2018 Recap

Okay. I’m writing this on October 2, one year and one day after I posted the 2017 Recap. If I’m lucky, I’ll publish this post sometime next week. [Note from The Future: I was not lucky.] So I’m still horrifically behind, but joke’s on me, I have a handful of reviews actually written for books I’ve read in 2019, so maybe – maybe – 2019 is the year I get better? Maybe?

colbert fingers crossed

I read 29 books in 2018 – two better than 2017, and considering the fact that I spent the better part of September moving into a house, I’m going to totally mark that down in the WIN column. No, it’s not 30 books (which has been my benchmark for a few years), but it’s better than it was.

Take the wins as you can, folks – that’s definitely a Thing I Learned in 2018.

Of those 29, 24 had been marked as Never Read Before. Additionally, there was one book that I Did Not Finish; so yes, if I had finished it, I would have hit my 30 book goal, but also, I would have imploded from rage, so – again, count it as a win.

Here’s the full list, links to the reviews included. I’ve starred (*) books I’ve never read before. If you’re reading this on a laptop or desktop, you can hover over the links to read some snarky one-liners about the reviews; if not … I mean, the links still work.


1. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain*
2. The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan*
3. Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick*

4. Shameless by Karen Robards*
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard (Did Not Finish)

5. The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon
6. The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro*
7. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton*
8. Straight by Dick Francis
9. Dancing for Degas by Kathryn Wagner*

Nothing read – I was reading The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and didn’t get to finish it before the month ended.

10. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
11. The Bookseller by Mark Pryor*

12. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman*
13. A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn*
14. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty*

15. Luck is No Lady by Amy Sandas*
16. Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan*
17. Persuasion by Jane Austen

18. A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander*

19. Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir*
20. Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb*
21. If the Earl Only Knew by Amanda Forester*
22. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid*

I moved! And also, Dragonfly in Amber is LONG, y’all!

23. Do You Want To Start A Scandal by Tessa Dare*
24. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon*
25. Lost In A Good Book by Jasper Fforde*

26. The Husband’s Secret by Liane MOriarty*
27. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
28. Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt*
29. Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart*

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