Books I read in 2018

Published on January 1, 2019 by

I read — OK, listened to — 45 books in 2018, so a little less than one a week. I started the first one in 2017 and finished the last one in 2019. I’ve omitted any books I started and decided not to finish, so I felt all of these books were worth finishing. I have also omitted unpublished books I read in critique group. The list is chronological, not ranked.

  1. Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
  2. Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
  3. Artemis by Andy Weir
  4. Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle by Jeff Flake
  5. Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham
  6. Dawn: Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol.1. by Yoshiki Tanaka
  7. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  8. Sins of Her Father by Mike Kupari
  9. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  10. Writers of the Future Volume 34 by Darci Stone et al.
  11. Sidequest: In Realms Ungoogled by Frank J Fleming
  12. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
  13. Long Dark Night by Janci Patterson
  14. The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
  15. Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2 by Lee Child
  16. Tripwire: Jack Reacher, Book 3 by Lee Child
  17. Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4 by Lee Child
  18. Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan
  19. Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan
  20. A Short Stay in Hell by Steven L. Peck
  21. Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy by Jonah Goldberg
  22. The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal
  23. The Singularity Trap by Dennis E. Taylor
  24. The Buried Giant: A Novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
  25. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  26. Ubik by Philip K. Dick
  27. The Fated Sky: Lady Astronaut, Book 2 by Mary Robinette Kowal
  28. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  29. Level Five by William Ledbetter
  30. Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw
  31. Kill Process by William Hertling
  32. Uncompromising Honor: Honor Harrington, Book 14 by David Weber
  33. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  34. Dungeon Born by Dakota Krout
  35. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  36. Primordial Threat by M.A. Rothman
  37. The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette
  38. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  39. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  40. A Town Divided by Christmas by Orson Scott Card
  41. The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
  42. His Right Hand by Mette Ivie Harrison
  43. For Time and All Eternities by Mette Ivie Harrison
  44. Not of This Fold by Mette Ivie Harrison
  45. Zero G by Dan Wells

I also read a bunch of children’s picture books, but I’m not counting them.

I promised to give away copies of the books I read in 2018. I gave away copies of the first 20 on the list, but after the baby was born in late June, I just got so busy that the Amazon Giveaways fell by the wayside. I will do giveaways for the rest of the books on this list (which is one of the reasons I wanted to make this list).

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