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Books::2018.

This post a place for me to keep track of the books I read in 2018. Yes, I know I also keep track on goodreads blah blah blah. Feel free to skip this post, or you can share book recommendations, talk about your reading goals for this year or anything book-related.

My goal last year was to read 100 books, which I achieved. I read 133 books in 2017. Not bad when you consider I had a month-long reading slump and read a few monster-sized novels.

My goal for 2018 is once again 100 books.













001. Princess Academy (Princess Academy 1) by Shannon Hale (5 stars)
002. Palace of Stone (Princess Academy 2) by Shannon Hale (5 stars)
003. The Forgotten Sisters (Princess Academy 3) by Shannon Hale
004. Tex by SE Hinton (RE-READ)
005. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (5 stars)
006. Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray {A}
007. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan {A} (5 stars)
008. Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All by Corinne Duyvis (5 stars)
009. Soulless (Parasol Protectorate 1) by Gail Carriger {A} (5 stars)
010. Yes Please by Amy Poehler {A} (5 stars)
011. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman {A} (5 stars)
012. The Other Lady Vanishes (Burning Cove 2) by Amanda Quick
013. The Song is You by Megan Abbott
014. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus {A}
015. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid {A} (5 stars)
016. Changeless (Parasol Protectorate 2) by Gail Carriger (5 stars)
017. Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub {A}
018. Blameless (Parasol Protectorate 3) by Gail Carriger (5 stars)
019. Greyhound by Steffan Piper {A} (5 stars)
020. The Royal We by Heather Cocks {A}
021. Heartless (Parasol Protectorate 4) by Gail Carriger (5 stars)
022. Timeless (Parasol Protectorate 5) by Gail Carriger (5 stars)
023. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill {A} (5 stars)
024. Etiquette and Espionage (Finishing School 1) by Gail Carriger (5 stars)
025. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness {A}
026. Curtsies and Conspiracies (Finishing School 2) by Gail Carriger (5 stars)
027. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli {A}
028. Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout {A}
029. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss {A} (5 stars)
030. Waistcoats and Weaponry (Finishing School 3) by Gail Carriger
031. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind {A}
032. The Radical Element: Twelve Stories of Daredevils, Debutants, and Other Dauntless Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood {A}
033. Manners and Mutiny (Finishing School 4) by Gail Carriger (5 stars)
034. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
035. The Perfect Nanny by Laila Slimani
036. Noir by Christopher Moore (5 stars)
037. Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente {A} (5 stars)
038. Avengers: Infinity War: The Heroes' Journey by Steve Behling
039. Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee {A}
040. What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw by Leah Stewart {A}
041. This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity 1) by Victoria Schwab
042. Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity 2) by Victoria Schwab {A}
043. Beartown (Beartown 1) by Fredrik Backman (5 stars)
044. The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe {A}
045. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw {A}
046. The Eloise Audio Collection: Four Complete Eloise Tales by Kay Thompson {A} (5 stars)
047. The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay
048. Blubber by Judy Blume (REREAD)
049. The Address by Fiona Davis {A}
050. Squirrel Meets World (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 1) by Shannon & Dean Hale (5 stars)
051. 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 2) by Shannon & Dean Hale
052. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle {A}
053. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
054. Dumplin' (Dumplin' 1) by Julie Murphy (5 stars)
055. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell {A}
056. Puddin' (Dumplin' 2) by Julie Murphy {A}
057. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee (5 stars)
058. Searching for John Hughes: Or, Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching '80s Movies by Jason Diamond {A}
059. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
060. Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut by Rob Sheffield {A}
061. Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies by Kevin Smokler
062. A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper 1) by Christopher Moore {A}
063. The Wonderling by Mira Bartok
064. Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson {A}
065. Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe
066. Love Life by Rob Lowe {A}
067. My Plain Jane (Lady Janies 2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows & Brodi Ashton
068. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn {A}
069. Us Against You (Beartown 2) by Fredrik Backman (5 stars)
070. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman {A} (5 stars)
071. A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord (5 stars)
072. The Spy by Paulo Coelho
073. Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall {A}
074. Eagle and Crane by Suzanne Rindell
075. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman {A} (5 stars)
076. Tomorrow by Damian Dibben (5 stars)
077. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage {A}
078. Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Roads 1) by Seanan McGuire (5 stars)
079. People Like Us by Dana Mele {A}
080. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads 2) by Seanan McGuire (5 stars)
081. In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
082. Frogkisser! by Garth Nix {A}
083. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard 1) by Rick Riordan (5 stars)
084. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs 1) by Jacqueline Winspear {A}
085. Truly Devious (Truly Devious 1) by Maureen Johnson {A}
086. The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard 2) by Rick Riordan (5 stars)
087. The Notorious Pagan Jones (Pagan Jones 1) by Nina Berry {A} (5 stars)
088. The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard 3) by Rick Riordan (5 stars)
089. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
090. City of Spies (Pagan Jones 2) by Nina Berry {A}
091. My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella {A} (5 stars)
092. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
093. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella {A}
094. Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
095. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce 1) by Alan Bradley (5 stars)
096. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce 2) by Alan Bradley (5 stars)
097. A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce 3) by Alan Bradley (5 stars)
098. The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King {A} (5 stars)
099. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce 4) by Alan Bradley (5 stars)
100. Emma by Jane Austen {A}
101. Speaking From Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce 5) by Alan Bradley (5 stars)


Completed reading challenge on 09/25/18


102. The Radleys by Matt Haig
103. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
104. We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix {A}
105. Fear Street: Nightmares by RL Stine
106 The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe {A}
107. The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
108. Betrayal: The Fear Street Saga Trilogy by RL Stine
109. How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather {A} (5 stars)
110. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo
111. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor {A}
112. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie {A} (5 stars)
113. The Witch Elm by Tana French
114. Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness 1) by Rhys Bowen {A} (5 stars)
115. A Royal Pain (Her Royal Spyness 2) by Rhys Bowen {A}
116. Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
117. Tsarina by J Nelle Pearson
118. Royal Flush (Her Royal Spyness 3) by Rhys Bowen {A}
119. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce 6) by Alan Bradley (5 stars)
120. One Day in December by Josie Silver {A}
121. Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness 4) by Rhys Bowen {A}
122. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce 7) by Alan Bradley (5 stars)
123. Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin


If you ever have any book recommendations or have comments/questions about the books I’ve read, PLEASE come to this post & leave them in comments.





Comments

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daria234
Jan. 1st, 2018 06:53 pm (UTC)
Congrats - that is impressive!
msantimacassar
Jan. 2nd, 2018 12:53 am (UTC)
Congrats on your reading total! Best of luck with this year's goals!

I'm sure you figured out that I friended you on GoodReads as ladyantimacassar! I've really enjoyed going through all your reviews! :)
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 2nd, 2018 03:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading my reviews. (If that's what you want to call them lol. Sometimes I feel like actually shooting for an actual review-type thingie and other times...not so much. As I'm sure you can tell.)
ragnarok_08
Jan. 2nd, 2018 02:09 am (UTC)
Congrats!!
kaitydid33087
Jan. 2nd, 2018 04:42 am (UTC)
I have just gone crazy and gotten several books for my Kindle, that I'm intent on reading this year.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Birdwoman's Palate (which was my Prime pick this month) by Laksmi Pamuntjak, Tiffany Tsao
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore (this one has sounded pretty interesting for awhile, so I'm excited to read it)

I also have Turtle's All The Way Down in my TBR pile and probably some of those other books I've picked up over the past year. I'm aiming for 12 books, cause I'm kind of a slow reader.
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 2nd, 2018 03:26 pm (UTC)
Oooh I want to read The Girl Who Drank the Moon so much! I've heard such good things about it. Let me know what you think when you read it. I think The Radium Girls is on my TBR, too.

You're totally going to rock your reading goal ♥
gina_ba_dina
Jan. 2nd, 2018 04:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your new reading goal!

I read 60 books in 2017, I'm hoping for 75 this year! :)
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 2nd, 2018 05:32 pm (UTC)
HEYYYYY SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

Are you on goodreads?
gina_ba_dina
Jan. 2nd, 2018 07:00 pm (UTC)
HI! I know I've been pretty absent from LJ for a really long time. I mainly waste my time on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. But I'm not really even that active on those that much anymore.

I am on goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/37513261-gina)! I don't write many reviews but I do keep track of what I'm reading and rate everything.
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 2nd, 2018 08:24 pm (UTC)
I don't use my LJ much anymore. Or my tumblr. My twitter is just rage-retweets lol.

I'm adding you on goodreads :)
gina_ba_dina
Jan. 2nd, 2018 09:02 pm (UTC)
Same for me with twitter and there's really nothing I want to reblog on tumblr anymore, just a few cat posts here and there haha. Instagram is just so I can follow athletes and a couple friends, and post a few pictures of my cats and my nails.

I'm glad to have another friend on goodreads!
frelling_tralk
Jan. 2nd, 2018 05:35 pm (UTC)
Wow, that’s awesome! I only managed to read 28 books last year *g*
pleasant_valley
Jan. 2nd, 2018 06:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on being a reading ninja! 🎉🎉🎉

I'm going for a lowly 25 books this year but seeing as I read like 2 last year I'm not feeling all that confident.

My brother got me"How to Stop Time" for Christmas and I also received "In the Shadow of Blackbirds" from a friend.
Also i got a gift card for Waterstones so i bought "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber and "The Bear in the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden. When I was paying for them the sales assistant said she'd heard good things about both books and that they'd both been compared to The Night Circus (😍) so fingers crossed I picked wisely.
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 2nd, 2018 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think you'll rock your reading goal :)

I really loved How to Stop Time. I have In the Shadow of Blackbirds but have yet to read it.

I really really want to read The Bear in the Nightingale. I've heard it's just lovely. I read Caraval early in 2017...I'll be very interested to hear your thoughts on it. I don't want to influence your reading experience by giving my thoughts until after you've read it.
leia131
Jan. 2nd, 2018 07:11 pm (UTC)
I think I read like, 5 books in 2017. I don't know how you do it!

(Does Cosmo count as a book? That could up my count...)
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 2nd, 2018 08:26 pm (UTC)
Sure, why not? If audiobooks and comic books count. And goodreads has adult coloring books that you can track as currently reading/read/want to read.
leia131
Jan. 3rd, 2018 01:26 am (UTC)
Hahaha, amazing! I got a free subscription a while back, so now I can read it every month and pretend I'm cool.
monkiainen
Jan. 2nd, 2018 09:46 pm (UTC)
That's an impressive goal! I managed to read 32 books in 2017, and I'm aiming for 35 books this year.
that2awkward1
Jan. 2nd, 2018 11:27 pm (UTC)
I'm reading All the Light We Cannot See and though it is fantastic, I can't bring myself to finish it...yay, reading slumps; time for a 24-hour readathon to cure it! :p The author is Anthony Doerr and it is eye-opening to the reality of war.
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 3rd, 2018 01:10 pm (UTC)
That's a fantastic book. It's in my top 10 all-time faves.
arctic_comet
Feb. 3rd, 2018 01:42 pm (UTC)
I've been meaning to read Soulless for a few years now, but it's STILL not available as an ebook here :(
amyofaquitaine
Feb. 3rd, 2018 10:52 pm (UTC)
I got the 2nd (physical) book in the Soulless series for Christmas and a 3 month Audible subscription so I listened to Soulless on there. (I have a few random Gail Carriger books from different series and ugh it's such a mess.) I bought the rest of the series and am waiting somewhat patiently for them to arrive. (I hope the series doesn't start to go downhill!)

That's crazy it's not available on ebook there...it's a worldwide best seller and been out long enough, they need to make that available.

Edited at 2018-02-03 10:55 pm (UTC)
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