What I Read in 2018

This year I really did cut back on TV and read more. I followed the Popsugar Reading Challenge and the Around the Year in 52 books. I am happy to say, other than the book I am currently reading, I have finished both challenges. I have read 75 books this year. Some I loved, some I hated, some I didn’t see how they fit the challenge prompt, and some were still good enough to recommend.

10964 I drug my feet in wanting to read a book I have been watching, and loving, on TV. I don’t usually like a book I have already watched or vice versa (other than Hunger Games). But I picked up this book for ‘time travel’ and it became one of my favorite books of all time. I have the next two on the list for my challenge next year.

36373417 I picked up this book for a ‘book with a map’. It was on the new book shelf at the library. And it was amazing. It is a book that I would like to see turned into a movie.

Making Faces by Amy Harmon The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen These were also high on my most loved books this year. 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson My favorite series this year. I have decided I will not read the ones that are being written by another author. It’s already sad enough that Stieg’s estranged father and brother are making all the money off of the 1st three and nothing is going to his life partner since they were never married.

Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence  Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani After reading Annie’s book, I added many more books to my TBR. But read Big Stone Gap almost right away. Went ahead and read Big Cherry Holler for the heck of it and added the 3rd one to my challenge for next year.

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri Alburquerque by Rudolfo Anaya Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa SeeHomegoing by Yaa Gyasi Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie These taught me some multicultural lessons. 

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