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.
- Fire on the Mountain, by Edward Abbey (1/14/18)
- A River in Darkness, by Masaji Ishikawa (1/18/18)
- Beautiful Hero: How We Survived the Khmer Rouge, by Jennifer Lau (1/20/18)
- Helmets and Lipstick: An Army Nurse in World War II, by Ruth G. Haskell (1/26/18)
- Granite Man, by Elizabeth Lowell (2/2/18)
- Sunset Embrace, by Sandra Brown (2/3/18)
- The Smuggler’s Lady, by Jane Feather (4/25/18)
- The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris, by Evie Gaughan (8/13/18)*
*OMFG, I’m ridiculously behind right now. Let’s not even do the math on this…