Books I Read This Week 2018 – 53


I wanted to make sure to document all the books I read in 2018 separately so this post is basically all I read before January 1. This way, the next post will start with 2019.

I liked Diane Setterfiled so I knew I would like Once Upon a River which definitely did. It’s a magical story that moves slowly but is beautiful.

Lovingkindness  was fantastic because it’s Sharon Salzberg and I definitely need more of her in my life. 

 Intercepted  was fun. I put it off a few times but finally I was in the mood for it and it didn’t disappoint for what I thought it would be. 

American Like Me was a fantastic read. I am not American so I connected with so many of the stories even though I look like I am American. 

I didn’t really like  Love and Luck all that much. Maybe it was timing and I just wasn’t in the mood for it.

I had started Why Smart Kids Worry  a little while ago but hadn’t finished it before it was due back at the library so when I got it again, I started it again right away. Most of it wasn’t useful, some of it I vehemently disagreed with and then there were a few bits that were useful. I am generally very anti parenting books that claim to know exactly what you should do (or not do) with your kids. Life is never that clear and advice shouldn’t be either imho.

I had the previous book to  You Are a Badass Every day  but I couldn’t get myself to read it and after several attempts I decided to just read this. It was ok but just nothing new.

 The Bookshop of Yesterdays was a lovely, quick read. It was interesting but not life changing. 

This year I discovered that many Japanese writers write unusual stories that I really like to read and  The Lonesome Bodybuilder was no exception. I really enjoyed these very eccentric stories.

I loved  The Great Believers. I am not sure why I put it off as long as I did. It was a really good read. 

 Love for Imperfect Things was okay. Simple, sound advice and a good reminder.

I knew  Five Feet Apart  would be a quick read but I still wanted to read it before the movie came out. It was okay.

 Elevation was a super-pleasant last-minute surprise. As I was surfing other people’s 2018 reads, I saw this pop up and was curious. I love Stephen King as a writer but usually he writes horror and I don’t read horror. So when he writes anything but, I always make a point to read it. This was fantastic.

I then tackled another top mentioned for 2018:  You Think It, I’ll Say It. I don’t usually like short story collections but this was great. I liked each of the stories quite a bit.

I ended the year with  On the Same Page which was a very mediocre read but I forgive that since this week was filled with several fantastic reads.

And there we go, 323 books in 2018. Overall, a really good year that was filled with many books I loved. Here’s to hoping 2019 proves to be just as magical.

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read in 2018

In 2018, I read 323 books.
My favorite read of the year was: Where the Crawdads Sing
My favorite YA read of the year was: Sadie
My favorite middle-grade read of the year was: The Wishtree
My favorite non-fiction read of the year was: The Feather Thief
My favorite SciFi/Fantasy read of the year was: Spinning Silver
Here are my favorites, not in order, by genre:
  • The Music Shop
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • gather the daughters
  • An American Marriage
  • Animal Farm
  • The Great Alone
  • Speak No Evil
  • girls burn brighter
  • The Little Prince
  • The Oracle Year
  • The Princess Bride
  • Only Child
  • Us Against You
  • That Kind of Mother
  • The Cactus
  • the tao of pooh
  • where the crawdads sing
  • Fruit of the Drunken tree
  • Meet me at the Museum
  • Dear Committee Members
  • an absolutely remarkable thing
  • Killing Commendatore
  • love and other words
  • a ladder to the sky
  • someone like me
  • the housekeeper and the professor
  • Harry’s Trees
  • The Great Believers

Young Adult+Middle Grade

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • What Girls Are Made Of
  • I stop somewhere
  • The astonishing color of after
  • I have lost my way
  • Circle of Shadows
  • I’m not missing
  • the muse of nightmares
  • sadie
  • not if I see you first
  • The Wishtree
  • The Giver
  • Mango Shaped Space


  • Force of Nature
  • Only Human
  • Spinning Silver


  • calypso
  • Heart Talk
  • taking the arrow out of the heart


  • Awakening your Ikigai
  • How to be Everything
  • i am, i am, i am
  • Fully Alive
  • In conclusion don’t worry about it
  • Getting Back to Happy
  • Body Positive Power
  • be brave, eat cake
  • Notes from a Public Typewriter
  • David sedaris at carnegie hall
  • Dare to Lead
  • The Monk of Mokha
  • almost everything
  • meltdown
  • the bullet journal method
  • Gmorning, Gnight Little Pep Talks For Me & You
  • Happiness
  • ram dass audio collection
  • The Feather Thief
  • art matters
  • Joyful

And here’s the full list:

  1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  2. An Appeal to the World
  3. The Music Shop
  4. P.S. I Still Love You
  5. Always and Forever, Lara Jean
  6. The Woman in the Window
  7. Fire and Fury
  8. Judgement Detox
  9. The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
  10. The Afterlives
  11. Molly’s Game
  12. Green
  13. Tell Me More
  14. When Things Fall Apart
  15. The Wishtree
  16. The Wife Between Us
  17. The Giver
  18. The State of Affairs
  19. Happiness for Humans
  20. Grist Mill Road
  21. This Could Hurt
  22. Still Life
  23. Everything is Beautiful
  24. The Days When Birds Come Back
  25. Call Me by Your Name
  26. So you want to talk about race
  27. Advice not given
  28. gather the daughters
  29. the immortalists
  30. in the midst of winter
  31. Awakening your Ikigai
  32. When
  33. How to be Everything
  34. The Last Mrs. Parrish
  35. You
  36. How to Stop Feeling like Sh*t
  37. Faster Than Normal
  38. The Wife
  39. How to Stop Time
  40. Do Over
  41. Force of Nature
  42. I Found You
  43. An American Marriage
  44. Everything Happens for a Reason
  45. The Dangerous Art of Blending In
  46. Self-portrait with boy
  47. Asymmetry
  48. The Gone World
  49. The Monk of Mokha
  50. i am, i am, i am
  51. Brotopia
  52. The Friend
  53. Fully Alive
  54. Animal Farm
  55. Surprise Me
  56. Educated
  57. The Great Alone
  58. Mango Shaped Space
  59. The Sword in the Stone
  60. Hazel Wood
  61. The One
  62. Heart Talk
  63. In Every Moment we are Still Alive
  64. Speak No Evil
  65. never get angry again
  66. girls burn brighter
  67. Great at Work
  68. Laura and Emma
  69. What Girls Are Made Of
  70. Girl, wash your face
  71. Nonviolent Communication
  72. The Little Prince
  73. The Beauty That Remains
  74. Annihilation
  75. The Flight Attendant
  76. Big Potential
  77. I’ll be Your Blue Sky
  78. Every Note Played
  79. Census
  80. The broken girls
  81. I stop somewhere
  82. The astonishing color of after
  83. In conclusion don’t worry about it
  84. I have lost my way
  85. Panorama
  86. The wedding date
  87. Brass
  88. The Female Persuasion
  89. The Last Equation of Isaac Severy
  90. The Oracle Year
  91. Circe
  92. Unbury Carol
  93. The Princess Bride
  94. Family and Other Catastrophies
  95. The Gunners
  96. sophia of silicon valley
  97. Tyler Johnson was here
  98. Only Human
  99. Not that Bad
  100. It’s not always depression
  101. Genuine Fraud
  102. My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs
  103. Look Alive Out there
  104. My Oxford Year
  105. Everybody Lies
  106. First we must make the beast beautiful
  107. Blackfish city
  108. This Messy Magnificent life
  109. If you’re in my office, it’s already too late
  110. The Perfect Mother
  111. The Girl Who Smiled Beads
  112. Only Child
  113. Love and Gelato
  114. Essentialism
  115. Warlight
  116. Akata Witch
  117. That Kind of Mother
  118. The Cactus
  119. Beauty in the Broken Places
  120. My Ex-Life
  121. Regrets Only
  122. The Queen of Hearts
  123. Pops
  124. The Ensemble
  125. Tin Man
  126. The Electric woman
  127. For Every One
  128. How to Walk Away
  129. Assume the Worst
  130. calypso
  131. MeM
  132. Getting Back to Happy
  133. The Glitch
  134. Us Against You
  135. Body Positive Power
  136. Every other weekend
  137. the ever after
  138. wait what?
  139. there there
  140. the word is murder
  141. The Chalk man
  142. I’m Just happy to be here
  143. Am I There Yet?
  144. on turpentine lane
  145. the book of essie
  146. something in the water
  147. driving by starlight
  148. the color of bee larkham’s murder
  149. number one Chinese restaurant
  150. Leah on the offbeat
  151. The Sun Does Shine
  152. Bring Me Back
  153. All We Ever Wanted
  154. Amateur Hour
  155. The Happiness Curve
  156. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
  157. unfuck your brain
  158. Mr. Right-Swipe
  159. The Kiss Quotient
  160. Tell the Machine Goodnight
  161. The Last Time I Lied
  162. the clock dance
  163. Left
  164. The Summer List
  165. Can’t Help Myself
  166. Circle of Shadows
  167. An Ocean of Minutes
  168. The Widower’s Notebook
  169. What we were promised
  170. Suicide Club
  171. ghosted
  172. your second life begins when you realize you only have one
  173. Dear Mrs. Bird
  174. everytime you go away
  175. The spartsholt affair
  176. Spinning Silver
  177. A Conjuring of Light
  178. A gentleman in Moscow
  179. The three questions
  180. The Death of Mrs. Westaway
  181. be brave, eat cake
  182. on color
  183. Notes from a Public Typewriter
  184. Switchers
  185. America for Beginners
  186. The Bookshop
  187. the seven principles for making marriage work
  188. the convenience store woman
  189. the incendieries
  190. Now my heart is full
  191. from the corner of the oval
  192. She was the quiet one
  193. How to build a girl
  194. Three Things about Elsie
  195. I’m not missing
  196. The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
  197. The shortest Way home
  198. house of broken angels
  199. his favorites
  200. the tao of pooh
  201. unhinged
  202. snap
  203. sweet little lies
  204. where the crawdads sing
  205. inappropriation
  206. nothing good can come from this
  207. a place for us
  208. the seven husbands of evelyn hugo
  209. Note to Self
  210. Fruit of the Drunken tree
  211. Vox
  212. like never and always
  213. Dead Madam President
  214. the Happiness Advantage
  215. Before Happiness
  216. Meet me at the Museum
  217. History of Jane doe
  218. Josh and Hazel’s guide to not dating
  219. sadie
  220. Dear Committee Members
  221. the line that held us
  222. the dinner list
  223. fear
  224. David sedates at carnegie hall
  225. mermaid and mrs hancock
  226. an absolutely remarkable thing
  227. charlotte walsh likes to win
  228. wildcard
  229. the muse of nightmares
  230. Make time
  231. Fox 8
  232. An audience of one
  233. the dream daughter
  234. whiskey in a teacup
  235. Dare to Lead
  236. Killing Commendatore
  237. not if I see you first
  238. love and other words
  239. broken things
  240. almost everything
  241. What if it’s us?
  242. maeve in america
  243. zero sum game
  244. atomic habits
  245. The emmisary
  246. fight or flight
  247. meltdown
  248. taking the arrow out of the heart
  249. this will only hurt a little
  250. unsafe thinking
  251. vengeful
  252. every breath
  253. the proposal
  254. Go Ask Ali
  255. The Other Woman
  256. The Disappearances
  257. Dear Evan Hansen
  258. Heavy
  259. one day in December
  260. a very large expanse of sea
  261. radically happy
  262. Brief Answers to the Big questions
  263. All Your Perfects
  264. A River of Stars
  265. the optimist’s guide to letting go
  266. family trust
  267. a ladder to the sky
  268. someone like me
  269. can you learn to be lucky?
  270. A Call for Revolution
  271. The Good Luck Charm
  272. success through diversity
  273. the bullet journal method
  274. Never Split the difference
  275. Dear Bob and Sue
  276. Gmorning, Gnight Little Pep Talks For Me & You
  277. Happiness
  278. The 7.5 lives of evelyn heardcastle
  279. Exactly What to Say
  280. heretics anonymous
  281. The Surrender Experiment
  282. the housekeeper and the professor
  283. ram dass audio collection
  284. A Heart in a Body in the World
  285. The Feather Thief
  286. This is Marketing
  287. Words on Bathroom Walls
  288. the challenge culture
  289. thanks a thousand
  290. seventeen
  291. curse of the boyfriend sweater
  292. the marriage lie
  293. art matters
  294. A Return to Love
  295. The end of the end of the earth
  296. Trinity
  297. Down and Across
  298. choose wonder over worry
  299. things I wish I knew before my mom died
  300. severance
  301. the museum of modern love
  302. my sister the serial killer
  303. misadventures of a college girl
  304. Joyful
  305. how will you measure your life?
  306. Congratulations by the way
  307. Harry’s trees
  308. My favorite half-night stand
  309. once upon a river
  310. Lovingkindness Meditation
  311. Intercepted
  312. American like me
  313. Love and Luck
  314. Why Smart Kids Worry
  315. You Are a Badass Every Day
  316. The Bookshop of Yesterdays
  317. The Lonesome Body Builder
  318. The Great Believers
  319. Love for imperfect things
  320. Five Feet Apart
  321. Elevation
  322. You Think it I’ll Say It
  323. On the Same Page
For 2019 I plan to use a sheet to track my reading again and I am also tracking my books on goodreads. Here’s to another year of reading! I am planning to purposefully read 100 fewer books next year so I can use that time to take classes. Let’s see if I can be successful 🙂

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 52


I started the week with Severance which I’d been putting off for a long time, I liked it and I am glad I read it. Not sure if it would make my top ten in 2018 list though as it seems to have made for so many others.

The Museum of Modern Love  was fantastic. Different, touching, thoughtful. I loved it. 

 My Sister, The Serial Killer  is another one of those I see on every list and wasn’t sure if I would like it. It’s really short so I finally tackled it and it was interesting. Better than I thought it would be with that name. 

Misadventures of a College Girl was little light reading for when I wasn’t feeling well. Not usually a genre I enjoy but this year I’ve been trying to read more widely. 

I really enjoyed  Joyful and it will stay with me for a while. I also have been thinking about how to incorporate bits and pieces of it into my daily life.

 How Will You Measure Your Life? was fantastic, thought provoking and another one that will stay with me for a while. Always good to read books like this to help remind me what matters most to me.

I knew  Congratulations, By the Way  was super short and I had heard bits of it before but it was worth every minute of listening to this short speech.

But  Harry’s Trees was by far the best read of the week and one of the most enjoyable books of this year for me. I really recommend it.

I ended the week with another super light read:  My Favorite Half-Night Stand. It was okay and light as expected.

A few more days of reading in 2018. Let’s see where I end up.

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 51

I started the week with Seventeen which I just could never get into. It wasn’t that it was bad, just that I never connected with the novel.

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater  was a similar experience too. I really enjoyed bits of it but overall it was meh.

I figured the  The Marriage Lie  was going to be engaging even though I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. In the end, I did. It was different than the other books in this gene.

Art Matters was a super fast read but wonderful and joyful and even though I am not a huge fan of Neil Gaiman’s books, I love his non fiction.

I enjoyed A Return to Love and it was exactly what I needed at that moment.

I also really really liked the stories in   The End of the End of the Earth which kept me company as I scrapbooked.

I like the way Louisa Hall writes and  Trinity was no exception. It wasn’t as good as her previous novel but I am still glad I read it.

I then tackled  Down and Across which I thought would be fun especially as I have been doing lots of crosswords. It was fun and okay but the crosswords didn’t actually show up as much as I had anticipated.

I had been waiting to read  Choose Wonder over Worry and it didn’t disappoint! I really enjoyed this new to me author.

I ended the week with  Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died which I also was really looking forward to but it turned out to be what I thought. It wasn’t bad just different than my expectations which is always tricky.

All in all, ok week. I am on to my 300th book now.

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 50






I started the week A Heart in a Body in the World which my friend Amy recommended. It took me a while to get into the book but then I enjoyed it until the end when you find out what actually happened and it was such a departure from what I thought it was building up to that it really threw me off and then I got really upset.

The Feather Thief  had been on amazon’s best of list for a while and I kept staring at it and not reading it so I finally decided to tackle it this week and I am so glad I did. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Seth’s books are always goos and   This Is Marketing  was no exception. I really enjoyed it.

  Words on Bathroom Walls was a random pick that I thought would be good and even though I think it was good, I have read too many books like this so I didn’t love it as much as I would have had I read it in the beginning of this year.

I enjoyed  The Challenge Culture more than I thought I would have. I knew nothing about the author so that alone was fascinating to me.

I ended the week with  Thanks A Thousand  which was short and lovely and a good reminder that there is so much that goes into every simple thing in your life. It’s good to be mindful and think of all the pieces that have to come together for a simple thing like your morning coffee.

All in all, an ok week. 

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 49






I started the week The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle which is pretty much unlike anything I’ve read. I can’t really explain it but I did think it was worthwhile, if for nothing else, for how different it is.

Exactly What to Say  was a super fast read. it had some gems but it’s nothing amazing for my life. 

I’d started Heretics Anonymous a few months ago and finally finished it. It was okay but not the best YA I’ve read.

I was looking forward to  The Surrender Experiment but in the end, I decided I didn’t like it. It was too much of a biography of singer and not enough abstraction of the concepts he was trying to explain, for me.

I love love loved  The Housekeeper and the Professor  It made me so happy. I feel like this year has been a big year for Japanese writers for me.

I then listened to the  Ram Dass Audio Collection  which was fantastic. I love Ram Dass.

All in all, a good week. I’m up to book number 286 for this year.

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 48






Big reading week this week. Partly due to some time off work and partly because several of these were short books. 

I started with Can You Learn to be Lucky? which turned out to be quite interesting and full of data.

I then moved to A Call for Revolution which is wonderful. 

The Good Luck Charm was meh. I am done with this genre for a while.

I moved to Success Through Diversity which was okay. I have read a bunch on this topic so not much here was new but I am still glad I read it.

I really enjoyed  The Bullet Journal Method  so much that I decided to finally start trying to use this method.

I then read  Never Split the Difference  which was fantastic. A lot of non-fiction this week. But this one was one of the best.

I then read  Dear Bob and Sue  which was lovely but I think it went on a bit longer than I wanted to. My attention waned by the end. 

I then read  Gmorning, Gnight!  because it was a lovely and really short read. I love love loved it.

I ended the week on  Happiness  and a bit of Thich Nhat Hanh is always good for my soul.

All but one this week was non-fiction, I can’t remember the last time that happened!

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 47

Considering I had a lot of travel this week, I would have liked to read more but I read a few long books and I loved at least two so I am happy with the way this week turned out.

I started with All Your Perfects because Stephanie likes it so much and it was good but I think I’ve read too many like this lately so it was just okay for me.

I then moved to A River of Stars which I’d checked out of the library a bazillion times but I finally read it and it was pretty good. 

The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go was also so so. I need to take a break from the lighter books I think.

I moved to Family Trust which I heard was good. It was okay. Imho, it was too long and would have been just as good a book at half the length.

I was looking forward to A Ladder to the Sky all year. Boyne wrote one of my favorite novels so I couldn’t wait to read this one. Even though the main character is such an awful person I still loved reading this book. I love the storytelling. Boyne is amazing at capturing the essence of humans. He has wonderful characters and is an amazing storyteller.

I then read Someone Like Me because I’ve loved all of M.R. Carey’s previous novels but this one might have been my very favorite. So magical, so different, I loved it.

Here’s to another good week. 

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 46

A reasonably good reading week. I am grateful for some good books this week.

I had never heard of The Disappearances which I just picked up thanks to the library and I really enjoyed this novel.

I then moved to Dear Evan Hansen which I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read or not. I never saw the play and haven’t really listened to the music but I really liked the book. Glad I read it.

Heavy was my next pick. It was really really good. And really sad. I am really glad I read it.

I moved to One Day in December which i picked up and put down a whole bunch of times. It was okay but I think I wasn’t in the mood for that type of book at that time so I wasn’t as excited about it.

I moved on to A Very Large Expanse of Sea not thinking I was going to like it but I ended up swallowing it up in 24 hours. I enjoyed it a lot.

I then read Radically Happy which was practical, thought-provoking and a really good read. One of those books I have to read and reread. 

And I ended up the week with Brief Answers to the Big Questions which I will have to listen to 5-6 times before I understand any of it 🙂 I am still glad I read it. I am so glad amazing scientists like Hawking were willing to take the time to share their knowledge in ways laymen can parse.

Here’s to a good week. 

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 45

This was not the best reading week. I am in a place where all books look mediocre to me so that’s not helping. Even though I have 60+ books checked out from the library, none of them are calling to me lately.

I started the week with Vengeful which was a sequel and I hadn’t even read the first one but V.E. Schwab is a great writer and I knew it would be well-written. And it was. It was very violent and I am not at a place where that sits well with me at the moment.

I then moved to Every Breath. I hadn’t read a Sparks book since The Notebook but I figured I would try. It was a mistake. I didn’t like it at all. So formulaic and so predictable. Ugh.

The Proposal was by same author as The Wedding Date which was fun so I figured this would be too and it was. Though not as much as the previous one.

I moved to Go Ask Ali because it looked like it was funny. And it was. But also made me cringe how she talked about some of the details of her daughter’s life in ways that would have made me cringe as a daughter.  

I grabbed The Other Woman because it was the new Hello Sunshine pick and her last two picks where my favorite reads from 2017 and 2018. But alas, this was a miss. It drove me mad how the main character loved this man even though he treated her so poorly, I have absolutely no tolerance for it anymore. And the twist in the end made me roll my eyes. It all just made me mad.

Meh not the best reading week. Let’s hope this one is better!

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 44

This was a big reading week, mostly because I was home sick a bunch of the days and took the opportunity to read for an upcoming work event I am planning.

I started the week with Zero Sum Game which was interesting but not mind blowing and you had to suspend a lot of disbelief.

I then moved to Atomic Habits which was tangible, practical and useful.

The Emissary however was completely weird and I have no idea what I think of it.

I moved to Fight or Flight and I knew nothing about it. It was a romance with some steamy-ish scenes and it was predictable but also enjoyable to listen to. 

Meltdown was one of the two books I read for the summit I plan to host in December. I loved it.

I moved to listen and read poems by Alice Walker in  Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart . Some of them were absolutely amazing.

I then read This Will Only Hurt a Little which I will be honest was a waste of my time. It was fun at parts but just not really worth my time in the end. Still I feel ok that I read it, I needed something light at that time.

I ended the week with  Unsafe Thinking which was also for the December summit. Another good read and as it turned out my 250th book for 2018. 

I read a lot of non-fiction this week. But overall I’d call it a good week.

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Books I Read This Week 2018 – 43

The best part of this week was getting to sit with Killing Commendatore. I am a big fan of Murakami. His books are always different in mind-blowing ways that no other writer can ever come close to and I just really like being lost in a Murakami-world even when I don’t like many of his specifics. This book was no exception. It was weird. And I really enjoyed reading it.

I then wanted something lighter and Not If See You First  was perfect. I read it super fast and really enjoyed it for what I wanted then.

I was still feeling a bit heavy and worn out and  Love and Other Words made me feel happier.

Which might be why I thought it was ok to read Broken Things which was dark and unpleasant. I read Lauren Oliver’s first book (If I Fall) and it was one of my favorite reads. I have read all her books since then (except for Replica) and disliked all of them so I think this is officially me giving up on Lauren Oliver. 

The second best part of this week was Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything  coming out. I read it on Tuesday when it came out. It’s a fast read but it’s wonderful and healing and just everything I’ve come to expect from Lamott. I love her so.

I then read What if it’s Us. I was a fan of Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda and have read several Silvera books but alas this book was no better than mediocre. Just nothing to write home about.

I then picked up  Maeve in America  which I discovered from the library. I’d never heard of her but the essays were funny, thoughtful and I enjoyed listening to them.

Quite a good week considering I had two of my favorite authors in one week.

Books I Read this Week 2018 is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.