Books of 2018

In 2015, it was 62. In 2016, it was 60. In 2017, it was 42. Apparently, when you become a real adult with real responsibilities and a real job and a relationship, reading time slips away…

Now it’s time for 2018.

  1. High Rise by JG Ballard
  2. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
  3. The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky
  4. Double Bind: Women on Ambition edited by Robin Romm
  5. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
  6. In the Woods by Tana French
  7. Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
  8. Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
  9. Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire – by Simon Winchester
  10. World War Moo by Michael Logan
  11. Have Mercy On Us All by Fred Vargas
  12. A Tale for the Time Being  by Ruth Ozeki
  13. A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
  14. Lexicon by Max Barry
  15. The Assistants by Camille Perri
  16. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  17. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  18. West by Carys Davies
  19. Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk
  20. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
  21. The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac by Sharma Shields
  22. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  23. The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
  24. The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
  25. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
  26. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  27. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  28. Peach by Emma Glass
  29. Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
  30. Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller
  31. Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
  32. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  33. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
  34. The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard
  35. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  36. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
  37. Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
  38. A Firing Offense by George Pelecanos
  39. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
  40. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  41. Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte
  42. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  43. Welcome to the Writer’s Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice by Paulette Perhach
  44. A Girl’s Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America’s Secret Desert by Karen Piper
  45. Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
  46. Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer
  47. I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Joe Kenda
  48. A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  49. Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
  50. The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer
  51. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
  52. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  53. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  54. The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard