My 2018 Reading Year in Review

2018 was actually a really good year for me; reading wise and life wise. This was the first year I’ve read 200 books and I really can’t believe it! But more importantly, I have made so many more friendships and connections and I truly feel so blessed that I get to gush about books with so many people! Thank you so much to everyone who interacts with me and takes the time to read my reviews. It means more to me than you’ll ever know! And I’m wishing you all pure happiness, unconditional love, good health, and all the good reads in 2019! But let’s talk about some stats now!

➽ And thanks to the amazing Brock at Let’s Read, here are some other statistics that I was able to gather from his amazing spreadsheet:

➽ And if you’re interested, here is his spreadsheet for 2019!
(File>make a copy for your use)

My Top Ten Favorite 2018 Publications:
➽ 10.) Sadie by Courtney Summers
➽ 9.) Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames
➽ 8.) The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco
➽ 7.) The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
➽ 6.) Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor #2) by Mark Lawrence
➽ 5.) Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
➽ 4.) Girls of Paper and Fire (Girls of Paper and Fire #1) by Natasha Ngan
➽ 3.) Circe by Madeline Miller
➽ 2.) Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
➽ 1.) The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

My Favorite 2018 Publications that ALMOST made my Top 10 (Books 11-15):
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor

My Five Favorite Books NOT Published in 2018:
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #1) by Seth Dickinson

But The VERY Best Book I Read all Year?
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black

Extra End of the Year Things:
Most Disappointing Reads of 2018
My Ten Favorite 2018 Author Debuts
My Favorite Book Quotes of 2018
Ten Things I’ve Loved in 2018 that weren’t Books
I Read My “Top 12 Books I Must Read in 2018” List

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PS – If you’ve made it this far: I love you!
And my very first Booktube video goes live tomorrow and 9AM PST!
Happy New Year! 💖

48 thoughts on “My 2018 Reading Year in Review

  1. I am sure there were other things written in this post but all I see is: my first Booktube video goes live tomorrow and that’s when I started hyperventilating!!!! I cannot wait!!! And also yay!!! And also this post was awesome!!! And you are awesome! Happy New Year! (I swear I am not drunk) 💖💖💖💖

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  2. This is my all time favorite post!! (Actually I created a blog just for this post, and it’s coming this wk!) I saw your one for 2017 and it’s was the first time I had the desire to blog, so basically my whole website’s existence is dedicated to you! 💗💗💗

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    1. This comment…. legit made my entire 2018! And seeing it today on twitter? You are such a blessing Ashley. And we better have a buddy read or two together in 2019! I love you and these words are such a gift! Happy new year, sweetheart! 💛✨

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      1. Happy 2019!! I really have been looking forward to making the stats post all year and I’m so happy I got it all sorted. 🥰
        I’ll keep an eye on your TBR to see what we can read together! (I’m an incurable mood reader haha).

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  3. Wow!! 2018 seemed like a great reading year- I hope your 2019 is as great!
    (Also, I can’t WAIT to watch your first booktube video! I got into booktube a while before book blogs, so it has a very special place in my heart, so I’m sure your video will rock!!)

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    1. Awh! Thank you so much, Sapphire! 2018 has been such a blessing just getting to know you. I hope 2019 has a buddy read or two in store for us. Happy new year, love! 💛✨


  4. Congratulations on reading 200 books that is amazing! I love all the statistic especially the one about the books read written by Female authors. I can’t wait for your first youtube video and I hope you have an even better 2019! Love you forever! xoxo

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    1. Thank you SO much, beautiful. Sometimes I honestly don’t feel worthy to have a friend like you. You are such a blessing and I hope 2019 is filled with buddy reads together. I love you. Happy new year! 💛✨

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  5. I’m too lazy to record my book stats myself so it was very enjoyable to look at yours. They were super interesting. Anyway, happy new year’s eve, Melanie! Hope you have a wonderful 2019 ❤

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  6. This is a great review of the year 2018! And wwoww those pie charts are very on point! It must’ve been really helpful too for tracking reading progress’. 🤯😍 Everyone’s been raving about Sadie. I obviously need to read it asap. Oh and I’m excited for the release of The Wicked King. 🤓

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  7. Wow, it really looks like you had quite the year of reading! 😀 I love how detailed all the break-downs are of the different categories you posted. Very cool. Aw, and your elf ears in the one photo are so cute!! The Gryffindor Christmas sweater is awesome as well. 🙂

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