Feature: 2017 in Review & 2018 Goals

This post is slightly later than planned but I wanted to post about my 2017 stats and the goals I have for 2018. So here goes!

I read a total of 22,464 pages across 89 books.

My goal for 2017 was to read 75 books, so I’m really pleased that I made it to that goal and surpassed it by quite a few titles. My average pages was 251 – this was a bit on the low side and am hoping to read slightly larger books in 2018.

My biggest book was Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, which I also gave 5 stars. My smallest title was a small Harry Potter prequel that J. K. Rowling wrote for charity. (4 pages)

My average rating for titles was 4.0.

I’m honestly quite surprised at this. I thought that it would be lower but there were plenty of books I read in 2017 that I thought were amazing.

My most popular book was Divergent by Veronica Roth, and least popular Twist by Pippa Little.

I rated 29 titles as 5 stars, which I think goes to show just how many amazing books I read in 2017. This is a trend I’m definitely hoping to continue in 2018.

2018 Reading Goals

There are a few goals I have planned for 2018.

1. As of January 1st I have put myself on a book buying ban. My TBR is out of control and I am hoping 2018 will be the year I finally conquer it. For every book I read from my mountain I’m going to put £1 in a jar and only buy books with that money.

2. I’m increasing my Goodreads challenge to 100 books, I’m hoping to hit this target fairly easily as I’m reading much more on my commute.

3. I have a terrible habit of starting series and never finishing them, so I’m hoping 2018 will be the year of catching up on some of those big series, including the Throne of Glass series (of which I’ve read two), the Red Queen series (of which I’ve read one) a load more in between.

So those are my 2017 reading stats and my goals for 2018. Do you have any reading goals this year? Did you set yourself a Goodreads Challenge? Let me know!

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