Hello. Thanks for being with me on these reading wrap-ups every Saturday. This week's books will be on next Saturday's post. For today, I'd like to go over all the books I read last year. No, not individually. 95 books and reviews would be a mega-long post and I won't do that to you. This is just a sort of wrap up of the wrap ups.
Like I said, I read 95 books last year. Which is 25 more than my goal at the start of 2018. I expected it to be a much harder year to read, especially since I started with that monster - Shogun.
I read widely this year. Here's the breakdown by genre:
Romantic Suspense - 6
Thriller - 8
Hard-boiled Crime - 9
Romance - 7
Mystery - 18
Suspense - 7
Urban Fantasy - 10
Non-fiction - 4
Science Fiction - 6
Paranormal Romance - 7
Fantasy - 8
Horror - 3
MG - 1
Epic Historical Adventure - 1
If you put all the crime based novels together, that's obviously where I did the most reading. 48 there. Then if you put all the SF/F books together, that's another 35. And there you see the basis for what I write. Tada. But I like to read anything that draws my interest and I like to mix it up a bit. If you look at my 2018 - Books Read post, you'll see I rarely read the same genre twice in a row.
I surpassed my goal of reading one 'new to me, underappreciated' book a month. I did 17 of those before year's end. That was fun. I'll do the one a month thing again this year, and I've promised myself I'll also read at least 6 'underappreciated book twos' of the series I enjoyed the first books of.
Going back over the wrap-ups, it looks like I DNF'd 24 books last year, but I didn't start keeping track of those until partway through the year.
All in all, I think I read some really awesome books this year, though.
And that's that. Here's to a good reading year for us all.
Was 2018 a good reading year for you? What's your most-read genre? What are your reading goals for 2019?