2018 Year in Review

Happy 2019, my friends! 2018 was the year that I fell back in love with reading – and read, I did – approximately 22 books this past year. I know this isn’t an astronomical number, but I’m proud of it because a) it beats the ~4 books I’ve averaged for the past several years and b) all but one were read in the second half of the year. While many of the books I read in 2018 are reviewed on this blog, I wanted to give you an at-a-glance . I’ve organized them from my favorite to least favorite.

Now, without further ado, my 2018 book year in review…

  1. My Absolute Darling: Gabriel Tallent
  2. This Is How It Always Is: Laurie Frankel
  3. Small Great Things: Jodie Picoult
  4. Into the Water: Paula Hawkins
  5. Milk and Honey: Rupi Kaur
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: J.K. Rowling
  7. The Girls: Emma Cline
  8. Home Fire: Kamila Shamsie
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: J.K. Rowling
  10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: J.K. Rowling
  11. Crazy Rich Asians: Kevin Kwan
  12. The Woman in the Window: A.J. Finn
  13. The Dive From Clausen’s Pier: Ann Packer
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: J.K. Rowling
  15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: J.K. Rowling
  16. Sharp Objects: Gillian Flynn
  17. Turtles All the Way Down: John Green
  18. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: J.K. Rowling
  19. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: J.K. Rowling
  20. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: J.K. Rowling, Jack Throne, John Tiffany
  21. Boy Erased: Garrard Conley
  22. A Simple Favor: Darcey Bell

Note: This was my first time ever reading the Harry Potter series, which is why they’re included in this list.

Did you read any of the same books? Let me know what you thought of them in the comments. Did you read any books not on here that I need to add to my 2019 reading list? Share your recommendations below, as well.

Happy 2019 and happy reading!

5 Replies to “2018 Year in Review”

  1. Harry Potter and John Green are amazing! I’d recommend almost any of Green’s books, also All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is a bit depressing but really good if you liked John Green. The Fire & Flood series by Victoria Scott is probably my favorite but it’s an unfinished series that probably won’t have a third book which is a bit depressing. Happy reading! 😊

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    1. I’ve read all of Green’s books – which I’ve enjoyed – besides Paper Towns. I’ll add that and All the Bright Places to my list! That’s so sad The Fire & Flood series may not have an ending, that’s got to be so unsatisfying. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  2. Definitely recommend One Day in December by Josie Silver! Very cute and easy to read modern romance. I read it in two days and I normally don’t get hooked to romance novels that easily!

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