Hey everyone! It’s been quite a while since I last posted. You know, life and whatnot gets in the way sometimes unfortunately.
I was tagged by the always amazing Aurora! Thank you so much for the opportunity to do this tag 🙂 This tag seems perfect because I really didn’t do much a wrap-up for 2018 and this will help me reflect at reading and blogging from last year.
1. The longest book you read this year and the book that took you the longest to finish.
On a Sunbeam – 544 pages. Even for a graphic novel that’s pretty hefty.
The Unexpected Everything – August 15-September 22.
2. A book you read in 2018 that was outside your comfort zone.
This novel is told in verse and I didn’t expect to really enjoy or understand it but this became a favorite read. I highly recommend this story. But beware of triggering content such as sexual assault; depression; abuse.
3. How many books did you re-read in 2018?
I don’t typically re-read books but I do reread manga. I also didn’t keep track of them this year on Goodreads. So here’s a few volumes of manga I re-read randomly throughout the year.
4. Favorite re-read of 2018
The same answers above. I enjoy all of four of these manga series for different reasons.
5. A book you read for the first time in 2018 that you look forward to re-reading in the future.
SOOOO MANY but I’ll share just a few because I think contemporaries are the easiest kinds of books for me to re-read.
6. Favorite single short story or novella that you read in 2018.
I don’t think this honestly counts but since I didn’t read any short stories or novellas I’ll use this as my answer because it was the shortest book I read this year at 96 pages.
7. Mass Appeal: A book you liked and would recommend to a wide variety of readers.
I think I chose Sadie because I’ve seen it on many other bloggers’ favorites/wrap-up lists. For a good reason this is book that deserves to be read. It may not be for everyone because of the content in it and its a rough read but I think its one that a wide variety of readers could get into.
8. Specialized Appeal: A book you liked but would be hesitant to recommend to just anyone.
While I enjoyed the slow-pacing and the gothic romance, I don’t think that this is a book for everyone.
9. Reflect on your year as a bookish content creator (goals met, good/bad memories, favorite videos blog posts you made, etc).
2018 was my best year for blogging. I gained more amazing followers and I learned so much more about blogging. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for me.
I enjoyed making my Favorite Blog Posts of the Month posts. Those really reflected the amazing content of other book bloggers and the support in the bookish community is incredible. The weekly memes such as Top Ten Tuesday, Top 5 Tuesday, and Top 5 Wednesday are always fun for me.
While I do have a majority of good memories I do think I should share some of my shortcomings. I definitely had some reading and blogging slumps throughout 2018 and I hope I can at least improve on my activity in 2019.