Woohoo I totally smashed my reading goal this year by finishing 21 books!
What kind of books did I read? I read a selection of classic literature titles. I read a few new and classic sci-fi novels. I read a few new releases. THEN I got very absorbed in non-fiction books about Ancient Roman History.
I did skim read a few of those non-fiction books, because they were more like academic reference / university text books (so maybe they don’t really count?). Also, one title was actually a podcast, with 180 episodes, which I listened to twice, so I feel it counts as a book too.
SO here’s my list, starting with the book I read in Jan 2018:
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. Emma by Jane Austen
3. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
4. The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape
5. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
6. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
7. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
8. Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
9. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
10. Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes
11. Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler
12. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
13. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
14. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
16. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
17. Rome by Robert Hughes
18. The History of Rome by Mike Duncan (a podcast!)
19. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (I had to skim read this one)
20. Roman Empire by Peter Garnsey (Also skim read this one)
21. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
And my favourites for the year are…
Favourite Classic: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Favourite New Release: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Favourite Crime/Thriller: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Favourite Non-Fiction: Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes
Or take a peek at my full list of Finished Books on Good Reads.
I’m so excited for this new year, as I have a huge pile of brand new books to start reading!