The Books I Read in 2018

Last year I set the goal to read more. I have always loved to read, but as college came around I felt that I was always too busy to read or I simply chose Netflix over a good book. I was excited to see that I read twenty-two books for 2018!

No matter if you were able to read one book or fifty books, the act of reading is a huge accomplishment in itself. I can go on and on why it is important to read, but all I can say is that for me reading was my distresser. It helped to keep my mind open to new stories, and for some books, I learned a lot.

Women need to shift from thinking “I’m not ready to do that” to thinking “I want to do that- and I’ll learn by doing it.”

– Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

My Top 5:

  1. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (I read the graduate version. It is the same as the original but with extra chapters).
  2. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (My #1 favorite)
  4. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  5. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

All Books Read in 2018:

  1. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World by Admiral William H. McRaven
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. What Happened by Hillary Clinton
  4. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  5. The Work: Searching for a Life That Matters by Wes Moore
  6. Paris For One by Jojo Moyes
  7. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  8. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (I read the graduate version)
  9. Girls Burn Brighter by Shoba Rao
  10. After You by Jojo Moyes
  11. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  12. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  13. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  14. Work Party by Jaclyn Johnson
  15. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  16. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  17. The Stranger by Albert Camus (A classic)
  18. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  19. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
  20. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (a YA novel exploring mental illness)
  21. The Woman In the Window by A.J. Finn
  22. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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