Okay, Let’s Get Real: Half Year Wrap-Up

LemonadePixel_Dividers-16Newsflash: 2018 is half-way through.


Yeeeaahh… let that sink in for a moment.

Did you make any resolutions to read more this year?

Did you set any particular goals?

Are you on track to meet your goals?

Have you read anything ground-breaking in 2018?


In my 2017 Reading Wrap-Up post, I set the following goals for 2018:

  1. Read more nonfiction (2017 total: 3);
  2. Read more historical fiction (2017 total: 5); and
  3. Read 75 books (2017 total: 63).


So far, I am on track as far as the total number of books goes, but I am not reading nearly enough nonfiction! I have read:

  • 2 nonfiction books;
  • 6 historical fiction novels; and
  • 36 books in total.

Do you have any recommendations for nonfiction? I need your help!


Top 10 Books I Have Read in 2018, So Far
(in no particular order)

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  1. The Likeness by Tana French
  2. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  4. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  5. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
  6. The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine
  7. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  8. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
  9. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  10. The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya


5 Books I Am Excited to Read This Year


  1. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  2. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
  3. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  4. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
  5. The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers


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Let me know if you recommend any of these books!

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