In 2018, I read a grand total of 20 books. To me, this number seems to be on the lower end, however, I read some fairly large books this year. I read mostly fiction, although I did attempt a few non-fiction. I realize non-fiction is not for me. I get bored quickly, and would much rather listen to Podcasts to learn something new. Books to me are a way to get away from reality and are the main way I do my self care. Most of the books I read this year I would highly recommend to you all. I think the only ones that I wouldn’t recommend are the non-fiction books, HAHA!
Anways, the following is a list of all the books I read this year in the order I read them. Since I am always looking for recommendations from family and friends, I think this will be a great resource for you all who love to read as well. I’ll write a short commend beside each book, but I’ll make sure to link the book as well so you can read a short summary. Let’s get to it.
Although this book is a children’s book, as an adult I absolutely enjoyed it. It has such a great message that it will make it on anyone’s favorites list.
How to Retire Early
I love listening to Podcasts about money and investing, so I thought I’d read a book on the topic as well. This book was fairly easy to read, but I didn’t really learn anything new compared to what I learn from Podcasts.
The Intelligent Investor
This book was so dry that I read half and gave up. It made me realize I prefer fiction over non-fiction and that Podcasts work as a way to learn new things versus books.
When Breath Becomes Air
This is probably one of the few non-fiction books that I absolutely loved. Highly recommend! It made me cry so much!
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
I first read this series in undergrad, however, with my terrible memory, I love reading books again. These books are all absolutely amazing and the movie is very well done as well.
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest
Year Round Vegetable Gardener
This was the book I read that got me super excited to start our own vegetable garden this year, which turned out much better than I expected. Check out my blog post on lessons we learned from our first ever backyard vegetable garden!
How to Win Friends and Influence People
As an introvert and a person fairly uncomfortable in social situations, I thought this would be a great book to learn some tips and tricks. However, the book was alright and quite boring. Wouldn’t recommend unless you enjoy non-fiction.
This book was recommended by a friend at work and it’s so so good. It’s short, fiction and has a great message.
The Count of Monte Cristo
I first read this book in high school in my AP English class and I loved it. I read it again after almost 10 years and absolutely loved it once again. The book is huge and took my almost a month to read.
The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite authors and everything he writes is pure magic. This series is another one of my favorites. I read the 3 books he has in the series so far, but he’s writing more as well. May need to re-read the books once he releases all the books. Highly recommend!
Words of Radiance
The Fifth Season
This series of books was recommended by my supervisor at work (he has similar taste in books as I do). The author of this series won the Hugo award for each of the books in the trilogy. She has other books as well, which I will probably read in 2019.
The Obelisk Gate
The Stone Sky
Crazy Rich Asians
I started reading these books after I watched the movie since I loved it so much. All the books in the series are equally entertaining. A good way to end the year with a comedic and light book.
China Rich Girlfriend
Rich People Problems
That’s all for my list of books read in 2018. As I start going back to work, I’m going to get back to reading and hopefully surpass the 20 books I read last year. Please let me know your favorite books, I’m always looking for recommendations.