20 Books for 2018

I dreamed of reading one book per week. No dice. I dreamed of reading two books per month. Almost. I got real with myself and set a goal of reading 20 books per year. If I read more, great. If I read fewer, there are literally no consequences (but I have this thing for lists...).

Thus, allow me to present my 2018 reading list! It's cobbled together from any number of sources - book reviews, recommendations from friends, things I heard about on the radio. Any hyperlinked titles have been reviewed on this site, and those without have yet to be read.

Hopefully you can find a title or two to add to your list!

All the Names They Used for Gods by Anjali Sachdeva

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore

The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs

The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Next Year, For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson

Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky

Sam the Cat and Other Stories by Matthew Klam

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Vi by Kim ThĂșy

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld