Books Read in 2018

I read a lot of really good fiction this year, mostly sci-fi, speculative fiction, and fantasy (which is not unusual for me). I finally got to read a couple classics I’ve been meaning to dig into for a while, such as The Left Hand of Darkness and Earthseed, and my sabbatical provided a good opportunity to re-read the entire Harry Potter series from start to finish, which I like to do every two or three years.

Here’s my list, in vague chronological order of read (though I’m sure I’m missing one or two):

  • Taming Your Gremlin by Rick Carson
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  • And I Darken series (And I Darken, Now I Rise) by Kiersten White
  • Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
  • An Ember in the Ashes series (An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night (re-read), A Reaper at the Gates) by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Weaver by Emmi Itäranta
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Soloman
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Earthseed series (Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Talents) by Octavia Butler
  • The Harry Potter series (all of ’em) by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • The Harper Hall series (Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, Dragondrums) by Anne McCaffrey (re-read)
  • Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
  • The Tensorate series (The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters) by JY Yang
  • Mask of Shadows series (Shadow of the Mask (re-read), Ruin of Stars) by Lindsey Miller
  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh
  • The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang
  • Survival Instincts by May Dawney
  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (in progress)

I already have a bunch of books queued up for 2019 that I didn’t get to this year — especially some non-fiction books I’ve been meaning to get around to. Here’s to hoping I can make a good dent in my Kindle backlog!

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2 thoughts on “Books Read in 2018

  1. Hi Choyce. How do you manage to go through all these books in a year. I saw you ready the entire Harry Potter series plus all the others. Are these audio books or you actually read the hard / soft copy an how do you manage to schedule the times?


    1. I had a bit of an unfair advantage this year — I had a three month sabbatical from work, and read a lot of books during that period, including the Harry Potter series. I tend to do a lot of reading while traveling. I’ve found that I have a lot of trouble concentrating on work during flights, so I generally hunker down with a book for the entire time. I also read a lot while I’m on the go, waiting for lunch or on the subway. When I’m engrossed in a book, I’ll do anything I can to find the time to read. I haven’t been able to find this kind of focus for non-fiction, sadly! I struggle through many of the books I pick out to read for personal and professional growth.

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