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Books Read in 2018: My Reading Recap | #amreading

Monday, January 14, 2019

Wow, I’m way behind on getting my 2018 recaps posted. My only excuse is that I’ve been so busy planning for 2019 (see here and here for more info on that process).

The Goals

My first goal was to read 60 titles (books, short stories, long-form blog, etc.). My second goal was an A-to-Z author challenge—two authors for each letter. I planned to challenge myself throughout the year—from one writing/craft book per quarter to at least four critical reading to reading books from a list of categories/genres.

Results — By the Numbers

I had a major reading slump the second half of the year, so I really had to push myself to get sixty titles in. But I just managed to do it at the literal eleventh hour.

Those 60 read titles broke down like this:
Physical Book(s): 1
eBook(s): 26
Audiobook(s): 33

Fiction: 43
Nonfiction: 17

Full-Length Books: 45
Short Stories: 15

Critical Reading: 0
Writing Craft Books: 2

Results — By the Letters

Since I got so far behind on the overall numbers toward the end of the year, I stopped worrying about the authors’ last names and just read. That’s the only way I was able to at least meet one of my challenges.

How did you do on your 2018 reading challenge?

One Comment
  1. Jane Rosebery permalink
    Monday, February 18, 2019 5:38 pm

    Wow, that’s a really, really good amount of books. I didn’t read as many as I should in 2018. I felt so guilty because I should be writing, etc etc and I found myself penciling in permission to kick back with a romance novel. My guilty conscience. Sigh.


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