2018 Book Challenge

A snapshot of my current “unread” shelf

I wanted to read more in 2018. I also wanted to read some classic lit that my education has neglected to this point.

So I decided to read 52 books in 2018. I’m at 12, including a few books from 2017 I snuck in there since I read them after deciding to do the challenge.

Read:

Week Title Author Date Started Date Finished
Dec 31 Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Oct. 15, 2017 Dec. 13, 2017
Jan 7 American Gods Neil Gaiman Nov. 16, 2017 Nov. 19, 2017
Jan 14 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Mark Haddon Nov. 23, 2017 Nov. 25, 2017
Jan 21 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Dec. 17, 2017 Dec. 20, 2017
Jan 28 Woman at Point Zero Nawal El Saadawi Dec. 21, 2017 Dec. 22, 2017
Feb 4 Doing Good Better William MacAskill Jan. 28, 2018 Feb. 10, 2018
Feb 11 Turtles All the Way Down John Green Feb. 1, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018
Feb 18 The Fifth Season N. K. Jemisin Feb. 2, 2018 Feb. 3, 2018
Feb 25 La Belle Sauvage Philip Pullman Feb. 9, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018
Mar 4 Red Queen Victoria Aveyard March 16, 2018 March 17, 2018
Mar 11 A Field Guide to Getting Lost Rebecca Solnit March 29, 2018 April 3, 2018
Mar 18 Daring Greatly Brene Brown April 4, 2018 April 14, 2018

To read:

Mar 25 The Power Naomi Alderman
Apr 1 The Unbearable Lightness of Being MIlan Kundera April 16, 2018
Apr 8 The Girls (?) Emma Cline April 7, 2018
Apr 15 Poor Economics
Esther Duflo & Abhijit Banerjee
 (years ago)
Apr 22 Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman Feb. 18, 2018
Apr 29 Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado
May 6 The Faraway Nearby Rebecca Solnit
May 13 Wanderlust Rebecca Solnit
May 20 1984 George Orwell
May 27 If On a Winter’s Night A Traveler Italo Calvino
Jun 3 A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf
Jun 10 Franny and Zooey J. D. Salinger
Jun 17 Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Picketty
Jun 24 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
Jul 1 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams
Jul 8 Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Irin Carmon
Jul 15 The Core of the Sun Joanna Sinisalo
Jul 22 The Dead James Joyce
Jul 29 The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities Dossie Easton
Aug 5 Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
Aug 12 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Aug 19 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
Aug 26 Mountains Beyond Mountains Tracy Kidder
Sep 2 The Metamorphosis Kafka
Sep 9 Slaughterhouse Five Kurt Vonnegut
Sep 16 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison Dec. 20, 2017
Sep 23 Why Nations Fail Acemoglu & Robinson
Sep 30 Neverwhere Neil Gaiman
Oct 7 Lord of the Flies William Golding
Oct 14 Daughters of the North Sarah Hall
Oct 21 The Captain Class (?) Sam Walker
Oct 28 The Obelisk Gate N. K. Jemisin
Nov 4 The Stone Sky N. K. Jemisin
Nov 11 Binti Nnedi Okorafor
Nov 18 As Eve Said to the Serpent Rebecca Solnit
Nov 25 The Mother of All Questions Rebecca Solnit
Dec 2 Hope in the Dark Rebecca Solnit
Dec 9 The Challenge for Africa Wangari Maathai
Dec 16 A Paradise Built in Hell Rebecca Solnit
Dec 23 The Signature of All Things (?) Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Will most likely keep moving things around and taking books on and off the list, but it’s an outline.

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Hannah Blackburn

Hannah Blackburn is an associate at IDinsight in Nairobi, Kenya. IDinsight is a non-profit organization that uses a variety of data-driven research methods to help decision makers in the development field maximize their social impact.

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