Here are the books I finished in 2018. I also started but didn’t manage to finish about just as many, some of which are still on my on Kindle lined up for this year.
- Betsy-Tacy series – Maud Hart Lovelace (10 books) (C/YA)
- The Deep Valley books – Maud Hart Lovelace (3 books) (C/YA)
- The Seven Sisters – Lucinda Riley
- All-of-a-Kind Family series – Sydney Taylor (5 books) (C/YA)
- Gone-Away Lake – Elizabeth Enright (C/YA)
- Melendy Family series – Elizabeth Enright (4 books) (C/YA)
- Thimble Summer – Elizabeth Enright (C/YA)
- The FastDiet-Revised and Updated – Michael Mosley
- The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu
- MONEY Master the Game – Tony Robbins
Basically I sped read through some great children’s series around March (which prompted me to start this blog), then I tried to get serious in the summer and borrowed a bunch of personal finance books that I didn’t manage to finish. I think that, along with the cruelly hot and terrible summer, threw me off reading for whatever reason, because I didn’t really recover until late fall, when I finally got off the wait list for the Three -Body Problem, which was basically my first non-children’s novel of the year.
This list is almost too pitiful to publish, but here it is anyway. I finished 28 books in 2018, 24 of which were children’s or young adult. Only two books read in the second half of this year. (And if we’re being totally honest, I technically finished MONEY Master the Game in early 2019, but I was nearly done at the end of 2018 so I put it here. Otherwise this list would be too sad.)
But 2019 is off to a better start. I’ve already read Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard this month, and I just got off the wait list for The Dark Forest, the second book in the Three-Body Problem series, so looking forward to that.
Actually, on second thought I’m not embarrassed by this list. Quality over quantity, right? The children’s series were lovely and brought me much joy. Then there’s a book on the benefits of fasting, a book on how to approach (and MASTER) personal finance, and a book about aliens invading Earth. Nicely balanced, methinks.