My 2017/2018 Reading Year (aka, the year I FINALLY broke 50)

As always, I’d like to begin this week’s post by thanking all of you awesome people who’ve followed, liked and/or commented on my blog!

For this final post of 2018, I’d like to share with you the full list of books I read this year. This reading year is the first time I was able to read 50 books within the year and I am BEYOND thrilled about this accomplishment. It’s been on my bucket list for forever and FINALLY, I did it.

***note: As stated last year, I count my reading years from Christmas day to Christmas Eve of the following year. Why? Because I almost always receive either books or gift cards to bookstores for Christmas and want to begin reading the new material right away. What better time to begin the new reading year than when I’m most excited to read.

  1. Captive Prince: Book 1 of the Captive Prince Trilogy by C.S. Pacat
  2. Pet: A Captive Prince Short Story by C.S. Pacat
  3. Oleander House: Bay City Paranormal Investigations Book 1 by Ally Blue
  4. Spanking the Boss: An Office Kink Novella, Book 1 by Hunter Frost
  5. Family Ties: Bartlett Boys Book 1 by Poppy Dennison
  6. Bite Me: Kitchen Gods Book 1 by Beth Bolden
  7. Captive Hearts: Deviant Hearts Book 1 by A.E. Ryecart
  8. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  9. Fence: Comic Three by C.S. Pacat
  10. Fence: Comic Four by C.S. Pacat
  11. Teaching Tenderness: Forever in Middlebury Book 1 by Brittany Cournoyer
  12. Owned by T.M. Chris
  13. Dancing with Danny: Royally Gay Book 1 by Alice Boyce
  14. Love in Overtime by Sloane Easton
  15. Tied Up by the Boss: An Office Kink Novella, Book 2 by Hunter Frost
  16. Loser Takes All: Up-Ending Tad, A Journey of Erotic Discovery, Book 1 by Kora Knight
  17. Test of Endurance: Up-Ending Tad, Book 2 by Kora Knight
  18. Sideline Submission: Up-Ending Tad, Book 3 by Kora Knight
  19. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
  20. Catch Me: Kitchen Gods Book 2 by Beth Bolden
  21. Heroes for Ghosts: Love Across Time Book 1 by Jackie North
  22. Fence: Comic Five by C.S. Pacat
  23. Fence: Comic Six by C.S. Pacat
  24. Fence: Comic Seven by C.S. Pacat
  25. Radical Hearts: Deviant Heart Book 2 by A.E. Ryecart
  26. The Flesh Cartel, Season 1: Damnation by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
  27. The Flesh Cartel, Season 2: Fragmentation by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
  28. Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  29. The Flesh Cartel, Season 3: Transformation by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
  30. The Flesh Cartel, Season 4: Liberation by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
  31. The Flesh Cartel, Season 5: Reclamation by Rachel Haimowitz and Heidi Belleau
  32. Vanilla Clouds by Roe Horvat
  33. Fence: Comic Eight by C.S. Pacat
  34. Red Hot Internet Publicity by Penny C. Sansevieri
  35. Credence by Delphia Baisden (pre-copyright read-thru)
  36. You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
  37. Honey From The Lion: Love Across Time Book 2 by Jackie North
  38. Savor Me: Kitchen Gods Book 3 by Beth Bolden
  39. Fence: Comic Nine by C.S. Pacat
  40. Fence: Comic Ten by C.S. Pacat
  41. Your First 1,000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book by Tim Grahl
  42. Book Launch Blueprint: The Step-by-Step Guide to a Bestselling Launch by Tim Grahl
  43. A Dying Machine by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley
  44. The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings #1.5) by Mackenzi Lee
  45. Soaring Past Death by Morticia Knight
  46. M/M Romance Tropes: What They Are and How to Use Them to Plan, Plot, and Market Your Book by Lyss Em
  47. A Kiss Before Christmas by A.E. Ryecart
  48. Worship Me: Kitchen Gods Book 3.5 by Beth Bolden
  49. BFF by K.C. Wells
  50. Company for Christmas by A.E. Ryecart
  51. Deep Under by Tanya Chris
  52. The Proof Is In The Pudding by Nic Starr
  53. Sing No Evil by J.P. Ahonen & K.P. Alare
  54. Fence: Comic Eleven by C.S. Pacat
  55. Fence: Comic Twelve by C.S. Pacat

Finally, at long last, after YEARS of saying I wanted to do it, I’ve read fifty books in one year’s time. Well, fifty-five, as you can see. This goal has been on my bucket list since I was in college and I’m proud to say that I managed to do it before I turn 30 next year.

I’ve definitely read many different things this year, from comics to a graphic novel, from marketing to self-help, and of course, my beloved gay romances.

If I had to name my favorite read of the 2017/2018 reading year, I’d choose the Flesh Cartel series, which I have already reviewed HERE. If you can handle the darker stuff (and I mean DARK), I highly recommend it.

With my own book being published on March 1, 2019, as well as writing more, I’m scaling my 2018/2019 goal back to twenty-five books for the year. If I hit higher, awesome, but twenty-five has always felt like a respectable number without getting excessive. And believe me, this year felt excessive at times.

All that said, don’t forget to check out my book, Credence! Releasing on March 1, 2019, it is currently available for digital preorder via Amazon, HERE.

Have a Happy New Year, everyone! Talk to you in 2019!


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