Books Wrap Ups

2018 Reading Wrap Up

January 1, 2019

I can't recall ever not reaching my Goodreads goal, I've always managed to get through 100 books without a problem but this year was an entirely different kettle of fish. I had a lot to deal with, particularly at the start of the year that really hampered my reading and also when I began my second year of University. My god I was not prepared for what was about to happen. This is a little wrap up of my 2018 in books.

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

Obsidio* by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

War Storm* by Victoria Aveyard

I finished three series this year. Three that I have loved and left me very sad that there was going to be no more books in these worlds.

Firstly, Alwyn Hamilton's Rebel of the Sands Trilogy closed out with Hero at the Fall. An absolutely stunning conclusion. This was very close to being on my favourite books of the year list.

Then Obsidio. The finale in the Illumiae Files Trilogy which I wouldn't have read without the push from Kimi and Fi. I'm so glad they got me to read this series. It was utterly fantastic and opened me up to a form of story telling I now adore.

War Storm. The series that seems to be more polarising than marmite. I fall into the camp of loving this series and though I wanted more from this conclusion I was for the most part happy with it.

Review for Hero at the Fall. Review for Obsidio. Review for War Storm. 

I set my Goodreads goal at 100 books for the year which is usually my standard and managed to get through 62. It's still an awful lot to read in a year for any person but it's not my usual level of reading. I think a lot of it was as a result of my mental University list. There were some difficult books on that one this semester. I mean Thomas More's Utopia alone took me a few weeks to get through and that was one of about 12 for that module! I'm hoping I have it a little easier going into 2019 and my second semester of second year.


I set myself some TBR's this year. I did them for each genre, read-a-thons and I had Sam pick out some books for me to read. Of those TBR's I read nine books. NINE. That is horrendous. So I'm carrying my TBR's over to 2019.

Here are the one's I did get to.

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kristen Miller

4. Dr. Jekyll and My Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire

5. Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

4. Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff

Safe to say 2019 is going to be the year of catching up. I'm excited to see what the year brings and what I end up doing. I've got some lovely things planned with more being added every day.

What was your 2018 reading like?

Did you hit the goals you made?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x

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