You are about to witness history. It’s a small, inconsequential piece of history but it’s history nonetheless.

Hysterically Historically, I’ve made a tradition of posting a list of books I’ve read during the year. This tradition started in 2008, which makes 2018-2019 the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

First, a bit of housekeeping. My reading calendar has traditionally run from August through July. The primary reason for this is because there is no primary reason. I started my reading log in August, which caused my belletristic year to end in July. This may shock you, but on this tenth anniversary I’ve decided to synchronize my reading calendar with the normal calendar year. I like to participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge, which follows the normal calendar, so aligning my personal calendar with the Reading Challenge calendar makes sense.

You’re undoubtedly wondering what this means for you. The answer is, simply, nothing.

It’s important for you to know that the feature art for this this entry was created by the illustrious and talented Chase. It is an original work of art created specifically for this article. Consider yourself lucky to have been a witness to this masterpiece.

This year, I made an effort to read more “classics”. I also went back and revisited some required school reading. This was not an entirely wise decision. I also read a couple “Amazon First Reads”. I found that with a sticker price of “free” they were outrageously overpriced.

There are some excellent reads included in the list. For a fiction recommendation, I really enjoyed The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. For nonfiction, I liked 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson and Lessons from a Lemonade Stand by Connor Boyack.

Enough stalling. I know why you’re here (duress). Here’s the TENTH ANNIVERSARY Reading Rainbow (aka Reading Rainbow X):

Keeping with tradition, here are the links to all previous episodes of Reading Rainbow:

Reading Rainbow: Part IX (2016-2017)
Reading Rainbow: Part VIII (2015-2016)
Reading Rainbow: Part VII (2014-2015)
Reading Rainbow: Part VI
Reading Rainbow: Part V
Reading Rainbow: Part IV
Reading Rainbow: Part III
Reading Rainbow: Part II (2009-2010)
Reading Rainbow: Part I  (2008-2009)