January 1, 2019

BOOKS READ IN 2018


1. The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
2. One More Rule by Nikki Sloane
3. Three Sweet Nothings by Nikki Sloane
4. Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams
5. Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
6. Get Lucky by Lila Monroe
7. The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn
8. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
9. Friends with Benefits by Penny Reid
10. Monster in his Eyes by J.A. Redmerski
11. Beneath These Lies by Meghan March
12. Torture in his Eyes by J.A. Redmerski
13. The Selection by Kiera Cass
14. Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen
15. The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken
16. Super Better by Jane McGonigal
17. Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
18. How to Date a Douchebag: The Coaching Hours by Sara Ney
19. Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
20. Elect by Rachel Van Dyken
21. Roomies by Christina Lauren
22. Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
23. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
24. It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
25. We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
26. Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward
27. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
28. Misadventures of the Night Shift by Lauren Rowe
29. Misadventures of a College Girl by Lauren Rowe
30. Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt
31. Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren
32. Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure by Amy Kaufman
33. Lake + Manning by Jessica Hawkins
34. Taming Him by Kennedy Fox
35. Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
36. Nash by Jay Crownover
37. The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde
38. Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren
39. Roman by Sawyer Bennett
40. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
41. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
42. Cheater's Regret by Rachel Van Dyken
43. Reasonable Doubt by Whitney G
44. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
45. Beard Science by Penny Reid
46. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
47. Park Avenue Prince by Louise Bay
48. Like Gravity by Julie Johnson
49. Relative Strangers by Paula Garner
50. Possession by Jessica Hawkins
51. Addiction by Jessica Hawkins
52. Provocation by Jessica Hawkins
53. Domination by Jessica Hawkins
54. Obsession by Jessica Hawkins
55. Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn
56. The End Zone by L.J. Shen
57. Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
58. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
59. The Moment of Letting Go by J.A. Redmerski
60. The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell
61. Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington
62. Co-Ed by Rachel Van Dyken
63. The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
64. The Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
65. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
66. Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas
67. Bad Intentions by Charleigh Rose
68. I Dare You by Ilsa Madden Mills
69. How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
70. Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
71. I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting
72. Our House by Louise Candlish
73. Bane by L.J. Shen
74. Motherhood by Sheila Heti
75. How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh
76. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
77. Three Little Mistakes by Nikki Sloane
78. When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer
79. Jock Row by Sara Ney
80. Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein
81. Wrong by Jane Aston
82. Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
83. The Power by Naomi Alderman
84. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
85. I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
86. Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan
87. Starlight by Stacey Kade
88. The Wrong Side of Right by Jen Marie Thorne
89. In Flight by R. K. Lilley
90. The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
91. The Chase by Elle Kennedy
92. Bet Me by Lila Monroe
93. Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G
94. Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison
95. Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia
96. Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
97. Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen
98. Beard in Mind by Penny Reid
99. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
100. The Doctor by Nikki Sloane
101. The Goal by Elle Kennedy
102. Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
103. Wicked Wedding by Sawyer Bennett
104. Love Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn
105. Bared to You by Sylvia Day
106. Everless by Sara Holland
107. Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
108. Richer Than Sin by Meghan March
109. Guilty As Sin by Meghan March
110. The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
111. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
112. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
113. Blood to Dust by L.J. Shen
114. Royally Matched by Emma Chase
115. The Hard Count by Ginger Scott
116. Royally Endowed by Emma Chase
117. P.S. I Love You by Winter Renshaw
118. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
119. Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G
120. My Favorite Half Night Stand by Christina Lauren
121. Summer Heat by Rachel Van Dyken
122. Summer Seduction by Rachel Van Dyken
123. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
124. The XY by Virginia Bergin
125. Fall by Kristen Callihan
126. Dirty Doctor by Whitney G
127. It Takes Two by Nikki Sloane
128. In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
129. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.

*Those in bold were my favorites; those in red and bold were my favorites of the favorites.

A few things I feel are important to mention:

Any book listed by Nikki Sloane is probably high on the steam factor (i.e., graphic sex scenes) and most are centered around a taboo subject. All of her books are incredibly good because she's an incredibly talented writer, but I also wanted to issue a fair warning because the subject matter isn't for everyone.

The following books are others you should probably avoid if you don't enjoy books with dark subject matter:

Monster in His Eyes duet by J.A. Redmerski
How to Date A Douchebag series by Sara Ney (these books aren't dark but they can get pretty vulgar and sexually explicit at times; regardless, this series is one of my top ten favorites of all time) 
Reasonable Doubt by Whitney G (again, not dark but extremely graphic)
Obsession series by Jessica Hawkins
Blood to Dust by L.J. Shen

Books I thought were especially interesting and/or unique:
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows
Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Relative Strangers by Paula Garner (love her!)
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (2012 Pulitzer Prize winner)
Our House by Louise Candlish
When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett (love her, too!)

Books IDF (I did not finish) or felt were a waste of my time:
The XY by Virginia Bergin
Summer Heat series by Rachel Van Dyken
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
P.S. I Love You by Winter Renshaw
Love Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn
Wicked Wedding by Sawyer Bennett
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
In Flight by R. K. Lilley
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Wrong by Jane Aston
Taming Him by Kennedy Fox
The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn
Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

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