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Books I Read in 2018

Friday, January 4, 2019
I read more this year than ever before. I was trying to break 100, but it's a little arbitrary as you can read short books or long books and who really cares as long as you're enjoying it?

Which I did! Here is the list of the books I read in 2018, sorted by the dates that I finished them.

TitleDate FinishedPublishedPagesGenreType
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan1/1/20182002544Science FictionPaperback
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari1/7/20182017462Non-FictionPaperback
The Remains of Day by Kazuo Ishiguro1/13/20181989258Literary FictionPaperback
The Defense by Steve Cavanagh1/16/20182015320Legal ThrillerKindle
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone1/17/20182011240Non-FictionKindle
A.D. After Death by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire1/18/20182017256Comics/Science FictionHardcover
The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman1/23/20182014402FantasyKindle
The Nix by Nathan Hill1/27/20182016737Literary FictionKindle
10% Happier by Dan Harris1/31/20182014240Non-FictionKindle
Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven2/2/20182017125Non-FictionKindle
Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews2/4/20182013547Spy ThrillerPaperback
Evicted by Matthew Desmon 2/7/20182016334Non-FictionLibrary Kindle
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari2/20/20182011466Non-FictionPaperback
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle2/24/20181962232YA Fiction/Sci-Fi/FantasyPaperback
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer2/26/20182014195Science FictionPaperback
Shaker by Scott Frank3/7/20182016352Mystery/ThrillerAudible
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer3/9/20182014340Science FictionPaperback
The Narrows by Michael Connelly3/12/20182004416Mystery/ThrillerLibrary Kindle
The Overlook by Michael Connelly3/14/20182007304Mystery/ThrillerLibrary Kindle
The Widow by Fiona Barton3/14/20182016340Mystery/ThrillerLibrary Kindle
The Girls by Emma Cline3/17/20182016346Literary FictionLibrary Kindle
The Plea by Steve Cavanagh3/20/20182016379Legal ThrillerPaperback
You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hanh 3/23/20182001138Non-FictionPaperback
You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames 3/24/2018201397Mystery/ThrillerPaperback
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly3/26/20182009552Mystery/ThrillerLibrary Kindle
The Power by Naomi Alderman3/29/20182016416Science FictionKindle
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown3/30/20182017163Non-FictionHardcover
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 4/4/20182005288Literary FictionLibrary Kindle
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan4/9/20182013546Literary FictionLibrary Kindle
9 Dragons by Michael Connelly 4/15/20182009385Mystery/ThrillerLibrary Kindle
We Have Always Lived On Mars by Cecil Castelucci4/15/2018201310Science FictionKindle
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley4/22/20181978258Mystery/ThrillerPaperback
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin4/24/20181992329Non-FictionLibrary Kindle
The Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson4/25/20182017352Non-FictionHardcover
The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis4/29/20181983243Literary FictionPaperback
The Liar by Steve Cavanagh5/1/20182017327Legal ThrillerPaperback
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan5/13/20182015498Literary FictionLibrary Kindle
The Drop by Michael Connelly5/16/20182011401Mystery/ThrillerPaperback
The Art of Living: Vipassanna Meditation by S. N. Goenka5/26/20181987166Non-FictionPaperback
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell5/30/20182013277Non-FictionPaperback
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders6/1/20182017368Literary FictionLibrary Kindle
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks6/7/20182008659FantasyPaperback
Adjustment Day by Chuck Palhniuk6/13/20182018336Literary FictionLibrary Kindle
It's Not Always Depression6/16/20182018296Non-FictionKindle
Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman6/18/20182016288Mystery/ThrillerKindle
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan6/23/20182017418Literary FictionLibrary Kindle
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh6/26/20182018357Legal ThrillerPaperback
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (issues #1-53)7/2/201820181166Comics/Science FictionPaperback
Reborn by Mark Millar (issues #1-6)7/2/20182017133Comics/FantasyPaperback
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan (issues #1-15)7/3/20182017360Comics/Science FictionPaperback
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan (issues #16-20)7/5/20182017120Comics/Science FictionPaperback
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham7/5/20182018465Legal ThrillerLibrary Kindle
We Stand on Guard by Brian K. Vaughan (issues #1-6)7/6/20182017160Comics/Science FictionPaperback
Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker7/10/20182018455Non-FictionLibrary Kindle
Quiet by Susan Cain7/11/20182012263Non-FictionPaperback
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl7/12/20182018324YA FictionHardcover
Here by Richard McGuire7/14/20182014304ComicsHardcover
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins7/21/20182017394Mystery/ThrillerLibrary Kindle
The Practice of Freedom by Joseph Goldstein7/21/20182015256Mystery/ThrillerPaperback
The Outsider by Stephen King7/25/20182018576Mystery/ThrillerKindle
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke7/27/20182018288Non-FictionHardcover
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem7/29/20181961204Science FictionPaperback
A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman 8/5/20182012339Literary FictionPaperback
What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell8/9/20182009411Non-FictionHardcover
The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu8/10/20182017447Science FictionPaperback
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle8/16/20181997236Non-FictionAudible
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Turman Capote8/20/20181958174Literary FictionAudible
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski9/9/20181993281FantasyKindle
Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski9/13/20181992374FantasyKindle
There There by Tommy Orange9/15/20182018233Literary FictionCloud Library
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari9/26/20182018400Non-FictionCloud Library
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy10/1/201818671223Literary FictionPaperback
The Good Sleeper by Janet Krone Kennedy10/3/20182005259Non-FictionPaperback
Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski10/11/20181994398FantasyPaperback
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss10/12/20182014159FantasyPaperback
Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu10/17/20182004384Science FictionHardcover
My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies by Ed Brubaker10/17/2018201872Comics/CrimeHardcover
The Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St. Aubyn10/27/20182015880Literary FictionPaperback
Oblivion Song by Robert Kirkman10/27/20182018144Comics/Science FictionPaperback
Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz10/30/20182017352Non-FictionCloud Library
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty11/3/20182017361Science FictionKindle
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell11/4/20182003294Non-FictionPaperback
Nineteen Seventy-seven by David Peace11/7/20182000340Mystery/ThrillerPaperback
Educated by Tara Westover11/8/20182018344Non-FictionCloud Library
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis11/10/20182018219Non-FictionHardcover
Vicious by V. E. Schwab11/16/20182017360FantasyPaperback
The White Van by Patrick Hoffman11/18/20182014256Mystery/ThrillerPaperback
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel11/27/20182009650Literary FictionPaperback
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel12/3/20182012482Literary FictionPaperback
The Humans by Stephen Karam12/5/20182015150PlayPaperback
Hell to Pay by George Pelecanos12/13/20182002385Mystery/ThrillerPaperback
Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull12/23/20182014368Non-FictionHardcover
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown12/25/20182018229Non-FictionCloud Library
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan (#21-25)12/26/20182018128Comics/Science FictionPaperback
November Road by Lou Berney12/28/20182018299Mystery/ThrillerHardcover

Because I am weird and curious I ran a little pivot table to see how things broke out according to genre and the way I consumed the books:

Comics Total1
Comics/Crime Total1
Comics/Fantasy Total1
Comics/Science FictionHardcover1
Comics/Science Fiction Total7
Fantasy Total7
Legal ThrillerKindle1
Library Kindle1
Legal Thriller Total5
Literary FictionAudible1
Cloud Library1
Library Kindle7
Literary Fiction Total17
Library Kindle6
Mystery/Thriller Total17
Cloud Library4
Library Kindle3
Non-Fiction Total26
Play Total1
Science FictionHardcover1
Science Fiction Total9
Spy ThrillerPaperback1
Spy Thriller Total1
YA FictionHardcover1
YA Fiction Total1
YA Fiction/Sci-Fi/FantasyPaperback1
YA Fiction/Sci-Fi/Fantasy Total1
Grand Total95

Or simplified:

Cloud Library5
Library Kindle17
Grand Total95

Comics/Science Fiction7
Legal Thriller5
Literary Fiction17
Science Fiction9
Spy Thriller1
YA Fiction1
YA Fiction/Sci-Fi/Fantasy1
Grand Total95

So I read a lot! I read more Non-fiction than any other category, but I almost feel like that is misleading, because within Non-fiction you have several types of genres as well, really.

I was surprised I only read one play this year. Probably because I bought several throughout the year and am just now realizing I didn't read them! Well a new dawn and whatnot.

Also, yes I do feel cool that I read War and Peace this past year. I also feel proud that I read a lot more from the library (first the Overdrive app, and then when we moved, the Cloud Library app). Libraries are the best. 

Favorite reads post forthcoming.
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