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What I Read In 2018

Monday, January 7, 2019


My yearly goal is to always read one new book a month, namely to keep myself from re-reading Looking For Alaska by John Green so many times that my book ends up falling apart. Also, ya know, to stay culturally relevant and support authors and publishers and all that jazz! I successfully read at least one new book a month in 2018 and I figured I should probably at least share what those books were. I'm incapable of talking about books, but I didn't hate anything I read this year besides maybe like one of the books but we can touch more on that later.

I also always keep my Goodreads account up to date, so if you're curious to see my progress for 2019 so far (two books down!), follow me on there so I can look at all of the books you're reading in order to inspire my next read because I have no idea what I'm doing!

If you're curious, here is the link to the books I read in 2017. I read almost double the amount in 2017, but that was also because I was working retail and babysitting during the entire year and didn't really have anything else to do besides reading, especially over the summer.



1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | I did a full review on this book in this post. This is one of my favorite books from this year and one of my favorite YA books of all time. I also enjoyed the movie as well!

2. On the Street Where You Live by Mary Higgins Clark | I did a full review on this book in this post. I'm not going to lie, I don't remember how I felt about this. I don't think I hated it. Mary Higgins Clark books are kind of like Jodi Picoult or Sarah Dessen. They're never bad, but they're also never the best books you have ever read in your life. Ya feel?

3. Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark | I did a full review on this book in this post. Probably was good? Guys, this year has felt so long, please bear with me.

4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli | I did a full review on this book in this post. This year was clearly the year of trying to read books before I watched their movie counterparts. This book was so good though! And adorable! And made me cry more times than I'm willing to admit!

5. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick | I did a full review on this book in this post. Listen, I would die for Anna Kendrick. That's all!

6. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan | I did a full review on this book in this post. I read this entire behemoth of a book in one sitting and it made me care about the Royals for the first time for like six hours straight. That's a record.

7. The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy | I did not do a full review on this book but it was heartbreaking and hurt and was really beautifully written. It took me a full month to read this because reading too much of it at once was super emotional. Worth the buy and read though!

8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | I did a full review on this book in this post. I initially picked this up because of Shaker Heights (suburb of Cleveland, y'all!) and it took me a hot second to get into the book but then once I got about 60 pages in I never wanted to put it down!

9. Unwifeable by Mandy Stadtmiller | I did a full review on this book in this post. This is still one of my fave books that I read this year, hands down. Don't read if you don't care about drama, celebrities, and messy lives. But if you do...oh man, get ready.

10. Playing With Matches by Hannah Orenstein | I did a full review on this book in this post. I'm always happy to add a pink book to my pink book stack on my desk! It's also always really fun to read about books with people (1) outside of high school, which is what a lot of YA books don't touch on and (2) living in New York City written by people who live in New York City so it actually makes sense and references city spots!

11. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella | I did not do a full review on this book but I did not really enjoy this book. I like Sophie Kinsella, but this one fell flat for me.

12. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | I did not do a full review on this book but like do I have to for y'all to know to read this book and entire series and watch the movie because it's fucking fantastic? Didn't think so.

13. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah | I did not do a full review on this book mostly because I didn't really like this book. It's really long for no reason and luckily I finished it in a couple of sittings. I've been holding onto my used copy for like two and a half years now and finally decided to read it. Not the worst book I've ever read, and I technically did cry at the end, but it was just way too long and just...not great.

14. This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips | I did not do a full review on this book but another pink book to add to the stack! I thought it was cute and I read this faster than I normally would read a book of essays!

15. One Day In December by Josie Silver | I read this in December and it was my last book for the year and what a way to end the year! I read it in one sitting and really enjoyed it. The wintery theme was just a bonus!

What were some of your favorite reads from 2018?

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