Books I Read In 2018


*re-read

  1. Waking The Dead, John Eldredge
  2. You’re Only Old Once! Dr. Suess
  3. The Boy Who Loved Math, Deborah Heiligman
  4. Flowers For Algernon, Daniel Keyes
  5. Into The Wild, Jon Krakauer
  6. *Black, Ted Dekker
  7. *Red, Ted Dekker
  8. *White, Ted Dekker
  9. The Avante-Garde Life, Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
  10. *Green, Ted Dekker
  11. The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan
  12. *Outlaw, Ted Dekker
  13. The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson
  14. How To Grow Up, Michelle Tea
  15. Looking For Alaska, John Green
  16. *Love Does, Bob Goff
  17. Stupid Perfect World, Scott Westerfield
  18. The Infinite Tides, Christian Kiefer
  19. Girl In The Woods, Aspen Matis
  20. I’ll Tell You In Person, Chloe Caldwell
  21. All My Friends Are Superheroes, Andrew Kaufman
  22. I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself, Jen Kirkman
  23. Breakfast Of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
  24. All The Dirty Parts, Daniel Handler
  25. Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  26. Men Explain Things To Me, Rebecca Solnit
  27. Shrill, Lindy West
  28. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  29. King Dork, Frank Portman
  30. The Castle Corona, Sharon Creech
  31. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  32. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  33. Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis
  34. I Know What I’m Doing, Jen Kirkman
  35. You Are A Badass, Jen Sincero
  36. Binge, Tyler Oakley
  37. Big Mushy Happy Lump, Sarah Andersen
  38. Caca Dolce, Chelsea Martin
  39. The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien
  40. The Lorax, Dr. Suess
  41. The Post-Office Girl, Stefan Zweig
  42. Horton Hears a Who! Dr. Suess
  43. Peace, Love & Wi-Fi, Jim Borgman & Jerry Scott
  44. A Whole Life, Robert Seethaler
  45. Bad Feminist, Roxanne Gay
  46. The Straight Girl’s Guide To Sleeping With Chicks, Jen Sincero
  47. You Can Heal Your Life, Louise L. Hay
  48. The Actor’s Life, Jenna Fischer
  49. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel
  50. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
  51. Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer, Jen Sincero
  52. Egghead, Bo Burnham
  53. H Is For Hawk, Helen MacDonald
  54. The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
  55. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  56. Water For Elephants, Sara Gruen
  57. Am I There Yet? Mari Andrew
  58. The Transition, Luke Kennard
  59. How To Stop Time, Matt Haig
  60. Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
  61. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
  62. Going Into Town, Roz Chast
  63. *The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson
  64. The Lonely City, Olivia Laing
  65. Orange Is The New Black, Piper Kerman
  66. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, John Boyne
  67. Little Moments of Love, Catana Chetwynd
  68. I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi
  69. The Glass Sentence, S.E. Grove
  70. The Golden Specific, S.E. Grove
  71. The Crimson Skew, S.E. Grove
  72. *The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey 
  73. Speak: A Graphic Novel, Laurie Halse Anderson
  74. *Edith Pattou, East
  75. Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
  76. John Green, Turtles All The Way Down
  77. Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
  78. Juno Dawson, This Book Is Gay
  79. *The Pawn (The Bowers Files: Book 1), Steven James
  80. Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon
  81. *Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneJ. K. Rowling
  82. Newsprints, Ru Xu (Blue, a girl who disguises herself as a boy so she can work as a newsie, begins apprenticing under an inventor named Jack. She befriends a strange boy named Crow who turns out to be a war machine created by Jack. Blue tries to rescue Crow from his fate but Jack catches them and disables Crow—and the official news story is covered up with a fake, causing Blue to leave the Bugle because she wants truth in her life.)
  83. The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
  84. Marriage of Unconvinience, Chelsea M. Cameron
  85. Herding Cats, Sarah Andersen
  86. Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
  87. Hooked, Catherine Greenman
  88. Spinster, Kate Bolick
  89. Mary B, Katherine J. Chen
  90. The Girl From Everywhere, Heidi Heilig
  91. Ramona Blue, Julie Murphy
  92. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han
  93. The Little Book of Witchcraft, Anna Martin/Andrews McMeel Publishing
  94. Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur
  95. The Sleeper and The Spindle, Neil Gaiman
  96. *The House On Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
  97. The Sun and Her Flowers, Rupi Kaur
  98. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell
  99. Pieces and Players, Blue Balliett
  100. Chillax, Jerry Scott
  101. Annie On My Mind, Nancy Garden
  102. Sold, Patricia McCormick
  103. To Shake The Sleeping Self, Jedidiah Jenkins
  104. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Mackenzi Lee
  105. The Ship Beyond Time, Heidi Heilig
  106. Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher

  107. On WritingStephen King

  108. Passing For Human, Liana Finck
  109. The 49th Mystic, Ted Dekker
  110. *The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondō (Begin first by discarding anything that doesn’t spark joy, and only after can one move on to organizing, which can be done without purchasing any new storage devices. Handle each item with your hands and your feelings, and if there is any hesitancy about whether or not to keep something, discard it, because the hesitancy is evidence of either holding onto the past or fear of the future. A truly tidy space can show a person what they really want in life, because the possessions we choose to own are mirrors to the decisions we make in life.)
  111. Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry, Vern Kousky (An owl named Otto loves poetry and he recites his favorite poems aloud. The other owls make fun of him for being so different, so Otto runs away and starts composing his own poetry to the moon, who he declares is his best friend. The other woodland creatures appreciate Otto’s poems and begin writing their own as well, and the rest of the owls eventually accept both Otto and poetry.)
  112. Carrie, Stephen King (Carrie White is completely outcast
  113. Goodnight Darth Vader, Jeffrey Brown. (
  114. Rise of the Mystics, Ted Dekker (Rachelle has lost all of her memories on earth and her father is dead, whereas she still remembers who she is in Other Earth.
  115. Not Quite What I Was Planning, Larry Smith (Six word stories inspired by the one Ernest Hemingway wrote: for sale: baby shoes, never worn.