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Books I Read in 2018

December 28, 2018

I made a resolution for 2018 to read something every single day, and I stuck to this about 95% of the time. Which, honestly is better than most of my resolutions go and because of that I have a huge list of books that I read this year. Check out my list and see a […]

I made a resolution for 2018 to read something every single day, and I stuck to this about 95% of the time. Which, honestly is better than most of my resolutions go and because of that I have a huge list of books that I read this year.

Check out my list and see a few others that I am looking forward to reading in 2019.

You Are a Badass At Making Money

Little Fires Everywhere

Turtles All the Way Down

How to Walk Away

Something in the Water

One Day in December

Soulful Simplicity

The Happiness Trap

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Life In Motion

Still Lives

The Woman in the Window

The Broken Girls

You’re Not Lost

Parisian Charm School

The Spirit Almanac

My goal for next year is to double the number of books I read, and I already have a few books on the list including:

The Female Persuasion

Where the Crawdads Sing

The Boys In the Boat

The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Boy’s Life

At the beginning of the year, I was only counting “reading” as books, but I have shifted that a little bit to include articles as well. The practice of just reading something, even if you don’t have a book nearby became really important to me. So while you are waiting for your books to ship here are some favorite articles I read this year.

An Open Letter to Dogs

What You’ll Gain by Doing Nothing

The Tipping Point

Brene Brown on How to Be Your Most Brave & Courageous Self

Why Are All These Influencers Standing in the Middle of the Street?

If you are looking to read more in 2019 then I recommend doing these 3 things:
  1. Sign up for Book of the Month Club: they have a great monthly selection and it’s a fun way to get in the habit of reading. Plus, I am a sucker for a subscription box!
  2. Follow Reese Witherspoon’s book club: you won’t regret following this Instagram account. RW has wonderful book recommendations and the community is engaged and supportive.
  3. Find an accountability buddy: reading a book and not having anyone to share it with can feel depressing! I would finish a book and want to talk all about it but have to wait for someone else to read it. This year I am in search of someone who wants to take on reading just as much as I do. You will not only read more because someone is doing it with you but it’ll be even more enjoyable.

I would love to hear if you have read any of these books or if you have recommendations on a few to add to my list. Please comment with your favorite books.

 

Photos by Camber Weiss. 

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  1. Cecilia says:

    I’m just about to read Turtles All the Way Down, and I can’t wait! I just finished Crazy Rich Asians and loved it… now I just need to watch the movie! Thanks for sharing all of your suggestions!

    xoxo, Cecilia // sunnysidececilia.com

    • Bailey says:

      Let me know what you think of Turtles All the Way Down! I am so excited to reach Crazy Rich Asians, but I feel like I spoiled it by watching the movie first.

  2. Birdnscrap says:

    Good comments and a great book list.

    Join a book club to read more.
    Also, you can get books and ebooks from your local public library.

    Birdnscrap

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