Monday, 31 December 2018

Goodreads: Year in Books Meme 2018

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This is my journey in books for 2018! 
I read 23,289 pages across 90 books 


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The shortest book I read was Sea Life: Alphaprints (20 pages)
The longest book I read was Absolute Proof (553 pages)

 The most popular book I read was The Woman in the Window which was read by 210,268 other people.
 The least popular book was Tonk and the Battle of the 200 for which I was the solitary reader.


 My favourite read of 2018 was 

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  The year in books meme is hosted by Bite Into Books so head over and see her post. Why not join in and post a link to your year in books.
 Click on the title to see the review for that book

 My top 10 reads of 2018 are ( in no order)
The Lost Valley by Jennifer Scoullar
Lying and Dying by Graham Brack 
Deathly Wind by Keith Moray 
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain 
A Place to Remember by Jenn J McLeod 
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee 
The Artisan Heart by Dean Mayes 
Wild Fire by Anne Cleeves 
The Greek Escape by Karen Swan 
Birthright by  Fiona Lowe

Books that made me laugh out loud
Who Killed the Movie Star by Lily Malone 
The Book Ninja by Ali Berg 
Laugh Your Head off Forever by Various 
The Year of the Farmer by Rosalie Ham 

Books that had me on the edge of my seat
Scrublands by Chris Hammer 
Gazelle in the Shadows by Michelle Peach 
The Last Straw by Ed Duncan 
The Woman in the Window by A J Finn

Recommended Young Adult reads
You Wish by Lia Weston 
Jenna's Truth by Nadia King 
Little Gods by Jenny Ackland
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Feel Me Fall by James Morris 

Recommended Middle Grade reads
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee 
James Clyde and the Tomb of Salvation by Colm McElwain 
Kat: The Legend of Gnawbonia by Nick White 

I joined lots and lots of challenges across many Goodreads groups and found myself loosing track of what challenge in what group I was actually doing. I want to thank the awesome moderators that take the time to develop and post these fun challenges. I think I only finished a couple but my love of challenges will not diminish and I’m sure I will join more in 2019.

Thank you for all the friendships I’ve formed and all the fabulous recommendations I’ve received. Bring on 2019!!!


  1. I am shocked - I haven't read any of these books - :0

    1. There are a lot of Australian authors in there so the books are widely known

  2. You had a great year. Hope 2019 is even better.

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    1. It’s been a fun year. I’m looking forward to a bookish 2019.

  4. Looks like you had a great reading year. Way to go! May you enjoy many more awesome reads in 2019

    1. Thank you Jo. I'm looking forward to the reading year ahead.

  5. Looks like you had a good year!

  6. Wow, congratulations! 90 books is quite a lot.

    1. Thank you Karina. I have to confess, there are a few children’s books in that lot.

  7. Great list of books and authors.

  8. Ooooh, what an interesting wrap-up! I haven't logged into Goodreads in a while, I hadn't thought to check what was the most popular book I'd read - a fascinating stat to look at. Happy reading in 2019!

    1. Thanks Sheree. I think I spend too much time on Goodreads chatting when I should be reading.

  9. Wow that is a lot of pages! Congrats!

  10. Wow, 90 books, so great!! What is your new goal for 2019? :)

    Thanks for participating!

    1. It was a fun meme Esther., thanks for hosting. My goal for 2019 is 70. I like to keep it low so there is no stress on reaching it 😀

  11. Great job reading this year. I was the solitary reader of my least popular book too.

    1. Mine was a blog tour too. I don’t know what happened I think the tour company closed down.

  12. Awesome recap!! I hope you have a great 2019!