Now that January is here and I’ve finally managed to pick my favourite books of 2018. You can check that post out here, if you want to know what made the top fifteen. After deciding I thought it would be fun to do a little wrap up just to look at my reading over the last twelve months.
So in 2018 I read 142 books.
One of my reading goals for this year was to read more books. In 2017 I read 91 books so I was hoping to up it to 100. I’m so pleased I managed to completely blitz this challenge and read way more than I expected.
Breaking down what I read:
Review copy/ARC: 66
Newly Purchased: 37
I’m not particularly surprised about this as I tend to reach more for review copies and the titles I’ve most recently bought. I’m definitely going to aim in 2019 to read more of the backlist books on my shelves. (We’ll see how that goes!)
In terms of genre I read:
Graphic Novels: 4
Science Fiction: 14
Historical Fiction: 10
There’s no surprises that fantasy was by far the most popular. I did plan to read more contemporary books in 2018 so I’m pleased by the 19 on the list and that’s definitely something I want to continue in the new year.
My average length of book was 345 pages with the shortest book being Warm Up by V. E. Schwab (15 pages) and the longest Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (744 pages).
My average rating was 4.0, which definitely shows how many amazing books I’ve read this year that the average rating is so high.
2018 was a brilliant year for books and I’m so excited to read and review more brilliant stories in 2019!