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
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
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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