Happy New Year bookworms! You may have already read my 2018 End of the Year Survey, but I wanted to compile a few more stats for myself to recap the year.
First, let’s look at a few Real Life things that defined my 2018.
- January – One of my favorite aunts passed away
- February – I got promoted to a new position (Administrative Professional)
- June – My parents’ divorce was finalized
- July – My mother moved back into her condo after spending 7 months with me (in my one bedroom apartment)
- October – Started another new job with a new employer (Executive Administrative Assistant).
Ok, now the important stuff – books and blogging!
I read 150 books. 8 of those were Re-reads. I DNF-ed 5 books (not included in the 150).
New Adult: 8
Young Adult: 42
Ratings – This is the first year I’ve had more 4 Star reads than any other rating. Part of it is me being more generous with my ratings, but I like to think that I just read better books this year.
4.5 Stars: 6
4 Stars: 66
3.5 Stars: 27
3 Stars: 33
2.5 Stars: 7
2 Stars: 10
1 Star: 1
Kindle Unlimited: 22
I wrote 69 reviews (though 3 of those won’t post until 2019). This is the first year since my blog’s inception that I did not get more views than the previous year. However, I did have more comments and likes than any previous year. (So THANK YOU!) I also reached two milestones: I surpassed 1,000 followers and wrote my 1,000th blog post in 2018.
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering
The Date by Louise Jensen
Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic
Most Read Author:
Lauren Layne – 6 books
Top 5 Favorite Books of the year (not counting re-reads):
Beartown (Beartown #1) by Fredrik Backman
Us Against You (Beartown #2) by Fredrik Backman
Close to Home by Cara Hunter
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Top 3 Most Disappointing Books of the year:
Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi
My Plain Jane by the Lady Janies
The Date by Lousie Jensen
You can check out my whole year in books HERE.