That is it! 2018 is officially over!
There were new events, long working hours, traveling, books, and many changes. It was by far one of the best years in a long time and I wish 2019 would be just as good, and I will try to make it even better.
2018 was a good year for personal growth, but I completely neglected my blog and books. I barely managed to complete my GoodReads reading goal on time with a total of 51 books. (Actually, 52 as this post goes live, as I managed to power through the 1st book in the His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman!) Here you can see the full list of books I read in 2018!
My first review of 2018 and the book that turned out to be one of the few favorites this year was The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.
«…didn’t God make the fortune teller, just as He made Varya’s parents? In synagogue, Varya tries to pray, but God never seems to respond. The rishika, at least, will talk back.»
That was what Varya thought when she and her siblings finally got the courage to visit local fortune teller and found out when they were going to die. And that knowledge, whether they believed in it or not, would stay with them for the rest of their lives.
From that p…more
Captivating characters, well-planned events, and surprising twists made this book a must-read of 2018! If you don’t own a copy yet, make sure to order it right now.
What do you do when someone dies at her own welcome party? And what the day repeats itself over and over again, and you watch Evelyn Hardcastle kill herself for the thousands of times?
Aiden Bishop knows what it feels like when you are incapable of helping, watching the death approach again and again. Watching it through the eyes of 8 ..more
When you are struggling to write reviews | A few steps that will make your blogging and ‘reviewing’ life much easier!
Don’t even think that I have it all figured out when it comes to staying on top of reviewing books. No, I struggle just as much as everyone else and sometimes even more. However! Being a perfectionist and just a person who easily gets nervous when too many things start to pile up, I had to learn some tricks that would pull the weight off my shoulders and help me to power through the huge TO-DO list…more
And finally, here is the complete review of my reading year of 2018! I haven’t read as many books as I used to in the previous years, but my goal from the very beginning was 50 books, so I’m glad I was able to at least reach that.
I also noticed that I haven’t liked as many books. Maybe my reading moods were all over the place, or maybe I haven’t read that many great books in 2018, but I’m glad that I found a few favorites – especially Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman!
How was your reading and blogging in 2018? Did you find many new favorite books and authors? Let me know in the comments below!