Reading did not happen as much in 2018 as I was doing some inner work and healing.  I read 54 out of my goal of 100 books.  I know I’m capable of reading more so it came as a bit of a disappointment.

If you aren’t tracking your Books over on Goodreads, I highly suggest it!  I love tracking what I’ve read, rating it, and even writing reviews on occasion.  You can follow your friends (and strangers) to see what they are reading.  Each year Goodreads holds a Reading Challenge and will track your progress.  Here are my Stats from the last few years:


I wasn’t that thrilled with the majority of the books I read this year.  I know I stopped reading a LOT of books as soon as I realized I wasn’t into them.  This helped me get rid of hundreds of books I’ve had in my Kindle since 2013.  Hooray for electronic decluttering!

Here is my 2018 Book List.  I try to keep the ratings really simple.  5 = Loved it and would read it again.  4 = Really liked it.  3 = Liked it.  2 = It was okay but nothing to shout about and I probably only finished it because I kept thinking it would get better or wanted to know how it ended.

Title Author My Rating Pages
An Unforgivable Love Story B.L. Berry 3 366
Brazen Violations Jonathan Macpherson 2 201
She Dims the Stars Amber L.  Johnson 4 172
Damsel In Danger (Danger Incorporated, #1) Olivia Jaymes 3 280
Erased Jordan  Marshall 3 326
Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1) Tim Tigner 4 375
The Beautiful Ones Silvia Moreno-Garcia 3 336
Sharp Shooter (Tara Sharp, #1) Marianne Delacourt 5 394
Eat, Pray, Die (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery, #1) Chelsea Field 4 344
Private Eyes (Alex Delaware, #6) Jonathan Kellerman 4 525
State vs. Lassiter (Jake Lassiter #9) Paul Levine 4 254
Me and My Ghoulfriends (Larue Donavan, #1) Rose Pressey 4 308
Sycamore Bluff (Nicholas Colt) Jude Hardin 4 270
Cruising for Death (Kate Jones Thriller #5) D.V. Berkom 4 197
Sociopaths and Psychopaths: A Crisis of Conscience and Empathy Max Wachtel 3 79
Big Numbers (Austin Carr Mystery Book 1) Jack Getze 4 206
Carrots Colleen Helme 4 220
‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy (Greatest Hits, #1) Leslie Langtry 5 340
Take the Monkeys and Run (Barbara Marr Murder Mystery, #1) Karen Cantwell 4 238
The One Hour Content Plan: The Solopreneur’s Guide to a Year’s Worth of Blog Post Ideas in 60 Minutes and Creating Content That Hooks and Sells Meera Kothand 4 108
The Color of Time (The Color of Heaven #9) Julianne MacLean 4 300
The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits Gregg Braden 4 243
Steady Trouble Mike McCrary 4 304
Violated (Brandon Fisher FBI, #5) Carolyn Arnold 4 251
A Killing Truth: A Leine Basso Thriller Prequel (Leine Basso, #0.5) D.V. Berkom 4 172
Sharp Turn (Tara Sharp, #2) Marianne Delacourt 4 241
Out of the Mist (Can’t Help Falling) Lauren Giordano 4 302
When Danger Calls (Five Star Expressions) Terry Odell 4 359
Unleashed (Sydney Rye #1) Emily Kimelman 3 367
Driven to Date (Better Date than Never, #7) Susan Hatler 4 244
The Wisdom of a Psychic Cat: 15 Lessons on Happiness for Humans Jessica McKay 5 104
Noble Beginnings (Jack Noble #1) L.T. Ryan 4 228
Art Hound (Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Book 16) Mike Faricy 3 283
With This Click, I Thee Wed ( #1) Bonnie R. Paulson 4 275
Must Love Ghosts (Banshee Creek, #1) Ani Gonzalez 3 171
But Not Forgotten (Clint Wolf Mystery Trilogy, #1) B.J. Bourg 4 389
Crosscut Jude Hardin 3 246 ( #2) Bonnie R. Paulson 3 256
Snuff Tag 9 Jude Hardin 3 260
But Not Forsaken (Clint Wolf Mystery Trilogy, #3) B.J. Bourg 4 381
But Not Forgiven (Clint Wolf Mystery Trilogy, #2) B.J. Bourg 4 230
DIY Vows ( #3) Bonnie R. Paulson 3 141
Blood Tattoo Jude Hardin 4 224
Key Death Jude Hardin 4 230
A Thousand Letters (Austen #2) Staci Hart 3 282
The Storm Beneath: Jon Kaine 2 Nick Warren 4 455
Ghost of a Chance (Banshee Creek, #2) Ani Gonzalez 3 362
Avenging Agent (Agents Under Fire #2) Dana Marton 3 73
Warrior Agent (Agents Under Fire #3) Dana Marton 3 82
Guardian Agent (Agents Under Fire #1) Dana Marton 4 57
The Fred Factor: How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary Mark Sanborn 4 128
An Ace and A Pair (Dead Cold Mysteries, #1) Blake Banner 5 206
The Gray and Guilty Sea (Garrison Gage, #1) Scott William Carter 4 269
Cool Heat Richter Watkins 4 260

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The BEST Metaphysical/Spiritual book I read was The Wisdom of the Psychic Cat – 15 Lessons on Happiness For Humans by Jessica McKay.  You can read my full review here.  The lessons were simple, yet so profound.  I thoroughly enjoyed how the book was written – from the viewpoint of a cat.  I think this would make an excellent series for a variety of topics.

Leslie Langtry wins for the Most Entertaining read – ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy (Greatest Hits, #1) – about a family of assassins.  It was very fun to read and a decent mystery too!

This choice can be difficult…I would have to name Blake Banner as my favorite new (to me) author.  I’m really digging his Dead Cold Mysteries series – so much that I’ve already finished the 2nd one a few days ago!

READ and ROAR!!!!

Every year I declare I am going to read more Metaphysical, Spiritual, and Historical books and…surprise, I don’t do it.  Maybe this year will be different!  My reading goal for 2019 is 70 books.

Do you enjoy reading?  Have you ever considered setting reading goals and keeping track of the books you’ve read?  I started writing book reviews early on in my blog.  Then I started keeping track because I was curious how much I was reading, and it morphed into this!

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