Happy New Year everyone! 🙂
Here is a reflection of My Year in Books – 2018 from Goodreads to start the New Year. There have been many significant changes to my husband’s and my life that it seems almost unbelievable that we are where we are right now – back home!
My first review of the year:
My last review of the year:
As I sit here and reflect on this past year’s reading, I’ve noticed a couple of things. For one, I felt almost pressured to read a certain number of books. Though for some, 100 may not be a lot, there have been some changes in my life recently (all good!) that my time is a bit more limited. Due to this, I don’t get to read as much as I would like. I don’t see that changing any time soon since we have even more changes coming along. Because of this, I’ve decided to lower the amount of books I read to one per week, 52 books for the year, and I will not be counting children’s picture books as part of these 52 books. That doesn’t mean I won’t read and review them from time to time, but I’m not going to count them as part of my reading challenge. Also, I will not count books I get paid to review as part of those 52, or at least try not to count them. Just like last year, I plan on keeping track of which books I’ve read because I wanted to and which ones I’m giving a try because it’s a book I get paid to review.
Something else I noticed is that I purposely chose a good book to start the year and a good one to end the year. I really like this, so I plan to do the same of this year.
I also slacked on My Book Bucket List books toward the end of 2018. For instance, I’ve been meaning to read Me Before You for the past couple of months and haven’t gotten around in doing so. Therefore, I plan to be more on top of these monthly reads because I really do enjoy hosting a monthly poll for others to choose my next book.
Giving a 3.5 as my average rating for the year seems accurate to me. I wish I didn’t read as many lower-rated books, but I guess you don’t really know until you them a try.
Just like last year, I do plan to write a post focusing on my 2019 book-related resolutions and hope to publish it within a day or two!
Thank you for reading and I hope you are all off to a great start to the best year yet! 2019, we’re ready for you!
*images are from both Goodreads and google*