2018’s Reading Challenge List

My reading challenge was to read 50 books this year and I totally crushed that goal when I finished it in June! In all I read 93 total.

See which books made it on the docket for 2018. Some of these are first time reads, some of them are repeat reads, some of them were selected based on upcoming television/movie adaptations. The genres are all over the place. Some of these I have reviewed, some of them I have not.

If I haven’t reviewed it yet, let me know you’re interested in my thoughts on it…I might oblige you and post a review…might.

The books from this list that I have posted a review for are linked at the bottom. Happy review reading. *little rascals chin wave*

Ready Player One by Ernest ClineHardened Hearts by Eddie GenerousWhen by Victoria LaurieStuart Little by E.B. WhiteThe Miracle Morning by Hal ElrodThe Changeling by Victor LaValleAnimal Farm by George OrwellSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutBedknob and Broomstick by Mary NortonThe Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler WarnerEmily the Strange by Rob RegerWintersong by S. Jae-JonesLocke & Key by Joe HillThe Chalk Man by C.J. TudorE is for Evidence by Sue GraftonThe Bad Beginning by Lemony SnicketThe Reptile Room by Lemony SnicketLocke & Key, Vol. 1 by Joe HillF is for Fugitive by Sue GraftonLocke & Key, Vol 2 by Joe HillWarcross by Marie LuThe Lost Days by Rob RegerEverless by Sara  HollandThe Wide Window by Lemony SnicketThe Miserable Mill by Lemony SnicketMary Poppins by P.L. TraversThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanThe Paper Magician by Charlie N. HolmbergThe Magician's Nephew by C.S. LewisThe Glass Magician by Charlie N. HolmbergTempests and Slaughter by Tamora PierceThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. LewisG is for Gumshoe by Sue GraftonH Is for Homicide by Sue GraftonMessenger by Lois LowryStranger and Stranger by Rob RegerI Is For Innocent by Sue GraftonJ Is For Judgment by Sue GraftonThe Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterSon by Lois LowryK is for Killer by Sue GraftonMetamorphosis by Franz KafkaThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott FitzgeraldKitchen Confidential by Anthony BourdainL Is For Lawless by Sue GraftonMy Lady Jane by Cynthia HandA Dirty Job by Christopher MooreSecondhand Souls by Christopher MooreHerding Cats by Sarah AndersenFuryborn by Claire LegrandThe Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly BlackFollow Me To by Murad OsmannThe Cruel Prince by Holly BlackGrace and Fury by Tracy BanghartM is for Malice by Sue GraftonThe Last Time I Lied by Riley SagerN Is For Noose by Sue GraftonThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra BrackenNever Fade by Alexandra BrackenGirl, Wash Your Face by Rachel HollisO is for Outlaw by Sue GraftonRust & Stardust by T. GreenwoodWhat the Heck Is EOS? by Gino WickmanRebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas WigginThe Master Magician by Charlie N. HolmbergCross Her Heart by Sarah PinboroughThe Plastic Magician by Charlie N. HolmbergCaraval by Stephanie GarberThe Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew QuickFeeding the Dragon by Sharon WashingtonThe Brothers Grimm by Jacob GrimmThe Butterfly Garden by Dot HutchisonTo Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra ChristoHow to Be a Great Boss by Gino WickmanP is for Peril by Sue GraftonHere and Now and Then by Mike ChenQ is for Quarry by Sue GraftonR is for Ricochet by Sue GraftonS is for Silence by Sue GraftonLullaby by Jonathan MaberryT is for Trespass by Sue GraftonSchool for Psychics by K.C. ArcherU is for Undertow by Sue GraftonV is for Vengeance by Sue GraftonThe Complete Poems by Anne SextonZ for Zachariah by Robert C. O'BrienDarkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff LindsayW is for Wasted by Sue GraftonX by Sue GraftonY is for Yesterday by Sue GraftonCoraline by Neil GaimanSpending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen MannThe Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline | Review: Hardened Hearts by Various Authors (Collection of Short Stories) | Review: When by Victoria Laurie Narrated by Whitney Dykhouse | Review: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod | Review: The Changeling by Victor LaValle | Mini Reviews: Slaughterhouse-Five & Animal Farm | Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones | Review: Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriquez, Narrated by a Full Cast | Review: The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor | Review: Warcross by Marie Lu | Review: The Lost Days (Emily the Strange #1) by Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner | Review: Everless by Sara Holland, Narrated by Eileen Stevens | Mini Reviews: A Series of Unfortunate Events Books 1-4 by Lemony Snicket | Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane bye Neil Gaiman | Mini Reviews: Kinsey Millhone Mysteries (The Alphabet Series) E – K by Sue Grafton | Review: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce | Review: Stranger and Stranger (Emily the Strange #2) by Rob Reger | Review: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain | Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows Narrated by Katherine Kellgren | Review: Herding Cats (Sarah’s Scribbles #3) by Sarah Anderson | Review: Furyborn by Clair Legrand | Review: Herding Cats (Sarah’s Scribbles #3) by Sarah Anderson |Review: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart | Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black | Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | Review: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg | Review: The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg | Review: Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood | Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater | Review: Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough | Review: The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg | Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg | Caraval by Stephanie Garber


So, how’d you fair on your own reading challenge??

Did you read any of the books I read?


Welp, here’s to 2019’s reading challenge *champagne flute clinks*


4 thoughts on “2018’s Reading Challenge List

  1. I’ve only just found your blog, but I’m following the same goal for myself this year! A Texas reader, born and raised, and happy to say I found your blog! I’m working through my list quite deliberately.

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  2. I did okay on my challenge (I intentionally left it low-ish so I would hit and surpass it… yay!) How did you like Y is for Yesterday? I am going to read it this year… but I don’t want the alphabet series to be done… I also don’t want it to be a letdown, since a lot of the later ones were only ~okay~. Curious to hear your thoughts!


    1. Yeah I kept this coming year’s goal kinda low but I plan to try and have another year similar to 2018.

      It was….reasonably good. Same feel and style as each one from S onward – which as you know isn’t as good as those that came before – but I wasn’t disappointed. It tied up some loose ends from X and didn’t leave you hanging on much. I wish there would be a proper close to the whole series but I can be content with where the series ends at the end of this book. Though, I think I’ll always wonder about what Grafton had planned for the ending.

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