Books for 2018

In case you aren’t yet aware (and if you’re a reader of this blog, how are you not??), I’m a big reader.  In 2016 and 2017, I completed reading challenges–ya’ know the kind with categories like “A Book With a Place in the Title” and whatnot.  However, 2018 rolled in and I made myself a goal to read at least 52 books–one a week.  In the previous challenges, there were 26 I books had to read to complete the challenge.  I always read more than the challenge called for (again, crazy book reader), but I never really kept track  of how many I read each year unless they belonged to a category on the list.  So, this year, I decided to really challenge myself to keep track of how many books I read, and that had to be at least equal to the weeks in a year.

So far this year, I’ve read 11 books.  I won’t bore you with which ones I’ve read so far, but, I will (not) bore you with five particular books I promised myself that I’d read this year.  If you’ve already read these, feel free to comment and share your thoughts, or feel free to go pick them up and read them in 2018 with me!  Here they are:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


This is a future dystopian novel that is getting the film treatment from Steven Spielberg 3/29/18, so if you plan to read this one, get on it quickly.  I’ve been working on it, but things seem to keep getting in the way.  However, I plan to see the movie this month, so I need to throw it into overdrive!

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


This is a Pulitzer Prize winner that I’ve been planning to read since it came out–and 2018 will be the year, damnit!  Click on the link or pic to get a synopsis and/or purchase your own copy from Amazon.

Brave by Rose McGowan


You know this is going to be batshit crazy (in a good way), right?  So why wouldn’t I want to read it in 2018?

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


This book is about a marriage that threatens to fall apart after the husband goes to jail for something he didn’t do.  And it’s an Oprah Book Club selection–how can it not be good??

All The Names They Used For God by Anjali Sachdeva


This book is a collection of short stories that examine the “mysterious and sometimes dangerous forces” that mold our lives.  It sounds soooooo good.

So, those are the five books I will definitely get read this year (besides the books I have to read in book club).  Make sure to comment and share your thoughts on these books if you’ve ever read them–or once you do read them!

Until next time…

Update – I finished Ready Player One two days prior to this post. Stayed tuned for a book/movie post at the end of the month!