The Weekend Wrap-Up

It’s YA Year in Review 2018

Squeee!! My first full year as a Book Blogger! I started this blog at the end of 2017, and it’s been so great to be a part of this bookish community! I am so thankful to everyone who stuck with me when my blog was dead for months at a time!! Yes, keeping a blog is WORK – but it’s like doing anything creative. It’s work that helps me recharge! Keeping this blog helps me stay grounded and connected in my life, so my biggest goal for 2019 is keeping consistent with it! Bullet Journaling has helped me a lot with that! Great for tracking book releases and blog posts!

What do we want?!: TO STAY INSIDE AND READ MORE!
When do we want it?!: STOP ASKING ME QUESTIONS, I’M READING.

So quick recap! Did I meet my GoodReads goal? NO! Did I read more books than last year? YES! Would I reach my goal if I could include all the fanfiction I read? DEFINITELY

I had a rough year, what with losing my job and all, but I feel more focused and energized than I have in a long time. I’m ending the year happy, healthy, and excited for 2019!!! I have some really fun posts planned and IT’S GONNA BE A GREAT YEAR! FULL OF BOOKS AND LOVE AND SHOUTING ABOUT FICTIONAL HOTTIES SO GET READY.

Favorite Books 

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Light Years by Kass Morgan
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The Disasters by M.K. England
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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
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Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
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Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
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Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Book Stats

I read 23,505 pages across 60 books

Shortest Book: The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace (156 pages)

Longest Book: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas (992 pages)

Biggest Disappointment: I hesitate to call them disappointments, but probably Defy The Stars which I did NOT like. You can find my full review of that HERE, but basically the book did not live up to the gorgeous cover! And I guess I’m disappointed with Seafire. I haven’t finished it yet, it’s just not what I thought it was going to be like so it’s taking me longer to get into it than I hoped.

Favorite Audiobook Narrators: It’s a tie between Marisa Calin, who did the Daughter of the Pirate King duology, and James Marsters aka SPIKE who did Queen of Air and Darkness and quite frankly it iS OVER STIMULATING. HE’S SO EXTREMELY SENSUAL.

Favorite Posts I Wrote

Favorite Bloggers

Goals for 2019

  • Find a job in publishing
  • Get my manuscript ready for querying
  • Read 100 Books
  • Mix in more “Underrated” books. Looking at my lists it’s mostly popular books everyone is talking about (and for good reason), but I’d like to find more hidden gems!
  • Post at least 5 times a month – no more unplanned hiatuses!
  • Make more Book Blogger friends!!!!
And that wraps up 2018!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY CHILI BABIES!
(actual footage of me later tonight. wishing i’d never left my house. we should nEVER. LEAVE. OUR. HOUSES. PAJAMA SETS FOREVER!)

Talk to Me!
What were your Best/Worst Books of 2018?!

3 thoughts on “It’s YA Year in Review 2018”

  1. Looks like you had a great reading year! I also (sadly) did not complete my reading challenge off by two books (SIGH) but hey we both have next year to improve (or lower our goals which I’ve been considering lol)! Kingdom of Ash was a crazy book that I both loved and had some issues with. In fact SJM Throne of Glass series swept me up for the better part of the year but I loved her ACOTAR series best! The Cruel Prince was amazing and I hope to read Daughter of a Pirate King this year. Great post and happy reading 🙂

    1. Two books is so close, so I’m gonna count that as a win for you! Cannot WAIT for The Wicked King next week! I’m bouncing around I can’t contain the sheer STRESS of what that book is gonna do to me 😂😂😂

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