Here's what I read in 2018
I really slacked with reading this year. I just kept getting in movie moods instead, but here are the few books I read in 2018. My 2019 goal is to double this.
Crazy is my Super Power - AJ Mendez-Brooks
I haven't watched wrestling in years, but I still love reading wrestlers' memoirs. I had heard AJ covered a lot about mental health, so that peaked my interest. She does speak of it extensively and I love her for it. My only complaint is she barely talks about wrestling at all. I love backstage stories and really only the final few chapters are devoted to it. It surprised me how little it was mentioned.
Meaty - Samantha Irby
After We Are Never Meeting In Real Life became my favorite book from last year, I had to check out Samantha's earlier work. It was hilarious. Not as polished as her second novel but I still feel like I relate to her so much.
Attack on Titan: No Regrets vol 1 and 2 - Gun Snark & Hajime Isayama
Last year during one of the TV editions of Thursday Movie Picks where we had to find non English TV shows, I picked non English shows I planned on watching. One of those was Attack on Titan and I dove in head first. I ended up reading these two volumes as they were side stories on Levi, one of my favorite characters. I loved getting that extra knowledge and now I've started following the main manga online.
Why Not Me - Mindy Kaling
I adore Mindy, and while Marathoning the Office this year I decided to pick up her second book. I found it really interesting and I'm not going to lie I was trying to Google some of the people she talked about with fake names because I love drama like that.
One More Thing - B.J Novak
Another product of my office binge, I'm really impressed by how wonderful of a writer Novak really is. Not that I ever doubted it, but it was nice to see so much of his work in one place. This is collection of short stories and some of them are pretty bland but most are wonderful. I'd love to read something else by him.
The Broken Girls - Simone St. James
This book is way better than it has any right being. St. James tells multiple stories at the same time and you'd think it would get messy but it never does. I love mysteries and this satisfied all of my cravings.
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
From her blog post of the same name, I love that Reni expanded on this. This is such an important book and I found it so fascinating. I will say that the first chapter is a lot because she's talking about Black History in the U.K and for me personally, I knew nothing about it so I felt like I was getting a massive info dump but the rest of the chapters are clearly in her voice.
Wilde Lake - Laura Lippman
I love Laura, she's one of my favorite authors and Wilde Lake has been one of the best she's written in a while. All of her books are mysteries and even though this one was slightly predictable, it was a page turner that I couldn't put down.