runners up: All the Birds in the Sky, The Art of Gathering, The Culture Code, My Morning Routine, and The New Jim Crow.)

What were some of your favorite reads in 2018? Comment below!

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