2018 Wrap-Up: A Year in Bookish Review

What a year!

Let me recap my life, because 2018 was a freaking whirlwind.

The Good Things:

  • I went to Seattle with my man and eight friends for a beautiful and amazing five-day trip.
  • I went to Boston three times and NYC four times for work, and for once, I actually enjoyed New York City!
  • I saw my favorite band (Paramore) for, like, maybe the eleventh time? And I saw my queen, Lorde from the fourth freaking row.
  • I applied, was accepted, and enrolled in grad school in the span of a month, and I got straight A’s in my first quarter!
  • I moved out of our apartment of three years into a house filled with family, love, and five amazing dogs.
  • I celebrated three years at my job, and four years with my boyfriend.

This year was unequivocally hard too, with a strange abundance of sickness in my family, and a inexplicably hard loss in my boyfriend’s. Keep your friends close in 2019; you never know when you’ll need them. ❤️

My Bookstagram account grew beyond what I could’ve anticipated. My goal for 2018 was to reach 1,000 followers; well, I probably passed that in March. Have I mentioned I love you guys?

And my reading list actually quadrupled in size. Not even joking. In 2017, I read 36 books, which, at the time, had been a pretty good year for me. This year? 120 books. I don’t even understand what happened, but I’ll take it.

If you have a 2018 Wrap-Up, link it in the comments below so I can check it out! How was 2018 for you? Did you accomplish any goals?

Books Read: / Pages Read: / Average Rating:


  • The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Lost Daughters Collective – Lindsay Drager
  • Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Atonement – Ian McEwan
  • The Sorrow Proper – Lindsay Drager
  • The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak
  • Baptism of Desire – Louise Erdrich
  • Mother Night – Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Sword of Destiny – Andrzej Sapkowski
  • By Light We Knew Our Names – Anne Valente
  • Deadeye Dick – Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  • For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs – Kathleen Rooney
  • Misery – Stephen King
  • The October Country – Ray Bradbury
  • How to Set Yourself on Fire – Julia Dixon-Evans
  • Bird Box – Josh Malerman
  • Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman – Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • Romantic Outlaws – Charlotte Gordon
  • Goodbye, Paris – Antsey Harris
  • Girls Burn Brighter – Shobha Rao
  • Sawkill Girls – Claire Legrand
  • The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
  • Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence
  • The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker
  • Vicious – V.E. Schwab
  • This Savage Song – V.E. Schwab
  • Our Dark Duet – V.E. Schwab
  • City of Ghosts – V.E. Schwab
  • Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling


  • Marked (House of Night #1) – P.C. Cast


  • Untamed (House of Night #4) – P.C. Cast
  • Red Clocks – Leni Zumas
  • How to Stop Time – Matt Haig
  • Hunted (House of Night #5) – P.C. Cast
  • Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  • Rumble – Ellen Hopkins
  • Clothed, Female Figure – Kirsten Allio
  • The Last Equation of Isaac Severy – Nova Jacobs
  • Chameleon in a Candy Store – Anonymous
  • Our Kind of Cruelty – Araminta Hall
  • As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
  • A Sin Such as This – Ellen Hopkins
  • Scorch Atlas – Blake Butler
  • A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years #3) – Gregory Maguire
  • Damned – Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner
  • Ghosted – Rosie Walsh
  • City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
  • City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare
  • City of Glass – Cassandra Clare


  • Girl in a Band – Kim Gordon
  • Betrayed (House of Night #2) – P.C. Cast
  • Chosen (House of Night #3) – P.C. Cast
  • Paper Ghosts – Julia Heaberlin
  • Laughable Loves – Milan Kundera
  • Caraval – Stephanie Garber


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