2018: Year of Reading

Okay. So every year is the “year of reading.” Nevertheless, the privilege to read is a beautiful one and I am grateful for having the opportunity to encounter so many beautiful works of art. To celebrate, I compiled a list of my favorite books I read this year. Enjoy. xoxo


Kindred by Octavia Butler             

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens 

11/22/63 by Stephen King 

Christine by Stephen King 


Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women by Victoria Law

A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars by Cristina Rathbone 

Dreams from the Monster Factory by Sunny Schwartz 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemptionby Bryan Stevenson

Breaking the Walls of Silence: AIDS and Women in a New York State Maximum Security Prison by ACE Program, Members of ACE, and Whoopi Goldberg (Forward)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michele Alexander 

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Birdby Katie Fallon 

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn

The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller 


Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado 


Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights:1945-1990: An Oral History edited by Eric Marcus

Wall Tappings: An International Anthology of Women’s Prisons Writings 200 to the Present edited by Judith A. Scheffler 

Inside This Place, Not Of It edited by Ayelet Waldman and Robin Levi with a forward by Michele Alexander 

Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980’s edited by Kier-la Janisse


Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine Book One by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma, Valentine De Landro and Robert Wilson IV 


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 

Pet Sematary by Stephen King 

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn