2018 Reading List

I have always loved reading. I was the kid who would have much rather stayed home and read on the weekends than anything else and I am still that way. I really thought after graduating college I would have more time to read but it turns out owning a house and working 40 hours a week doesn’t leave me with as much free time as I had hoped ;)DSC_2154I always make it a goal to read more and it comes in waves. I will go a few months with barely getting through a book and then the next few months I will read like crazy and finishes 4-5 books. But this year I have a lot on my “to read” list and am making it a priority to read regularly. This year I am trying to include a variety of genres to add variety and keep me reading.

I love getting book recommendations and hearing what others are reading so I thought I would share which books are on my “to read” list for this year and see what everyone else is reading as well. If you have any books I should add to my list let me know!

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy- This book has been on my shelf for 2 years now just waiting for me to read it. Every month I tell myself “this will be the month” and it never is. I love Tolstoy (Anna Karenina is one of my all time favorites) so I am sure I will love this one as well.

Larger Than Life by Jodi Picoult- This is a prequel to Jodi Picoult’s novel Leaving Time which I read last year and loved! She has always been one of my favorite authors so I know this short novel will be a great read.

The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev – If you were to ask Andrew what some of my weird interests are he would respond with “Mt. Everest and Caves” and he would be completely right. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is one of my favorite books and The Climb is another climbers account of the same incident that Jon Krakauer details in Into Thin Air.

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol- Sounds cheery doesn’t it? Apparently I have a thing for Russian authors. I have started this book more than once but have yet to actually finish it. Not because I don’t enjoy it but I usually just get distracted.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer- I love period pieces and thought this one sounded great. I follow Julie Jones on Instagram and she always has the BEST books recommendations so I new I had to add this one to my list. And the movie is coming out later this year as well so I of course have to read it first!

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine- I don’t read a lot of thriller or suspense because I am a huge baby and am so easily scared. But after reading a few other suspense novels recommended in Reese Witherspoon’s book club that I loved I figured I should give this one a try too. I have heard so many great things about it.

John Muir- So I know this isn’t a specific book but I have 2 John Muir books (as seen in the photo above) that I want to read this year. I have read part of Essential Muir, which is a collection of short writings and my parents recently gave me Wilderness Essays as well. I hope to finish both this year. I love the work of John Muir so I know these won’t disappoint!

What are you reading this year? I would love a few more recommendations to add to my ever growing list!

10 thoughts on “2018 Reading List

  1. I am not an avid reader… especially when it comes to fiction. I can read non-fiction any time and love learning the things I’m passionate about.
    While currently getting through classes and having an enormous reading list for school, I am gradually creating a summer reading list of only fiction. I’m always more prone towards classics and oldies but goodies (“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, “Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis, etc.). So this summer I am determined to read a mixture of old as well as new fiction (For example, “WingFeather Saga” by Andrew Peterson and”Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins are two series/trilogies I would love to read).
    Thanks for sharing your list! As a side note, “Jane Eyre” is such a good book! I read it a couple years ago in a book club and liked it way more than I expected to (despite its overall depressing feel).

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  2. I highly recommend Small Great Things by Picoult if you haven’t read that! I loved Leaving Time and Small Great Things is even better, if you can believe it.

    I think my 2 favorite books of 2017 ended up being All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, so I’d recommend those as well! I always love to see what people are reading so thanks for sharing 🙂

    Amanda | http://www.propagatingadventure.com

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