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 (in progress)
  78. Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly (in progress)
  79. Armistice by Lara Elena Donnelly (waiting)
  80. The Queens of Innis Lear (ARC) by Tessa Gratton (in progress)
  81. # Genghis Khan: His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy by Frank McLynn (in progress)
  82. The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch (in progress)
  83. % Migritude by Shailja Patel (in progress)

So far this year, I’ve read #1 nonfiction books and %3 book in genres I don’t typically read.

* purchased at Main Point Books in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Last updated 18 June 2018