I always like looking back to my Goodreads challenge and I love the lay-out of their ‘journey’ stats page so there was no way I wasn’t going to write an article on it. In today’s article I’ll be reflecting a bit on my Goodreads 2018 challenge as well as looking forward to 2019.
| STATS |
I can’t say I’m disappointed with these stats haha. I mean; I’ve read 222 books and almost 72.000 pages. I never thought it possible I’d be able to finish so many books in a year haha! Okay, so some of them are short stories and things like that, but still…
Originally, I set my 2018 goal at 100 books because I didn’t think at the beginning of 2018 that I’d be able to finish even that. But then I stopped blogging for a while and I started reading a lot of romance books. Those are mostly always fast-paced reads so I got through them rather quickly. Not being busy with blogging and things like that, made sure I got to read even more. I believe I reached my Goodreads goal back in May 2018 already haha!
I love to see favorite authors of mine appear in the stats, like Cassandra Clare – especially love seeing that this particular short story has gotten the highest ratings out of all the books I’ve read, whoop whoop. This shows that talented authors can make short stories work! – and Sarah J. Maas. I’m surprised to see though that Cinder is the most popular one since I’ve also read a lot of Maas and Clare books in 2018 and I automatically thought they’d be more popular but I guess not, lol.
Cinder was a really fun read so I can imagine why it got so popular and I can’t say I’m surprised to see that Wrapped up in you is the least popular. I believe I gave it a 2-star rating, yikes.
My average rating comes down to a 4.1 which is really nice I think, seeing the amount of books I’ve read. That shows that I’ve read more books that I loved than not so that’s definitely something I’m happy about!
I started 2018 off really good by reading Destiny on Ice, the first book in the Boys of Winter series by S.R. Grey who has become a favorite romance author of mine. What better way to start off the year than by reading a 5-star read, am I right ;)? I’m really excited that this book is going to be published in Dutch over here in the Netherlands as well. I hope my fellow Dutchies are going to love this book/series as much as I do!
And the last review of 2018 has also been a romance book haha. Also one that involves hockey players – I have a ‘thing’ for hockey players it seems, lol. Well, not sorry haha. THEY ARE HOT! The off-campus series has been such a joy to read so far and this second book was so frigging addictive! I cannot wait to continue reading the series in 2019!
I thought about putting down my entire ‘books read’ list in here but well, 222 books is a lot haha so I decided to just put a link in here to my Goodreads 2018 page on the blog, on which I put down a list. So if you’re interested to see all the books I’ve read in 2018, including the ratings they received, just click on the link below!
| 2019 READING CHALLENGE |
I’ve been a Goodreads challenge participant for many years now and so far I’ve always accomplished my goals. But knowing I have to pick up more of my study this year and some other things that I already have scheduled, I don’t think I’ll be able to finish 200 books. But I wrote down 200 in my bookish planner and since I don’t want to scratch it and re-write it down I decided to go with it, haha. Who knows… Maybe I’ll be able to finish reading 200 – I may have to add some more short stories or something like that to my tbr hihi – and if not, that’s okay as well. We’ll see how it goes! It has to be a challenge after all, right? 😉 hihi
Have you completed your 2018 reading goal?
Have you set one for 2019 and if so, how many books do you want to read?