2018 in Review


Happy New Year’s Eve! It is officially the end of the year so I would like to take this time to reflect on what I read and see what I can improve on in 2019.

At the beginning of 2018 I set my Goodreads reading goal to be 35 books.

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Now imma be honest, that’s not very many books and I barely reached it. If I finish Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone today I’ll be at 37 books. In my defense though, I went through a massive reading slump during the spring that really messed with my motivation to read. When slumps like that happen I always think it’s better to just ride it out. I also didn’t have a lot of time to read at that time as I had just started a new job and gotten on the eboard of the club I’m in at school. I think I had way too much on my plate that quarter because it was probably the most stressful time of my college career. All in all, though, I’m proud of myself for the reading I got done.

Below I have a couple graphs I made of different statistics about the books I read this year.

Book Type:

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Author Gender:

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Shortest book I read: The Girl from The Other Side (76 pages)

Girl from the other side

Longest book I read: Night Film (640 pages)

night film

Book that took me the longest to read: Pride and Prejudice – it took me about 3 months to read it lol

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book that was the fastest to read: The Girl from The Other Side

Girl from the other side

My best reading month: December

Worst reading months: February – May


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My favorite books of the year (5 stars and memorable books):

5 Star

The Lightning Thief (re-read, one of my favorite series. Should this count? Maybe not but imma do it anyway)

The Hate U Give

Night Film

Six of Crows

The Demon King

The Exiled Queen


The Little Paris Bookshop

Meddling Kids



It’s pretty notable that I didn’t read at all for three months. In 2019 I plan on reading at least a couple books a month. Or listening to audiobooks at the very least. I am graduating in the spring, so I’ll probably have less time on my hands during that time again. HOWEVER, I’m not going out as much as I used to, so I’m assuming much of my downtime will be spent reading or working on this blog or my Instagram.

I also mainly read fantasy. That’s not surprising since it’s my favorite genre, but I really want to start picking up a more diverse variety of genres. I especially want to start reading more mystery, historical fiction, and non-fiction. My dad gave me a book that’s essentially pseudo-archaeology (even though he doesn’t want to admit it) but I want to read that and other science-based non-fiction books. In addition to mainly reading fantasy, I mainly read young adult books too. I want to try to read more adult and some middle grade books this coming year just for the diversity of perspectives. I’m a little over angsty love plots in books so I think reading more adult will help with that haha. I also noticed that I am TERRIBLE at continuing series I start. I don’t think I finished any series this year which is just lame.

Something I’m pretty impressed with myself with is the number of female authors I read. I don’t know if this is normal for me or if this year is different but I like that I read and supported so many authors who are women! I do want to try to even out that statistic though. I’ll probably still read a little more female authors but I know there are many male authors that are very good so I want to make more of an effort to read an equal amount of male and female authors. It’s generally not something I think about though so I guess we’ll find out how I do at the end of next year.

I’m going to leave you with a couple books I read this year that, if you haven’t read, I think should be on your TBR list in 2019!

the little paris bookshop the hate u give

night film The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova the demon king.jpg


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  1. Pingback: Reading Goals for 2019 | Dog-Eared Pages

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