This is my favorite post to write every single year! I love making the charts and answering the book-related questions and combing through my GoodReads list to see what worlds and decades and countries I visit via print!! 📚
I read 40 books this year. To some that’s a lot, to many that’s a few. To me it’s mostly perfect. I went through lulls and spurts. I’m 100% good with 40 books in 2018. Here’s how they hashed out:
I need to be more picky with my star ratings. How I have zero “2 stars” is unbeknownst to me… I ALSO finally finished one of Erin’s Book Challenges! Finally!! A new one starts on Tuesday and I’m pumped.
Alrighty, on to the year end review tag.
Number Of Books You Read: 40
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: SciFi/Fantasy, Romance, & HistFic
Best Book You Read In 2018
I read some great ones, but the best was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t
After Alice by Gregory Maguire & The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. I didn’t remember what the movie was about AND the book takes a different tone than the film anyway.
Best series you started or best Sequel or best Series Ender of 2018
I started The Three Dark Crowns series. I plan to tackle books #2 & 3 in 2019.
Favorite new author you discovered in 2018
Mariana Zapata and R.S. Grey
Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanamda Ngozi Adichie
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018
A Holiday By Gaslight by Mimi Matthews
Most memorable character of 2018
I loved Juliet & all the people of Guernsey (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows)
Most beautifully written book read in 2018
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff was lovely. It was nonfiction & reading those letter, written by real people, made time seemingly stop.
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read
Guernsey & THUG
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata – 673 pages
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – 52 pages
Book That Shocked You The Most
An Act of Villainy by Ashley Weaver. It was a mystery and I did NOT solve it.
OTP OF THE YEAR (One True Pairing- you will go down with this ship!)
Vanessa & Aiden (The Wall of Winnipeg and Me)
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Meredith & Edith (Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey)
Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
All the illustrated Harry Potter books.
Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018
Aiden Graves (Winnipeg) and Nate (One of Us Is Lying)
Best 2018 debut you read
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (a 2017 debut read in 2018)
Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read
Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey
Hidden Gem Of The Year
Winnipeg – although not-so-hidden since Kristen sings its praises 😉
Book That Crushed Your Soul
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
Most Unique Book You Read In 2018
A Tyranny of Petticoats (various authors) – love it, though
Book That Made You The Most Mad
Until Harry by L.A. Casey- not a good book OR romance
One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)
The first chunk of books I’m tackling are on my list for Erin’s 10.0 challenge!
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019
Ashley Weaver is writing another Amory Ames story, set to release in September.
One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019
Obviously I’d like to read a little more this year. I’d like to clean up the blog a bit, too. I know blogs don’t need structure or schedule, but I enjoy that kind of organization and I’d like to be better about it here.
So tell me about your year in books! Or, better yet, link up with Steph and Jana, too! Their standard monthly link-up is my favorite day in blog world. I’m so grateful that they host a big ol’ book party every month!
What was your favorite book from 2018?