A short and snappy year-end reading wrap-up!
My reading stats
I read and reviewed 44 books in 2018 (40 fiction, 4 non-fiction) and we featured another 20 titles.
Of the 44 titles we reviewed, 35 were published in 2018. That means a big tick for my New Release Challenge 2018 target level of New Release Pro (31-60 titles).
Of the 44 total titles we reviewed, 20 were written by Aussie Authors – 11 female, 9 male. So another big tick for my Miles target level of 6 books in the 2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge, and since the titles spanned 3+ genre and 4+ books whose authors were new to me, I easily exceeded my Kangaroo Target in the Aussie Author Challenge 2018.
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My Best Books of 2018
My top twelve reads this year are shown in no particular order below. Click the book covers to read reviews.
2019 Reading Resolutions
I will, of course, be continuing my support of Aussie Authors by participating in our own Aussie Author Challenge 2019 (for its 10th year!) at the Kangaroo level and the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2019 (Miles level).
I also aim to read more diversely in respect to genre in 2019, and to help me do that am signing up to:
- the 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (Victorian Reader – 5 books),
- the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge (Amateur Sleuth – 5-15 books), and
- the SpaceTime Reading Challenge (Planet Hopper – 5 books).
For me, reading challenge participation is not just about influencing my reading list, it is also about gaining exposure to the work of bloggers that I might not otherwise come across.
What was your favourite read of 2018?
Have you made any reading resolutions for 2019? Will you be participating in any of these challenges?