Sooooo… it’s 2018! Personally, I don’t care whether it’s 2017 or 2018. It’s still the same. No difference whatsoever. The only exception is that my goodreads reading challenge has started again.
I’m here to do my reading wrap-up for 2017 and share some of the reading goals I want to achieve this year.
At the beginning of 2017 I set my challenge at 30 books and by June I had already accomplished it! So I set it again for 50 and I managed to read 55!
I’m quite happy about that and Booktube has motivated me so much to read and talk more about literature.
Here you can see all the stats for my 2017 reading challenge!
The second part of the year was amazing! I read some of my favourite books, both fiction and non-fiction.
I read 3 autobiographies, 5 Shakespeare plays, 2 Stephen King’s HUGE novels, 3 Harry Potter books, 3 collections of poetry, 1 Canadian, 1 russian, 1 american, 1 german and 6 british literature Classics, 3 books about US politics, 2 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie essays and a ton of contemporary literature.
Frankly I’m quite impressed. Forgive me for being a bit smug but I am proud of my list.
There are still books I wasted my time on, books I read just because I had them on my digital shelf and some books I’ve read two times because of university!
For my 2018 goals, I want to read something that has meaning. Not just the first book whose cover I fancy.
For the first part of the year, I didn’t have goals or interests. I just wanted to get back into reading. But from June to December, I read books I was genuinely interested in. I’ll try to keep that up in 2018 and DNF those books I don’t like. (and yet the first book I finished in 2018 was a horrendous, stupid and idiotic chick-lit I will be removing from my memory).
Aside from that, in 2018 I’d like to read more feminist related books: essays, poetry, collections of short stories and more.
I’d like to read more books about US politics (I have my eyes on a newly released book about collusion with the russians and I’m trying to get my mom to buy it for me).
Something else I’d like to read are books with strong female protagonist, books about mental health, about racism and sexism and about characters that are different from me.
To be specific, there are a 5 books I’m looking forward to:
Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Living History”
Luke Harding, “Collusion. How Russia Helped Trump Win The Election.”
All of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s publications
Ian McEwan, “Atonement”
Julia Baird, “Victoria: The Queen: An Intimated Biography of the Woman who Ruled an Empire”
Let me know what books you’ve loved this year and if you have any recommendation!