2018 Reading

Once again this year, I participated in the GoodReads Reading Challenge. My goal was 30 books. I’d like to read more, but with a full-time day job, and work on the novel, the goal seemed achievable but at the same time, a challenge. I’m happy to report that I’m a winner! Where’s the Publisher’s Clearing House novelty check when you want it? My final tally is 38 books. Here’s what I read:

  1. Dynamic Story Creation in Plain English, Maxwell Alexander Drake
  2. Writing Mysteries, (various)
  3. Pack Dynamics, Julie Frost
  4. Interviews & Interrogations, Darren Drake
  5. Clownfish Blues, Tim Dorsey
  6. Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz
  7. Ordinary Grace, William Kent Kruger
  8. Knots and Crosses, Ian Rankin
  9. Ten Dead Comedians, Fred Van Lente
  10. A Case of Espionage, Paula Longhurst
  11. This Fallen Prey, Kelley Armstrong
  12. Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
  13. Bound to Die, Laurie Rockenbeck
  14. Protocol, Kathleen Valenti
  15. The Bishop’s Wife, Mette Ivie Harrison
  16. Death of a Cozy Writer, G. M. Malliet
  17. Holding, Graham Norton
  18. Abra Cadabra, David Kranes
  19. Think of a Number, John Verdon
  20. Odds On, John Lange
  21. Bluebird Bluebird , Attica Locke
  22. Money Shot, Christa Faust
  23. Hollywood Homicide, Kellye Garrett
  24. The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz
  25. An Exaggerated Murder, Josh Cook
  26. A is for Alibi, Sue Grafton
  27. Tiny Crimes, (various)
  28. Winterkill, C. J. Box
  29. Follow Me Down, Sherri Smith
  30. A Year of the Monkeys, (various)
  31. Lethal White, Robert Galbraith
  32. The Facts of Life and Death, Belinda Bauer
  33. Killshot, Elmore Leonard
  34. Dodgers, Bill Beverly
  35. A Different Kind of Evil, Andrew Wilson
  36. The Killer Inside Me, Jim Thompson
  37. Pistols and Petticoats, Erika Janik
  38. Elusive Elixir, Gigi Pandian

So what does 2019 look like? I’m going again with 30 books. I think I can do more, but 30 is still a stretch. It will again be a mix of anthology, mystery, and craft improvement titles. What is your reading goal for 2019? Hit me up on Goodreads. Let’s keep each other moving forward to meet our goals.

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