Every Book I Read in 2018

It’s the never-ending book review! Good thing I only read 34 books in 2018. ~silver lining~

—Reading Stats— 0:39
Average Star Rating – 2:12
Average Page Count – 3:40
Genre Breakdown – 4:08
Age Breakdown – 4:45

—Book Reviews— 5:15
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo – 5:34

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – 5:49

The Raven Cycle (trilogy) by Maggie Stiefvater – 6:00

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – 6:56

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory – 7:40

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi – 7:52

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – 8:21

Save the Date by Morgan Matson – 8:48

Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, & Eleanor Wood – 11:00

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 12:44

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – 15:34

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (trilogy) by Jenny Han – 17:04

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli **rant review** – 19:32

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah – 25:59

Sadie by Courtney Summers – 28:34

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 30:42

The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell **rant review** – 32:06

The Prince & the Dressmaker by Jen Wang – 34:49

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann
Shaffer & Annie Barrows – 36:19

The Diviners by Libba Bray – 38:50

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui – 40:59

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 42:23

Coraline by Neil Gaiman – 44:45

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Robert Hack – 46:41

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 48:49

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – 50:29

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green – 53:44

Lady Midnight & Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – 58:40

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand – 1:03:01


January – April 2018 Reading Wrap Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJoONh8aHgE&t=296s


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Femalehemingway says:

I also really cannot stand Becki Albertalli’s books. I LOVED Simon but Upside of Unrequited made me so angry I wanted to scream and Leah on the Offbeat was a mess. Simon was the only book that didn’t fill me with rage lol

Kylee Sabo says:

Living for this one hour video

Cassy Trillhose says:

Evelyn Hugo was also my favorite character of 2018! 🙂

Salysa Kiatkwankul says:

I did play this in the background while I was drawing but I listened to every word, I swear. I’ve never watched a yearly wrap up this thorough before and I love it! (and I can’t to join your readathon!!)

Katie'sBookCorner says:

Zoe: *doesn’t post for like a year*
Zoe: *posts 1 hour video*

When it rains it pours, haha.

College Debt Slavery-on kindle says:

Your channel is really growing last I checked. You go girl 🙂

Julia Francis says:

Omg just realized that the transition music Zoe used for each time she cued a new section of the video is the same music used in the curio shop from Webkinz lmaooooo

AKookieForYou [Kayla] says:

I am totally with you on Leah on the Offbeat, that book was soooo upsetting. Simon was one of my favorite books last year, and I really enjoyed Upside too, so it just made Leah even more disappointing. I hope that it’s just a fluke, and Becky’s future books are better.

Cornelia Kruse says:

ZOË WHAT DO YOU USE TO FILM!!!!!! (camera, lins, mic, light ect.)

Emily Rose Nose In Book says:

I give the books I hate 2 stars and save 1 star for “this book offends me!” But I don’t review DNFs unless they offend me as a reason I threw that book across the room.

Bailee Walsh says:

I only read 22 or 23 books last year. 2018 was NOT a reading year for me. I discovered a couple new favorites though! The best books I read and I now consider favorites are The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I started The Dream Thieves soon after finishing The Raven Boys, but I haven’t finished it, yet. I’m pretty much waiting for the opportunity to finish it and marathon read the other two books of the series.

eman says:

why would you listen to a book that you own a physical version of it ? why not spare the listening to books you don’t own !!!!

Keegan Lee says:

oh my god I do the same thing with my goodreads reading goals every single year, and last year I forgot to lower mine at the end of the year too!! you literally described exactly what happened to me hahah im shook

Megan Gray says:

I was gonna read Leah on the Offbeat, but honestly, I trust your reviews over any other influencer and I don’t want to put myself through that lmao

Chloe Green says:

The more I think about Leah, the more I realise it was a 3* not a 5*, i was so captured by Simon Vs and that we were getting a bi fat girl like myself so I think I just gave it 5* because of all those things but the more I think about it, the more problems I realise I had with it!!

Gigi Romano says:

I just got so much laundry folded while watching this video lmao thanks

Dhor16 says:

Please elaborate on your hate towards Peter in tatbilb! It’s so intriguing!

Another Bloody Feminist says:

SO PUMPED FOR FALLING ASLEEP TO THIS HOUR OF WHOLESOME LOVLINESS (and then re-watching it more attentively tomorrow)

Becky Peel says:

GAH this video was so wholesome! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was already on my radar but after this I reaaaaally want to read it! Radio Silence is another one I’ve heard good things of, it’s sounding like a book that will give me ALL OF THE FEELINGS :’) One of my faves from last year was Tinder by Sally Gardener, it’s a real good spooky one for October; it’s all about werewolves and folklore and spooky curses, AND it has amazing illustrations! Would recommend for Halloween 😀 <3

Renne Bright says:

Your Leah on the Offbeat review is exactly my mood.

Leer te hace literalmente guapo says:

Zoë, if you do a 2 hours video, ill see it

Another Bloody Feminist says:

1 hour? The Shane Dawson of Booktube. I can’t wait for the bookspiracies!

Shenanigans With Jess says:

*doesn’t even think about the time stamps because I need ALL THE READBYZOE*

Ace Von S says:

You so should give a try to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic books.

Rachael Kain says:

100% agree with your thoughts on leah on the off beat

Aashna Vinodhan says:

Really appreciate that you included timestamps

Autumn of Pellinor says:

That was a great hour! So interesting to catch up on what you read!

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