#BestBooksof2018: Day 31. Goodreads Challenge and My year in Books!

Hi dear friends,

First of all today I want to wish you a Happy New Year!

This is the last post of our daily challenge: the best books of 2018.

It is time to look into the rearview mirror and look at our Goodreads Challenge. Time also to look back at our reading year!

Was it good or bad?

How many books? How many pages? What was your average rating? Etc.

Let’s dive in!

What was my challenge and did I succeed?

Yes! I read 18% more books than planned.

Will I amp up my challenge next year? No as I don’t want to put unnecesary pressure. Before blogging I read around 250 books a year but now blogging is time consuming. I don’t only read but I write and create graphics. And take picture. And spend time on social media. And blog hop. And …. you get the gist of it!

How many pages did I read?

I thought Queen of Air and Darkness was the longest but no, it was the fabulous Kingdom of Ash!

My average rating was 4,5 stars.

Either I am a generous rater either I choose my reads wisely. As I rate with my heart I’d say I rate wisely…

Now for the most popular book read and the least popular…

And to give you an idea of my books, ratings and genres (now take magnifying glasses maybe….)

Maybe the first books I reviewed in 2018

And the last ones …

That’s it! Now do tell me how was your reading year?

Thanks for reading!



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35 Replies to “#BestBooksof2018: Day 31. Goodreads Challenge and My year in Books!”

  1. Wowowowow. You had such a great bookish year. Unfortunately, I did not even cross 50 this year *sobs in a corner*. Anyhooo, hope 2019 surprises you as well.
    Btw, haaaaappy new year! <3

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hi Poulami! What a nice surprise!! I hope you feel better and that 2019 will be good to you <3

  2. Congrats on finishing!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thanks Janine!

  3. You had a great reading year and congratulations on finishing your goodreads challenge! I read 44,386 pages across 128 books. KOA was my longest read too! I hope you have a wonderful 2019! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Raven! I hope 2019 is good for you too! And 128 books! Congrats!

  4. I know you read A LOT, but this just tells me how much you read. And like, wow. I feel like I’m left behind, in your wake. Ha! Ha! Seriously, congrats on a great reading year.

    All the best for 2019!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Alexandra! Commute is helping with my reads LOL

  5. 250!!! Wow! You need to share the secret of reading that much. I actually read less books before blogging than i managed to read now and i’m still not sure how this happened. It defies logic 😀

    It’s nice to see you read so many awesome books with 5 stars <3 You chose wisely! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Norrie I was always reading when I had a spare moment LOL

  6. Congratulations on a fabulous reading year, Sophie!! Here’s to another great year ahead of us!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Trisy! To you too!

  7. Wow, 250 a year! I agree though, blogging is time consuming and I think after 2013? 2012? I went down to 50 books a year. I’m amping it up 100 this year, though… because my internship has been doing some good with my reading and I think I’m ready to aim for 100. My average rating is 3.4 though… not bad, though when I add those reviews it’ll probably average to be a lot less since wow, that final stretch of 2018 was bad book after bad book after bad book.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Wishing you luck with amping your challenge Sophia!

  8. Way to go with beating your GoodReads challenge! Kingdom of Ash is a beast of a book! And an average rating of 4.5 is amazing! That makes for a whole lot of great reads.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Tanya and yes!

  9. My average rating was 4.1 which wasn’t terrible. I have this badddd habit that if I see a book I want on other blogs and they are only getting 3s I usually will stay far away from it. But, that isn’t always true for a book, you can think it’s a 3 and I think it’s a 5. I have to try to be better at this, this year read it anyway. HNY to you and the family!

    You did awesome for the Challenge!


    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Mary!!! happy New Year to you too 😉

  10. An average rating of 4.5 stars? You must have had a stellar year. Happy New Year, Sophie! I hope this year brings you many more amazing books.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Alicia and yes it was a great reading year!

  11. I’m a little scared to look at my average rating for this year. It was a great reading year, though! Happy New Year!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Jennifer!

  12. Looks like a smashing success for your challenge. Congratulations. I’m trying to decide what to set my challenge at for 2019. I’m going to keep it the same I think. Less stress that way:) Have a safe and Happy New Year, Sophie!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Laura! I hope your 2019 was good 😉

  13. Haha, I wish my average rating was so high! I need to make better book choices 😀 Anyway, happy new year!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Mogsy and fingers crossed for you bettering your choices LOL

  14. Wow, looks like you had a pretty fabulous reading year. Hope 2019 is just as good for you. Happy New Year!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Suzanne! Happy 2019 to you too!

  15. Way to smash your GR challenge! It’s always great when you can surpass your goal. I think this is the first year my longest book wasn’t an SJM book (I have yet to read KoA). I hope you have a lovely new year!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sam!

  16. I read 47,851 pages across 138 books. Shortest book I read was Biker Baby and longest was Winter. My first review of the year was funnily enough Transcendence which I was planning to read next.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      WOW Jamsu I am impressed!!!

  17. Congrats on the stats and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Caro!!!

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