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
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