2018 | A Bookish Year In Review

As you can see from the title of this post, this is my ultimate monthly wrap up – it’s my year in review for 2018. This means I’m going to look back at the stats for everything I read in 2018, month by month, and there’s some nice visual representations of the books too. If you want to see what my top books of the year were, please see the companion blog post: Best Books of 2018.

But, first things first, let’s take a good look at every single book I read this year, because even the simple graphics and basic statistics are deeply satisfying to me.

JANUARY

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The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin | 3/5 stars | Review
* Princess Diaries: Take Two (Princess Diaries #2) by Meg Cabot | 3.5/5 stars | Review
The Winner’s Crime (Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski | 4/5 stars | Review
The Fandom (The Fandom #1) by Anna Day | 3/5 stars | Review
Sourdough by Robin Sloan | 4/5 stars | Review
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert | 4/5 stars | Review
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo | 5/5 stars | Review

Read: 7 books | 2236 pages
Fav: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

FEBRUARY

feb2018

* Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | 5/5 stars | Review
The Power by Naomi Alderman | 5/5 stars | Review
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli | 4/5 stars | Review
How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb | 4.5/5 stars | Review
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | 5/5 stars | Review
Carol by Patricia Highsmith | 3/5 stars | Review

Read: 6 books | 2292 pages
Fav: The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

MARCH

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry | 5/5 stars
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge | 5/5 stars
Circe by Madeline Miller | 4/5 stars | Review
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman | 5/5 stars
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert | 3.5/5 stars | Review
* The Selection by Kiera Cass | 3/5 stars

Read: 6 books | 2572 pages
Fav: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

APRIL

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The Elite by Kiera Cass | 3/5 stars
* Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer | 4/5 stars | Review
* Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | 4/5 stars
* The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman | 5/5 stars | 2016 Review
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes | 3.5/5 stars | Review
Saga Volume 8 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples | 4/5 stars
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge | 4/5 stars

Read: 7 books | 2129 pages
Fav: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

MAY

may2018

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty | 4/5 stars
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt | 4.5/5 stars | Review
The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven | 3.5/5 stars | Review
Royals by Rachel Hawkins | 4/5 stars | Review
Furyborn by Claire Legrand | 4.5/5 stars

Read: 12 books | 2066 pages
Fav: Furyborn by Claire Legrand and Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt

JUNE

june2018

Genuine Fraud by e. lockhart | 5/5 stars | Review
The Witches by Roald Dahl | 3/5 stars
* Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | 5/5 stars | Review
* Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman | 4/5 stars | 2017 Review
*Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer | 3.5/5 stars | Review
The Sandman: Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman et al | 3/5 stars
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton | 4.5/5 stars | Review
Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh | 3.5/5 stars | Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | 3/5 stars | Review
* An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir | 5/5 stars | Review
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir | 4/5 stars | Review
The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse | 3/5 stars | Review
* Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples | 5/5 stars

Read: 13 books |4303 pages
Fav: The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

JULY

july2018

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | 3.5/5 stars
Roomies by Christina Lauren | 4/5 stars | Review
* A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray | 4/5 stars | Review
Giant Days Vol 1 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman and Whitney Cogar | 4/5 stars
Giant Days Vol 2 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar | 5/5 stars
Giant Days Vol 3 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, Max Sarin, Jim Campbell, and Whitney Cogar | 4/5 stars
* Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | 5/5 stars

Read: 7 books | 1873 pages
Fav: Roomies by Christina Lauren and Giant Days by Various

AUGUST

august2018

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli | 4/5 stars
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling | 3/5 stars
Giant Days by Non Pratt | 4/5 stars | Review
* Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman | 5/5 stars
Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt | 5/5 stars | Review
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas | 3.5/5 stars | Review
* Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo | 5/5 stars | 2016 Review
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick | 4/5 stars | Review
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola | 3.5/5 stars

Read: 9 books | 4181 pages
Fav: Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

SEPTEMBER

september2018

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | 5/5 stars | Review
Vicious by V.E. Schwab | 4/5 stars
* The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon | 4/5 stars

Read: 3 books | 1195 pages
Fav: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

OCTOBER

october2018
Shades of Magic: Steel Prince #1 by V.E. Schwab et al | 5/5 stars
Captain Marvel: Vol 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and David Lopez | 3.5/5 stars
Lumberjanes: Vol 1 by Noelle Stevenson et al | 4/5 stars
Saga Volume 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples | 5/5 stars
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell | 5/5 stars | Review

Read: 5 books | 1242 pages
Fav: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

NOVEMBER

november2018
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | 5/5 stars
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan | 4/5 stars
The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman | 4/5 stars | Review
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie | 3.5/5 stars | Review

Read: 4 books | 1544 pages
Fav: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan and The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

DECEMBER

december2018
Temeraire by Naomi Novik | 5/5 stars | Review
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig | 4/5 stars
I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell | 5/5 stars | Review
The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe | 5/5 stars
* Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | 4/5 stars
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee | 5/5 stars
* A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | 3.5/5 stars
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | 3/5 stars
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | 4.5/5 stars
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | 4/5 stars
Melmoth by Sarah Perry | 3.5/5 stars

Read: 11 books | 3144 pages
Fav: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

2018 Overall


83 books (86 in 2017) | 28777 pages (29217 in 2017)
Shortest: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories – est. 100 pages
Longest: The Count of Monte Cristo – 1276 pages

Gender: 57 by women | 15 by men | 11 co-authored
Genre: 77 fiction | 6 non-fiction
Format:  34 paperbacks | 17 audiobooks | 15 hardbacks | 10 ebooks | 6 eARCS | 1 ARC

18 re-reads
Reviews (written in 2018): 
41 out of 83 / 49% (24 out of 86 / 27% in 2018)



My Best Books of 2018


How was your reading year in 2018, and your year in general?
Did it bring you all you hoped it would or has it been a disappointment?

Most importantly… let’s look forward now: Happy New Year one and all and I hope 2019 brings all that you wish for!

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9 thoughts on “2018 | A Bookish Year In Review

    • Emma 19/01/2019 / 15:37

      Thanks Ashleigh, I love putting it together at the end of the year!

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    • Emma 19/01/2019 / 15:38

      Thank you, it’s a lot of fun to put together! Happy 2019 to you too!

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  1. Cecelia 03/01/2019 / 23:58

    What an awesome reading year!! I love the way you formatted this!

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    • Emma 19/01/2019 / 15:39

      Thank you, I enjoy putting it together like this a lot! I think I had a pretty amazing reading year so I’m hoping 2019 will carry on like that. :)

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    • Emma 19/01/2019 / 15:39

      Thanks! I’m really pleased with how many books I managed to get through!

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