Bethany’s 2018 Book List

  1. Wendy McClure, The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
  2. William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Readers Edition)
  3. Saroo Brierley, Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers’ Edition)
  4. Margaret Peterson Haddix, Sent
  5. Ernest Cline, Ready Player One (my review)
  6. August Wilson, The Piano Lesson
  7. Nathan Hill, The Nix
  8. Margaret Atwood, Hag-Seed
  9. Jennifer Egan, Manhattan Beach
  10. Ian Mortimer, The Outcasts of Time
  11. Jon M. Sweeney, The Pope Who Quit: A Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation 
  12. Luis Alberto Urrea, The House of Broken Angels
  13. Dan Brown, Inferno
  14. Peter Brown, The Wild Robot
  15. Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains
  16. Avi, The Button War (my review)
  17. Tommy Orange, There There
  18. Yann Martel, Life of Pi (Jill’s review)
  19. William Shakespeare, Love’s Labor’s Lost
  20. David Sedaris, Calypso
  21. E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 
  22. Rosemary Sutcliff, The Eagle of the Ninth
  23. Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy
  24. Dan Brown, Origin
  25. Michelle Kuo, Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship
  26. Christopher Paul Curtis, The Mighty Miss Malone
  27. Avi, The Player King
  28. Bronwyn Harris, Literally Unbelievable: Stories From an East Oakland Classroom
  29. Ursula Vernon, Castle Hangnail
  30. R.J. Palacio, Wonder
  31. William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2
  32. Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963
  33. Peter Brown, The Wild Robot Escapes
  34. Harold Bloom, Falstaff: Give Me Life
  35. Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  36. Nancy Farmer, The House of the Scorpion
  37. Daniel Gumbiner, The Boatbuilder
  38. R.J. Palacio, Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
  39. William Shakespeare, Othello
  40. Jason Reynolds, Ghost
  41. Connie Willis, Doomsday Book
  42. Arne Duncan, How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education
  43. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The War That Saved My Life
  44. C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
  45. Philip Pullman, The Book of Dust, Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage
  46. C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy
  47. Deborah Harkness, Time’s Convert
  48. Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The War I Finally Won
  49. Jacqueline Woodson, Harbor Me
  50. Bob Woodward, Fear: Trump in the White House
  51. Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity
  52. Laurie R. King, A Darker Place
  53. Phillip DePoy, The Devil’s Hearth
  54. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  55. C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian
  56. C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  57. Tara Westover, Educated
  58. C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
  59. C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
  60. Dan Jones, Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty
  61. Louise Erdrich, Future Home of the Living God 
  62. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  63. Avi, City of Orphans 
  64. William Shakespeare, Henry V
  65. Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America 
  66. Phillip DePoy, The Witch’s Grave
  67. Katherine Applegate, Home of the Brave
  68. Stephen Greenblatt, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics 
  69. Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance
  70. David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
  71. Claudio Saunt, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776
  72. Victor Lavalle, The Changeling
  73. Avi, School of the Dead
  74. Curtis Sittenfeld, You Think It, I’ll Say It