Friday, December 14, 2018

Blogmas Day 14: Books I Read in 2018 and Books For 2019

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I am happy it is Friday it has been a long week and I am ready for some down time. I have been wanting to read some more books before the year is done and one on my list to read before 2019 or maybe even before Christmas when I hopefully receive some new books is the Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben. I finished reading Girl,Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis tonight. For today's blogmas post, I wanted to share a list of books I read this year along with some photos of them from previous blog posts from this year. There will also be knitting along with the photos of the books because they were part of my knitting and reading update posts.

Books I read in 2018 

1. Stuff Every Vegetarian Should Know by Katherine Mcguire: this book was interesting and a fun read. I was new to the whole vegetarian diet and lifestyle when I received this book for Christmas from my sister last year. The book has an interesting introduction at the front of the book and then has cooking tips and things to buy. I really enjoyed reading this book at the beginning of the year and I learned a lot. I will have to read it again soon!

2. Wild by Cheryl Strayed: This book was a bit of a long one for me. I remember reading this one for a long time and not being too interested in reading it. It was the story of a woman who goes backpacking along the popular Pacific Crest Trail.  I think I might have been interested in reading about her own self discovery and development and I thought it was more focused on bad relationships and decisions made.

 3. The Sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur: I loved this book! I remember relating to a lot of the poems and was thinking at the time I was reading them that I should every now and then pick it up and read a few poems to lift my spirits or find inspiration. I think I might go and do that soon!

4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: I enjoyed reading this book because Eleanor was an interesting character who said exactly what was on her mind, did not understand social cues, and did what she wanted. She has some struggles in life and works her way through in her own way.

 5.  Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: this book was interesting I enjoyed reading about the families that were connected by their parents' new marriages. I found it to be an easy read and fun to read. There was a lot of depth to the characters and they each had their own struggles and own way to approaching their life and dealing with their past.

6.  Reading People by Anne Bogel: It was an interesting book and got me thinking more about personality types. The author spoke about personality assessments a lot and it might be more interesting if you have taken the Myers-Briggs personality assessment prior to be able to know your type because she talks about each type in detail so you could learn more about the type you are ex: INFP or INFJ. I think I am one of these two types and it would be interesting to find out which one exactly.

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6. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella: This book was good but I was a bit disappointed in the story of the couple and how it took a whole different turn than I expected. I think when I picked it up, I was looking for a fun read about how a couple tries different things to surprise one another and then they get closer and learn more about each other with some bumps in the road. But it was not really like that, there was a big secret and it overshadowed a lot of the fun and lightheartedness I thought would be a part of the book. 

7.  Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.  It was such a good and fun read. I like how she gave advice and her own life experiences as well. She shares a very difficult time in her life and I think it took a lot of courage to write about her experience with becoming a foster parent and I think it is a good warning for people considering becoming foster parents about what could happen to them. I liked that she introduced each chapter with "the lie" or what we believe to be true but is not and then at the end of each chapter she has tips on how to help with that particular issue.

Books I want to read in 2019: 

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Becoming by Michelle Obama

and more... I am looking forward to reading some amazing books in 2019! Do you have any recommendations?

What was your favourite book that you read in 2018, and what books do you want to read in 2019?

Thank you for visiting my blog for day 14 of blogmas! We are moving right along in blogmas now. There are only 11 days left until Christmas and 11 more posts! I will work harder at visiting more of your blogmas and blog posts.

Have a great day!


  1. Thanks for your reading lists. There are two on your list from this year I took note and will check out. I did just listen to Michelle Obama's book. It was excellent. Of course I should say I am a big fan of the Obama family and miss them terribly but it was also interesting to see what running for office and being the first family is like when you first step into those roles! I think you will enjoy it. The Audio version was read by Michelle.

    1. You're welcome Elaine! That's great there were a couple books you'd like to check out from the list. Glad to hear you enjoyed Michelle Obama's book, I am looking forward to reading it and the audio book sounds great

  2. Hi ! I recommend to you : "It's not me it's you" by Mhairi McFarlane, and "the Supremes" by Edward kelsy moore. I've read other very nice books but they are not translated in English !
    Have a cozy weekend !

    1. Thank you for the recommendations Anna! I will look them up. Hope you had a good weekend too


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