Reading List 2018

I’ve been trying to read one book per year since 2013, but have yet to do so. In 2015, I decided to start keeping running tally here on the blog. That year I only made it to 35. In 2016, I again challenged myself to read a book a week, but this time, only made it to 15 (eek). In 2017, I really stepped up my game, and made it to 48 books! Even so, I’d really love to get to that magic number – 52 – so here we go again.

It helps that I genuinely like keeping lists of what I’ve read; wish I’d done it over the course of my entire life. It’s always fun to look back on the year’s reads and think about where I was when I was reading such-and-such a book, or what I learned in one book that lead me to read another work later in the year.

Note: I tend to get bogged down in long, serious books for weeks, so just like last year, I’m making this challenge a little easier by adding graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and romance novels (all of which generally take me less than a couple of hours to devour) to the list.

  1. Fire on the Mountain, by Edward Abbey (1/14/18)
  2. A River in Darkness, by Masaji Ishikawa (1/18/18)
  3. Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the Khmer Rouge, by Jennifer Lau (1/20/18)
  4. Helmets and Lipstick: An Army Nurse in World War II, by Ruth G. Haskell (1/26/18)
  5. Granite Man, by Elizabeth Lowell (2/2/18)
  6. Sunset Embrace, by Sandra Brown (2/3/18)
  7. The Smuggler’s Lady, by Jane Feather (4/25/18)
  8. The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris, by Evie Gaughan (8/13/18)
  9. Preacher, Vol. 1: Gone to Texas!, by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, and Glenn Fabry (9/19/18)
  10. Preacher, Vol. 2: Until the End of the World, by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, and Glenn Fabry (9/22/18)
  11. Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild and Wicked Enchanted Realm, by Varla Ventura (10/6/18)
  12. Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence, by Nick Bantock (10/6/18)
  13. Preacher, Vol. 3: Proud Americans, by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, and Glenn Fabry (10/7/18)
  14. Preacher, Vol. 4: Ancient History, by by Garth Ennis, Steve Pugh, Carlos Ezquerra, and Richard Case (10/7/18)
  15. Forests of the Heart, by Charles de Lint (10/12/18)
  16. Angels, Ghosts, and the Otherworld: A Paranormal Memoir, by Shannon Vest (10/14/18)
  17. A Death Displaced (Lansin Island #1), by Andrew Butcher (10/15/18)
  18. A Body Displaced (Lansin Island #2), by Andrew Butcher (10/20/18)
  19. A Spirit Displaced (Lansin Island #3), by Andrew Butcher (10/21/18)
  20. At the Coalface, by Joan Hart and Veronica Clark (10/26/18)
  21. The Dead: A True Paranormal Story: A Study of Reincarnation, by Gare Allen (10/27/18)
  22. The Very Ineffective Haunted House & Other Strange Stories, by Jeff Burk (10/27/18)
  23. Beyond Dead: An Afterlife Adventures Novel, by Jordaina Sydney Robinson (11/4/18)
  24. Cooking with a Serial Killer: Recipes from Dorothea Puente, by Shane Bugbee (11/5/18)
  25. The Psychic Adventures of Derek Acorah, by Derek Acorah (11/6/18)
  26. The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal and Beyond, by Michael Brein & Rosemary Ellen Guiley (12/17/18)*
  27. Dead and Buried, by Jordaina Sydney Robinson (12/31/18)