A new year has begun which means that I once again get to play around with pretty maps and charts in an effort to illustrate my 2018 reading.
In total I finished 118 books in 2018 (99 in 2017), 57% of them written by women. Books by authors from UK (46), US (17) and Sweden (16) dominated my reading but I managed to read books written by authors from 27 countries (21 in 2017) which I am really happy about. I am especially pleased that reading books from a variety of countries has gone from feeling like an obligation to being something I really enjoy. Overall I have had an excellent reading year with plenty of reading time and have discovered several excellent new authors and novels.
As I read much more than I review, many excellent reads have gone unmentioned on this blog, but I don’t want them to be completely forgotten. So here comes some honourable mentions from my 2018 reading. Links to the blogger who recommended them where applicable.
- Purple hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Last Summer by Ricarda Huch
- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
- Kastaniealleen by Dea Trier Mørch (no English translation)
These are all highly recommended reads!
I have also gotten much better at blogging this year and the number of blog posts I have written in 2018 (36) is more than double the amount I wrote in 2017 (16).
Most visited blog posts in 2018
I started this blog so I could discuss books with other book lovers and make some blogging friends. I am very happy with how that has worked out. I am grateful every time any of you take the time to read, comment and like my posts! Happy reading year everyone!