2018 Reading List

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Here is my completed 2018 reading list. I had a reading goal of 60 books this year and I finished 50. I became a new mum in August so it has been a bit harder to get time for reading! So I’m pretty happy with 50 which includes 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 on my 2018 reading list, 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.

My 2018 Reading Highlights

Click on the titles to link through to my reviews.

TitleAuthorMy rating /5
DuneFrank Herbert⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Gentleman in MoscowAmor Towles⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Spy Who Came In From The ColdJohn Le Carre⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Manhattan BeachJennifer Egan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Stone Sky (#3 Broken Earth)N.K. Jemisin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
PachinkoMin Jin Lee⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Obelisk Gate (#2 Broken Earth)N.K. Jemisin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spinning SilverNaomi Novik⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
An American MarriageTayari Jones⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Portrait of a LadyHenry James⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Fifth Season (#1 Broken Earth)N.K. Jemisin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Little Fires EverywhereCeleste Ng⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Something in the WaterCatherine Steadman⭐️⭐️⭐️
American GodsNeil Gaiman⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Remains of the DayKazuo Ishiguro⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The English PatientMichael Ondaatje ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Golden HouseSalman Rushdie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
NutshellIan McEwan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
AmsterdamIan McEwan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Lady of the RiversPhilippa Gregory⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The HoursMichael Cunningham⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Room of One’s OwnVirginia Woolf⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Animal FarmGeorge Orwell⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBenjamin Alire Saenz⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lady Chatterley’s LoverD.H. Lawrence⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Blind AssassinMargaret Atwood⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Three Daughters of EveElif Shafak⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
My Name is Lucy BartonElizabeth Strout⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Death on the NileAgatha Christie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Murder of Roger AckroydAgatha Christie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Mysterious Affair at StylesAgatha Christie⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
History of the RainNiall Williams⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The ReaderBernhard Schlink⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Marriage PlotJeffrey Eugenides⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
AutumnAli Smith⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Far From the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The InnocentIan McEwan⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Happiness ProjectGretchen Rubin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
ArtemisAndy Weir⭐️⭐️⭐️
Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowYuval Noah Harari⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The 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

2019 Reading List

2020 Reading List

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