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.
Total books read: 152
Total books by women and people of color: 124
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 12 best books I read:
The books I want to read again:
You should know this is HIGH PRAISE since I basically NEVER re-read books!
How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here by Jonathan Martin
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You by Shannan Martin
The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves by Curt Thompson
Started 2018 with 2,000 followers. Ended 2018 with 5,376 followers.
Posted 185 times on Instagram.
Had several book sales!