The End of the 2018 Reading Year is Nigh!

It is now half-way through August and my reading year (September to the following August) is just about over. I won’t be adding any more books to the 2018 long list for a “The Very Best!” Book Awards, so the list will remain unchanged and I will be announcing the winners in mid-September. There will be three categories:

  • Best Fiction (includes Short Fiction as well)
  • Best Non-Fiction
  • Best First Book (Fiction or Non-Fiction)

As for the upcoming year, I have a small stack that’s growing as the Fall 2018 releases come trickling in. There are also some 2018 books here that I never got around to reading yet.

My 2019 TBR Stack

A couple of these have already received some awards, such as Peter Clair’s Taapoategl & Pallet and Michael Kaan’s The Water Beetles. I am also anxious to read Jeanette Lynes’ new book too. I hope 2018 was a good year for you when it came to books. It’s a good thing I keep track of my reading progress over at Goodreads. It states that I have read 62 books thus far in 2018. I would be hard pressed to recall many of them, I’m afraid! The books that really stood out for me are the ones on the longlist. They are the ones that stay in my mind long after I shelve them.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and keep reading, it’s good for the brain!

Some of the 2018 long list books

For those of you still looking for Summer Reads, here are my recommendations:

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August 19, 2018 12:09

I’m curious to hear more about Brenda Thompson’s book!

Reply to  James M. Fisher
August 22, 2018 16:27

My rug-hooking friend, Laura Kenney, has become interested in the poor houses, since doing her work on Maud Lewis. Maud’s husband, Everett Lewis, worked for a while at the poor house near their house in Digby County.