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2018 Reading Challenge

My primary focus is books by women of color and Indigenous peoples. Fairy tales, mythic fiction, magical realism, and science fiction are my favorite genres.
Review policy.

My challenge for 2018 is 100 70 books.

Fiction: 55 | Non-Fiction: 15 | Total: 70

January 2018

  1. Legend by Marie Lu [About | My Review] 2.5 stars
  2. Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  3. Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  4. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison [About | My Review] DNF
  5. Are You in the House Alone? by Richard Peck [About | My Review] 3 stars
  6. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur [About | My Review] 4 stars
  7. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor [About | My Review] 3 stars
  8. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  9. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell [About | My Review] 4 stars
  10. The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley [About | My Review] 4.5 stars

February 2018

  1. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman [About | My Review] 5 stars
  2. Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson [About | My Review] 3 stars
  3. Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor [About | My Review] 3 stars
  4. The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton [About | My Review] 4 stars
  5. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden [About | My Review] 3 stars
  6. The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird by Jason Rekulak [About | My Review] 4 stars
  7. Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna [About | My Review] 4 stars
  8. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson [About | My Review] 4 stars
  9. Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston [About | My Review] 3 stars
  10. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert [About | My Review] 4.5 stars

March 2018

  1. Cemetery Girl by David Bell [About | My Review] 1 star
  2. Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson [About | My Review] DNF
  3. Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord [About | My Review] 4 stars
  4. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor [About | My Review] 4 stars
  5. Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic by British Library [About | My Review] 3 stars
  6. A Feast of Sorrows by Angela Slatter [About | My Review] 4 stars
  7. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman [About | My Review] 4 stars
  8. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden [About | My Review] 3.5 stars

April 2018

  1. The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro [About | My Review] DNF
  2. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long [About | My Review] 3 stars
  3. The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller [About | My Review] 4 stars
  4. Stardust by Neil Gaiman [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  5. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen [About | My Review] 4 stars
  6. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan [About | My Review] DNF
  7. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust [About | My Review] 3 stars
  8. If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin [About | My Review] 3 stars
  9. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney [About | My Review] 4 stars
  10. Half World by Hiromi Goto [About | My Review] 4.5 stars

May 2018

  1. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland [About | My Review] 3 stars
  2. Yesterday by Felicia Yap [About | My Review] 4 stars

June 2018

  1. The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg [About | My Review] 3 stars
  2. The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  3. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović [About | My Review] DNF
  4. Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  5. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware [About | My Review] 4 stars

July 2018

  1. Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America by Mukhopadhyay and Harding [About | My Review] 3.5 stars

August 2018

  1. The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel [About | My Review] 3 stars

September 2018

  1. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  2. Solving the Procrastination Puzzle by Timothy A. Pychyl [About | My Review] 4 stars
  3. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  4. Video Marketing Rules by Lou Bortone [About | My Review] 3 stars
  5. So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta [About | My Review] 4.5 stars

October 2018

  1. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay [About | My Review] 3 stars
  2. The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn [About | My Review] DNF

November 2018

  1. Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith [About | My Review] 4 stars
  2. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited by Steve Krug [About | My Review] 4 stars

December 2018

  1. My Love Story by Tina Turner [About | My Review] 5 stars
  2. When the Chenoo Howls by Joseph Bruchac [About | My Review] 4 stars
  3. Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah [About | My Review] 4 stars
  4. The Other Alice: The Story of Alice Liddell and Alice in Wonderland by Christina Björk [About | My Review] 3 stars
  5. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [About | My Review] 5 stars
  6. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire [About | My Review] 4 stars
  7. Spell on Wheels by by Kate Leth, Megan Levens [About | My Review] 3 stars
  8. Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman [About | My Review] 3 stars
  9. Deerskin by Robin McKinley [About | My Review] 3 stars
  10. The End of the Sentence by Headley and Howard [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  11. Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  12. Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot [About | My Review] 5 stars
  13. Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  14. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman [About | My Review] 4 stars

Last Updated: 12/31/2018