I read a total of 76 (ish) books this year, which was more than I read last year, so I’m happy with the overall outcome. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t count all the books I read in my annual end-of-year list, like parenting books, kids books, or the short story advent calendar I just completed, which is why I’ve included the ‘ish’ portion of the number above.

Most of the books listed below are linked to my review-I seem to be getting better at writing out reviews right after I finish reading, although I don’t always have time if I’m putting together a long list of recommendations for my CBC gig, etc.

I sort of doubt my reading stats will improve for 2018 because I’m pregnant with second kid who is due around May, so my one and only goal for this year is to simply ‘survive’. Hopefully I’ll be able to read around 60-ish books which is what I accomplished when my first was born. Thanks to everyone who keeps following along with me, I’ll try to keep my blogging up while keeping a second little human alive.

This is my general motto in life
  1. The Break by Katherena Vermette
  2. Juliet’s Answer by Glenn Dixon
  3. Little Heaven by Nick Cutter
  4. The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah
  5. How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
  6. A Word for Love by Emily Robbins
  7. Where I Live Now by Sharon Butala
  8. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Ian Reid
  9. Without the Moon by Cathi Unsworth
  10. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
  11. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
  12. Nevermore, Edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
  13. Perfect World by Ian Colford
  14. Gizelle’s Bucket List by Lauren Fern Watt
  15. The Tourist by Robert Dickinson
  16. Today Will be Different by Maria Semple
  17. The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis
  18. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  19. Unflinching-The Making of a Canadian Sniper by Jody Mitic
  20. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  21. Every Man a Menace by Patrick Hoffman
  22. Juniper, The Girl Who was Born Too Soon by Kelley and Thomas French
  23. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  24. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
  25. Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
  26. The World According to Bob by James Bowen
  27. Next Year For Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson
  28. The Lion in the Living Room by Abigail Tucker
  29. Class by Lucinda Rosenfeld
  30. The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee
  31. A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell
  32. Mannheim Rex by Rob Pobi
  33. The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn
  34. The Substitute by Nicole Lundrigan
  35. All Waiting is Long by Barbara J. Taylor
  36. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  37. Sex & Death (Stories), Edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs
  38. Winter Child by Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
  39. The Trophy Child by Paula Daly
  40. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
  41. Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
  42. Be Ready for the Lightning-Grace O’Connell
  43. One Brother Shy by Terry Fallis
  44. The Change Room by Karen Connelly
  45. Bleaker House by Nell Stevens
  46. Just Like Family by Kate Hilton
  47. Little Deaths by Emma Flint
  48. Beyond the Wild River by Sarah Maine
  49. I Hear She’s a Real Bitch by Jen Agg
  50. Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld
  51. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
  52. The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  53. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
  54. How to Fall in Love With Anyone by Mandy Len Catron
  55. Daisy in Exile by J.T. Allen
  56. The Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  57. Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
  58. Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan
  59. In the Cage by Kevin Hardcastle
  60. Brother by David Chariandy
  61. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
  62. Norma by Sofi Oksanen
  63. The Good People by Hannah Kent
  64. Give me the Child by Mel McGrath
  65. Darwin’s Moving by Taylor Lambert
  66. Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente
  67. American War by Omar El Akkad
  68. Jesus on the Dashboard by Lisa Murphy-Lamb
  69. We All Love the Beautiful Girls by Joanne Proulx
  70. The Usual Santas (Collection of Stories), foreword by Peter Lovesey
  71. Swearing is Good For You by Emma Byrne
  72. Worry-Free Money by Shannon Lee Simmons
  73. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena (review to come)
  74. Fear by Dirk Kurbjuweit (review to come)
  75. City Mouse by Stacey Lender (review to come)
  76. By Gaslight by Steven Price (review to come)

*Already this year is off to a rocky start, I mis-published this post before I had completed it! My bad πŸ™‚