40 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List in 2018

40 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List in 2018

40 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List in 2018

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m going to keep this intro short, because my list of books is quite long!  Bookworm Stephanie, at your service here.  In this article, I’ll be providing forty book suggestions for your reading pleasures in 2018.  From fantasy to self-help and motivational to romance and everything in between, this list has something for you to love!

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40 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List in 2018

40 Books to Read in 2018

I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl – Alexis Jones, Sophia Bush

#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso

Captivating Revised and Updated: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul – Stasi Eldredge, John Eldredge

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are – Ann Voskamp

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence – Sarah Young

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World – Bob Goff

Too Busy Not to Pray – Bill Hybels

Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver

Turtles All the Way Down – John Green

Paper Towns – John Green

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini

kate spade new york: all in good taste – Kate Spade New York

Lauren Conrad Beauty – Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad Style – Lauren Conrad

The Waking Land – Callie Bates

Cinder – Marissa Meyer

The Iron King – Julie Kagawa

Angel Fire – L.A. Weatherly

Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge

Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr

Wondrous Strange – Lesley Livingston

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

Eve and Adam – Katherine Applegate, Michael Grant

Delirium – Lauren Oliver

Beta – Rachel Cohn

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Heartless – Marissa Meyer

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas

Deep Blue – Jennifer Donnelly

Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater

Splintered – A.G. Howard

Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

Nightshade – Andrea Cremer

A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray

Everneath – Brodi Ashton

Firelight – Sophie Jordan

Unearthly – Cynthia Hand

Divergent – Veronica Roth

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

What are some of the books you love that I should add to my own reading list?

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91 Comments

  • Reply
    Samantha Mariko
    February 12, 2018 at 5:13 AM

    I really needed some more reading choices to add to my Kindle! Thanks for providing a variety of genres 🙂
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:50 PM

      Oh yay! I’m so glad I can help! I’m such a bookworm that it was hard to narrow down this list to only 40 titles!

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    Bernice
    February 12, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    Omg so many great reads! One for every week so I never have idle hands 🙂

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:50 PM

      There you go, girlfriend! I hope you enjoy some of my suggestions.

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    Nicole
    February 12, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    #Girlboss is GREAT! Thanks for sharing this list! I’m actually making one of my own right now and it’s great to see what other ladies are reading!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:51 PM

      It really is a fantastic read. It was one of the things that inspired me to begin my blog in the first place! I can’t wait to see what’s on your list soon 🙂

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    Carolyn
    February 12, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    There are a lot of books on here that I’ve read! I like “Captivating”, the Hunger Games, and the ones by Lauren Conrad!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:52 PM

      Oh yay! Someone else who’s read Captivating. That book seriously changed my life. There’s so much to learn from it!

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    Jessica
    February 12, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    The Hunger Games is one of my fave series! It was such a fun read!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:52 PM

      Totally! I read that series in high school, but it never gets old to me!

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    Annette Dattilo
    February 12, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Fabulous list. I haven’t read any of these and I’m always looking for good book ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:52 PM

      I’m excited that I’ve introduced some new books to you! I hope you get a chance to read some of them 🙂

  • Reply
    lydia
    February 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM

    I love reading and really need to start picking up books more! For sure going to be checking out some of the books you mentioned. & loving your look girl!

    xo, Lydia

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM

      Bookstores are dangerous for me haha! I have trouble not walking out with the entire store. Reading has always been a great escape for me and continues to influence me in adulthood!

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    Delia
    February 12, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    Love this photo shoot Stephanie!!! I wanna read “Too busy not to pray”!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM

      Thank you so much! That’s my current read and it has seriously altered my thinking. I love it!

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    Taylor McLemore
    February 12, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    I need to get back into reading! I always feel so good when I’m curled up getting lost in a good book! I’ve read a few on your list and definitely need to read a few more!
    xo!
    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 4:01 PM

      Agreed! Anytime I’m not making space for books in my life, I feel super sad. When I begin to read again, it seriously helps my mood and train of thought. I guess it’s just wired into me now!

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    Liz Pacini
    February 12, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Wow! Definitely going to add some of these books to my reading list. I just love that sweater with the long skirt. You’re adorable!!

  • Reply
    KatWalkSF
    February 12, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    What a perfect list! Perfect for my upcoming travels!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:53 PM

      Traveling is always an excellent time to begin reading something new! Hope you find some favorites from my list!

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    Kait Elizabeth
    February 12, 2018 at 7:10 PM

    So many good picks!!! I’m currently reading You Are A Badass. I’ll have to check out some of these next! Hugs, Kait

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:53 PM

      I’ve had that on my “to read” list for ages. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to check it out soon!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    February 12, 2018 at 8:52 PM

    Killer list!! I am getting ready to travel and really needed some inspo!! Thanks babe!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:54 PM

      That’s awesome! I hope you’re able to find something new to read and love from this list!

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    Kristina
    February 12, 2018 at 9:13 PM

    I’m not a big reader (gasp!) but need to find a good book for my vacation next month- always gotta have a new read by the beach!

    xo, Kristina

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:54 PM

      I know a lot of people that don’t love to read, and that’s okay. I’ve just always found books to be a great escape from reality – which is probably why fantasy is my favorite genre. Hope you enjoy a good vacation soon!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    February 12, 2018 at 9:16 PM

    You Are A Badass is my next book to read! This is an amazing list, can’t wait to read some of these!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:55 PM

      Yes! I keep hearing amazing things about that book. It’s definitely on my “to read” list!

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    February 12, 2018 at 10:13 PM

    You listed so many great books! I’m definitely marking some of these for the future! I need to pick one up again, I feel like I read more in the summer.

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:55 PM

      I can definitely understand that. Funny enough – I read more in the winter. Something about wanting to curl up inside and escape the cold. But beach reading is also excellent! 🙂

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    Nelli
    February 12, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    I love anything Ann Voskamp, 1000 gifts changed the way I look at life! It’s an amazing book! I can’t wait to read more of your picks, just wish I had more time to read…sending lots of love, Nelli

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:56 PM

      The way she writes is so melancholy and poetic. It’s beautiful and always makes me contemplate my life. SO happy to find another person who loves her books!

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    Helen
    February 13, 2018 at 12:50 AM

    Wow! These are amazing collections! I wish i have more time to read so i could start reading them all!!!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:56 PM

      You’re quite the busy bee! I always try to read a chapter of a book before bed (though I’m a pain in my own butt because then I end up accidentally reading five chapters and suddenly it’s 3am and I’m lost in a book) haha!

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    Celeste Godoy
    February 13, 2018 at 2:03 AM

    I was just looking for some new books to add to my reading list! Can’t wait to get some of these 🙂

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:57 PM

      Happy to be of help 😉 Let me know if you end up enjoying any of these!

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    Kileen
    February 13, 2018 at 2:35 AM

    This is such a great book list girl! I’ve heard so many great things about some of them, I’ll definitely have to check them out!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:57 PM

      Definitely! I know there are a few serious bestsellers on this list – but also a lot of “unheard of” ones, which was purposeful. I love introducing people to new authors and titles!

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    Nataly
    February 13, 2018 at 7:49 AM

    Thank you so much for this great list! I have been looking for more books to read and this totally helps me!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:57 PM

      That’s what I love to hear! Hopefully you’ll find something new to love from this list!

  • Reply
    Deborah
    February 13, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Great list! That Kate Spade coffee table book is one of my favorites!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:58 PM

      Mine too! It sits on my desk and gives me inspiration on the daily – along with the Lauren Conrad books!

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    Annie Fairfax
    February 13, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Perfect timing, I’ve been looking for my next book!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:58 PM

      Oooh you’re right – that is perfect timing! Hopefully this helps!

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    Shelby Back
    February 13, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Reading more is always something I wish I had more time for! Adding these to my list!

    xo!
    Shelby

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 13, 2018 at 3:59 PM

      I always just make time for it right before bed. Rather than watching TV, I read a chapter in a book. It helps lull me to sleep 🙂

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    Cathy
    February 13, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    So many good books! I can’t wait to get started on this list, I need some books to read!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:56 AM

      Well here’s the ultimate list for you hehe! I hope you find something you enjoy!

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    Whit
    February 13, 2018 at 5:07 PM

    These photos in the bookstore are so cute! what a great list!

    Britt+Whit

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:57 AM

      Thanks! It’s this little bookshop in my city that I absolutely adore. They even have a store cat!

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    Cara Diane McIntire
    February 13, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    So many good choices! I’m definitely going to have to add some of these to my list!

    xo, Cara
    https://brighterbold.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:57 AM

      Totally! A good book is always a good idea in my mind 🙂

  • Reply
    Tanvi Rastogi
    February 13, 2018 at 9:02 PM

    So many great recommendations. Are you on GoodReads? That’s where I maintain my lists. I love books 😀

    ❥ tanvii.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:57 AM

      I’m not! I usually pin my book suggestions on Pinterest, though! I just don’t have time for many other website outside of social media haha!

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    maggie
    February 13, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    Definitely bookmarking this! I am always in need of a new book!

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:58 AM

      I hope this list can help you out! They’re definitely my favorites of all time!

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    Nicole
    February 13, 2018 at 9:42 PM

    I need to get back into reading, Thanks for all the suggestions!! I used to read all the time but with 4 kids it’s so hard to find extra time anymore 😳

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:58 AM

      That totally makes sense! I usually read before bed – rather than watching tv or whatever – and it helps me settle down and calm my mind AND I get to enjoy a good story!

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    Megan
    February 13, 2018 at 10:39 PM

    I finished my book on the plane yesterday and was wondering what to read next. Great suggestions!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:59 AM

      Well this was just perfect timing then, wasn’t it? Meant to be hehe!

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    Azanique
    February 14, 2018 at 1:36 AM

    I have been wanting to read Jesus Calling forever! I have got to get my reading up this year.

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 14, 2018 at 8:59 AM

      Oh yes! You should definitely read it. I read it about five years ago and it was so monumental in my life!

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    Amanda
    February 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    I’ve read a few of these already and totally adding some of these picks to my reading list this year– thanks for the awesome suggestions!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:06 PM

      Yay! I’d love to hear what you think of any that you may end up reading! 🙂

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    Liz
    February 14, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    I love a good book! I’ll definitely be making my way down the list!

    Liz

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:06 PM

      Books have always been my escape – even more so than tv and movies – so this was a fun post to put together. Hope you enjoyed it!

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    Lacey
    February 15, 2018 at 8:31 AM

    Girl boss and captivating are two of my faves too!

    xx,

    Lacey

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    Lisa
    February 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Thanks for the great tips! I might have to grab some of these!

    XO-Lisa
    http://www.thatssodarling.com

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    StylebyAliya
    February 16, 2018 at 6:05 PM

    My book club is looking for a new book so I’ll suggest one of these. Your pictures were so awesome and perfect for this post. Cute outfit too.

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:16 PM

      Oh that’s so fun to hear! I would love it if you ended up choosing one of these. Let me know if you do! 🙂

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    Steph
    February 17, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    I’m so glad you shared this because I’m always looking for new books to read.

    Xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

    • Reply
      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:17 PM

      Same here! I’m constantly searching for posts like these, so I thought it’d be fun to write one of my own!

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    Amanda
    February 17, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    So many great titles! I agree that a lot of these are enjoyable reads.

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    Sharon Wu
    February 18, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    so many great books! i think it’s so important to disconnect from the internet every so often and read a good book. i am definitely guilty of not reading much since my school days. but i do love girl boss! it’s a classic. will have to check out these other good reads next i am at the library. thanks for sharing!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM

      I’ve always been such a bookworm, that reading is like second nature for me – I’ll pick up a book in between events or projects when I need to just take a minute to escape reality! I hope you get a chance to check a few of them out soon!

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    Brittany Boone
    February 18, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    I love this list especially the Kate Spade book ! I have that on my coffee table and love it

    BNBstyling.com

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM

      Hehe! I have it on my desk and it always provides excellent inspiration!

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    adriana
    February 18, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    I’ve read about half of these and LOVE them! Need to check out more of them! Can’t wait!

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM

      No way! It’s rare when I find someone with similar book taste to me! You’ll have to suggest some of your favorites to me sometime 🙂

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    jcrewismyfavstore
    February 18, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    I love these photos! And, thanks SO much for these fabulous book suggestions!

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    Nina
    February 18, 2018 at 10:26 PM

    Such great suggestions! I wish I had the energy and time to read more!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:19 PM

      I know it can be hard to disconnect from reality and take time to read. That’s why I always read a chapter or two (or ten) before bed each night! It’s a great way to unwind!

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    Talina
    February 18, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    Some of these book sound fantastic and I even have quite a few of them on my TBR list! Love your photos, btw! xo

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      Stephanie Whitman
      February 19, 2018 at 2:19 PM

      Oooh that’s so great to hear! I hope you get a chance to check them out soon!

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    Stefanie
    February 19, 2018 at 10:38 PM

    well this is embarrassing… i’ve only read one of those book! the hunger games series. guess i need to borrow a few! haaha.

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