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My year in Books

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I’ve seen this floating around other peoples blogs and thought I would share my reading stats to you all. They’re not as impressive as others but I’m pretty proud of myself. Probably helped that I had three months off work.

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The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Shortest Book last year was The Night Before Christmas. This book is my Christmas Eve tradition yet I didn’t seem to have it on my Goodreads but here it is and one that my children love. Also they now know that when this book is finished then it’s time for bed.

This book is 26 pages.

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Longest book last year was Empire of Storms. I thoroughly enjoyed this book but I’m still not over that ending. I will eventually read Tower of Dawn and Kingdom of Ash this year. I’m determined even if I’m still not ready for this series to be over.

This book comes in at 704 pages

AVERAGE LENGTH 314 pages

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

My Most Popular read with a surprising large 469,932 people also reading it, it is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

This is the only book in this series that I actually enjoyed and I haven’t actually read War Storm yet as with the disappointment of Glass Sword and Kings Cage. I am thinking it’s not a DNF but maybe more of a not now like with Circe.

A Magical Tale With Geek Appeal by A.  Phillips

My Least Popular book with only 8 other people reading it was A Magical Tale With Geek Appeal by¬†A. Phillips. I really didn’t enjoy this book and ended up DNFing it around 30% in. Although the title is promising it failed to appeal to me. Looking at the Goodread reviews it seems I wasn’t alone. My apologies to the author but it just doesn’t hit the mark for me.


MY AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018  3.7


Seven Years Gone by Liz Iavorschi-Braun

HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS Seven Years Gone: Undeniableby¬†Liz Iavorschi-Braun. I didn’t actually think this would be my highest rated book but I’m sure Liz Iavorschi-Braun would be happy with this. May she rest in peace. Just still hoping that Amazon will fix the issue which is you buy book four but it’s book three with book fours cover.

I was really hoping I’d get to see how it all ends but if its not meant to be then C’est la Vie.


MY 2018 BOOKS

So, Is it Me You're Looking For? by Jenni Regan
Undesirable by Liz Iavorschi-Braun
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Undefinable by Liz Iavorschi-Braun
Seven Years Gone by Liz Iavorschi-Braun
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The One by Kiera Cass
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
This Could Change Everything by Jill Mansell
You And Me, Always by Jill Mansell
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
A Magical Tale With Geek Appeal by A.  Phillips
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
The Rest of Me by Katie Marsh
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard
The Man Who Didn’t Call by Rosie Walsh
Lyrical  Lights by Maria La Serra
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry
The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo
The Mermaid by Christina Henry
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Beauty in Spring by Kati Wilde
Beauty in Winter by Alexa Riley
How the In-Laws Wrecked Christmas by Fiona Gibson
Beauty in Summer by Ella Goode
Beauty in Autumn by Ruby Dixon
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

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