My favorite books for 2018

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This is my current stack of books that I want to read. This stack prompted me to want to post about by favorite books from 2018.

For 2018 I set myself a reading challenge through goodreads to read 50 books, and I ended up reading 57. I finally gave in to listening to audiobooks and this really helped me enjoy more books on my to read list than any other recent years. I also finally gave myself permission to not finish a book if I really wasn't in to it. I used to think I should always finish a book, but this year decided that was silly. I have over 200 books on my want to read list and am always adding to it, so what is the point of taking up my valuable reading time with books I don't like.

Another thing I really made an effort to do this year was too diversify my reading list. How often do you look at a book list and it's mostly if not all white writers and mostly male? I really noticed this when one of my friends asked people to list their favorite books. So this year I read a lot more books written by people other than white men, and because of this I discovered some great writers.

If you want to keep your book budget under control I definitely recommend using thriftbooks.com and the libby app.

Today I'm sharing my top 10 books for 2018.                                                      

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Inward by Yung Pueblo

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh

I read so many wonderful books this year but these were my top 10 in no particular order.

If you want to see more of what I'm reading or want to read feel free to check out my Goodreads page.

Please comment and let me know some of your favorite books for 2018.

I just started Michelle Obama's book Becoming and I'm sure it will be on my favorites for 2019.

Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what amazing books I get to dive in to this next year.


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