Last year I read 23 books.
A pretty low number, I admit, but in my defense, 2018 was a busy year for me. Between moving, job hunting, and everything in between, reading wasn’t always the top priority. This year, though, it is.
But instead of setting an overall numerical goal, I’m just aiming to read things that sound good and seem like they’ll spark joy. Yup, channeling my inner Marie Kondo before I bring things home from the store.
I typically read a lot of non-fiction and self-help, but I am challenging myself to delve more into fiction. Also, I’d love to expand my book palate over into some mysteries and thrillers, though I’ll always have a special place in my heart for rom-coms.
Below, are the books I’m planning to dive into this year – in no particular order – and bookmark this page, because I’ll be frequently updating.
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
99 Percent Mine: A Novel by Sally Thorne
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
Fumbled by Alexa Martin
The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus
The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
Waiting For Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel by Linda Holmes
Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein
This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves by Glory Edim
Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist by Franchesca Ramsey
Refinery29 Money Diaries: Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Your Finances... And Everyone Else's by Lindsey Stanberry
What books are you reading this year? Share any recommendations in the comments!