2018 Reading List

I’ve kept up my usual quota of around 60 books for the year. I beat last year’s reading list by one book. I fell into a hardcore reading slump this year and actually got super behind in updating my reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. I honestly don’t know how all that happened. but I’m close to getting caught up and plan on getting completely caught up by the end of the year.

I’ve listed the books I’ve read and reviewed below. The last couple of books haven’t been reviewed yet, but have been read, which is why I’ve added them to the list but they have no link.

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1. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
2. Amnesia by Breanna Brown
3. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
4. Rot 3: Flossed and Found by Aidan J. Reid
5. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
6. The Mystery of the Hidden Cabin by M.E. Hembroff
7. Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading
8. Rot 4: Plaque To The Future by Aidan J. Reid
9. Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts by David Ahern
10. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
11. Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance by David Ahern
12. Rot 5: Gum but not Forgotten by Aidan J. Reid
13. Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost by Iain Reading
14. Rot 6: Filling Time by Aidan J. Reid
15. The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince by Serena Valentino
16. Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen by Serena Valentino
17. I Am A Failure by Akhil Sharma
18. Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
19. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
20. On the Devil’s Side of Heaven by Roger Peppercorn
21. Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (Book 3) by Iain Reading
22. The Chronicles of Crallick by Brad C. Baker
23. Revolution: The Nora White Story (Book 2) by Yecheilyah Ysrayl
24. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
25. The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang
26. Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic by Iain Reading
27. Victor (The Eden East 2) by Sacha Black
28. Your Name (Books 1-3) by Makoto Shinkai
29. Psych: A Fatal Frame of Mind by William Rabkin
30. Username: Regenerated by Joe Sugg
31. Caught Dead Handed by Carol J. Perry
32. The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
33. Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee
34. Tails, You Lose by Carol J. Perry
35. Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann
36. Sigil by Aidan J. Reid
37. Jozi Flash 2017 by South African Authors
38. Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
39. Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
40. Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein
41. Successful Self-Publishing by Joanna Penn
42. Baby Blues: This Is Going To Be Tougher Than We Thought by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott
43. Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry
44. Murder Go Round by Carol J. Perry
45. Grave Errors by Carol J. Perry
46. It Takes A Coven by Carol J. Perry
47. Kill The Beast by Michele Isreal Harper
48. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
49. Cracked Open by Megan O’Keeffe
50. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
51. Bells, Spells, and Murders by Carol J. Perry
52. Color Me Murder by Krista Davis
53. Trust (Children of Chiron 1) by Tabitha Darling
54. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
55. Warriors: The Fourth Apprentice (Omen of the Stars 1) by Erin Hunter
56. Becoming Someone by Anne Goodwin
57. Even Salt Looks Like Sugar by Yecheilyah Ysrayl
58. Warriors: Fading Echoes (Omen of The Stars Book 2) by Erin Hunter
59. Warriors: Night Whispers (Omen of The Stars Book 3) by Erin Hunter
60. Yage (Tom Regan Thrillers Book 2) by Aidan J. Reid
61. Warriors: Sign of The Moon (Omen of The Stars Book 4) by Erin Hunter
62. Warriors: The Forgotten Warrior (Omen of the Stars book 5) by Erin Hunter
63. Warriors: The Last Hope (Omen of the Stars book 6) by Erin Hunter
64. Wagging Through The Snow (Melanie Travis book 21) by Laurien Berenson

Have you read any of these books? How many books did you get through this year? Let me know in the comments below. If you liked this post, please share it around.

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Top 10 Books of 2016

The end of the year is just about upon us. I recently reached my Goodreads Reading Challenge and I thought I would pick my top ten favorite books that I read in 2016.

Top 10 Books of 2016

10. The Boys Upstairs by Jane Lebak

9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

8. The Murder House by James Patterson

7. Death by Pumpkin by N.A. Granger

6. An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

5. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

4. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

3. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

2. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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Bookshelf: 10 Books That Will Change Your Life

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1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2. Animal Farm by George Orwell

3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

4. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

6. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

7. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

8. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

10. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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2015 Reading List

2015 Reading List

Here is a list of all the books I read in 2015.

I read a total of 54 books. Let’s see if I can read more in 2016!

1. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
2. Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
4. Warriors: Bluestar’s Prophecy by Erin Hunter
5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
6. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
7. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
8. My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki
9. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
10. IRL (In Real Life) by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
11. Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius
12. Police Procedure & Investigation by Lee Lofland
13. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
14. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Shiobhan Vivian
15. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
16. Puck’s Choice by Skye Hegyes
17. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
18. TTYL by Lauren Myracle
19. TTFN by Lauren Myracle
20. L8r, G8r by Lauren Myracle
21. Warriors: The Sight by Erin Hunter
22. Warriors: Dark Moon by Erin Hunter
23. Warriors: Outcast by Erin Hunter
24. The Neon Lawyer by Victor Methos
25. Psych: The Call of the Mild by William Rabkin
26. Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
27. Paper Towns by John Green
28. Warriors: Eclipse by Erin Hunter
29. Warriors: Long Shadows by Erin Hunter
30. Warriors: Sunrise by Erin Hunter
31. The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
32. Memory Man by David Baldacci
33. Spelled by Betsy Schow
34. Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
35. I Am the Mission by Allen Zadoff
36. I Am the Traitor by Allen Zadoff
37. Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
38. Savage Run by E.J. Squires
39. Crash by Lisa McMann
40. Bang by Lisa McMann
41. Gasp by Lisa McMann
42. Rippler by Cidney Swanson
43. One of the Few by Jason B. Ladd
44. Username: Evie by Joe Sugg
45. Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott
46. My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten
47. George by Alex Gino
48. Raining Embers by Jessica Dall
49. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
50. Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt
51. Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum
52. A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
53. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
54. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I remember particularly liking Paper Towns by John Green. I read that in one sitting. All of the books I read were good, though.

How many books did you read this year? Which one was your favorite?

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You can never have too many books. We all know that, we all understand that. However, it’s hard to say that’s a good thing when you don’t have the time to read all the books in the world.

I have 183 books on my to-be-read shelf on Goodreads. That’s not even a dent of all the books I want to read. The books I add to that shelf are books I don’t own so I remember to buy them at some point. Even then, there’s still a lot more.

I go to Barnes & Noble once a week and the books are always rearrange neatly, new books are always added. There are times when I splurge, but most of the time I have to tell myself, “I have too many books at home I haven’t read yet.” So I take a picture of the book with my phone, go home, and put that book on my TBR list.

A few weeks ago I went through my books at home and wrote them all down. Between my two book shelves, Kris’ two book shelves, and my Kindle, my household owns over 330 books. I haven’t even gone through my mother’s book shelf yet because she has books I would like to read, as well.

So, let’s see… we’ll round up from 183 and say 200 (because I know there are more books that should be on my TBR), plus 370 (adding an estimate of my mother’s books) makes almost 600 books I want to read. I even rounded up the answer because I know there will be more books to come. Plus, I only have the first book of a lot of series’ on my TBR list. I’m sure I’ll be reading the sequels.

This is one reason as to why I can’t wait for school to end. I can wake up in the morning and read for two hours before I go to work. When work ends, I can sit outside all day long on the deck or by my pool and read.

Maybe then I can start making a dent on all the books I want to read.