January 1, 2018

Top 5 Books I've Read in 2018


  1. Replay by Ken Grimwood
  2. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
  3. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  4. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
  5. The Lost Girls by Heather Young







Books I Didn't Finish in 2018

Below will be any books I started and didn't finish and the reason why.


  1. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson 
    • The story started off interesting enough but jumped ahead too quickly and I lost interest really fast. I stopped about 1/4th into the book.
  2. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
    • There were just too many things going on at once and I felt that Hawkins was trying too hard at building the suspense. 
  3. Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey
    • I think it's time to throw in the towel on this series. I kept going on the last couple but just keep loosing interest with each one. Sorry, Sandman Slim.
  4. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
    • I liked the premise but I was just to distracted and there was a lot going on. Maybe I'll revisit this one sometime. 
  5. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
    • I really love Neil Gaiman but he's had misses for me before. I just couldn't get into this one and I feel bad because I thought with the addition of Terry Pratchett I would love it. 
  6. Private London by James Patterson
    • I felt no empathy for any of the characters. I think Patterson is just cranking out too many books and not developing any good suspense anymore. I'm throwing in the towel on this entire series now. 




Books Read in 2018

Books
January
  1. Witch is When All Was Revealed by Adele Abbott
  2. Witch is Why Time Stood Still by Adele Abbott
  3. Witch is Why The Laughter Stopped by Adele Abbott
  4. Naughty & Nice by Kevin J. Anderson
February
  1. Witch is Why Another Door Opened by Adele Abbott
  2. It's. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris
March
  1. Flash by Tim Tigner
  2. The Fog Seller by Don Daglow
April
  1. Witch is Why Two Became One by Adele Abbott
  2. Witch is Why The Wolf Howled by Adele Abbott
  3. Witch is Why The Moon Disappeared by Adele Abbott
May
  1. Believe My by JP Delaney
June
  1. The Memory Tree by John A. Heldt
  2. The Upper Hand by Johnny Shaw
  3. Witch is Why The Music Stopped by Adele Abbott
July
  1. The Point by John Dixon
  2. Witch is Why a Pin Dropped by Adele Abbott
  3. Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen
  4. There There by Tommy Orange
August



  1. Witch is Why the Owl Returned by Adele Abbott
  2. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  3. The Museum of Mysteries by Steve Berry and M. J. Rose
  4. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  5. Witch is Why the Search Began by Adele Abbott
September
  1. The Chocolate Mouse Trap by JoAnna Carl
October
  1. Witch is Why Promises Were Broken by Adele Abbott
  2. Witch is Why It Was Over by Adele Abbott
  3. Whoops! All The Money Went Missing by Adele Abbott
  4. Witch is How Things Had Changed by Adele Abbott
  5. Witch Is How Berries Tasted Good by Adele Abbott
November
  1. Witch is How the Mirror Lied by Adele Abbott
  2. Imposters by Scott Westerfeld
  3. When Glory Met Jerry by Gerry Bartlett
  4. Whoops! Someone Is On Our Case by Adele Abbott

Audio Books
January
  1. The Valley of the Horses by Jean M. Auel
  2. Monument 14 by Emily Laybourne
  3. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  4. The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
  5. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
February
  1. Brightside by Kim Holden
  2. Everyday by David Levithan
  3. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
  4. Sky on Fire by Emily Laybourne
March
  1. The Good Neighbor by A. J. Banner
  2. The Lost Girls by Heather Young
  3. Whoops Our New Flatmate is a Human by Adele Abbott
  4. Naked Greed by Stuart Woods
  5. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
  6. The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel
  7. Dark in Death by J. D. Robb
  8. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
April
  1. The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
  2. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
May
  1. The Bishop's Pawn
  2. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  3. Savage Drift by Emily Laybourne
June
  1. Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
  2. Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
July
  1. The Land of the Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
  2. Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep
  3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
August



  1. The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson
  2. Reply by Ken Grimwood
  3. Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris
  4. Slimy Underbelly by Kevin J. Anderson
  5. The Outsider by Stephen King
September
  1. Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods
  2. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
  3. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
October
  1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  2. Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb
  3.  The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
November
  1. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
  2. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
  3. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
  4. The Devils' Due by Steve Berry
Grand Total: 77


Here's what I read in previous years: