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2018 Wrap-Up

What Happened in?

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

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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

Number of…

  • 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.

39354084Book 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.

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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:
 Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 659 Pages
 Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson – 40 Pages

thumbnailBy title:
 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:
 Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard– ★★★★★
Worst: The Last Star by Rick Yancey – ★★★

Series enders:
 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

LineGrab Bag!

Book you read that is red:  Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

32601841Starts 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

LineBlogging Life!

Post of 2018: Top 10 Books of 2017
Review of 2017: Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage by Lucy Daniels

Post of 2017: What Happened in December?
Review of 2017: Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

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 reviewI 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!Happy Reading

7 thoughts on “2018 Wrap-Up

      1. I thought the plot was horrible. I am still wrapping me noggin around it but the characters and world-building deserved a better plot and less waffling. I am in the minority with this one.
        x The Captain


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