Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Books I Read in 2018

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I was going to start this off by apologising for not posting properly since June (I've still been pottering around on Social Media) but I don't think anyone actually gives a shite, so here's what my 2018 looked like in books.

I haven't read much more than a small handful since August, to be honest. I found it very hard to get back to "normal" after Repeal. I got through 69 books (my little pedant soul would have read another one to get to 70 had I realised before the stroke of midnight) - much more than I thought, so I've a little round-up here before I start a new books page for 2019. Instead of splitting them up by months (because there were some months during which I read nothing) I've split them into Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Audiobooks. There's a mixture of both adult and young adult in there, plus a good chunk of those free romance ones from BookBub that were a godsend for switching off after an evening canvass.

As much as I'd love to keep everything in one place, I just can not write 69 synopses today so if you'd like to read my review on any particular book, click the cover and you'll be taken to my Goodreads review.




My favourites of the year were: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent, All The Little Lights by Jamie McGuire, From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan and The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. 

According to Goodreads, I read a total of 20,696 pages which isn't bad for someone who couldn't concentrate on a magazine article by the end of the year.

I should have updated my Books 2018 page by the end of the week -  I also completely lost track of what was happening with the Rick O'Shea Book Club, but hopefully I'll be able to join in there again soon and find some great reads.

I'm not setting specific goals for 2019, I've set up an online savings account instead of using a Book Jar because I kept dipping into it and spending it, so I'll pop a few euro in whenever I finish a book. I've set my Goodreads challenge to 52 (a book a week), and anything more than that is a bonus.

What was your favourite read of 2018? Is there anything you're looking forward to reading in 2019?

1 comment:

  1. Delighted to read this. Missed your book blogs. My favourite book of the year was the great alone by Kristin Hannah


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