2018 Reading List

Read More Book Club

I had a reading goal of 60 books in 2018 – and I finished with 50. I became a new mum in August and it has been a bit harder to get time for reading. So I’m pretty happy with 50 – and this does include War and Peace!

I really enjoyed the mix and quality of books I read this year, including 6 Hugo Award Winners, 4 Man Booker Winners, and 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners.

Of the 50 books I rated 23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and 23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️. I read 24 on my Kindle, 21 paperbacks and 5 Audible books. (All these stats make me want to add some pie charts.. maybe next year.)

Click on the titles to read my reviews.

 TitleAuthorMy rating /5
50DuneFrank Herbert⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
49A Gentleman in MoscowAmor Towles⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
48The Spy Who Came In From The ColdJohn Le Carre⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
47Manhattan BeachJennifer Egan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
46The Stone Sky (#3 Broken Earth)N.K. Jemisin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
45PachinkoMin Jin Lee⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
44The Obelisk Gate (#2 Broken Earth)N.K. Jemisin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
43Spinning SilverNaomi Novik⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
42An American MarriageTayari Jones⭐️⭐️⭐️
41The Portrait of a LadyHenry James⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
40The Fifth Season (#1 Broken Earth)N.K. Jemisin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
39Little Fires EverywhereCeleste Ng⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
38Something in the WaterCatherine Steadman⭐️⭐️⭐️
37American GodsNeil Gaiman⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
36The Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
35War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
34The English PatientMichael Ondaatje ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
33Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
32The Golden HouseSalman Rushdie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
31The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
30NutshellIan McEwan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
29AmsterdamIan McEwan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
28The Lady of the RiversPhilippa Gregory⭐️⭐️⭐️
27The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
26The HoursMichael Cunningham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
25A Room of One’s OwnVirginia Woolf⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
24Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
23The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
22Animal FarmGeorge Orwell⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
21Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBenjamin Alire Saenz⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
20Lady Chatterley’s LoverD.H. Lawrence⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
19The Blind AssassinMargaret Atwood⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
18Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
17Three Daughters of EveElif Shafak⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
16My Name is Lucy BartonElizabeth Strout⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
15Death on the NileAgatha Christie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
14The Murder of Roger AckroydAgatha Christie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
13The Mysterious Affair at StylesAgatha Christie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
12History of the RainNiall Williams⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10The ReaderBernhard Schlink⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
9The Marriage PlotJeffrey Eugenides⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
8AutumnAli Smith⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
7Farenheit 451Ray Bradbury⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6Far From the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5The InnocentIan McEwan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4The Happiness ProjectGretchen Rubin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3ArtemisAndy Weir⭐️⭐️⭐️
2Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowYuval Noah Harari⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
1The Mirror ThiefMartin Seay⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My rating scale

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Love, love, love
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Really enjoyed the story and the writing
⭐️⭐️⭐️Enjoyable, but nothing too memorable
⭐️⭐️Wouldn’t recommend
⭐️Dull, bad, stopped reading halfway

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