2018 Reading List

Nov 02, 2018

Read time: 3 mins

In 2018, I set a rather ambitious reading goal for myself. My initial goal of two per month was hit somewhere in the middle of the year, so I bumped it up to 36. When that mark came and went, I ended up landing on 52 books, one per week.

There were certainly weeks where I didn’t finish one, but were made up for with short reads or binges where I hit 3 or 4 in a week. The end of May week long vacation to a resort in Cabo San Lucas didn’t hurt either!

This post serves as a reference of every book I read this year, in ascending order. You can also checkout my Goodreads profile for reviews/ratings and what I’m planning to read next.


  1. Wonder Valley - Ivy Pochoda
  2. Commonwealth - Ann Patchett
  3. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days - Jake Knapp
  4. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. The Book of Unknown Americans - Christina Henriquez
  6. Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
  7. The Power - Naomi Alderman
  8. Andy Catlett: Early Travels - Wendell Berry
  9. New Collected Poems - Wendell Berry
  10. Falling Upward: A Sprituality for the Second Halves of Life - Richard Rohr
  11. Permission to Screw Up - Kristen Hadeed
  12. Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult
  13. Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
  14. The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation - Richard Rohr
  15. Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, and Illustrated - Shea Serrano
  16. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain - Phoebe Robinson
  17. Sex Object: A Memoir - Jessica Valenti
  18. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships - Matthew Vines
  19. No Matter the Wreckage - Sarah Kay
  20. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett
  21. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - John Berendt
  22. Uncommon Type: Some Stories - Tom Hanks
  23. Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time - Jeff Speck
  24. Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  25. Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
  26. Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them - Jennifer Wright
  27. Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News - Brian Zahnd
  28. Sourdough - Robin Sloan
  29. Turtles All the Way Down - John Green
  30. How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help is on the Way and Love is Already Here - Jonathan Martin
  31. Sweetbitter - Stephanie Danler
  32. The Gunners - Rebecca Kauffman
  33. Human Redux - Henriq Joreteg
  34. Calypso - David Sedaris
  35. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood - Trevor Noah
  36. My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer - Christian Wiman
  37. Rad Families: A Celebration - Tomas Moniz
  38. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man: Short Story - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  39. Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again - Rachel Held Evans
  40. When You Find Out the World is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments - Kelly Oxford
  41. Boom Town - Sam Anderson
  42. Unconditional Forgiveness: A Simple and Proven Method to Forgive Everyone and Everything - Mary Hays Grieco
  43. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson
  44. Catching the Big Fish - David Lynch
  45. The Perfect Nanny - Leila Slimani
  46. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown
  47. Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn
  48. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches - John Hodgman
  49. Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump - Dan Pfeiffer
  50. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell