The nine books I read in 2018 are solidly in the 4 and 5-star camps, which I’m pleased silly about. These days, as a working mom to a toddler who increasingly demands that his playtime involve my participation, I’m all about quality, not quantity. And considering the fact I acquired a couple of my new all-time favorite reads in 2018, I’d say it was a satisfying reading year.
Here’s the list of the books I read, in chronological order:
The Wind-Up Bird Chronciles by Haruki Murakami – 5
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer – 5
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown – 4
Dawn (Lillith’s Brood #1) by Octavia Butler– 5
Adulthood Rites (Lillith’s Brood #2) by Octavia Butler – 5
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – 4
Imago (Lillith’s Brood #3) by Octavia Butler – 5
Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari – 5
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown – 5
If you’re new here, here’s a quick background info on the annual book reviews I do: A few years ago, I decided to try something to give myself a bird’s eye view of the type of material I was reading and by who and from where. I derived some hard data based on: genre, publishing decade, book setting, author nationality, author gender, author race, protagonist gender, and protagonist race. This experiment began after I realized it was important for me to pay attention to what I was being influenced by (I wrote about it here).
Since then, it’s become something of a tradition. It’s always pretty cool to be able to see how my reading habits have evolved, or stayed the same. It’s that time of the year again, so here we go!Continue reading