Looking Back, Looking Forward – 2017/18

As I suspected might happen, I finished 2017 without any more blog posts. I was too busy visiting friends and family, talking to my sisters, drinking hot chocolate, and thoroughly enjoying my Christmas holidays, as well as squeezing in those last few books!

So according to The List for 2017, my final count was 189 books and 16 short stories. That’s actually two fewer than 2016, which was 191 books, but I’m not that bothered about that.

I completed my three A-Z challenges, Title, First Name, and Surname.

According to my GoodReads, I read 67,937 across 206 books, which actually means there’s one item on my GR list that isn’t on my own list, but I have no idea what that might be! My GoodReads Year in Books is here.

The longest book I read was A Storm of Swords, at 1,218 pages, and the shortest was A Minor Raven Boys Holiday Drabble, at only 2 pages. On average, I read books of about 333 pages. I think GoodReads said 336, but it’s more fun to say 333.

My average book rating was 3.3, meaning that I’m quite generous really.

The book I read that most other people have read was Pride and Prejudice (shocker…), and the least popular was A Cargo of Ivories, a short story by Garth Nix.

Later this week I’m going to post with my top books from 2017, and finalise what my reading challenges for 2018 are going to be. I’ve already set my GoodReads challenge at 100 books, which I would be highly disappointed if I didn’t achieve, but I’m going to pick something else too, so that I have a goal to work towards this year. I’m going to have to look at the Modern Mrs Darcy and Popsugar challenges, as well as seeing if I can make one up myself, and come to a decision before too long!

I’ve just started a new job, so I don’t know how it’s going to affect the landscape of my life. There is a lot of space in my new office, so I could easily create a reading nook, but I don’t know how well it would go down with my bosses if I was constantly sitting on the corner devouring books instead of working. But I can hope!!




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2 responses to “Looking Back, Looking Forward – 2017/18

  1. Good luck at the new job!! And happy new yearsss 😀

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