Book List 2018

I have been tracking my reading on this blog for 7 years now. Over that time I have read 441 books!! I have some different goals for my reading list this year.

Goals:
- To be more purposeful with my book selection and time spent reading
- To read more non-fiction that helps further my other life goals & my 5 year plan
- To diversify my list and read more works by women, POC, and "minorities" (LGBTQ, immigrants...not sure how I'm going track that)
- To keep my library holds under control
- To write more reviews here

Watch for:
** > I recommend this title!
Blue text > Listened to with Dude
TW > Trigger Warnings for content

Let's Go!

January
1. The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (fantasy, short stories)**
2. Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (prequel to Practical Magic)
3. The New Better Off by Courtney E. Martin (non-fiction)**
4. Who Fears Death? by Nnedi Okorafor (African science fiction, TW: female genital mutilation, weaponized rape, child sexual abuse)**
5. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli (YA romance)**
6. The Power by Naomi Alderman

February
7. Leia Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (It's a Star Wars book yo! Great for all ages!)**
8. The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan (YA, adventure)**
9. Chomp by Carl Hiassen (YA)**
10. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars, TW: for torture)**
11.Men Explain Things To Me (an essay collection) by Rebecca Solnit (feminism, and so much more)**
12. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey (novella, fictionalized history)**
13. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman (yes it's the one the movie was - loosely - based on)
14. The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff (middle reader)

March
15. The Monster's Corner edited by Christopher Golden (short stories about monsters)
16. The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks (space opera written in the 1980s, yet feels so fresh)**
17. Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey (novella, fictionalized history)**
18. The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert (creepy fairytales meets real world)
19. The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan (YA, adventure)**
20. Small Victories: Spotting Improbably Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott (non-fiction)**
21. Pines by Blake Crouch (thriller)**
22. More Than This by Patrick Ness (YA dystopian)**

April
23. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
24. Golden Age and Other Stories by Naomi Novik (fantasy)**
25. Blood & Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World by Kevin Bales (non-fiction)**

May
26. The Female Man by Joanna Russ (written in 1975, feminist sci fi)
27. The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson (lgbtq, fantasy)**
28. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner (written in 1926)
29. Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (non-fiction, two speeches in book form)**
30. Jesus Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible & Why We Don't Know About Them by Bart Ehrman (non-fiction)
31. A Curious Beginning; A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn (mystery, romance-ish)**
32. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner (non-fiction)
33. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (sci fi, end of the world, space opera)**

June (5)
34. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (Book 1 of a trilogy, sci-fi)
35. Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (short stories, queer, lady-focused)**
36. Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer (non-fiction)
37. The North Wind by Ian McGuire (ugggggggh...don't bother)
38. The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel (science fiction in space, mystery, espionage)**

July (9)
39. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (horror)**
40. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (historical/Biblical fiction)**
41. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (science fiction, dystopian)
42. The Lost Hero (Book 1 in The Heroes of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan (YA, adventure)
43. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (book 1 in a series, fantasy)
44. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (book 2 in a series, fantasy)
45. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (fictionalized history)**
46. The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn (thriller)**
47. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (YA, fantasy, book 1 in a series)**

August (12)
48. Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through The Science And Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes (non-fiction)**
49. The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg (short stories)
50. And I Darken by Kiersten White (1st book in a series, YA romance/historical fiction, LGBTQ)
51. Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (own voices, historical fiction)**
52. Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin (1st book in a series, sci-fi/fantasy)**
GOAL ACHIEVED ON AUGUST 11
53. Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (fantasy, middle reader, series)**
54. Changeless by Gail Carriger (fantasy, series)**
55. The Orphan's Tales: In The Night Garden by Catherynne Valente (short stories, fantasy)**
56. The Son of Neptune (Book 2 in The Heroes of Olympus series) by Rick Riordan (YA, adventure)
57. Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka (short stories, sci-fi/fantasy, middle reader, YA)**
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (NOT INCLUDED IN OUR TOTAL, middle reader)**
58. Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear by Tom Angleberger (middle reader)**
59. Cyber World: Tales of Humanity's Tomorrow edited by Jason Heller & Joshua Viola (sci-fi short stories, diverse authors & protags)**

September
60. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara (non-fiction, true crime)**
61. Origin by Dan Brown (typical Dan Brown)**
62. Holes by Louis Sachar (middle reader, adventure)**
63. Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead (LGBTQ2S+, own voices)**
64. The Killing Moon by NK Jemisin (sci-fi, fantasy)**
65. Shanghai Sparrow by Gale Sebold (steampunk-scifi-fantasy)**

October
66. Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard by Paul Collins (non-fiction)
67. Blameless by Gail Carriger (fantasy, series)**
68. A Thousand Beginnings & Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman (short story collection, own voices, folklore, fantasy)**

Goal: 52
TOTAL READ: 68

Non-fiction: 8
POC Authors: 10*
Lady Authors: 35*

*I read a few short story collections this year with multiple POC and lady authors, but these numbers don't precisely reflect that.

Follow along with my Goodreads account, where I post my TBRs.

Click on the YEAR for previous reading lists
2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015 // 2016 // 2017



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