Books I’ve Read in 2018


What follows is a list of all the books I’ve read in 2018. You can find them all through Google or your local library. Most of them were library books that I borrowed as e-bookis on my Kindle. The library is a great resource and it’s free!

I am currently reading four books; two will go into the 2019 “pile” and two are meant to be finished today, having read them daily throughout 2018:

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman

 Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling​

Women of the Bible: A One Year Devotional Study by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda


Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Reflections for Advent & Christmas 2017-18 – Mary DeTurris Poust

American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through Four Centuries – Susan Fair

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House – Michael Wolff


Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose – Joe Biden

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House – Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Olyer

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How Democracies Die – Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis – Mark K. Shriver

Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality – Mary DeTurris Poust


I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer – Michelle McNamara

The Secret History of Wonder Woman – Jill Lepore

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible – Chanan Tigay

Confession of St. Patrick


Not By Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent 2018 – Michelle Francl-Donnay

Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane and the Making of the Little House Books – Christine Woodside

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership – James Comey

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi


Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African-Americans who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires – Shomari Wills


Grant – Ron Chernow

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes – Brad Ricca

The Hellfire Club – Jake Tapper


Fascism: A Warning – Madeleine Albright

Crocodile on the Sandbank – Elizabeth Peters

The Curse of the Pharaohs – Elizabeth Peters

The Mummy Case – Elizabeth Peters

Lion in the Valley – Elizabeth Peters


The Deeds of the Disturber – Elizabeth Peters

Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail – Jonathan Chait

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the Presidency – Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump – Dan Pfeiffer

The World as it Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House – Ben Rhodes

The Abbey: A Story of Discovery – Fr. James Martin, SJ


Fear: Trump in the White House – Bob Woodward

Upstream – Mary Oliver

Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House – Omarosa Manigault Newman

Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris – Steven Levingston


We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time – Jose Andres with Richard Wolffe

What Happened – Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations – John McCain and Mark Salter

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead


Becoming – Michelle Obama


The Fifth Risk – Michael Lewis

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger – Rebecca Traister

Three Hundred Sixty-Five Health and Happiness Boosters – MJ Ryan

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