I know it’s already January 1st and therefore the time for wrap-ups is technically over, but I’ll do it anyways!
I did not read as many books as I’d hope to because of my personal dealings this year. It was a sad year and therefore I didn’t have strength all the time. And on top of everything, school made it very difficult to find reading time. Teachers should coordinate better.
So, I only read a few more than 50 books this year. Tragic. Here are a few statistics on whether I read fantasy, how many pages and if I liked the book and some more details…
As I am more a Fantasy Fan, I read more Fiction than anything else like contemporary or romance.
Luckily, 2018 was an amazing and phenomenal year concerning books and I read mostly books I loved!
I am more a fan of series, whether that might be a Duology, a Trilogy or simply any series with a couple of books. For my standards, I read A LOT of single books because before 2018, I NEVER EVER read any single books. I don’t know why, I simply didn’t like them.
I mostly read pages between 400 and 500 pages, which surprises me a little. I would have guessed between 300 and 400 because that’s the usual length, isn’t it?
Haha, I only listened to two of The Penderwicks audiobooks because those are the only audiobooks I own! And that since I was five! But they are great for a long car ride!
I mostly read Paperback because they’re cheaper and who wants to spend 60$ on a trilogy? And secondly, I love the wrinkles on the spine!!!
My “Mosts” and “Bests”
The book that surprised me most
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo crushed me. It was perfect and although I had expected a good book, I didn’t have expectations as high as the Empire State Building. And for that, it definetely deserves the title. Review here.
The book I loved most
Because I love Emma and Julian, and of course, Cassandra Clare and her Shadowhunter world. It’s a must read.
The best series I started reading this year
The Lunar Chronicles!!! Definetely! The Rampion Crew is my life!!! I had read so many reviews of bloggers all loving and praising this series and I must say: they are completely right! Review here.
The best contemporary book
I think Angie Thomas inspired a heck lot of young people with The Hate U Give. It simply reflects something that many politicians in the US have not yet paid enough attention to or EVEN ADMITTED IT! Review here.
The most disappointing book
I would have said Three Dark Crowns because I didn’t even finish that one, but this one just hurt me so much personally. Because I love The Penderwicks. Review here.
Goals for 2019
- Read at least one book a week. That’s not gonna happen due to school haha. But you can dream, can’t you?
- Write a blog post every second day. Could be possible.
- Accomplish my Goodreads reading goal. Could be, I won’t set it high.
- Read more books than this year! God help me!
That was my Wrap-Up for 2018! I hope you enjoyed it and have a great new year!