2018 Wrap-Up
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2018 Reading Stats & Survey

Hello all and Welcome to my 2018 Reading Survey and Stats post! I haven’t really done a yearly wrap up before so I thought this might be a good time to start. I’m getting all my data from my book spreadsheet and my goodreads statistics page.

BOOKS READ IN 2018

READING STATS

Books Read: 15 of 35 (43%)
Total Pages: 4494
Average Length: 299.6 pages
Shortest Book: 118 pages – The Time Machine H.G. Wells
Longest Book: 720 pages – Mody Dick by Herman Melville
Most Popular on Goodreads: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Least Popular on Goodreads: Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Highest Rated on Goodreads: Apology by Plato
My Average Rating: 4.2 stars

CHARTS


SURVEY

Best In Books

1. Best books you read in 2018:
The War of the Worlds
2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t:
Title Wave
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read:
Moby Dick
4. Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did):
Frankenstein
5. Best series you started in 2018. Best sequel of 2018. Best series ender of 2018.
The Jewel. The White Rose. The Black Key.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018:
H.G, Wells
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone:
Apology
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year:
The War of the Worlds
9. Book you read in 2018 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
Murder on the Orient Express
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018:
Beneath the Haunting Sea
11. Most memorable character of 2018:
Captain Ahab/Frankenstein’s Monster
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018:
Beneath the Haunting Sea
13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2018:
Moby Dick
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read:
Frankenstein
15. Favorite quote from a book you read in 2018:
“It is the easiest thing in the world for a man to look as if he had a great secret in him.”
― Herman Melville, Moby Dick
16. Shortest and longest books you read in 2018:
118 pages – The Time Machine H.G. Wells & 720 pages – Mody Dick by Herman Melville
17. Book that shocked you the most:
Murder on the Orient Express
18. OTP of the year (you will go down with this ship!):
Moby Dick
19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year:
Lara Jean and her sisters
20. Favorite book you read in 2018 from an author you’ve read previously:
n/a, there were all new to me.
21. Best book you read in 2018 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else:
The Secrets of Lizzie Borden
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018:
n/a
23. Best 2018 debut you read:
Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer
24. Most vivid setting you read this year:
The Time Machine
25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most FUN to read:
Title Wave
26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2018:
n/a
27. Hidden gem of the year:
Beneath the Haunting Sea
28. Book that crushed your soul:
Frankenstein
29. Most unique book you read in 2018:
The Secrets of Lizzie Borden
30. Book that made you the maddest (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it):
Frankenstein

My Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2018:
All the ones on my blog roll. I add all my favorite ones there and have added about 4 in 2018!
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2018:
Outrun the Wind
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog:
Moby Dick Discussion
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.):
FrankenFest
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018:
Being accepted to mod The Classics Club!
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year:
Wanting to read….with so many other distractions.
7. Most popular post this year on your blog (whether it be by comments or views):
I Joined the Classics Club
8. Post you wished got a little more love:
I would say my FrankenFest Posts.
9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.):
Daily Book Clubs at my Local Library
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year:
No…I read 15 out of 35… 🙁

Looking Ahead

1. One book you didn’t get to in 2018 but will be your number 1 priority in 2019:
Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
2. Book you are most anticipating in 2019 (non-debut):
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
3. 2019 debut you are most anticipating:
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
4. Sequel you are most anticipating in 2019:
I haven’t been keeping up… 🙁
5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2019?
Actually read….and blog more original content. Finish all my reading goals.

Well that’s a wrap on my reading for 2018. I wanted to thank Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner for the End of Year Book Survey! Also, Thanks to Esther @ BiteInBooks for the Year In Books Meme. I’ve also recently published my 2018 blog stats as well as my 2019 Reading goals & challenges, if you are interested.

How did your 2018 reading year go?

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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