Wrapping Up 2018

Posted January 2, 2019 by Bluestocking Bookworm in Discussion, General / 5 Comments

Well, 2018 has officially ended and so it is time for me to take a look back at what I read, what I loved, and what my goals are in the new year for reading and my blog.

2018 in Review

I finished off the year having read 52 books, which is lower than some years but considering I only read one comic book, it was a pretty good year!

This year I really enjoyed exploring novellas, reading more diversely, and reading different styles of books including novels in verse.

Some books I really loved this year in no particular order:

  • River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
  • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
  • These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
  • This Mortal Coil (reread) and This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada
  • Strangers and Monsters by David Alexander Robertson
  • Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

I bought somewhere around 330 ebooks in 2018, which is WAY too many. Now with Kal’s spiffy spreadsheet and some self-control tools, I am hoping to cut my ebook spending to a maximum of $20 a month.

Reading Goals for 2019

I want to continue on my path of reading 50 books for the year in 2019. I want to read more of what I own, especially on my e-reader. I want to read more outside of the YA scope, and read more of what sings to me instead of what I am “expected” to read.

While browsing my ereader, I have a TON of books I am excited to read that I just haven’t got around to yet, so I am super excited to focus on those. These range from 2018 releases to books from the 90’s that were recently put out in ebook.

Blog goals for 2019

I really hope to write more reviews and take more photos in 2019. I am going to be getting a new phone soon, likely a Pixel since they have awesome cameras – so that will help.

I also want to do more blog hopping and commenting back. So feel free to grump at me about that!


So, what are your reading goals for 2019? What did you love in 2018?

Go ahead and link me to your wrap up post, or comment below!

Stay bookish, lovelies <3



5 responses to “Wrapping Up 2018

  1. Lorien

    My top 3 books (series) for 2018 were Want by Cindy Pon, The Worldwalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini, and The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace.

    Goals for 2019: continue reading what I own, try to keep trying to read more books than comics (failed since high school), be honest in my Goodreads ratings, and DNF and unhaul what I don’t want to read. Also post more on Social Media cuz I’ve moved away from it simply due to laziness, not life being busy.

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