Books Read in 2018

to be updated as the year progresses

underlined is a reread; * means recommended

FICTION
Children’s
*The Cat Who Wanted to Be a Man, Lloyd Alexander

YA
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray or whatever, I don’t even care, only about a quarter of the book was actually gripping and then she managed to ruin it
Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo, (5/5/18) eeeeeeeh we’ll see if the series gets better
Siege and Storm, ditto (5/?/18), an improvement but the beginning was very weak and the whole series would be better if MWT wrote it
Ruin and Rising, ditto (5/30/18), definitely improved and I think makes reading the previous two worth it though still not 100% satisfying (to me, but I am weird)
Six of Crows, ditto, (9/6ish/18), SO MUCH BETTER OH MY GOODNESS

Classics
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

NON-FICTION
Biography
*My Life in France, Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme
Two Gardeners, Elizabeth Lawrence and Katharine S. White, ed. Emily Wilson
Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin: A Founding Father’s Culinary Adventures, Rae Katherine Eighmey (SO MANY COMMA SPLICES)

Spirituality
Into the Deep, Dan Burke (the business PD version of Lectio Divina)
*Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II
Embracing Edith Stein, Anne Costa
A Simple Path, Mother Teresa (9/23/18)
*Come Be My Light, Mother Teresa + an editor (so good y’all)
Eucharistic Prayers of the Roman Rite, Enrico M…something (IT TOOK ME OVER A YEAR BUT I DID IT, Y’ALL)

Gardening? Outdoors?
*A Southern Garden, Elizabeth Lawrence (would like to own)

Cookbooks
Radically Simple, Rozanne Gold (definitely interested in several of the veggie sides)
What Should I Bring?, Elizabeth Heiskell (it literally has a recipe that she describes as “impossible to transport” if that gives you any indication of quality)

as I edit this at the end of the year, I think to myself, I should read more books next year.  Here’s hoping!

of course this list doesn’t include Too Many Picture Books to Count, but I will of course shout out the Hat trilogy by Jon Klassen for making me laugh and then breaking my heart all in one go

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