My 2018 in Books

As I have been travelling in 2018, I hadn’t been reading as many books as I usually do. I did, however, manage a grand total of 54 averaging at pretty much 1 per week.

You can find me on Goodreads but I thought I would give you a summary of what I have enjoyed this year.

My year in books 2018

My Year in Books

I read 15,342 pages across 54. The longest book I read was 1,061 pages long (A Feast for Crows- George R. R. Martin) and the shortest book I read was 26 pages (A Moment in Time: A Short Story – Lyn Andrews). The most read book (according to Goodreads data) that I read in 2018 was the Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) and the least read book that I read in 2018 was Save Me Twice (E. A. Dustin).

My 10 Favourite 5-Star Ratings

This year I read a lot of books that I rated 5 stars because I stopped feeling obliged to finishing books that I wasn’t enjoying so I had more time to read books that I genuinely enjoyed. These are 10 of my favourites from 2018.

Instructions for a Second-Hand Heart – Tamsyn Murray

Promising Azra – Helen Thurloe

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

Notes on a Nervous Planet – Matt Haig

Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne

The Wendy – Erin Michelle Sky

Save Me Twice – E. A. Dustin

The Rowan Tree – Robert W. Fuller

The Bone Sparrow – Zana Fraillon

The Mage & the Magpie – Austin J. Bailey

Book Stats

I am trying to branch out with the kinds of books I read and read more of a range so here are a few statistics of my book habits this year.

  • Children’s: 2
  • Middle Grade: 8
  • Teen: 7
  • Young Adult: 14
  • Adult: 23


  • Asian Family Fiction: 4
  • Children’s Rhyme: 2
  • Children’s General: 2
  • Classics: 5
  • Contemporary Fiction: 3
  • Disability/Differences Fiction: 2
  • Dystopian: 1
  • Epic Saga: 6
  • Fantasy: 11
  • Historical Fiction: 3
  • Horror: 3
  • Mental Health: 3
  • Mystery: 4
  • Philosophical Fiction: 1
  • Real Life: 4

What did you enjoy reading in 2018?


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Post Author: bexcapades

Bookish person trying to get through this crazy thing called life.

2 thoughts on “My 2018 in Books


    (January 22, 2019 - 2:53 pm)

    Great job with your reading. You have a nice mix of genres within your books. I don’t know how many books I read in 2018, but it wasn’t my best reading year.


      (January 22, 2019 - 9:26 pm)

      Thank you! I’m really trying to be more varied with my reading considering in the last 5 years or so, I’d hardly strayed out of Young Adult & Fantasy! I use the GoodReads App to keep track, you should try it, it’s free! 🙂

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