My goals for the year are to read more books by female writers and authors of color. In particular, I’m interested in Asian-American voices and Japanese prewar literature. I’d like to review books as I read and also to write out some thoughts on past favorites. I’m always looking for recommendations, so let me know if these books remind you of anything that you’ve enjoyed!

What I’ve read so far in 2018:

  1. The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
  3. Wabi Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets, & Philosophers by Leonard Koren ♥ ♥ ♥ 
  4. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. Shanghai Baby by Wei Hui 
  6. Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee (review here♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. The Key by Junichiro Tanazaki ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  12. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (review here) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
  13. Starlings by Jo Walton (review here♥ ♥ ♥
  14. The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton (review here♥ ♥ ♥
  15. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino ♥ ♥ ♥
  16. The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
  17. Don’t They Know It’s the End of the World by Ehud Lavski ♥ ♥
  18. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  19. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  20. Seven Japanese Tales by Junichiro Tanazaki ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
  21. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman reread ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  22. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (review here♥ ♥

 

Currently reading or soon to be reading:

  1. First Snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata
  2. Motherbird by Sprout Conner
  3. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman reread

 

Favorites from 2017 that I highly, highly recommend:

  1. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison (review here)
  2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  3. The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
  4. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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