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
“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
Happy New Year, Lydia.
I haven’t read any of these books. Checking them out.
Happy New Year! And I hope you like these books if you try them.
I hear you about the social media trap. If you come up with a solution, please do a post on that. I find myself feeling drawn to checking Twitter or Instagram when I’m reading, but also feel the draw of whatever book I’m reading while I’m on social media.
Yes, for sure! I’d love to find a solution to that one and blog about it. Just need, you know, the solution first. LOL.
You read some very interesting titles. Happy new year of reading
Thank you. Happy New Year to you as well.
Everything in that sociology and psychology category looks fascinating!
It sure was. 🙂
What an interesting range of books you read 🙂 More to add to my already towering TBR pile! I especially like ‘Little Dancer’, ‘Identical Strangers’ and ‘Constructive Wallowing’ – I wallow all the time, doing it constructively would make a nice change LOL