Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2018

December has been a lot of crazy and not a lot of reading.  But let’s ignore this month and instead proceed to wrap-up 2018.

My little blog has made it past a year and that is a victory for someone who flutters from one project to another without finishing anything. I have fallen far behind with my TBR, so I will not be accepting any more review requests for the time being. Time to finish the ones I have first.

2018 Challenges and Resolutions

Looking back at my reading resolutions of this year.

  • I did complete my first Goodreads challenge. It started at fifty and then moved to seventy.  Current tally (and not likely to change) is at 81 books read in 2018.
  • My TBR increased instead of reduced.
  • I did manage to include other genres while reading. There were a couple of romances, a bit of horror and two nonfiction books.
  • I started with the Throne of Glass series back in April as part of the #fireheartsareadalong. I got to Heir of Fire, which was the best of the three I read so far, but I didn’t feel the need to pick up the next one. Mainly because I’m not overly fond of Celaena and there are still four books* left in the series.  

*Excluding Assassin’s Blade

Books I didn’t get to in 2017

I read them all expect Lost and Gone Forever.

Read Harder Challenge 2018

I did not manage to complete the list, but I read some interesting books because of it, so I’ll try again next year.

Link to the 2019 list.

The ones I did manage to read:

A book of true crime:

A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries:

A western:

A book of colonial or postcolonial literature:

A romance novel by or about a person of colour:

A one-sitting book:

The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series:

A sci-fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author:

A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image:

A book of genre fiction in translation:

A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60:

And lastly I discovered the POPSUGAR reading challenge and will be giving that a gander as well.

So Happy New Year! And best of luck to everyone for any reading challenges, personal or official, for next year.

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