Happy last days of 2018, friends! What a whirlwind year it has been for the Bingleys! So much so, that I feel like it was the fastest year to date! I’m guessing it felt so fast because we had so much going on. Here are some highlights:
1. We traveled to 3 different countries this year – England, Ireland, and Colombia. 🏴 🇮🇪 🇨🇴 And many other places within the US like Austin, Texas
2. We started visiting North Carolina State Parks, and so far have been to 8 different parks, some of them multiple times!
3. We went camping for the first time…and many other times as well! (We’ve camped in 5 states total now!).
4. We’ve increased the amount of adventure in our life (thanks to Ernie!).
5. We survived Hurricane Florence. Sure we’ve lived through many hurricanes before, but this one was definitely on another level.
Now, on the blog front it has been quite a busy year…
Let’s see a summary, shall we?
~ Posts ~
- Total # of Blog Posts for 2018 – 179 (5 more than last year!) 😃
- Total # of Reviews Posted in 2018 – 64 (1 less than last year!) 🙁
- Total # of Different Authors Read in 2018 – 70 (26 for the first time!) 🤗
- Total # of Author Features in 2018 – 50 (8 more than last year!) 😮
Reading Challenges – 2
- Goal: 70 books
- Final Progress: 70 books! Just made it! 😉
- Goal: 18 books
- Final Progress: 7 books. 🙁 Not event close. I’m sad to say I could not keep up with this challenge this year. And even though I loved taking part in this challenge these past years and I adore the group of readers that lend motivation and support in this group (Sophia Rose does such a wonderful job organizing and running it!), I think I need to step back and take a break for now (I really wasn’t around much this past year!) However, I still hope to read books from my ever-growing TBR pile though!
~ Overall Reading Breakdowns ~
Almost one non-Austenesque book per month, I like it. I might try to do similar for next year. :🤔
This year 82% of my Jane Austen reads were Pride and Prejudice related, compared to 70% last year. I was all about some D&E in 2018! I am sad to see how I neglected poor Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion though! 😧
I’m always reading more variations than anything else, but this year I definitely read more modern adaptations and sequels than I normally do, so variations were only 31% of my reading consumption! 👍🏼
I like that over 1/3 of my reads were 5 star reads and that above 85% of them were 4 stars and above. 🙌🏼
Here is a new chart I made for this year! Thought it would be fun to see what the publication years were for all my reads! I’m not surprised to see the majority was 2017!! I’m always trying to catch up! LOL! 😜
Another new chart for me this year. Here is a breakdown of average ratings for each classification of book/genre I read. I have the highest totals for Anthologies and Nonfiction/Reference. My overall review average is 4.39. 😊
What about you?
What exciting events took place in your 2018?
What reading trends did you have?