I know it's a little past half year mark (not a little, but still) so I decided to take a look at my reading stats this year, and compare it to the previous year.
All stats are taken from my Goodreads which I think is a very cool option that GR has.
So far I am almost exactly 10,000 words behind from my 2017 word count. And I still have 4 months to go, so I'm pretty sure I will beat it.
This one is so interesting! I only gave 5 stars to 10 books in 2018, and 3 of them were re-reads! I have either become very cynical, or I have just been reading a lot of duds this year. I'm pretty sure it's the combo of two.
My most popular rating is still a 4 stars for both years.
In 2017 I haven't given a single 1 star, which changed in 2018! I guess I was nicer in 2017, lol. In 2018 I gave 7 books 1 star rating! Savage!
The largest book I've read so far was The Black Witch with a count of 608 pages.
Surprisingly most of my books are e-books so far! That just proves how much into NetGalley I've been! It's also proven by the fact that half of my books were either NetGalley or ARC's from publishers! Maybe that's why I had so many duds this year? Because I haven't been choosing my ARC's properly?
My let-downs also comprise a bigger percentage than my favorites, which is also kinda sad.
Fantasy is a prevalent genre, but other genres beat it so far. Since I experimented a lot with my book genres this year, but I will remedy that with the rest of 2018 reads.
I've also read 3 classics this year (all of which I really enjoyed!) , so I'm surprised they aren't showing up on the chart.
The largest book I read in 2017 was Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, which was also a re-read for me.
2017 was such a happy year - look how many favorites! Look how much fantasy I've read! Ahhhhhh, I sincerely hope that 2018 gets better reading wise for me.
But I also had quite a few let-downs in 2017 as well.
And contrary to 2018 I barely read any ARC's and e-books in 2017, and I don't know if it's good or bad, I guess it all really depends on the book.
The rest of the year reading plans:
I will make a more detailed post about my rest of the year TBR, but for now here is an overview.
I am planning to devote the rest of the year mostly to reading epic fantasy. I have many series I am planning to start, and one series that I am planning to re-read.I also have few ya fantasy books that I might also give a chance if I have time.
I'd also love to read at least one more classic in 2018, I already read 3 this year so I'm quite proud.
There are also a couple of new releases that I am excited for and hoping to squeeze them in as well. One of them being The Dry by Neil Shusterman - so ready for that one!
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