Well, I may have been lax in posting lately but I'm not going to miss my end of year post, telling you what I thought about 2018 and to share the books I read. Books first...
Books Read 2018
1. The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
2. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
4 After Life by Marcus Sakey
5. Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
6. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman*
7. Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
8. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.A. Schwab
9. A Gathering of Shadows
10. A Conjuring of Light
11. Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer*
12. Blackout by Connie Willis*
13. All Clear by Connie Willis*
14. A Piece of the World by Christina
15. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
16. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
17. The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
18. Tell me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
19. One Damn Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor*
20. Wayward Pines by Blake Crouch
21. Story Genius by Lisa Cron
22. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I am currently reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and though only part way through, I can tell you this will probably be among my favorite books of 2019. I also read more four books than last year so I'm suggesting to myself that I up that number by four me because my TBR list is not getting any shorter. Stars indicate the books I enjoyed the most.
As for 2018...
I hate it because it's the year Jonah died, and I still miss him more than anything, and think constantly about all the things he taught me. What, you think dogs can't teach you a thing or two? I'll tell you something, every dog I've had has taught me to be a better person. If I could live long enough, I might actually become perfect. Unfortunately neither my dogs nor I will ever live as long as I would like.
On a happier note, 2018 ended with a new puppy who is snuggled up behind me on the chair as I write. His name is Bruno and yes, I know he isn't going to fit behind me like that for long (weeks if we're lucky), and I won't be able to pick him up and cuddle him as he get heavier, and I am certain he will not be able to fit in my lap when full grown. But for now we are going to snuggle and cuddle and fawn over the baby puppy and savor the joy he brings.
Happy New Year!