Goodreads 2018 reading challenge

At the beginning of this year I was still studying and working a weekendjob. I thought I had all the time in the world to read books and review them. Little did I know in a few months I would be working two jobs, one mostly at night, and I would be in the middle of graduating college!

I’ve worked as a bat monitor for six months, which means I would be looking for bats in the middle of the night. In order to be safe during those nights, you always have a partner, so I thought, I can drive with other people seeing as I don’t have a car. Unfortunately I had to drive myself with a rental car and I wasn’t sure if audiobooks would work (I usually fall asleep when listening to music and I was scared audiobooks would have the same effect on me). So while I had set my reading challenge on 50 books, I was afraid I wouldn’t make it after all.

But yay! I did make it! There were a few books that were considerably shorter than others, but they still count as books so I’m happy. So let’s look at my year in books shall we!

Ms. Marvel was recommended to me by Anniek and I absolutely loved it! I’ve been a big fan of Marvel and DC in general and love the movies. Starting comics is just a nice addition (to be fair I did real Deadpool comics before Ms. Marvel). Queen of Shadows is part of my first try at the Throne of Glass series, and I have to admit, I really like it but it’s going really slow. I’m currently at a standstill because I know the series has ended, but I don’t want it to end.

I’ve read Ready Player One so many times already, but really wanted to read it again before seeing the movie. I didn’t expect them to be só different, but as in most cases, I loved the book more and seeing as it it’s one of my favourite books, I don’t mind reading it often.

Amanda Noble #zoolife was an e-arc I received through NetGalley and I had been putting it of for a while as it was a pretty thin book and I wanteed to read some more substantial stories. I fanally caved and it was a pretty fun story!

Heartstopper is an amazing graphic novel which I absolutely loved. It is one of my favourite books this year and I’m so happy Alice Oseman is continuing the series online before hopefully publishing the rest of it. I can’t get enough of Charlie and Nick!

Below are the rest of the books I’ve read in 2018!

And the final book I read in 2018, which is such an amazing book. It pissed me off so much which is understandable given the subject of the story.

While I haven’t read as much as I wanted in 2018, I’m really pleased with the diversity in genres/types books I’ve read. I’ll talk more about my favourite books and writers in future posts! I also can’t wait to tell you what I’m planning in 2019, blogwise and my readinggoals!

See you next time,


8 thoughts on “Goodreads 2018 reading challenge

    • Michelle says:

      I had my issues with The Surface Breaks aswell, but I love dark fairytales so that was maybe a bit of an upside? The To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy was a superfast loveydovey read for me. I honestly needed it in between the heavier reads :’) But I can understand why they would be meh reads!

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      • Catarina @ Pages & Plots says:

        The dark part was definitely the best one. I just didn’t like how it was “sold” as a feminist retelling when it was more about girls being oppressed by the patriarchy and not doing much to fight it imo.
        I think I didn’t enjoy the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy that much because I watched the movie first and LOVED IT. To the point where the books weren’t as good, at least to me.


    • Michelle says:

      Thank you! This year I just have my full time job so I think I can manage 52 books easy. At least now I don’t have to work in the middle of the night for months at a time :’)

      And yes Heartstopper is amazing! Alice Oseman selfpublished the book first but I think it’ll be out ‘normally’ in a few days! But you can check online first and see if you like it 🙂


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