2018: A Bookish Year in Review


2018 was a good year for reading!

(My top 9 bookstagram posts from the year are pictured above!)

Lots of diversity (thanks to my goal to focus primarily on books written by women and people of color), lots of 5-star reviews (and a few duds, as per usual), lots of library snags and book sale grabs, lots of fun fiction and meaningful memoirs and impactful nonfiction, and just a lot of goodness overall.

Thanks to the fun stats shared by Goodreads, here’s a look at my bookish 2018:

Goodreads reading challenge:

My goal was 150 books total, with 100 of them being by women and people of color.

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Rachel has completed her goal of reading 150 books in 2018!

Total books read: 152

Total books by women and people of color: 124

Total pages read:


Longest book I read:

The Bible // 1,088 pages, 5 stars

Shortest book I read:

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence // 42 pages, 5 stars

Average book length:

290 pages

The first book I read:

A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley, 3 stars

The last book I read:

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

The childhood favorites I re-read:

The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 4 stars

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, 5 stars

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, 3 stars

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Bookstagram stats:

Started 2018 with 2,000 followers. Ended 2018 with 5,376 followers.

Posted 185 times on Instagram.

Had several book sales!