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2018 Reading Resolutions

As usual I'll be attempting to read 100 books in 2018.

Total Books Read: 56 of 100

I'm also going to valiantly try to read 20 books I own and get through the backlog on my bookcase. It would really help if I didn't do so much of my reading on audio (nearly all of which are borrowed at work) or get distracted when I'm looking for my next print read by all the pretty books at work.

Books I Own: 2 of 20
  1. Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner
  2. Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson

I'm also adjusting my series finishing goal this year. Life is too short to spend finishing series I only feel meh about, so finishing 5 series this year is plenty.

Series Finished/Caught Up: 6 of 10
  1. The War That Saved My Life Series by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  2. Six of Crows Series by Leigh Bardugo
  3. A Narwhal and Jelly Book Series by Ben Clanton
  4. His Fair Assassin Series by Robin LaFevers (next book expected in 2019)
  5. A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas (next book expected in 2019)
  6. Creekwood Series by Becky Albertalli

As for subject matter reading, I posted last year about my Presidential Reading List. I'm not going to put any time restrictions on that list, but for this year I'm putting Presidents and Presidential Families on my subject reading lists, so I at least make some forward progress. Since reading a little on a few subjects went so well last year I'm going to do it again, rounding out the subjects with How to Be a Better You, Funny Books, and How to Make a Better World.

Presidents/Presidency: 6 of 10

  1. George Washington by James MacGregor Burns
  2. John Adams by John Patrick Diggins
  3. Thomas Jefferson by Joyce Appleby
  4. Hottest Heads of State: Volume One: The American Presidents by J.D. and Kate Dobson
  5. James Madison by Gary Wills
  6. James Monroe by Gary Hart

Presidential Families: 0 of 10

How to Be a Better You: 1 of 10

  1. Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life by Kathleen Norris


Funny Books: 9 of 10
  1. Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  2. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton
  3. The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 8 by Satoshi Wagahara
  4. The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 9 by Satoshi Wagahara
  5. The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 10 by Satoshi Wagahara
  6. Hottest Heads of State: Volume One: The American Presidents by J.D. and Kate Dobson
  7. srsly Hamlet by Courtney Carbone
  8. Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton
  9. The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 11 by Satoshi Wagahara

How to Make a Better World: 1 of 10

  1. That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) about Working Together by Joanne Lipman
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