2018 Reading Wrap Up

I love looking back at the year and seeing all the books I read. The problem is choosing my favorite books because when I start reading a book and I don’t like it, I stop reading it. I think that’s also why I don’t write book reviews as often as I like. I actually didn’t write any book reviews this year but I want to change that in 2019.

Even though I enjoyed reading the books I read this year, I did choose five, it was hard, but here are my top 5:

  1. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park
  3. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*uck by Mark Manson
  5. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Honorable mention: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Lately, I haven’t been in a SciFi/Fantasy mood but I was able to get through this one. It was a great story and it reminded me of Six of Crows which I love. Probably the only problem I had with this book, and action books in general, are scenes where there are fighting. It’s hard to keep track of what’s going on and it was especially difficult for me with this book. But I’m actually thinking of re-reading this one in 2019 and maybe, maybe reading the next book in the series.

The following is for the stat nerds:

Books read: 36

The number of pages read: 8,565 pages

Oldest book read: Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin (1967).

Newest book read: The Bullet Journal by Ryder Carroll (2018)

Most read genre: Non-Fiction

Least read genre: Middle Grade

Least books read in a month: August & October, I didn’t read any books.

Most books read in a month: In January, I read 8 books.

Longest book read: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Shortest book read: We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My reading goals for 2019 is to read fewer books in order to appreciate each one and retain what I just read in order to write a book review. I want to read at least 25 books.

What are your reading goals for 2019?

November 2017 Reading Wrap Up

In November, I read 3 books. I think after the 13 books I read in October, I was getting a little burnt out. I’m currently reading A Game of Thrones and I’m totally into it!

Here’s what I read in November:

  1. Mary Poppins #1 by P. L. Travers
  2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Read my review.
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

What did you read in November?

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October 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Hello! In October I tried to read 14 books because I would like to read 100 books by the end of the year but I fell one short. But I’m 72 books into 100 books so I’m almost there but if I can’t do it, it’s okay. Here’s what I read in October:

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  2. Batman: The Complete Hush by Jeph Loeb
  3. Post Office by Charles Bukowski
  4. This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
  5. Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  6. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  7. A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena
  8. Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  9. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  11. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 2 by Hiromu Arakawa
  12. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  13. Push by Sapphire

What did you read in October?

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September 2017 Reading Wrap Up

I didn’t think it would be but September was a good reading month. Here’s what I read:

  1. And Again by Jessica Chiarella
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by Hiromu Arakawa
  3. Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  5. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  6. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. Read my review.
  7. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  8. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. Read my review.
  9. Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

I read a total of 2,372 pages! What did you read in September?

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August 2017 Reading Wrap Up

I read quite a few books in August thanks to two readathons this month, so I have linked some books to my short reviews on my Goodreads.

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  2. Just So Happens by Fumio Obata
  3. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
  4. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  5. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  6. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  7. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  8. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
  9. The Boxcar Children #1 by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  10. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  11. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  12. One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan al-Shaykh

Total Pages Read: 2,661

You might have noticed that I didn’t link reviews to some books. This is because I’ve been thinking a lot about book reviews and reviews in general. I feel that they are so subjective. I think about when I read reviews or watch them on BookTube, even if the person reviewing didn’t love the book or loved it, it doesn’t have an influence on whether or not I will read that book. So I’ve stopped reviewing and rating books with stars. I will just be doing a wrap-up and book tags and top 5’s on my blog. Also, I do plan on posting about different subjects besides books.

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