Everything I Read In 2018, Ranked

January 16, 2019 / Books

As the daughter of a librarian, I am a proud reader of fiction, memoir, poetry, non-fiction, YA and children’s books. In 2018, I read more than I have any other year. In total, I read 74 books! I love seeing what other people have been reading, so I wanted to share my favorites of the year with you.

I chose to break this list into two categories (fiction and non-fiction), and rank them in order of my favorites, to my least favorites. Hard task, I know! To keep it shorter, I am not listing a description of each book, but Goodreads is a great resource to learn more about each book listed in this post. In addition, I included links to additional reviews I have written for a selection of the books.

Keep reading for a list of 53 of the books I read in 2018, ranked! 



  1. We Should All Be Feminists
  2. Imagine: How Creativity Works
  3. Daring Greatly
  4. Rework 
  5. Chasing Slow
  6. Your Best Year Ever
  7. The Simplified Life
  8. Look Both Ways
  9. Dear Ijeawele, A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
  10. Creative Confidence
  11. Barracoon
  12. O’s Little Guide to the Big Questions
  13. Make Good Art
  14. It’s Beautiful Here
  15. The Last Lecture
  16. Tuesday’s with Morrie
  17. Man’s Search For Meaning
  18. The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up
  19. Dear Madam President
  20. Make Your Bed
  21. A Short Guide to a Long Life
  22. Things Are What You Make Of Them

There you have it! On each list, I would say 1-10 are must-reads and the rest you could give a shot….or not. For 2019, I am two books in: Becoming (Michelle Obama) and Wild (Cheryl Strayed). Looking forward to another great year of reading. Share your favorites of 2018 with us below!