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A Year In Review: 2018

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. Today’s post is going to be a recap of all the books I read in 2018. Goodreads has a feature called “my year in books” which I thought was really fun, so I thought I’d show you what my reading year consisted of! If you’d like to add me on Goodreads, you can find me here. So, here goes…



My Goodreads Reading Challenge.

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So unfortunately I didn’t hit my reading goal for 2018. But I’m trying to tell myself that it’s okay considering everything that’s gone on this year.

I spent the first half of 2018 in my final year of university, studying English Literature and Creative Writing. It was really tough going. The workload was huge, and I had so much to do all of the time! I wasn’t required to read as many books for my course, instead I had a lengthy independent dissertation to complete. I graduated in July, and was over the moon with my achievement.

Unlike the majority of people that I graduated with, I actually started working full-time immediately after graduating. That was really tough at first too. I moved out of my parents’ house and into my own flat, and had to get used to working 9-5 every day with very little free time for reading. I was quite lax with reading whilst I got used to work, often being too tired or lacking motivation to read in the evenings. But I started to get used to things after a couple of months and made more of an effort with my reading.

And to top things off, I pretty much spent almost the entirety of December very ill. I got better in time for Christmas, luckily, but the rest of the month I was bed-bound and unable to do anything, including reading. When I finally got better, I wanted to focus on spending Christmas with my family and overall just having a good time, so I didn’t do much reading then either. I had a very long, unintentional break from reading – but in a way, I think it’s a good thing. I’m so much more excited to read now in 2019!

This year, I have lowered my Goodreads target to 60 books. I think this is a much more realistic goal for me, considering all the changes that have happened recently. I really hope to beat this target! This year I hope to spend much more time blogging and put more effort into my blog posts. Thanks so much to all of you who continue to read my blog – your support means so much to me and it keeps me going.



Some Goodreads Stats…

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A Recap Of All The Books I Read In 2018.



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Happy reading 🙂

2 thoughts on “A Year In Review: 2018

  1. Congrats on graduating and getting straight into work, that’s fantastic – but does take some adjustment. I hope you’re feeling better now and glad you were able to enjoy Christmas. Good luck with the challenge this year.

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