2018 Reading Challenge

It’s hard to believe that another year is here already! In 2017 I had a goal of reading 36 books, and surpassed that goal by reading 58.

This year, my goal is to read 75 books. Some weeks I’m a voracious reader, and others I don’t read a page, so a goal of a book and a half each week feels lofty, but achievable.

I also want to participate in Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2018 book challenge which includes 12 books.

  • A classic you’ve been meaning to read:
  • A book recommendation by someone with great taste:
  • A book in translation: Beartown by Fredrik Backman ()
  • A book nominated for an award in 2018:
  • A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel (August 15)
  • A book you can read in a day: Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri (February 26)
  • A book that’s more than 500 pages:
  • A book by a favorite author:
  • A book recommended by a librarian or indie bookseller: Campaign Widows by Aimee Agresti, recommended by Annie B. Jones owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA via her Instagram Stories review. (February 20)
  • A banned book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (March 6)
  • A memory, a biography, or book of creative nonfiction: Why I Hate Green Beans: And Other Confessions About Relationships, Reality TV, and How We See Ourselves by Lincee Ray (January 24)
  • A book by an author of a different race, ethnicity, or religion than your own: King Truths: 21 Keys to Unlocking Your Spiritual Potential by Alveda King (January 15)

I track my reading on Goodreads, but thought it would also be fun to track my progress here this year.

Other books I’ve read in 2018:

  1. Book Club Babies by Ashton Lee
  2. Lucy’s Book Club for the Lost & Found by Emma Davies
  3. Marabel and the Book of Fate by Tracy Barrett
  4. Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell
  5. In Bloom by Kayla Aimee
  6. Around the Table: Practical Advice for Effective Women Leaders by Linda M. Clark
  7. The Simplicity of Cozy: Hygge, Lagom & the Energy of Everyday Pleasures by Melissa Alvarez
  8. Who’s That Girl? by Celia Hayes
  9. Prosecco and Promises by A.L. Michael
  10. Domestic Goddess by Deborah Schneider
  11. The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuretz
  12. The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum
  13. Rush by Lisa Patton
  14. The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile
  15. Longing for Motherhood: Holding on to Hope in the Midst of Childlessness by Chelsea Patterson Sobolik
  16. Real Life Dinners: Fun, Fresh, Fast Dinners from the Creator of the Chic Site by Rachel Hollis
  17. Last of the Summer Moet by Wendy Holden
  18. Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos
  19. Ottercombe Bay: Part 1 – Where There’s a Will by Bella Osborne
  20. Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by Amy Kaufman
  21. Ottercombe Bay: Part 2 – Gin and Trouble by Bella Osborne
  22. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  23. I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
  24. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  25. From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey Stein
  26. Circe by Madeline Miller
  27. Dear Farenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life by Annie Spence
  28. Fish In a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  29. Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House by Alyssa Mastromonaco
  30. The Secret Lives of Royals by Shalini Dua
  31. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
  32. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  33. In Conclusion Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham
  34. Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
  35. Selection by Kiera Cass
  36. Elite by Kiera Cass
  37. One by Kiera Cass
  38. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
  39. George by Alex Gino
  40. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
  41. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  42. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  43. Astrophysics For People In a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson
  44. The Daughters by Joanna Philbin
  45. The Power by Naomi Alderman
  46. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  47. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  48. Dumplin by Julie Murphy
  49. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  50. The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering by Elizabeth Heiskell
  51. The Book of Essie by Meaghan MacLean Weir
  52. Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes by Todd Richards
  53. Easy Thai Cookbook by Sallie Morris
  54. Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by JoAnna Gaines
  55. The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio
  56. What’s My Type? by Kathleen V. Hurley
  57. The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron
  58. Discovering Your Personality Type: The New Enneagram Questionnaire by Don Richard Riso
  59. American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Gardens and Gardens Across America by Michelle Obama