Danica Reads 2018

Danica Reads 2018

I posted my 2018 book spread on my insta story and actually had a ton of interest so I’m sharing here! Some people might say I’m crazy for having all my books planned for the year and I would say “wow welcome, you’re new here.”

2018 Book List

For the past two years I’ve made it a goal to read 3 books a month – it’s the perfect number for me. It requires some planning and diligence. It requires that I read almost every day, and that I always have 1-2 books I’m working on at a time. It requires putting books on hold in advance. I like to have a mix of hard copies, audiobooks, and ebooks. Hard copies are great for leisurely reading, which is my very best form of self care. Sometimes I can read them on an elliptical at the gym, too, if I’m behind. Audiobooks are great for making progress in small chunks as I clean my house, make dinner, work out, drive around, or fold laundry. Ebooks are the best for when I can’t sleep, when I’m waiting in the pickup line at Reese’s preschool, or all the thousands of times a day I go to waste time on social media.

I’m a big advocate of reading however you can, and I think you should find your own rhythm. Get a library card and use it! (I have a whole post drafted in my head about how to start using the library if you never have before – get ready.)

Anyway. I am in two book clubs, and then I follow a third book club online. THEN a blogger I really love just posted her book list for the year so… most months have 3+ books. I’m shooting for 3 a month, hoping for more. I’m sure random books will slide in according to need and popularity. I’m sure I’ll drop some of these because they just won’t be for me. Only time will tell.

But if you’re looking for books to read, and like me you like to talk about the books you’re reading… come along. This is a really varied lineup – classics, popular fiction, nonfiction, self-help, young adult fiction, science fiction,poetry, horror, mystery, romance, and lots of inspiring reads. You’ll find something you love here – I’m sure of it. Read what I’m reading and let’s chat.


  • Bon’s Book Club
  • Millennial Mormon Book Club
  • Delicious Reads Book Club
  • Everyday Reading Book List


  • Turtles All the Way Down
  • That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon’s Perspective on Faith & Family
  • Outlander


  • My Cousin Rachel
  • Mere Christianity
  • The Great Alone
  • Mindless Eating


  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church
  • Strange the Dreamer
  • How to Celebrate Everything


  • The Hate U Give
  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
  • The Wednesday Wars
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


  • The Mothers
  • Letters to a Young Mormon
  • Obsidio
  • The Royal We


  • Walk Two Moons
  • The God Who Weeps
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • A Long Way from Chicago


  • Crime & Punishment
  • Being Enough
  • My Plain Jane


  • Bel Canto
  • Mother’s Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother
  • A Gentleman in Moscow


  • The Namesake
  • Women & the Priesthood: What One Mormon Woman Believes
  • Dracula
  • There Are No Shortcuts


  • The Last Juror
  • Eve & The Choice Made in Eden
  • The Rules of Magic
  • The 13th Tale


  • The Child Whisperer
  • MMBC Pick TBA
  • Mr. Dickens & His Carol
  • Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage


  • One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly
  • The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country
  • All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending Money

I am so excited because the only re-reads for me on this list are Dracula, Tattoos on the Heart and One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly (which I will read approximately 50 more times in my life because they’re just that type of book).

If you would like to follow along on Goodreads, I always list the current books I’m reading and then review them. I post my monthly reviews here on the blog. I also have a shelf of all these books and any others I would like to squeeze into this year on a “shelf” titled 2018.

I also keep feeling a pull to re-read Harry Potter, since it’s been years. Someone tell me to chill.

(don’t. Tell me to go for it.)

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7 thoughts on “Danica Reads 2018”

  • 2 weeks ago

    Go for it! Because i am too haha. I’m excited to read a lot of the same books this year! And I loved Wednesday’s Wars. I honestly can’t even put my finger on why I did. Maybe it was just the main character? Maybe the writing was just good? I don’t know. But i loved it.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Yes, go for it! I read the series every year and I learn something new each time. I’m excited to add some of these books to my list, I spend way too much time wandering aimlessly around the library not knowing what I should read.

  • 2 weeks ago

    This is so fun! I love the idea of planning out multiple books for the whole year.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Ok I really love this!! I am not quite this structured (though I’d love to be) but I definitely want to get some of these on my list and will jump into discussions too!! You are so cool.

  • 2 weeks ago


    So excited about your books and I’m excited to get reading this year too!

  • 2 weeks ago

    I love that you plan the whole year out. You mentioned that you are in 2 book clubs. I feel like being in a book club would definitely help me to read more. Do you have any advice on starting a book club or how to find one to join?

  • 2 weeks ago

    Dracula is great on audible, imo!

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