I had a lot of goals in 2018, of which few were accomplished. And it wasn’t due to lack of trying. It’s more of a “it’s not you, it’s me” type situation. I need to remember when I make goals for myself, that I am a working mom, with three kids 8 years old and younger. I’m a busy person, and the kids are getting more involved in sports and things at church, and I don’t have the time that I did when they were babies. So with that in mind, let’s refresh ourselves on what those 2018 goals were:
- Complete Blogging Through Our TBR
- Read The Mortal Instruments books, and be ready for the newest release
- Read 10 “Chunksters”
- Read 150 books total – 50,000 pages
- Read 125 new authors
Ok, so we all know that the Blogging Through Our TBR burned out by the end of the first month. Windwitch completely messed me up, and I just couldn’t get on board after that. I was bored, and didnt like the structure of being told what I “had to read.” As for the TMI series, that also didn’t happen. I’m actually going to roll this goal over to 2019, and make a decision on these books. If I don’t read them in the next 12 months, I feel like I never will.
As for my reading stats, I wasn’t close to the numbers I had projected. Life got in the way, and I had my least “successful” reading year since my first baby was born in 2011.
- I read 114 books, totaling 33,540 pages.
- That total included 90 new releases, 23 from 2017 or before, and 1 2019 release.
- Of the 114 books, 94 were Ebooks, 11 were PB and 9 were HC.
- I read 67 different authors, with K.A. Linde being the most read (8 Books)
- My biggest reading month was January with 16 books and 4,846 pages
Now to the part you’ve all been waiting for. My favorites of the year!
January – Midnight Blue by LJ Shen
February – Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann
March – Matters of the Hart by M.E. Carter
April – The Birthday List by Devney Perry
May: Bane by LJ Shen
June – A Wish for Us by Tillie Cole (I didn’t review this one but you can check out Charli’s review HERE. I just messaged her A LOT and yelled at her through my tears!)
July – The Protégé by Brianna Hale
August – Richer Than Sin by Meghan March
September – Sadie by Courtney Summers
October – Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter
November – Further to Fall by Catherine Cowles
December – Verity by Colleen Hoover
I’m so excited to see what treasures 2019 brings into my life, and I’ll be back soon to talk about my goals for this coming year!