Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas and New Year were wonderful! I did this post at the end of last and loved looking back on the year. I thought I would do it again at the start of 2019 to see if anything has changed from the last time I did this post! Here is my 2018 wrap-up
Number of books read…
- Under 250 pages: 14 Books
- Between 251-399 pages: 36 Books
- Between 400-449 pages: 7 Books
- Between 450-499 pages: 0 Books
- Over 500 pages: 3 Books
- Over 1000 pages: 0 Books
- Audiobooks: 13 Books
- Re-reads: 1 Books
- DNFs: 0 Books
Number of books rated…
- ★★★★★: 15 Books
- ★★★★: 38 Books
- ★★★: 8 Books
- ★★: 0 Books
- ★: 0 Books
Number of authors met in 2017:35
Number of book events attended in 2017: 11!
Number of books you read in one day (individually): 15
Number of books that made you cry:5
Number of 2019 books you have on pre-order: 2
By the Books!
Book read furthest away from home (holiday reads?): I read a few books whilst on holiday in Lanzarote. The most memorable being One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Book that took you the longest to read: The Last Star by Rick Yancey, the only reason for this is I listened to the Audio Book whilst working but I didn’t have the usual opportunities to listen whilst reading this.
Book that you personally connected with the most: Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard. Although this book isn’t out February of this year, this book hit me hard!
Book that made you love the villain: Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. There is something about the villain in this book that I just love.
Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: Looking for Alaska by John Green.
Book you read way before it’s publication date: Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard, which isn’t released until February 2019.
Book you read on your birthday: Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol.
Book with a character who shares your name: I am yet to find a character with my name. If you see a book with someone called Lois in then let me know!
Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): None, if I love a book you’ll see that, if I don’t like a book you’ll see that too. I like to be honest with my rating whatever that rating may be
Book you read in 2017 but already want to re-read: Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard!
Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: I don’t really borrow books, if I do they are from my Mum and I always give them back.
Book you wish you could go back and read for the first time again: I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman. I would love to read this book again.
Most books read by one author this year: Alice Oseman. It seems that 2018 was the year of Alice Oseman for me.
This and That
Happiest & saddest…
Happiest: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Saddest: Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard
Longest & shortest…
By page number:
Longest: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 659 Pages
Shortest: Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson – 40 Pages
Longest: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Shortest: Slay by Kim Curran
From buying to reading:
Longest: Solitaire by Alice Oseman. I bought this book over 3 years ago and only got round to reading it this year.
Shortest: What If It’s US by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. I read this immediately after buying it.
Best & Worst…
Books you read/your rating:
Best: Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard– ★★★★★
Worst: The Last Star by Rick Yancey – ★★★
Best: Always and Forever, Lara by Jenny Han
Worst: The Last Star by Rick Yancey
First & last…
Reads of 2017:
First: Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher
Last: My True Love Gave to Me by Various Authors
Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise…
Disappointing: The Last Star by Rick Yancey
Pleasant: Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher
Fandom you joined & one you abandoned…
Joined: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Abandoned: The Walking Dead
Series you picked up & series you quit…
Picked Up: Illuminae Files
Quit: None I don’t think
Most lenient & harshest ratings: I am always completely honest when it comes to my ratings.
Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read:
Hyped: I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
Under the radar: Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
Book you read that is red: Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Starts with X, Y, or Z: None!
Book you hugged when you finished it: Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard. I sobbed like a baby reading this book.
Book you wanted to throw across a room: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: Oreos whilst reading Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: This is still The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Furthest out of your comfort zone: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. On the recommendation of a friend.
Forced yourself to finish: I didn’t have to do that this year.
Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year): Alice Oseman
Number of posts in 2017: 161 posts! This is quite a lot less that I posted in 2017 but I am fine with that
Number of reviews posted this year: 25. I am quite proud of this.
Least coherent review: I hope I didn’t post any of these.
Post with the most views (posted in 2018): The Hate U Give Quote
Post you wish you could re-write: None that I can think of.
I love writing this post, it is a lovely wrap-up of the year, even if is a lot of numbers and statistics. I cannot wait to see what 2019 has to offer!