Not bad. Not bad at all. With roughly twelve reading days left in 2018, my goal of 365 books (Yes, a book a day) looks well within reach. Granted, roughly 25% of those books were graphic novels so purists could argue I attained a much less impressive 275 titles on the year but still – I’ll take it.
As I prepare for my annual Best Of rundown, I took a closer look at my glorious reading year and discovered…
Over half the books I read were 2018 releases.
Of the 365+ books read on the year, I rated roughly 250 titles average (mostly) to poor.
Over 100 of the books I read this year I gave a rating of good (mostly) to excellent (all of 11).
I read across all genres, but noted General Fiction was far and away my most popular reading category followed my thrillers/mystery/suspense, sci-fi, non-fiction, horror, and fantasy (in that order).
Recommendations from established sites and award nominees and winners offered an very mixed bag – a few excellent reads but a lot of unimpressive offerings and even a few shockingly bad books. Still, I suppose it beats twitter.
I’m thinking that this time around, instead of posting my annual all-encompassing countdown, I would offer up my top picks across various categories including my selections for Best of Not 2018, books I read this past year that were published prior to 2018.
Would love to hear what 2018 releases made YOUR best of list. There still may be time for me to hunt down a copy!