Happy New Year! Here’s a quick rundown of all the stories I loved from the past year. These are the books that really made an impact on my 2018. I hope you don’t mind that I wasn’t able to shorten it to just 5 or 10. I read more than a 100 and this is the most I’ve read in a year since I started tracking my books. Believe me when I say I read a lot of awesome stuff and I think that is also what kept me going. Towards the end, I also added my reading stats from my favorite bookish app–Goodreads!
Please note that I did not include my rereads in the lists 😅
Top 10 (in no particular order)
Top Graphic Novels
New favorite authors
So there! 2018 was truly an epic and record-breaking year for reading ✨ I really believe that a huge part of it is because I started a bookstagram account and the community has been so engaging and welcoming and they continue to motivate me everyday. I also joined a book club and some blog tours–generally got more active not just in reading but with interacting and connecting with people with the same passion as I do.
I also feel more confident in doing book reviews now. I know I still need to practice more, but blogging and bookstagramming really made me comfortable with my own voice. Though I am not a literary critic, I know that my opinion matters, and somehow this realization makes my reading experience even more pleasant because finally I’m not just reading and then forgetting, but I actually have a platform to reflect my thoughts into. 💖
Looking forward to another bookish year this 2019! 🎆🎉