What I Read in 2018

Another year has passed, and that means it’s time to let you in on my reading list from the last 12 months. I had a fantastic reading year! In 2018 I read 40 books- more than I’ve read any other year before. I have learned SO much and have grown spiritually in several areas. I’ve seen God leading my reading choices and using them to deeply root what He is teaching me. I can’t wait to see what He has waiting for me in the books of 2019. But I’m taking a few minutes to look back on my reading material today, and I invite you to do the same. I get a lot of requests in the course of a year for good reading material, so I’ve created a public album this year instead of giving you a list. I hope you enjoy the pictures and my short reviews, and that you are able to glean some books titles for you 2019 wish list.

But first I’ll answer a few questions that I’ve gotten in regards to reading:

  1. Did I reach my reading goal this year? Yes, I did! In fact, I surpassed it. Last year I read 21 books, and this year I set an annual goal to read an average of 2 per month, and a daily goal to read at least 30 minutes per day. I ended up reading 40 books, averaging over 3 per month.
  2. Did I read any fiction? Other than many books read to and with my children, no I did not read any fiction books on my own. I have tried valiantly to enjoy fiction, and, at this point in my life, I still cannot get into it. Many of my readers have given me great suggestions of titles, and I thank you for that! I’ll know where to start if I’m ever able to get into fiction.
  3. How do I read so many non-fiction books? The short of it is this: I take a book with me everywhere, and I use small increments of time to get through books. The long of it all (all my best reading tips) is found in this post.

Here is the link to my photo album on Facebook which catalogs my reading year. Enjoy!

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