a reading checkpoint


I set a goal...

to read

50 books this year.

While I was on track to break that goal back in March (I believe I was 16 books in at that point), I fell off a bit from reading the past few months. But summer is the perfect time to lounge around with a book and I fully intend to take advantage of that. I've listed the books I've read (with some faves italicized), and those I plan to read in the rest of 2018. 

What I have read so far this year: 

  1. In The Woods by Tana French

  2. Human Acts by Han Kang

  3. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

  4. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

  5. Drown by Junot Diaz

  6. If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

  7. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

  8. White Tears by Hari Kunzru

  9. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

  10. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

  11. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

  12. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

  13. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  14. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

  15. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

  16. The Power by Naomi Alderman

  17. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

  18. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

  19. Like Life by Lorrie Moore

  20. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

  21. Bluets by Maggie Nelson

  22. New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood

  23. Marlena by Naomi Alderman

  24. Black Swans by Eve Babitz

What I still want to read: 

  1. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

  2. Pisces by Melissa Broder

  3. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

  4. The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

  5. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante

  6. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

  7. Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

  8. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

  9. My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

  10. Tin Man by Sarah Winman

  11. A Little Too Bright by Samuel Miller

  12. Wrecked by Maria Padian

  13. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

  14. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

  15. Florida by Lauren Groff

  16. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

  17. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

  18. There There by Tommy Orange

  19. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

  20. Trying not to Try by Edward Slingerland