I started the year with a symbolic goal of 1 book, because I thought I was maybe putting too much pressure on myself. And then I ended up reading even more than in 2018, which motivated me to set a goal after all.
In 2018, my goal was 365 books (one book a day), and since I read more this year, I set my goal to 400 books. I’m well on my way to reaching that goal – I’m almost 40 books ahead of schedule at this moment.
So far, I’ve read 348 books, and 103,563 pages.
Longest and shortest
The longest book I’ve read so far is Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Which, yes, it was a project. I originally wanted to read 12 classics this year, but I’ve only read this one at the start of the year.
The shortest book I’ve read is Sunshine, Sadness and Other Floridian Effects by Shelby Eileen, which is a poetry chapbook that you can download for free (or for as much as you want to pay for it) here!
Favourite and least favourite
My favourite book of the year is still Red, White and Royal Blue, which I’ve read three times so far. You can read my review here!
My least favourite book is probably All the Better Part of Me. You can read my Goodreads review here.
Favourite Books of July-September
In this last quarter, I’ve definitely read a few more new favourites though, so I’ll list some of my favourites:
- Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker – Mooncakes (review)
- TJ Klune – Wolfsong (review)
- Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo (review)
- Abdi Nazemian – Like a Love Story (review)
- Robin Talley – Pulp (review)
Most Anticipated Releases of October-December
My most anticipated releases for the last quarter of the year are:
- TJ Klune – Heartsong
- Leigh Bardugo – Ninth House
- Lisa Jenn Bigelow – Hazel’s Theory of Evolution
- Erin Morgenstern – The Starless Sea
- Neal Shusterman – The Toll
How is your reading challenge going?