2017 was my second year of trying to read more and more actively, but my first year of blogging. It's an unbelievable amount of work, but I love it, and the books and people I met through being part of the community.
This post is the second part of a three post reflection/goals/thing. The first part, my reading year in statistics, you can read here. (and you should! Who doesn't like data and stats? 😊) This one looks at my past reading year in books, not in numbers. The last part, with my reading goals, will come later this week (or so I hope).
December was a great reading month for me! I read 31 one books in 31 days and, like last December, it was my most impressive month of the year. I participated in Sapphicathon, a readathon dedicated to reading books with f/f romances. A detailed post about that will come soon, but as readathons are usually about reading many (short) books fast, that helped up my numbers a lot. In fact, I noticed during the readathon I'd read as many books as the day of the month and challenged myself to 31 books. I made it on the night of December 30 to December 31.
Gather your mistakes,
rinse them with honesty
let dry until you
can see every choice
and the regret
that you are human
and this too
is a gift.
It's new years eve and the (reading) year is over. That means it's data time! Turns out I'm a huge nerd and love gathering information and visualising it, so let's get to it 😊
Amount of books read: 112
(Thanks, goodreads! Though reading is pretty much it, actually 😂)
Tome Topple is a two-week readathon created by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. The idea is to tackle the books that might be intimidating on their own because they're so big, so all books must be over 500 pages. This round ran from November 17 to November 30, and you can find my tbr and more here.
I read The Night Circus, In the Woods, and got 45% in for All the Light We Cannot See. Which is approximately two tomes and a half! I'm calling my first ever readathon a success. Miraculously, I managed to actually finish the two books that were my top priority.
This post comes two days early because I wanted to post a readathon wrap-up separately. So maybe I'll come back and update this later if by some stroke of luck I can still finish a book tomorrow.
In comparison to October, this was pretty sad. Not because I didn't read much, but the books where much less of a success for me. Maybe because they were not as diverse as I usually try to go for? I did read two books from my Autumn TBR, which I thought was completed now, but I seem to have forgotten a book. Next month!
A quick review for a quick read. This book has a lot of things going for it. It's cute, has great rep and deals with an important topic (undocumented immigrants). The format is great and unique, and it reads fast.
This is my second time joining Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. Each week there's a prompt about which you can make a top ten, or just ten, or spin the prompt around like I did last time.
This week is Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For, which is such an awesome thing to talk about! I got pretty emotional when thinking about which books to pick and why they meant so much to me. In no particular order: