2018 Reads

My goal was to read 40 books this year, I managed an even 50! Here’s the list:

  1. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  2. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  3. Oddity by Sarah Cannon
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (not a new read, but it’s been years)
  5. Wires and Nerve: Gone Rouge by Marissa Meyer
  6. Alterations by Stephanie Scott
  7. Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio
  8. Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  9. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  10. Origin by Dan Brown
  11. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
  12. Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson
  13. Five Kingdome: Time Jumpers by Brandon Mull
  14. Alan Cole is Not a Coward by Eric Bell
  15. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  16. Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
  17. Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
  18. The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly
  19. Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
  20. The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
  21. The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
  22. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  23. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  24. From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon
  25. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
  26. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  27. Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen
  28. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  29. Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
  30. You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
  31. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd
  32. The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky
  33. The Battle of Junk Mountain by Lauren Abbey Greenberg
  34. A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
  35. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  36. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
  37. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  38. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  39. The Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras
  40. The Hotel Between by Sean Easley
  41. The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill
  42. The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser
  43. The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
  44. Your Destination in On the Left by Lauren Spieller
  45. Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
  46. Shoot the Moon by Kate Watson
  47. Dragonwatch: Wrath of the Dragon King by Brandon Mull
  48. Heartbeat by Sharon Creech
  49. Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
  50. Shug by Jenny Han

Notables: A few stood out from the others. My favorites were both of the Vanderbeekers books by Karina Yan Glaser. Such fun middle grades about a sweet family in Harlem. I love them and can’t wait for more coming up in 2019. I also really enjoyed Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly so much that I read several of her other titles, but this one stood out more than the others. I think it’s by far her best. A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd was a delight. Lastly, From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon and Geekerella by Ashley Poston were fun, geeky reads that were right up my alley.

I don’t feel like I read any true stinkers this year. There were a few I thought were over-hyped, but that’s probably more because they just weren’t my taste so much.

Happy Reading in 2019!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Uniquely Hannah
    Jan 10, 2019 @ 21:41:33

    Oh my goodness! All of these books look amazing! If you have any book goals for 2019, check out my blog Forgotten on the Book Shelf for some more amazing suggestions! Keep up the good work!


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