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bookish 2018: my year in books

bookish 2018: my year in books

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In 2018, I challenged myself to finish 25 books. Looking back over the year, I found some true gems. In total, I ended up reading 28 books.

This year, I hope to push myself a little further but before I get into the new book goodness, let’s look at some interesting statistics about the books I read in 2018.

Because I’d love to make Rory Gilmore proud.

Fewest books completed in one month: 0 books (February)
Most books completed in one month: 6 books (July)
Mean number of books per month: 2.5 books
Number of months I fell below mean: 4 months
Number of months I was above mean: 8 months

Books by Category


Shortest book: 226 pages
Longest book: 699 pages
Average length: 396 pages
Total number of pages read: 11,094

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My favorite standalone novel: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (my review, buy)
My favorite series:
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (buy)
My least favorite book:
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill (buy)
Honorable Mention: Still Me by Jojo Moyes (buy)

It was so fun to review all my reads for year and geek out on some reading statistics. What did you read in 2018? What are your reading plans for 2019?

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