You guys, I’ve only read 12 books this year. For a book hoarder, that is NOT GOOD.
I’ve started a lot more than I finished, and those I finished were pretty neat. I’m enjoying what I’m currently reading and looking forward to more books for Christmas.
Let’s talk books.
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2018 was The Year I Read Mostly Thrillers. Apparently.
Where The Crawdads Sing , Delia Owens
Honestly I don’t know where this book is going, but I love it.
You should read it if you like beautiful books.
I started it on our recent road trip, and I’ve been intrigued ever since.
Reese Witherspoon is producing the movie and everyone should read the book first.
What If It’s Us, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
You should read it if you like interesting meet cute scenarios.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton
This is one from my recent book hoard post.
I’m getting an Agatha Christie, Twin Peaks vibe, and my brain is melting. In a good way.
You should read this book. That’s it.
Recently finished books:
And for recently finished, let’s just say these are the books I read in 2018.
Thirteen, Steve Cavanaugh
This might be the most hyped book I’ve ever read. Possibly ever. And now I have a book crush on Eddie Flynn. This is the 4th book in a series, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Having said that I’ve also bought the first in the series.
All The Beautiful Lies, Peter Swanson
Another quick rainy day read. I said as much over here.
The Lying Game, Ruth Ware.
This was a library book that I ended up buying. Really good.
The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin
My favorite book of the year, and one I still think about.
Goblin, Ever Dundas
The only book I have three copies of and my first bookish giveaway. The giveaway is now closed but I talked about Goblin over here.
The Dry was 10 stars for me, so I had to read Force of Nature. That was different but also great, and I have a book crush on Aaron Falk, too.
The Wife Between Us, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
My review at the time went like this:
Clever and honestly twisted, with lots of layers that keep you guessing while your brain catches up with the story.
The Woman In The Window, AJ Finn
This was my first read of the year, and set the tone for the other thrillers that followed. I actually said ‘wow’ once or twice throughout the book and in my review, which was this:
Wow. Felt like I was in this story. Figured out the first twist, but not the others. Spent the whole book wondering when this would be made into a movie. Happy to find out it will be!
In the midst of thrillers and YA, I read two blogging books.
and that lead me to:
And that should be the 12 books I read this year. Please don’t say a book a month is good going, because it isn’t. At least, not for me.
Please also check out these kid-approved book recommendations for young readers.
As for what’s next, I plan to read through The Tournament of Books next year, as well as all the others on my shelves.
Part of my blogging schedule next year will be more regular bookish posts and possibly some book club action right here on the blog.
What about you?
What did you read this year?
What are your reading plans for next year?
Also, let me know in the comments if you’d like to read together in some kind of Gin & Lemonade book club thing!
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