Last day of the year! Crazy. Here are some pointers for the new year.
Quality over quantity.
Reading a lot is good. Taking breaks is good. Pushing your limits is good. Giving yourself a break is good.
Comparison is a thief of joy.
Other people's opinions are just that - opinions. So are your own.
Now, let's get into some stats.
I had quite a few 1 and 2 stars, but most books reside in a happy 4 star zone. Comparing to 2017, I have way less5 star books, which is both sad and good. Sad, because this reading year haven't been the greatest and good, because I am a more selective reader now.
I think it's wonderful how my shortest and longest books are by the same author. A favorite author! I am on his 9th book this year, in case you are wondering.
To be honest my average rating is surprising. I thought it was going to be much lower. I was giving 1 and 2 stars left and right it felt like.
Also, I cannot believe that only 39 people read The Grave at Storm's End - this trilogy is pretty awesome (if you are a grim dark fantasy fan)!
Both The Hunger Games and Crooked Kingdom were re-reads for me this year.
My first book of the year was by Brandon Sanderson (surprise, surprise) I actually read it on the plane. This was such a great start into Mistborn era 2 (it did kinda went downhill after that, oops)
My last book of the year would also have been by Brandon Sanderson, if I finished Elantris. But I didn't, and will not push myself to finish it just because the year is ending. I'm enjoying that book way too much. Thus my last book of the year was The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and it's a great one to finish the year off. I loved it!
So there you have it.
Here is to 2019!