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Challenge and Stat Update – Year End Wrap-Up

What a fantastic year 2018 was and a year that was full of many firsts!

This is my second year of blogging and my first year of participating in reading challenges. I am thrilled to say I completed all three of them with flying colors! They are listed below with my rating and reviews linked.

I exceeded my Goodreads reading goal of 65 and read 69 books this year.

This was also my first year of tracking my reading stats. This a such a fascinating area to me and I leaned quite a bit doing it.

  • I had the pleasure of discovering 32 authors that I had not previously read.
  • 24 of the books I read were from my bookshelf or Kindle.
  • 45% of the books I read had a publication date before 2018.
  • I discovered a love for audiobooks and listened to 6 of them.
  • Last, but not least I branched out to some genres that were either new for me or that I do not read often – crime fiction, a memoir, and some non-fiction.

Challenge Update

2018 TBR Pile Challenge…

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter 4*
Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb 5*
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 3*
Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton 4*
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams 4*
Night by Elie Wiesel 5*
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris 4*
The Time Between by Karen White 4*
The Camel Club by David Baldacci 3.5*
The Constant Soldier by William Ryan 4*
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch 4.5
Bird Box by Josh Malerman 5*

12/12 Books Read (Completed!)

*Hosted by Roof Beam Reader

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge…

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 5*
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin 4*
As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner 5*
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton 4*
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams 4*
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie 5*
The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio 4.5*
The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall 4*
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris 4*
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis 4*
The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher 3.5*
The Constant Soldier by William Ryan 4*
The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos 5*
The Light Over London by Julia Kelly 3.5*
Becoming Bonnie by Julia L. Walsh 4.5*

 

15/15 Books Read (Completed!)

*Hosted by Passages to the Past

NetGalley and Edelweiss Challenge…

Look for Me by Lisa Gardner 4*
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor 4.5*
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 5*
Force of Nature by Jane Harper 3.5*
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin 4*
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James 4*
Dreams of Falling by Karen White 3.5*
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton 4*
Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza 5*
Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea 3.5*

Deep Blue Trouble by Steph Broadribb 4*
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier 4*
Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter 4*
The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand 4*
The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio 4.5*
Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown 3*
The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall 4*
The Lido by Libby Page 4.5*
The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse 4*
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult 4*

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris 4*
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain 5*
The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher 3.5*
The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton 4.5
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly 4*
You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart 4*
The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos 5*
The Light Over London by Julia Kelly 3.5*

 

28/25 Books Read (Completed!)

*Hosted here Reading Between the Pages

Book By Numbers

*Note – I do not keep track of books I DNF and I rarely have a book rating of 2.5 or lower because I am probably not enjoying it enough to finish it.

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16 thoughts on “Challenge and Stat Update – Year End Wrap-Up

  1. You had a fantastic reading year, Tina! Great job on your challenges, and I really loved your pie charts! I would have never thought of breaking the stats down like that!! That was really fun to see! Happy New Year! 🙂 ♥

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