2018 Wrap-Up!


Welcome to my yearly wrap-up! This is a longer page that has to do with cataloging everything I read in 2018, providing easy access to all my monthly hauls/wrap-ups, and also listing all of my yearly wrap-up posts in one place! You'll be able to find all the books I read in 2018, my top viewed blog posts, my blog stats, and more! 

My goal at the beginning of this year was to read 100 books, but as the year went on, I thought that I wasn't going to be able to hit that. With school, work, and just business in general, it would have be too stressful to try and hit a 100 book goal and I never want reading to become something that stresses me out. So, I lowered it down to 80 books at the beginning of the summer and I'm happy to say that I hit that, and pretty early on. Soon, my goal was at 85 and then I hit that so I raised it again to 90. When I hit that with over half of December left, I raised my goal, once again, to 95. I ended up hitting that and then I finally decided, with two and a half days left, that I wanted to hit 100. By the end of the year, I ended up reading 100 books, which is much better than in 2017 where I only read 62. A lot of the books I read were either enjoyable or books I loved. But, there's also a good number of books I didn't enjoy, but you can find out more about that below!



Stats

Reading Goal: 100 books
Books Read: 100 books
Pages Read: 37,720
Blog Posts: 115 posts
Total Page Views: 48,041



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Yearly Wrap-Up Posts

January

1. Trickiest Job by Cleo Peitsche-3/5 stars (Dec 31-Jan 1)
2. Dirtiest Lie by Cleo Peitsche-3/5 stars (Jan 1)
3. Forbidden Fix by Cleo Peitsche-3/5 stars (Jan 2-Jan 3)
4. A Wild and Unremarkable Thing by Jen Castleberry-1/5 stars (Jan 6-Jan 15)
5. Sultana's Dream by Rokheya Sakhawal Hossai-No rating (Jan 20)
6. Found by B.L. Brunnemer-3.75/5 stars (Jan 22-Jan 27)

January Book Haul
January 2018 Wrap-Up-6 books

February

7. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff-4.75/5 stars (Jan 16-Feb 9)
8. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli-5/5 stars (Feb 9)
9. Ash Princess (ARC) by Laura Sebastian-4/5 stars (Feb 13-Feb 17)
10. Ryan's Bed by Tijan-4.75/5 stars (Feb 19-Feb 20)
11. Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry-5/5 stars (Feb 23-Feb 24)--reread
12. Whispers from the Dead by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Feb 26)--reread

February Book Haul
February 2018 Wrap-Up-6 books

March

13. Academy of Assassins by Stacey Brutger-3.5/5 stars (Mar 1-Mar 3)--reread
14. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff-5/5 stars (Mar 1-Mar 15)--audiobook reread
15. Caraval by Stephanie Garber-5/5 stars (Mar 10-Mar 20)--reread

March Book Haul
March 2018 Wrap-Up-3 books

April

16. Legendary (ARC) by Stephanie Garber-4.5/5 stars (Mar 20-Apr 3)
17. Trying to Live with the Dead by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (Apr 2-Apr 5)--reread
18. Sky in the Deep (ARC) by Adrienne Young-4.5/5 stars (Apr 6)
19. Charcoal Tears by Jane Washington-5/5 stars (Apr 15)--reread
20. Watercolour Smile by Jane Washington-5/5 stars (Apr 16-Apr 17)--reread
21. Lead Heart by Jane Washington-5/5 stars (Apr 17)--reread
22. The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer-1/5 stars (Apr 20-Apr 25)

April Book Haul
April 2018 Wrap-Up-7 books

May

23. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (Apr 20-May 2)--reread
24. The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer-3/5 stars (Jan 20-May 2)
25. When Evil Comes to Play by B.L. Brunnemer-5/5 stars (May 4)
26. The Practice of Creative Writing, 3rd edition by Heather Sellers-3/5 stars (Jan 19-May 4)
27. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (May 4-May 10)
28. Furyborn by Claire Legrand-5/5 stars (May 12-May 17)
29. Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson-2/5 stars (May 18-May 20)
30. Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff-5/5 stars (May 20-May 26)--reread
31. Cinderella Boy by Kristina Meister-3.75/5 stars (May 26-May 27)
32. Trickery by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington-5/5 stars (May 31)--reread

May Book Haul
May 2018 Wrap-Up-10 books

June

33. Persuasion by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington-5/5 stars (June 1)--reread
34. Seduction by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington-5/5 stars (June 6-June 8)--reread
35. Sound of Snowfall by C.L. Stone-4.5/5 stars (June 11)--reread
36. Fallen Crest High by Tijan-3.75/5 stars (June 15-June 16)
37. 5 Fathers by Kate Morgan-3/5 stars (June 27)
38. A Portrait of Pain by Jane Washington-5/5 stars (June 29)--reread~

June Book Haul
June 2018 Wrap-Up-6 books

July

39. Red Agenda by Cameron Poe-1/5 stars (July 1-July 9)
40. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff-5/5 stars (May 29-July 17)
41. Strength by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington-5/5 stars (July 20-July 23)
42. Terror is Our Business by Joe R. Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale-3/5 stars (July 19-July 25)

July Book Haul
July 2018 Wrap-Up-4 books

August

43. The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (July 25-Aug 1)--reread
44. Seafire by Natalie C. Parker-4.5/5 stars (Aug 1-Aug 2)
45. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout-5/5 stars (Aug 3)
46. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout-5/5 stars (Aug 4)
47. Captivating Melody by Katherine McIntyre-4/5 stars (Aug 4-Aug 5)
48. Four Psychos by Kristy Cunning-5/5 stars (Aug 6)--reread
49. Three Trials by Kristy Cunning-5/5 stars (Aug 6)--reread
50. Two Kingdoms by Kristy Cunning-3.75/5 stars (Aug 7)
51. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black-3.75/5 stars (Aug 6-Aug 9)
52. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (Aug 8-Aug 16)--reread
53. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han-5/5 stars (Aug 17)
54. Harnessing the Winds by Morena Silver-4/5 stars (Aug 18-Aug 19)
55. Sadie by Courtney Summers-4/5 stars (Aug 21-Aug 23)

August Book Haul
August 2018 Wrap-Up-13 books

September

56. The Iliad by Homer-3/5 stars (Sep 1-Sep 10)
57. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (Aug 23-Sep 13)
58. The Demon Race (arc) by Alexandria Warwick-3.75/5 stars (Sep 14-Sep 17)
59. Light Years (arc) by Kass Morgan-4/5 stars (Sep 19-Sep 20)
60. The Odyssey by Homer-3/5 stars (Sep 12-Sep 21)
61. Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu-5/5 stars (Sep 24)

September Book Haul
September 2018-Wrap-Up-6 books

October

62. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (Sep 21-Oct 3)--reread
63. The Oresteia by Aeschylus-3/5 stars (Sep 27-Oct 3)
64. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles-3/5 stars (Oct 3)
65. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo-4/5 stars (Sep 30-Oct 6)--reread
66. Introductions by C.L. Stone-4.5/5 stars (Oct 7)--reread
67. Lysistrata by Aristophanes-4/5 stars (Oct 5-Oct 10)
68. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 amazing stars (Oct 8-Oct 10)--reread
69. First Days by C.L. Stone-4.5/5 stars (Oct 11-Oct 12)--reread
70. Friends vs Family by C.L. Stone-5/5 stars (Oct 13)--reread
71. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte-3.9/5 stars (Oct 11-Oct 14)
72. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 amazing stars (Oct 15-Oct 21)--reread
73. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (Oct 22)--reread
74. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas-Infinite stars (Oct 23-Oct 28)
75. Forgiveness and Permission C.L. Stone-4.5/5 stars (Oct 30)--reread

October Book Haul
October 2018 Wrap-Up-14 books

November

76. White Stag by Kara Barbieri-2/5 stars (Oct 31-Nov 3)
77. Drop of Doubt by C.L. Stone-4.5/5 stars (Nov 5-Nov6)--reread
78. Push and Shove by C.L. Stone-4.5/5 stars (Nov 7-Nov 8)--reread
79. Inferno by Dante-N/A rating (Nov 5-Nov 12)
80. Forged Alliances by Katherine McIntyre-3.75/5 stars (Nov 12-Nov 13)
81. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout-4.5/5 stars (Nov 17-Nov 25)--reread
82. Rush by Maya Banks-3.5/5 stars (Nov 25)
83. P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han-5/5 stars (Nov 26)
84. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han-5/5 stars (Nov 27)

November Book Haul
November 2018 Wrap-Up-9 books

December

85. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown-3/5 stars (Nov 28-Dec 3)
86. Her Three Rangers by Roma James-2/5 stars (Dec 7)
87. Jackaby by William Ritter-3.5/5 stars (Nov 28-Dec 8)
88. Strength by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington-5/5 stars (Dec 9)--reread
89. Neutral by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington-4/5 stars (Dec 10-Dec 11)
90. The Norton Anthology of Western Literature edited by Puchner et al-3/5 stars (Sep 1-Dec 11)
91. Social Psychology: 10th Edition by Aronson, Wilson, & Sommers-4/5 stars (Sep 1-Dec 12)
92. Pain by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington-5/5 stars (Dec 13)
93. Forged Decisions by Katherine McIntyre-3.5/5 stars (Dec 16-Dec 18)
94. One Apocalypse by Kristy Cunning-4/5 stars (Dec 19-Dec 20)
95. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard-5/5 stars (Dec 24-Dec 26)
96. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas-5/5 stars (Dec 24-Dec 27)
97. One Hundred Breaths Later by Hayley Stumbo-4.5/5 stars (Dec 29)--reread
98. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare-5/5 stars (Dec 27-Dec 30)--reread
99. The Darkness We Crave by Katie May-3.5/5 stars (Dec 31)
100. Internment by Samira Ahmed-5/5 stars (Dec 30-Dec 31)

December Book Haul
December 2018 Wrap-Up-16 books



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