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Our Reading (I)nbox [A 2018 Mid-Year Reading List Update]

We Be Reading

We’re keeping track of the books that we’ve mentioned here on GXO, that we’d like to read this year, and trying to give them first priority. Plus checking in with how we’re doing with our reading challenges. Here’s our my mid-year “to be read” report.

Tanya … I’ve been picking at least one book from Amazon Best Books of the Year to read and so far I’ve read 5 of my 8 picks.

The Widows of Malabar Hill (Book)

  • ✔ The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn 👍
  • ✔ The Widows of Malabar Hill, Sujata Massey 👍👍
  • Force of Nature, Jane Harper
  • Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi
  • ✔ Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1), Tomi Adeyemi 👍👍
  • ✔ Circe, Madeline Miller 👍
  • ✔ The Outsider, Stephen King 👍👍
  • The Book of M, Peng Shepard

From 4 Books from the Best of The Year Lists That We Want to Read [On Our 2018 Reading List], I’ve read my 2 picks:

  • ✔ Kintu, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi 👎
  • ✔ The Power, Naomi Alderman 👍

From New Releases Coming From Our Favorite Authors, I still have one book to read …

  • ✔ The Outsider, Stephen King 👍👍
  • The Crooked Staircase, Dean Koontz

And from our own 2018 Monthly Motif Reading Challenges I missed 2 months … but plan to catch up on these later during the year.

2018 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge

  • Jan – ✔ Sing Unburied Sing Jesmyn Ward 👎
  • Feb – ✔ LaRose, Louise Erdrich 👍
  • Mar – ✔ The Book of Memory, Petina Gappah 👊 (although I was going to read The Moon in the Palace, Weina Dai Randel)
  • Apr – Augustown, Kei Miller
  • May – The Dinner, Herman Koch
  • June – ✔ The Outsider, Stephen King 👍👍
  • July – ✔ Legendary, Stephanie Garber 👊

Kim…

From 4 Books from the Best of The Year Lists That We Want to Read [On Our 2018 Reading List], I’ve read my 2 picks:

  • ✔ Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman 👍
  • ✔ Artemis, Andy Weir 👍

From New Releases Coming From Our Favorite Authors, I’ve read one of my picks and don’t think I’ll read the other:

  • ✔ Obsidio, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 👍
  • Elementals, Amie Kaufman

And from our own 2018 Monthly Motif Reading Challenges

  • Jan – ✔ The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas 👍👍
  • Feb – ✔ Beartown, Fredrik Backman 👍
  • Mar – ✔ The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye, David Lagercrantz 👍
  • Apr – To Helvetica and Back, Paige Shelton
  • May – Red Sparrow, Jason Matthews (I started this but couldn’t get into it. DNF)
  • Jun – ✔ The Secret Place, Tana French 👍
  • Jul – ✔ Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson (I’m still on a waiting list at the library)

    What book would you still like to read before the year is over?

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