In January of 2013, I began blogging once a year about everything I’d read that previous year. This tradition began when my dad asked me how many books I’ve read in my entire lifetime.
I couldn’t begin to give him an answer to that question, but it did make me decide to start keeping track from that moment forward. The previous posts in this series are as follows: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.
There are links included to the books that I also wrote reviews for here.
I had some trouble finishing books this year. There were so many more titles that I started but then gave up on. I think I was pickier about what I read over the last twelve months, and the lure of social media also made reading a little less appealing than it normally is for me.
If any of you have advice on how to get out of this sort of slump, I’d sure like to hear it!
Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs
“The Paying Guests” by Sarah Waters
“Charlotte: A Novel” by David Foenkinos
“The World According to Fred Rogers: Important Things to Remember” by Fred Rogers
Science Fiction and Fantasy
“The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood
“Let’s Play White” by Chesya Burke
“The Lost Ones” by Anita Frank (review pending)
“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson
“The Farm: A Novel” by Joanne Ramos
“The Spellbound Spindle” by Joy V. Spicer
Sociology and Psychology
“Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths (and How We Can Stop)” by Bill Eddy
“Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them” by Tina Gilbertson
“Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and how It Can Help You Find – And Keep – Love“ by Amir Levine
“Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – And Break Free” by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis