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2018 Wrap Up

I started incorporating monthly wrap-ups on my blog in 2018, with each month including what I’ve read and the events (bookish or otherwise) that have occurred over the course of the month. At the end of the year, I condense the post into one giant yearly wrap up- and here’s the wrap for 2018!

2018: A Summary

January

  1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  2. Shiver by Maggie Steifvater
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  6. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
  7. The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

Events to Note: Updated blog theme.

February

  1. Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller
  2. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  4. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
  5. The Princess Mutiny by L.J. Surrage
  6. The Tales of Beetle the Bard by JK Rowling
  7. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Events to Note: n/a

March

  1. Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
  2. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
  3. Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
  4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Events to Note: Started incorporating content aside from reviews, book tags, and wrap ups.

April

  1. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  2. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  5. After You by Jojo Moyes
  6. Still Me by Jojo Moyes
  7. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Events to Note: First experience with e-books and audiobooks!

May

  1. The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
  2. The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer
  3. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  4. F*ck Him! Nice Girls Always Finish Single by Brian Nox
  5. The Barefoot of Summer by Carolyn Brown
  6. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  7. Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas
  8. For the Broken by Shenaia Lucas

Events to Note: Added to Shirley’s book blogger list, as well as created the WordPress Book Blogger’s Directory. Also included new page with review request policies. Reached goal of 250 bloggers this month. 

June

  1. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  2. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
  3. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
  4. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
  5. Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith
  6. Paper Towns by John Green

Events to Note: Started Jo Linsdell’s Blog Audit Challenge, revamping many pages on the blogsite. 

July

  1. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  3. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  4. Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  5. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  6. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
  7. The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall

Events to Note: Changed blog theme to Rowling. Continuous updates from blog audit. Holding a classic literature month in August.

August

  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  2. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  5. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  6. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  7. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  8. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Events to Note: Joined NetGalley!

September

  1. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  3. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  4. Truly Madly Guilty / Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity
  5. The Girl With No Name by Diney Costeloe
  6. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
  7. 31 Days of Gratitude by Shilamida
  8. Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons
  9. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez
  10. The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons
  11. Vox by Christina Dalcher
  12. The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay

Events to Note: Birthday Month!

October

  1. Sadie by Courtney Summers
  2. After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry
  3. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara
  4. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  5. The Cormoran Strike Series by Robert Galbraith
  6. Daughters of the Dragon by William Andrew
  7. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  8. Obscura by Joe Hart
  9. Orange Is The New Black/ Out of Orange by Piper Kerman/ Cleary Wolters
  10. Still Life by Louise Penny
  11. Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
  12. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  13. Before I Let You Go by Kelly Rimmer

Events to Note: Attended my first author signing event. Experienced my first library book sale. 

November

  1. There There by Tommy Orange
  2. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray
  3. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  4. Hunger by Roxane Gay
  5. What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman
  6. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  7. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  8. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  9. Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
  10. The Invention of Wings by Sue Kidd Monk 
  11. Honeybee by Trista Mateer

Events to Note: VIP Night at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington. Ribbon-cutting ceremony on Little Free Library. Described the “busy season” that is the month of November for me.

December

  1. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
  2. The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin
  3. Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley
  4. The Light Over London by Julia Kelly
  5. The Trespasser by Tana French
  6. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  7. How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
  8. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
  9. Red Sky at Noon by Simon Sebag Montfiore
  10. Landwhale by Jes Baker
  11. Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison
  12. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  13. Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis
  14. The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace
  15. Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan
  16. To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

Events to Note: n/a

 

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