120 Books in 2018

Time to upgrade my annual reading challenge! After completing 2017 at 126 books (!), I decided to round up nice and cleanly for 2018 and aim to read 10 books per month this year. (A simple, admirable sort of goal, right?)

I’ve done the 100 Books Challenge since 2012, and this year, I’m challenging myself to read more nonfiction and more books in genres I wouldn’t normally read. Last year, I only read #3 nonfiction titles and %2 books in different genres, even though my goal was #7 nonfiction and %5 in other genres. (Oops.) This year, though, I think I’ll aim for the same, since it averages to one more challenging book each month.

Let me know what your reading goals are for 2018 in the comments!

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  1. [January] Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  2. Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
  3. Puella Magi Homura Tamura, Vol. 1 (ARC) by AFRO
  4. Puella Magi Homura Tamura, Vol. 2 (ARC) by AFRO
  5. Breath of Earth* by Beth Cato (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  6. Call of Fire* by Beth Cato
  7. Death’s End* by Cixin Liu, trans. Ken Liu
  8. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
  9. Tempests and Slaughter (ARC) by Tamora Pierce
  10. Girls’ Last Tour, Vol. 1 by Tsukumizu
  11. Girls’ Last Tour, Vol. 2 by Tsukumizu
  12. Girls’ Last Tour, Vol. 3 by Tsukumizu
  13. Takane & Hana, Vol. 1 (ARC) by Yuki Shiwasu
  14. [February] BLACK by Kwanza Osajyefo & Tim Smith 3 (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  15. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin
  16. The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst
  17. % The Wild Inside (ARC) by Jamey Bradbury
  18. The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  19. Puella Magi Oriko*Magica: Sadness Prayer, Vol. 1 by Magica Quartet & KUROE Mura
  20. Puella Magi Oriko*Magica: Sadness Prayer, Vol. 2 by Magica Quartet & KUROE Mura
  21. Puella Magi Oriko*Magica: Sadness Prayer, Vol. 3 by Magica Quartet & KUROE Mura
  22. Angels of Death, Vol. 1 (ARC) by Makoto SANADA & Kudan NADUKA
  23. Bride’s Story, Vol. 1 by MORI Kaoru
  24. My Hero Academia, Vol. 8 by HORIKOSHI Kohei
  25. My Hero Academia, Vol. 9 by HORIKOSHI Kohei
  26. My Hero Academia, Vol. 10 by HORIKOSHI Kohei
  27. My Hero Academia, Vol. 11 by HORIKOSHI Kohei
  28. So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 1 by IKEYAMADA Go
  29. The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst
  30. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  31. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 2 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  32. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 3 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  33. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 4 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  34. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 5 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  35. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 6 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  36. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 7 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  37. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 8 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  38. Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 9 by KUSANAGI Mizuho
  39. [March] I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
  40. The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  41. The Saga of Tanya the Evil [light novel], Vol. 1 (ARC) by Carlo Zen
  42. Furyborn (ARC) by Claire Legrand
  43. Torn (ARC) by Rowenna Miller
  44. One Week Friends, Vol. 1 by Matcha Hazuki
  45. Magical Girl Raising Project, Vol. 3: Restart II (ARC) by Asari Endou, illustrated by Marui-no
  46. [April] The Young Master’s Revenge, Vol. 1 by TANAKA Meca
  47. Godshaper, Vol. 1 by Simon Spurrier, illustrated by Jonas Goonface (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  48. Horimiya, Vol. 9 by HERO and HAGIWARA Daisuke
  49. Horimiya, Vol. 10 by HERO and HAGIWARA Daisuke
  50. So I’m a Spider, So What? (light novel) Vol. 1 (ARC) by BABA Okina
  51. The City of Lost Fortunes (ARC) by Bryan Camp
  52. The Defiant Heir (ARC) by Melissa Caruso
  53. The Cloud Roads* by Martha Wells (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  54. The Serpent Sea* by Martha Wells
  55. The Siren Depths* by Martha Wells
  56. Stories of the Raksura: Volume 1 by Martha Wells
  57. Stories of the Raksura: Volume 2 by Martha Wells
  58. The Edge of Worlds* by Martha Wells
  59. My Hero Academia, Vol. 12 by HORIKOSHI Kouhei
  60. The Queen of Sorrow (ARC) by Sarah Beth Durst
  61. So I’m a Spider, So What? (light novel) Vol. 2 (ARC) by BABA Okina
  62. From Twinkle, With Love (ARC) by Sandhya Menon
  63. [May] Snotgirl, Vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  64. EXO by Fonda Lee (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  65. The Harbors of the Sun* by Martha Wells
  66. # 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
  67. 84K (ARC) by Claire North
  68. The Bride Was a Boy* by Chii
  69. % Tell the Machine Goodnight (ARC) by Katie Williams
  70. Wicked Saints (ARC) by Emily A. Duncan
  71. [June] My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  72. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
  73. Open Earth (ARC) by Sarah Mirk
  74. Aquicorn Cove (ARC) by Katie O’Neill
  75. % Unwritten (ARC) by Tara Gilboy
  76. Dreadnought* by April Daniels (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  77. Sovereign* by April Daniels
  78. Seafire (ARC) by Natalie C. Parker
  79. Shibuya Goldfish, Vol. 1 by Aoi Hiroumi
  80. Open Earth (ARC) by Sarah Mirk, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre
  81. Monster Tamer Girls, Vol. 1 by Mujirushi Shimazaki
  82. Laid Back Camp, Vol. 1 by AFRO
  83. Little Witch Academia, Vol. 1 by Yoh Yoshinari
  84. Red Sister* by Mark Lawrence
  85. [July] My Hero Academia, Vol. 13 by HORIKOSHI Kouhei
  86. The Young Master’s Revenge, Vol. 2 by TANAKA Meca
  87. Angels of Death, Vol. 1 (ARC) by SANADA Makoto and NADUKA Kudan
  88. Angels of Death, Vol. 2 (ARC) by SANADA Makoto and NADUKA Kudan
  89. Angels of Death, Vol. 3 (ARC) by SANADA Makoto and NADUKA Kudan
  90. I Am Princess X* [REREAD] by Cherie Priest (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  91. Moon Called [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  92. Afar by Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  93. Barren: A Demon Cycle Novella (ARC) by Peter V. Brett
  94. Blood Bound [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  95. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly
  96. [August] Sleepless, Vol. 1 by Sarah Vaughn, Leila Del Duca, and Alissa Sallah (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  97. The School for Good and Evil: The Last Ever After [Audio] by Soman Chainani
  98. Iron Kissed [Audio] by Patrica Briggs
  99. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Vol. 1 by CLAMP
  100. Night Shift [Audio] by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla Vane
  101. Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  102. Cry Wolf [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  103. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
  104. Silver Borne [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  105. River Marked [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  106. Frost Burned [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  107. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun, Vol. 9 by TSUBAKI Izumi
  108. Hunting Ground [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  109. On the Edge [Audio] by Ilona Andrews
  110. Hullmetal Girls* by Emily Skrutskie
  111. # Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
  112. [August] Ranma 1/2, Vol. 1-2 by Rumiko Takahashi
  113. Ranma 1/2, Vol. 3-4 by Rumiko Takahashi
  114. Ranma 1/2, Vol. 5-6 by Rumiko Takahashi
  115. Ranma 1/2, Vol. 7-8 by Rumiko Takahashi
  116. Ranma 1/2, Vol. 9-10 by Rumiko Takahashi
  117. Ranma 1/2, Vol. 11-12 by Rumiko Takahashi
  118. Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  119. Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  120. Rebel Seoul* by Axie Oh
  121. Bayou Moon [Audio] by Ilona Andrews
  122. Wildcard (ARC) by Marie Lu
  123. Fate’s Edge [Audio] by Ilona Andrews
  124. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
  125. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
  126. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
  127. Older_infomocracyInfomocracy by Malka Older (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  128. Horimiya, Vol. 11 by HERO and HAGIWARA Daisuke
  129. Beyond the Empire by K.B. Wagers
  130. The Young Master’s Revenge, Vol. 3 by TANAKA Meca
  131. [October] Kill the Queen (ARC) by Jennifer Estep
  132. Superb, Vol. 1 by Sheena C. Howard and David Walker (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  133. # The Witches: Salem, 1692 [Audio] by Stacy Schiff
  134. The Black Khan (ARC) by Ausma Zehanat Khan
  135. Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  136. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  137. Ireland_Dread NationDread Nation by Justina Ireland (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  138. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
  139. Silence Fallen [Audio] by Patricia Briggs
  140. [November] Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
  141. Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (ARC) by Julie C. Dao
  142. Rule (ARC) by Ellen Goodlett
  143. Infidel by Pornsak Pichetshote (Amalgam Monthly Book Club)
  144. Vita Nostra (ARC) by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko
  145. Bashardoust_Girls Made of Snow and GlassGirls Made of Snow and Glass* by Melissa Bashardoust (Girls in Capes Book Club)
  146. [December] The Light Between Worlds* by Laura E. Weymouth
  147. Grey Sister* by Mark Lawrence
  148. Takane & Hana, Vol. 1 by Yuki Shiwasu
  149. Takane & Hana, Vol. 2 by Yuki Shiwasu
  150. Takane & Hana, Vol. 3 by Yuki Shiwasu
  151. Takane & Hana, Vol. 4 by Yuki Shiwasu
  152. Takane & Hana, Vol. 5 by Yuki Shiwasu
  153. Idol Dreams, Vol. 1 by Arina Tanemura

I completed #3 nonfiction books and %3 book in genres I don’t typically read during 2018.

* purchased at Main Point Books in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Last updated 31 December 2018

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