January 1, 2019

2018: My Year in Books


JANUARY

1. Bellamy and the Brute by Alicia Michaels *
2. The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers (V)
3. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn *(L) (1/24/18)
4. Everless by Sara Holland (L) (1/28/18)

FEBRUARY

5. The English Wife by Lauren Willig (L) (2/1/18)
6. How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (L)* (2/23/18)

MARCH

7. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughn (L) (3/24/18)

MAY

8. Half Bad by Veronica Henry (L)* (5/3/18)
9. Matchmaking for Beginners by Maggie Dawson *
10. Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica * (5/21/18)
11. Venice as I Love It by France Thierard (5/22/18)

JUNE

12. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (L)
13. The Wife between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (L) (6/9/18)
14. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (L) (6/9/18) 
15. Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton (L) (6/12/18)
16. The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll (L) * (6/14/18)
17. The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances (L) * (6/15/18)
18. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (L)* (6/16/18)
19. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (L) (6/19/18)
20. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani (L) (6/21/18)
21. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (L) (6/23/18)
22. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton (6/25/18) (reread)
23. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris (L) (6/25/18)
24. The Broken Ones by Sarah A. Denzil * (6/26/18)

JULY

25. A Paris All Your Own edited by Eleanor Brown (7/1/18)
26. Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl (L) (7/12/18)
27. A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell (L) (7/21/18)
28. Nightmare House by Douglas Clegg * (7/24/18)
29. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (L) (7/27/18)
30. Believe Me by J.P. Delaney (V) (7/28/18)

AUGUST

31. Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (NG) * (8/2/18)
32. Paris Times Eight by Deirdre Kelly (L) (8/4/16)
33. Paris Ever After by K.S.R Burns * (8/5/18)
34. I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis (L) (8/9/18)
35. Our House by Louise Candlish (L) (8/14/18)

SEPTEMBER

36. Calypso by David Sedaris (L) (9/8/18)
37. The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland (L) (9/13/18)
38. Ghosted by Rosie Walsh (L) (9/14/18)

OCTOBER

39. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling (L)* (10/1/18)
40. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (L)* (10/4/18)

NOVEMBER

41. The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (11/23/18)
42. What I Talk about When I Talk about Running by Haruki Murakami (11/25/18)

DECEMBER

43. You Think It I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld (L) (12/1/18)
44. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick (V) (12/1/18)
45. Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyanchenko (L) (12/15/18)
46. The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger (L) (12/21/18)
47. French Milk by Lucy Knisley (L) (12/22/18)
48. The Burned Tower by Marina and Sergey Dyanchenko * (12/26/18)
49. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi (L) (12/28/18)
50. Bizarre Romance by Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell (L) (12/30/18)
51. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (L) (12/30/18)
52. The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie (L) * (12/30/18)
53. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding (V) (12/31/18)

Sometime in November, I felt sure I was not going to make my goal of 52 books this year, but lo and behold, Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyanchenko broke my mini reading slump. As was the situation last year, graphic novels helped pushed me to the finish line and a thoroughly mesmerizing ARC, Little Darlings (review to come), led me to exceed my goal.

My one big reading obsession this year was the domestic thriller - you have only to peruse June's mammoth list, which includes 12 entries in that genre to see that.  Once I had my fill, I next indulged in a small binge of humorous memoirs. Some historical fiction, some nonfiction, some fantasy round out 2018. What reading pleasures will 2019 bring me?

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