Monday, January 14, 2019

A Year In Books ('18 & '19)

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Now that we're good and into this new year, let's fiiinally get around to chatting about books. It's about time. ;)

So, yay, 2018 was another record-breaking year in books for me! 2017 held my previous record of 55 books, and this year I finished 57! I had so much fun with it. I read so many different types of books. I joined used book groups for trading. I did Booktube-a-thon for the first time and loved every second of it. It'll be tough to top a book year like this one was!

A year of books! There's something for everyone from genres of all types in my list of books from 2018 and for 2019! Come get your read on with me!! |

Here's what I read...

1. God Listens by Lorene Hanley Duquin (I'm in this book!!!)
2. Love, Life and the List by Kasie West
3. The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need by Joanna Martine Woolfolk
4. Meet & Work With Spirit Guides by Ted Andrews
5. Creating Money by Sanaya Roman
6. The Calm Center by Steve Taylor
7. Lily Dale by Christine Wicker
8. Lagom by Niki Brantmark
9. Outrageous Openness by Tasha Silver
10. Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
11. Meet Cute by Jennifer L Armentrout
12. The Siren by Kiera Cass
13. Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford
14. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Mattson
15. Secrets of my Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
16. On Location by Jen Calonita
17. Family Affairs by Jen Calonita
18. The Royal We by Heather Cocks
19. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
20. Paparazzi Princess by Jen Calonita
21. Broadway Lights by Jen Calonita
22. There's No Place Like Home by Jen Calonita
23. Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West
24. Lucky In Love by Kasie West
25. The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne
26. Sum by David Eagleman
27. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
28. Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
29. Along For the Ride by Sarah Dessen
30. A Book That Takes Its Time by Irene Smit
31. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
32. It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
33. No Filter by Orlagh Collins
34. We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
35. The Late Bloomer's Club by Louise Miller
36. Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
37. Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
38. In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It by Lauren Graham
39. Very Good Lives by JK Rowling
40. Writer to Writer by Gail Carson Levine
41. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngoze Adichie
42. And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Bachman
43. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
44. My Diarrhe by Miranda Sings
45. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
46. Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
47. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan
48. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
49. That Summer by Sarah Dessen
50. Summer People by Brian Groh
51. Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
52. 99 Days by Katie Cotungo
53. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
54. Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
55. Made for Love by Alyssa Nutting
56. Toil & Trouble by Tess Sharpe & Others
57. Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders

Favorite of the year...ah, so tough.

I LOVED the Jenny Han series. She's responsible for To All The Boys I've Loved Before so of course that was going to be good. I had many late nights reading those and I was hooooked.

I also really liked Evelyn Hugo, Guernsey, The Royal We, The Husband's Secret, Second Chance Summer was heartbreakingly beautiful, and Very Good Lives was brilliant. Briiiiiillliant.

Oh gosh and the small Fredrik Bachman I read. Gorgeous.

caught in my natural habitat this summer

Weirdest? Okay BY FAR....Made for Love. You will never look at dolphins the same again. The entire book I kept thinking, "what the hell is going on". It was like a bizarre project for a creative writing course. However, The Astonishing Color of After was also super weird (but beautiful), and Lincoln In the Bardo was also super strange (but surprisingly touching).

Worst? I'm going to say No Filter, because while making this list I could recall 0 things about it, lol. I actually had to go back and read the premise and I only vaguely remember it.

So, next year....I'm going to TRY to mostly read books off my shelves.

I have over 50 unread books in my house that desperately need me to get to them, so my goal is to read at least half of them. I did a pretty good job of picking things for my 2019 list that I already own - but I know that it will grow because I get so wooed by new releases and seeing what everyone is loving!

Books to read in 2019 |

Things always-always change - my "to read" list is never what I plan it to be (maybe 25% of it), but here's what I'm hoping to read in 2019.

1. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
2. When by Daniel Pink
3. Crimes of Grindelwald by JK Rowling
4. Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
5. Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
6. Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter
7. Astrology Through a Psychic’s Eyes by Sylvia Browne
8. Past Lives Future Healing by Sylvia Browne
9. Book of Dreams by Sylvia Browne
10. The Brain by David Eagleman
11. How to Uncover Your Past Lives by Ted Andrews
12. The Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovel Shinn
13. The Law of Destiny and How to Find It by Florence Scovel Shinn
14. #famous by Jilly Gagnon
15. The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Kohen
16. Through to You by Lauren Barnholdt
17. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
18. Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock
19. Anne + Henry by Dawn Ius
20. The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
21. The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
22. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
23. Pivot Point by Kasie West
24. Split Second by Kasie West
25. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West
26. Maybe This Time by Kasie West
27. From Anxiety to Love by Corinne Zupko
28. What to Eat When by Michael F. Roizen &  Michael Crupain
29. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
30. Make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky
31. Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid
32. Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan
33. Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak
34. The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
35. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
36. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
37. Creating True Prosperity by Shakti Gawain
38. Money, Manifestation & Miracles by Meriflor Toneatto
39. Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
40. Developing Intuition by Shakti Gawain

There are SO many more I'd like to read, but I set my goal at 40 books again this year because I really don't want too much pressure. I want this entire year to feel like sloooow, smooooth, naturally occurring ease. As much as possible, at least. So I'm being conservative.

And whatever I plan to read never quiiite goes according to plan. So we shall see.

I'd really like to read the Snow In Love anthology, The Hating Game, and Becoming to name just a few more. ;) Can't stop won't stop!!!

I've got a wide array of woo-woo, young adult, nonfiction, and adult fiction in there. All my greatest hits. I can't wait to get into it!!! I'm currently working through Crazy Rich Asians (though by the time this publishes I may be finished with it). I am SO excited to get to the movie for that one!

So, have you read any of these? Loved or hated any? Got any tips or high-fives to give me on any of these? Give me alllll your bookish thoughts, please! 

Have a great weekend, and a happy reading year!

See ya Monday...if you're not too busy reading books. ;)

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