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Athena's Reading List 2018

 

Welcome to my 2018 reading log! It's always fun making a new one :). I'm excited!!


Links to my previous logs:

 

Athena's Reading List 2013
Athena's Reading List 2014
Athena's Reading List 2015
Athena's Reading List 2016
Athena's Reading List 2017

 

Links to posts within this thread:

 

My reading goals and reading plans for 2018
Books read in January 2018
Books read in February 2018
Books read in March 2018
Books read in April 2018
Books read in May 2018
Books read in June 2018
Books read in July 2018
Books read in August 2018
Books read in September 2018
Books read in October 2018
Books read in November 2018
Books read in December 2018

Books abandoned in 2018

Statistics of books read in 2018

My favourite books, series and authors

Books recommended to me by people from BCF in 2018
Films, TV & Video Games I Watched / Played in 2018

 

 

Previous Statistics:

 

Books read Jun - Dec 2012: 43
Books read in 2013: 143
Books read in 2014: 254
Books read in 2015: 502
Books read in 2016: 425
Books read in 2017: 236

 

Pages read in Jun - Dec 2012: ~25000
Pages read in 2013: ~37000
Pages read in 2014: 62932
Pages read in 2015: 112787
Pages read in 2016: 95007
Pages read in 2017: 52853

 

 

 

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My reading goals and reading plans for 2018

 

I usually write out a lot of reading goals and reading plans for each year, but this time I didn't quite feel in the mood for that. So I'm going to keep this short and simple. In 2018 I would like to read some great books, but I'm not going to go for a specific number of books or pages (though I probably will once I see how close I get to certain amounts). I've had some moments in 2017 where I was in a reading slump / had low mojo for a while. At the moment I haven't read a book in 10 days.

 

Anyway, I would like to continue to read a variety of genres for a variety of age ranges. I would like to try to participate in all the read-a-thons, if possible (I might have to skip on one or two because the dates don't work for me), but hopefully without putting too much pressure on myself. I'm going to try to not buy too many books and not spend too much money on books, but let's be honest, I know myself. I'll just do what I can and try, though.

I hope everyone has a great year of reading in 2018 :).

 

Last Updated: 01-01-2018

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Books read in January 2018

 

1. Loes den Hollander - Voorbedacht
2. Dylan Haegens, Marit Brugman and Rick Vermeulen - Dylan Haegens Stripboek
3. Anne Frank, Ari Folman, David Polonsky - Het Achterhuis
4. Megan McDonald (ill. Peter Reynolds) - Fleur Humeur 5: Fleur Humeur wordt dokter (Judy Moody 5: Doctor Judy Moody)

5. Pam van der Veen and Albert Wiglema - Wonderjaren

6. Marian Keyes - This Charming Man

7. Hilary Reyl - Kids Like Us

8. Paul van Loon - De Leeuwenkuil 1: Paniek in de Leeuwenkuil

9. Josh Sundquist - Love and F1rst Sight
10. Alyssa Sheinmel - Faceless

11. Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time 2: The Great Hunt (re-read)
12. Olivia Rivers - In the Hope of Memories
13. Sarah Pinsker - And Then There Were (N-One)
14. Sarah Pinsker - Wind Will Rove

15. Xia Jia - The Psychology Game
16. Charles Payseur - The Sound Of
17. A. Merc Rustad - Later, Let's Tear Up the Inner Sanctum
18. Linda Nagata - The Martian Obelisk
19. Elizabeth Bear - She Still Loves the Dragon
20. S. B. Divya - Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse
21. Erin Roberts - Sour Milk Girls

 

January Summary

 

Last Updated: 01-02-2018.

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Books read in February 2018

 

22. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Foeksia: Foeksia's Miniheksenstreken
23. Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Chase Conley, Nicholas Chapuis, Bill Tortolini - The Wheel of Time Graphic Novels: The Eye of the World 1: Volume 1 (re-read)
24. Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Andie Tong, Nicholas Chapuis, Bill Tortolini - The Wheel of Time Graphic Novels: The Eye of the World 2: Volume 2 (re-read)
25. Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Marcio Fiorito, Francis Nuguit, Nicholas Chapuis, Bill Tortolini - The Wheel of Time Graphic Novels: The Eye of the World 3: Volume 3 (re-read)
26. Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Andie Tong, Nicholas Chapuis, Bill Tortolini - The Wheel of Time Graphic Novels: The Eye of the World 4: Volume 4 (re-read)
27. Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Marcio Fiorito, Francis Nuguit, Nicholas Chapuis, Bill Tortolini - The Wheel of Time Graphic Novels: The Eye of the World 5: Volume 5 (re-read)
28. Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, Andie Tong, Nicholas Chapuis, Bill Tortolini - The Wheel of Time Graphic Novels: The Eye of the World 6: Volume 6 (re-read)
29. Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Braden Lamb - The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels 1: Kristy's Great Idea (re-read)
30. Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Braden Lamb - The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels 2: The Truth About Stacey
31. Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Braden Lamb - The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels 3: Mary Anne Saves the Day
32. Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Braden Lamb - The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels 4: Claudia and Mean Janine
33. Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier, Braden Lamb - The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels 5: Dawn and the Impossible Three
34. Raina Telgemeier, Stephanie Yue - Smile 1: Smile (re-read)
35. Raina Telgemeiner, Braden Lamb - Smile 2: Sisters
36. Raina Telgemeier, Giruhiru - Drama
37. Raina Telgemeier, Braden Lamb - Ghosts

38. Francesca Zappia - Made You Up
39. Daniel Levitin - A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics

40. Naoki Higashida - The Reason I Jump

41. Steven Rowley - Lily and the Octopus

42. Loes den Hollander - Onderuitgehaald

43. Seanan McGuire - Wayward Children 1: Every Heart a Doorway
44. Seanan McGuire - Wayward Children 2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
45. Seanan McGuire - Wayward Children 3: Beneath the Sugar Sky

 

February Summary

 

Last Updated: 01-03-2018

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Books read in March 2018

 

46. Kathy Hoopmann - Alle Honden Hebben ADHD (All Dogs Have ADHD)
47. Kathy Hoopmann - Alle Katten Hebben Asperger (All Cats Have Asperger)
48. Kathy Hoopmann - Wat jij ziet en wat ik voel (Inside Asperger's: Looking Out)
49. Vera Bachrach and Bart Eysink Smeets - De Tostifabriek
50. Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg Extra 5: De ADHD van André
51. Jacques Weijters - Zoeklicht Thriller: Doe wat de clown zegt (re-read)
52. Sophie Kinsella (ill. Marta Kissi) - Mummy Fairy and Me 1: Mummy Fairy and Me
53. Ichigo Takano - Orange 6: Orange: Future
54. Konami Kanata - The Complete Chi's Sweet Home 1 (1-3): Part 1
55. Jomny Sun - Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
56. Tillie Walden - Spinning
57. Katie Green - Lighter Than My Shadow
58. Akiko Higashimura - Princess Jellyfish 1 (1-2): Volume 1 (Kuragehima Volumes 1 & 2)

59. Claire Kann - Let's Talk About Love

60. Alison Evans - We Go Forward

61. Alice Oseman - Radio Silence

62. Bronja Prazdny - Vrouwen met autisme

63. Griet Op De Beeck - Gezien de feiten

64. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - The Illuminae Files 3: Obsidio

65. Laura James - Odd Girl Out

66. Judith Visser - Zondagskind

 

March Summary

 

Last Updated: 31-03-2018

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Books read in April 2018

 

67. Francesca Zappia - Eliza and her Monsters

68. Tomi Adeyemi - Legacy of Orïsha 1: Children of Blood and Bone

69. A. S. King - Monica Never Shuts Up: A Collection of Short Stories
70. Akiko Higashimura - Princess Jellyfish 2 (3-4): Volume 2 (Kuragehima Volumes 3 & 4)
71. Konami Kanata - The Complete Chi's Sweet Home 2 (4-6): Part 2
72. Matilda Tristam - Probably Nothing: A diary of not-your-average nine months
73. Stephen Collins - The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
74. Scott McCloud - The Sculptor

75. Barbara de Leeuw - Overprikkeling voorkomen
76. Geronimo Stilton - Rode Reeks 2: Bollywood op Stelten (Il Mistero del Rubino d'Oriente)
77. Geronimo Stilton - Sherlock Holmes: Meesterspeurder (Le Avventure di Sherlock Holmes)
78. David Walliams (ill. Tony Ross) - The World's Worst Children 2
79. Aaron Reynolds and Phil McAndrew - Caveboy Dave 1: More Scrawny Than Brawny
80. Craig Thompson (col. Dave Stewart) - Ruimtekruimels (Space Dumplins)
81. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Foeksia de Miniheks: Foeksia en de Toverschaatsen
82. Paul van Loon (ill. Saskia Halfmouw) - Foeksia de Miniheks: Foeksia en de Spiegelheks
83. Paul van Loon (ill. Saskia Halfmouw) - Foeksia de Miniheks: Foeksia klaar voor de start!
84. Paul van Loon (ill. Saskia Halfmouw) - Foeksia de Miniheks: Foeksia en het Heksenfeest
85. Paul van Loon (ill. Saskia Halfmouw) - Foeksia de Miniheks: Foeksia en de mislukte toverspreuk
86. Paul van Loon (ill. Saskia Halfmouw) - Foeksia de Miniheks: Foeksia en het Beestenfeest
87. Paul van Loon (ill. Hugo van Look) - Bang voor Vampiers (Bang voor Vampiers?)
88. Dave Lowe (ill. Mark Chambers) - Stinkie en Brinks 1: Mijn hamster is een meesterbrein (Stinky & Jinks 1: My Hamster is a Genius)
89. Dave Lowe (ill. Mark Chambers) - Stinkie en Brinks 2: Mijn hamster is een astronaut (Stinky & Jinks 2: My Hamster is an Astronaut)
90. Dave Lowe (ill. Mark Chambers) - Stinkie en Brinks 3: Mijn hamster is een Spion (Stinky & Jinks 3: My Hamster is a Spy)
91. Dave Lowe (ill. Mark Chambers) - Stinkie en Brinks 4: Mijn hamster is een Superster (Stinky & Jinks 4: My Hamster's Got Talent)
92. Dave Lowe (ill. Mark Chambers) - Stinkie en Brinks 5: Mijn hamster is een Piraat (Stinky & Jinks 5: My Hamster is a Pirate)
93. Dave Lowe (ill. Mark Chambers) - Stinkie en Brinks 6: Mijn hamster is een Detective (Stinky & Jinks 6: My Hamster is a Detective)
94. Dave Lowe (ill. Cate James) - SuperEekhoorn 1: SuperEekhoorn en de Verschrikkelijke Snotman (Squirrel Boy 1: Squirrel Boy vs. The Bogeyman)
95. Phil Earle (ill. Sara Ogilvie) - Storey Street 3: The War Next Door
96. Phil Earle (ill. Sara Ogilvie) - Storey Street 4: Scaredy Cat, Scaredy Cat
97. Luc Descamps (ill. Rik Willemen) - De Poortwereld 3: Het Offer
98. Luc Descamps (ill. Rik Willemen) - De Poortwereld 4: De Witte Heks

99. Virginia Andrews - M'n lieve Audrina (My Sweet Audrina) (re-read)

100. Becky Albertalli - Simonverse 3: Creekwood 2: Leah on the Offbeat

 

April Summary

 

Last Updated: 01-05-2018

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Books read in May 2018

 

101. Sam Killerman - A Guide to Gender

102. Konami Kanata - The Complete Chi's Sweet Home 3 (7-9): Part 3
103. Akiko Higashimura - Princess Jellyfish 3 (5-6): Volume 3 (Kuragehime 5 & 6)
104. Keiko Tobe - With the Light 3: Volume 3 (re-read)
105. Christel Land (ill. Shanaka Thisara) - The Superhero Brain
106. Sarah Andersen - Sarah's Scribbles 1: Adulthood is a Myth
107. Sarah Andersen - Sarah's Scribbles 2: Big Mushy Happy Lump
108. Sarah Andersen - Sarah's Scribbles 3: Herding Cats
109. Tom Gauld - Mooncop
110. Brian Selznick and David Serlin - Baby Monkey, Private Eye
111. Emily Carroll - Through the Woods

112. Alice Oseman - I Was Born For This

113. Corinne Duyvis - On the Edge of Gone

114. Larissa Verhoeff - VP / DP 2: Dikke pret

115. Dirk Bracke and Herman van Campenhout - IQ 140

116. Stacey Turis - Here's To Not Catching Our Hair On Fire

117. Sara Barnard - Goodbye, Perfect

118. Larissa Verhoeff - VP / DP 1: Vette Pech

119. Henny Beaumont - Hole in the Heart
120. Chrissie Manby - The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club

121. Mirjam Mous - 2C

122. Tim Collins - Dagboek van een Vlogger (The Vlogger Diaries: Confessions of an Online Sensation)

123. Akiko Higashimura - Princess Jellyfish 4: Volume 4 (Kuragehime 7 & 8)
124. Konami Kanata - The Complete Chi's Sweet Home 4 (10-12): Part 4
125. Keiko Tobe - With the Light 4: Volume 4 (re-read)

 

May Summary

 

Last Updated: 31-05-2018.

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Books read in June 2018

 

126. Clamp - Chobits 1: Volume 1 (re-read)
127. Simone Arts and Tante Beun - Fashion Academy 1: Flamenco Meets Flowerpower (re-read)
128. Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki - This One Summer
129. Maggie Thrash - Honor Girl
130. Alison Bechdel - Fun Home
131. Iasmin Omar Ata - Mis(h)adra

132. Rachael Lucas - My Box-Shaped Heart

133. Mariana Enríquez - Adela's House
134. Boris O. Dittrich - Barst
135. C. G. Drews - A Thousand Perfect Notes

136. Shirley Jackson - Paranoia
137. Anna Lyndsey - Girl in the Dark

138. Jen Wilde - The Brightsiders

139. Sparrow Rose Jones (now Maxfield Sparrow) - No You Don't

140. Kelly Bruno - Sound

 

 

Last Updated: 19-06-2018

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Books read in July 2018

 

 

 

Last Updated: 20-12-2017

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Books read in November 2018

 

 

 

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Books abandoned in 2018

 

Roderick Leeuwenhart - Pindakaas en Sushi 3 (abandoned on page 132 out of 254 pages, ~52%)

Last Updated: 10-04-2018.

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Statistics of books read in 2018

Last Updated: 19-06-2018

Days: 170

Amount of books read: 130
Amount of books abandoned: 0

Amount of new books read: 126
Amount of re-reads: 14
Amount of combination new book and re-read: 0

Amount of physical books read: 129
Amount of e-books / digital books read: 11

Amount of pages read (averaged): 31253
Average amount of pages per book: 223

Days per book: ~1.2 days/book
Book(s) per day: ~0.82 book(s)/day
Pages per day: 184 pages
Average amount of days it actually took to read a book (so, the minimum is 1, and a day counts twice if I finished a book that day and started a new one): 2
Total days when the amount of days it took for each book, is totaled: 233

Statistics of books read

Owned: 102
Library Loans: 24
Loaned from Others: 3
Website: 11

Male authors: 46
Female authors: 84
Multiple: 6
Other: 2
Unknown: 2

Nationalities
US: 59
UK: 24
Netherlands: 26
Japan: 13
Australia: 7
Belgium: 4
Italy: 2
Ireland: 1
China: 1
Canada: 2
Argentina: 1
Germany: 0
France: 0
Spain: 0
Russia: 0
Norway: 0
Unknown / Combination: 0

New authors vs. known-to-me authors
New authors I've read a first book of: 63
Known-to-me authors that I've read two or more books of: 72
Combination: 5

Most read author:
Paul van Loon (9)
Raina Telgemeier (7)
Robert Jordan (7)
Chuck Dixon (6)
Ann M. Martin (5)

Standalones: 81
Series books: 46
Combination: 13

Genres:
(note: some books have multiple genres)
(note 2: if unsure of genre of picture books or children's books, I class it as 'contemporary fiction')
Fantasy: 26
Science-fiction: 13
Contemporary Fiction: 48
Rom-com: 8
Historical Fiction: 1
Literature: 5
Detective / Mystery: 2
Thriller: 6
Horror: 3
Paranormal: 1
Biography: 23
Information: 10
'Disney': 0

Type of Book:
'Text' books (*): 66
Illustrated: 27
Manga: 12
Comics: 4
Graphic Novels & Memoirs: 31
Picture Books: 0
(* includes 'text'books with a few illustrations, ie. at each chapter start)

Format:
Paperback: 79
Hardback (no dust jacket, usually (ex-)library books): 41
Hardcover (with dust jacket): 9
Kindle: 0
Author's website: 11
Computer: 0

Age Range:
Infants: 1
Children's: 36
YA: 39
Adult: 64

Fiction: 107
Non-fiction: 30
Combination: 3

Language:
English: 95
Dutch: 45
Combination: 0

Original Language:
English: 95
Dutch: 29
German: 0
Italian: 2
French: 0
Spanish: 1
Japanese: 12
Norwegian: 0
Swedish: 0
Finnish: 0
Chinese: 1

Books read in their original language: 110
Books read in translation: 30
Combination: 0

Publication Years
1950-1959: 0
1960-1969: 0
1970-1979: 0
1980-1989: 0
1990-1999: 2
2000-2009: 8
2010-2018: 127
Unknown / Various: 3

Original Publication Years
Pre-1930: 0
1930-1939: 0
1940-1949: 0
1950-1959: 0
1960-1969: 0
1970-1979: 0
1980-1989: 1
1990-1999: 3
2000-2009: 20
2010-2018: 114
Unknown / Various: 2

Gender Main Character(s) (predominantly):
Male: 26
Female: 68
Multiple main characters of different genders: 38
Other (ie. non-binary & other genders) & unknown: 2
N/A (information books etc.): 6

Cover Colour:
White: 21
Black: 9
Red: 3
Orange: 5
Yellow: 3
Green: 10
Blue: 26
Purple: 10
Pink: 6
Brown: 4
Grey: 12
Multi: 20
N/A: 11

Spine Colour:
White: 24
Black: 16
Red: 8
Orange: 4
Yellow: 4
Green: 14
Blue: 29
Purple: 6
Pink: 4
Brown: 3
Grey: 7
Multi: 10
N/A: 11

Writing Style
1rst person: 46
3rd person: 37
Combination: 57

Past tense: 35
Present tense: 33
Combination: 72

Novels: 76
Short Stories / Short Story Collections: 16
Omnibusses: 12
Novellas: 2
Information: 8
Biographies: 22
Picture Books: 1
Play: 0
Combination: 2

Debut: 38
Non-debut: 91
Unknown: 10

Page numbers:
Amount of books read with Amount of books read with 250-500 pages: 43
Amount of book read with > 500 pages: 7

Page numbers in more detail:
Amount of books read with Amount of books read with 100-199 pages: 41
Amount of books read with 200-299 pages: 34
Amount of books read with 300-399 pages: 17
Amount of books read with 400-499 pages: 10
Amount of books read with 500-599 pages: 4
Amount of books read with 600-699 pages: 1
Amount of books read with 700-799 pages: 1
Amount of books read with 800-899 pages: 1
Amount of books read with 900-999 pages: 0
Amount of books read with > 1000 pages: 0

Shortest Book:
Mariana Enríquez - Adela's House (? pages)
Shirley Jackson - Paranoia (? pages)
Charles Payseur - The Sound Of (9 pages)
Xia Jia - The Psychology Game (12 pages)
S. B. Divya - Contingency Plans for the Apocalypse (15 pages)

Longest Book:
Marian Keyes - This Charming Man (885 pages)
Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time 2: The Great Hunt (re-read) (708 pages)
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - The Illuminae Files 3: Obsidio (618 pages)

Books read in January: 21
Books read in February: 24
Books read in March: 21
Books read in April: 34
Books read in May: 25
Books read in June: 15
Books read in July: 0
Books read in August: 0
Books read in September: 0
Books read in October: 0
Books read in November: 0
Books read in December: 0

Pages read in January: 4316
Pages read in February: 4917
Pages read in March: 5441
Pages read in April: 6668
Pages read in May: 6934
Pages read in June: 2977
Pages read in July: 0
Pages read in August: 0
Pages read in September: 0
Pages read in October: 0
Pages read in November: 0
Pages read in December: 0

(note: some books have multiple seasons described in them)
Spring themed books read (incl. Valentine's Day books): 0
Summer themed books read (incl. summer holiday books): 3
Autumn themed books read (incl. Halloween and horror-like books): 2
Winter themed books read (incl. snow, Christmas, New Year's): 1
None: 133

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My Favourite Books, Series and Authors
Last edited: 29-03-2018.

Fantasy
Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson - The Wheel of Time series
Brandon Sanderson
David B. Coe - The Lontobyn Chronicles series
James Clemens - The Banned and the Banished series
Peter V. Brett - The Demon Cycle series
Terry Pratchett
Ursula K. Le Guin - Earthsea Cycle 1-4: The Earthsea Quartet
Joanne Harris - Runemarks 1: Runemarks
Karen Miller
Trudi Canavan
Yahtzee Croshaw
George R. R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire series
Blake Charlton - Spellwright 1: Spellwright
Blake Charlton - Spellwright 2: Spellbound
Anne McCaffrey - The Dragonriders of Pern series
Terry Goodkind - Sword of Truth 1: Wizard's First Rule
Walter Moers, Zamonië 4: De Stad van de Dromende Boeken (Zamonien 4: Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher) in particular
Maria V. Snyder - Study series and Glass series
J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter series
Geronimo Stilton
Thea Stilton
Oscar Tortuga
Joe Carrot
John Flanagan
Angie Sage
Seanan McGuire - Wayward Children
Philippe Lechermeier and Rébecca Dautremer - Het Geheime Dagboek van Klein Duimpje (Journal Secret du Petit Poucet)
Lauren Oliver - Liesl & Po (Liesl & Po)
Luc Descamps (ill. Rik Willemen) - De Poortwereld series (so far)

Science-fiction
Peter F. Hamilton, in particular The Night's Dawn series
Tad Williams - Otherland series
Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
Scott Meyer - Magic 2.0 series
Scott Meyer - Master of Formalities
Douglas Adams - The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
Dan Simmons - Hyperion 1-2: The Hyperion Omnibus
Elizabeth Moon - The Speed of Dark
Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon
Matt Haig - The Humans
Arthur C. Clarke - The Other Side of the Sky
Andy Weir - The Martian
Iain M. Banks
Joe Haldeman
Philip K. Dick
Thea Beckman - De Toekomsttrilogie series
Isabel Hoving - De Gevleugelde Kat
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games series
Veronica Roth - The Divergent series (including the Four stories) Marie Lu - Legend series
Beth Revis - Across the Universe series
Lauren Oliver - Delirium series
Becky Chambers - The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 1: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - The Illuminae Files series
Lois Lowry - The Giver 1: The Giver: Bewaker van Herinneringen (The Giver 1: The Giver)
Michael Grant - Gone series
Stuart Gibbs - Maanbasis Alfa (Moon Base Alpha) series
Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre - Cakes in Space
Luc Descamps - De Donkere Getallen series

Contemporary Fiction
Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World
Jodi Picoult
Diane Chamberlain
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Kristin Hannah - Home Front
Dorothy Koomson - My Best Friend's Girl
Dorothy Koomson - That Girl From Nowhere
Audrey Niffenegger - The Time Traveler's Wife
Guillaume Musso - Het Grote Gemis (Seras-tu là?)
Giselle Green - Little Miracles
Erica James - It's the Little Things
Erica James - Promises, Promises
Jane Green - The Patchwork Marriage
Lesley Pearse - Father Unknown
Lesley Pearse - Till We Meet Again
Kaui Hart Hemmings - The Descendants
Laura Elliott - Stolen Child
Nathan Filer - The Shock of the Fall
Emma Donoghue - Room
Garth Stein - The Art of Racing in the Rain
Graeme Simsion - Don Tillman 1: The Rosie Project
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Jen Wilde - Queens of Geek
Rachael Lucas - The State of Grace
Hilary Reyl - Kids Like Us

Judith Visser - Zondagskind (based on autobiographical elements)
Mirjam Mous (ill. Marja Meijer) - Alle Dagen Hardstikke Druk
Sara Barnard - A Quiet Kind of Thunder
John Green
Shawn Inmon
Thea Beckman - Wonderkinderen
Carry Slee
Cynthia Voigt - Tillerman Cycle 1-4: De Tillermans
Gabrielle Zevin - Memoirs of Teenage Amnesiac
Rainbow Rowell
A. S. King
Nicola Yoon - Everything, Everything
Ruth Thomas - De Weglopers (The Runaways)
Luc Descamps - Gewoon Anders (& Others)
Becky Albertalli - Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Peter Monn - The Before Now And After Then
E. Lockhart - We Were Liars
Morgan Matson
Hilary Reyl - Kids Like Us
Josh Sundquist - Love and F1rst Sight
Olivia Rivers - In the Hope of Memories
Jacques Vriens
Roald Dahl's children's books
Lieneke Dijkzeul - Een Muis Met Klauwen
Annie M.G. Schmidt
Dirk Verroen and Jet Boeke - De Liefste Poes Van De Wereld
Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Rachel Renée Russell - Dork Diaries series
Liz Pichon - Tom Gates series
Lincoln Peirce - Big Nate series
Jim Smith - Barry Loser series
Stephan Pastis - Timmy Failure series
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - Treehouse series
Georgia Pritchett - Wilf the Mighty Worrier series
Geoff Rodkey - The Tapper Twins series
David Walliams
Jory John and Mac Barnett (ill. Kevin Cornell) - De Vreselijke Twee (The Terrible Two) series
Tommy Greenwald and J. P. Coovert - Otto-Jan (Charlie Joe Jackson) series
Simone Arts and Tante Beun - Fashion Academy series
Bavo Dhooge, Nico De Braeckeleer, Samuel Dhooge, Steven Dhondt - Don Kameleon series
Kid Kat (ill. Eric Bouwens) - Kid Kat series
Roderick Leeuwenhart - Pindakaas & Sushi series
Francine Oomen
Alex Gino - George
Oliver Jeffers - Once Upon an Alphabet
Luc Descamps - Gewoon Anders
Sabine Zett (ill. Ute Krause) - Hugo series
Julian Clary (ill. David Roberts) - Familie Bold 1: De Beestachtige Familie Bold (The Bolds 1: The Bolds)
Gonneke Huizing - Fleur series

Historical Fiction
Thea Beckman
Jean M. Auel - Earth's Children series
Paul Gallico - Jennie
Clive Woodall - One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
Penny Vincenzi
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Gary Northfield - Julius Zebra series
Tim Collins (ill. Andrew Pinder) - Nurdius (EN: Dorkius) Maximus series
Steve Cole (ill. Donough O'Malley) - Secret Agent Mummy series
Monica Furlong - Doran (Doran) series

Literature
Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
Anna Blaman - Op Leven en Dood
George Orwell - Animal Farm
H. G. Wells - The War of the Worlds

Chick-lit
Sophie Kinsella
Susan Hatler
Melissa Nathan
Melanie Rose - Could It Be Magic?
Melanie Rose - Down to Earth
Julie Cohen - Girl from Mars
Sinéad Moriarty - Emma Huntington series
Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones series
Chris Manby / Chrissie Manby
Sarah Webb - Take a Chance
Carolyn Nash - The First Day of Christmas
Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook 1: The Notebook
Nicholas Sparks - The Notebook 2: The Wedding
Ann M. Martin - The BabySitter's Club series and related books Virginia Andrews
Holly Smale - Geek Girl series
Lucy Diamond - The Beach Café (series)

Horror
Stephen King, in particular IT, Carrie and The Stand
R. L. Stine, particularly the various Fear Street series and Point Horror books (also other authors from this series)
Paul van Loon, particularly De Griezelbus series and the Dolfje Weerwolfje series
Eddy C. Bertin
Bies van Ede
Tais Teng
Ton van Reen
Jacques Weijters
Els Rooijers
Het Griezelgenootschap
Hilde E. Gerard and Eric Bouwens - Heinrich Ooooh series
Luc Embrechts; Gilliom; Eric Bouwens - Vampierzootje[/b] series and Uitvinderszootje series
Eric Clavie - Benno series
Chris Mould - Vreselijk Vreemde Verhalen (Something Wickedly Weird) series
Angie Sage - Araminta Spookie series
Anthony Horowitz - De Kracht van Vijf (The Power of Five) series
Bat Pat (Roberto Pavanello) - Bat Pat series

Detectives
A. C. Baantjer
A. C. Baantjer and Simon de Waal - De Waal & Baantjer series
Agatha Christie
Robert Thorogood

Thrillers
Robin Cook
John Grisham
Tess Gerritsen - Incendio (Incendio)
Esther Verhoef

Paranormal (& Misc)
Chris Riddell (some books)

Disney
Disney - Donald Duck Dubbel Pockets
Disney - Donald Duck Pockets

Manga
Masami Tsuda - Kare Kano series
Ken Akamatsu - Love Hina series
Natsuki Takaya - Fruits Basket series
Keiko Tobe - With the Light series
Kouji Seo - Suzuka series

Biographies
Gunilla Gerland - A Real Person
John Grogan - Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
Dave Nasser and Lynne Barrett-Lee - Giant George: Life with the World's Biggest Dog
Anne Frank - Het Achterhuis
George Mahood
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Josh Sundquist - We Should Hang Out Sometime
Alis Rowe - The Girl With The Curly Hair: Asperger's and Me
Kim Cynthia - Nerdy, Shy, And Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life
Katie Green - Lighter Than My Shadow
Laura James - Odd Girl Out

Information
Martine Delfos - Een Vreemde Wereld
Stan Spencer - The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin
Elisabeth Wilson - Stress Proof Your Life: 52 Brilliant Ideas
Ian Ford - A Field Guide to Earthlings: An Autistic / Asperger View of Neurotypical Behavior
Thea Beckman and Others - Het Schrijversboek
Paul Arnoldussen - Die Van Hiernaast En Van De Overkant: Over Engelse Drop, Straf En Beesten In Europa
Various Authors - Waanzinnig om te Weten series (Horrible Histories, Horrible Science, Horrible Geography...)
Barry W. Fitzgerald - Secrets of Superhero Science

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Books recommended to me by people of BCF in 2018

Amanda M. Lee - Wicked Witches of the Midwest (LittlePixie, 23-01-2018)
Eve Ainsworth - Tender (Michelle, 05-03-2018)

Andrea Camilleri - Inspector Montalbano series (Madeleine, Little Pixie, 17-05-2018)

 


Last Updated: 18-05-2018.

Edited by Athena

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Films, TV & Video Games I Watched / Played in 2018

F - film
TV - TV show
VG - video game


January
TV Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (part of season 3)
TV Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (part of season 4)
F Star Trek 8: First Contact

VG Pokémon Ultra Sun (3DS)
F Your Name
F Inside Out (re-watch)
F Passengers
F Star Trek 9: Insurrection (re-watch)
F Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (re-watch)


February
 

F Star Trek 10: Nemesis (re-watch)
TV Girls und Panzer (re-watch)
F Girls und Panzer
F Galaxy Quest

TV Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

F Ghostbusters (2016 version)

F Wreck-It Ralph (re-watch)
TV Death in Paradise (part of series 7)


March
TV Death in Paradise (part of series 7)

F Thor 3: Ragnarok

F Spaceballs (re-watch)

F Big

F Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

TV The Bridge / Bron / Broen (part of season 1)

F The Usual Suspects
TV Futurama (some episodes of various seasons) (re-watch)

F The Incredibles (re-watch)
F Atlantis: The Lost Empire (re-watch)

April
TV Futurama (some episodes of various seasons) (re-watch)
F Coco
F The Boy and the Beast
F Bender's Big Score (re-watch)
F The Beast with a Billion Backs (re-watch)

F Bender's Game (re-watch)
F Into the Wild Green Yonder (re-watch)
F The Lego Batman Movie (re-watch)
F Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

F High Fidelity

TV Futurama (season 1) (re-watch)

TV Futurama (part of season 2) (re-watch)

TV Watamote


May
 

TV Watamote
TV Futurama (part of season 2) (re-watch)
TV Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (part of season 4)
VG Borderlands 2 (PS4)
VG Red Alert 2 (PC)

TV Futurama (part of season 3) (re-watch)
TV Fuller House (part of season 1)


June

 

TV Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (part of season 4)

TV Futurama (part of season 4) (re-watch)

July


August


September


October


November


December



Last Updated: 03-06-2018.

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Extra post just in case, manga books from Michael to (re-)read?

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Another extra post, because I haven't 100% figured things out yet.

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