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Books of 2018: What I Read and Loved

At the end of 2016, I set a goal to watch less mindless television and read more books. In 2017, I read 28 new books. I felt like a superhero (yes, I set the bar low… but I reached it.) In 2018 I wanted to challenge myself. 35 books felt like a stretch, but we’re all feeling ambitious around December 31st. 40 books later, we’re heading into 2019 with big book dreams. Here were a few of my very favorites.

Funny and honest, Whitney Cummings made me feel all the feels.

Funny and honest, Whitney Cummings made me feel all the feels.

One of my favorite books of the whole year, this read made normal life feel intense and art filled.

One of my favorite books of the whole year, this read made normal life feel intense and art filled.

Late to read this gem, but I devoured it on the beach in Belize. Can’t wait to see the movie.

Late to read this gem, but I devoured it on the beach in Belize. Can’t wait to see the movie.

Not one to read short stories, this sweet book was heartbreaking and beautiful, just as the title suggests.

Not one to read short stories, this sweet book was heartbreaking and beautiful, just as the title suggests.

Another one I found late, Station Eleven transported me into it’s apocalyptic world. And I loved it.

Another one I found late, Station Eleven transported me into it’s apocalyptic world. And I loved it.

This was the most charming, sweethearted read of the year.

This was the most charming, sweethearted read of the year.

I dreamt of Morocco for months after reading this moody book.

I dreamt of Morocco for months after reading this moody book.

One of the many books I listened to this year, Sourdough was a mouthwatering book. I found myself sitting in the driveway to hear a few more minutes everyday.

One of the many books I listened to this year, Sourdough was a mouthwatering book. I found myself sitting in the driveway to hear a few more minutes everyday.

What did you read and love in 2018?