2018 has finally come to an end. To some, it was a great year. To others (including myself), I can’t be more glad that it’s over. Now that I’m back from my hiatus, I want to recap my most favorite books I read in 2018.
Not going to lie, I was going to do a “top 18 books of 2018” but then I realized that list would consist of over half the books I’ve read… needless to say I vetoed that idea really quickly. My goal this year is to read more books.
Speaking of reading more, don’t forget to create a reading challenge on Goodreads (if that’s your thing)! New year = new goals. I’m going to try and be more active on Goodreads (and actually post reviews rather than just ratings) this year, but we’ll see what happens.
Alright. Enough chit chat. Onwards to the books!
I’ll admit it. This past couple months I’ve been slacking on posts. It’s to the point that I’ve forgotten to do a wrap-up for… I don’t even know how many months I skipped. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I did a wrap up. It’s been that long.
This month, I decided I really needed to step up my post game and made a goal to post at least once a week. Because of that, I actually have enough posts to do a wrap up!
Summer has officially started for me, and since I’m so behind on my reading schedule, I decided to make a little TBR to encourage myself to get backing into reading.
(me desperately trying to catch up to my ever-growing TBR)
Plus, I have so many books I need to catch up on that I need to force myself to start reading them or I will forever be behind.
The first month of 2018 is at it’s end and boy, am I glad it’s over. Let’s just say I had a rough start of the new year. I had to take finals, then went through the grueling process of trying to change one of my classes for the new semester. This semester I’m taking most of my hard classes so I’m struggling to keep up with everything.
All that being said, I haven’t had the time to read… (which is nothing new at this point).
Let’s just say I need a fresh start and I’m glad February is right around the corner.
The new year brings new resolutions, and that means it’s time for me to make new goals for myself. I don’t really like calling them resolutions because the definition sounds restrictive.
Just for reference, the definition I read of “resolution” on the internet was this:
a firm decision to do or not to do something
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like an ultimatum to me. It’s like I have to decide whether or not I want to proceed with a certain habit and it will be a life or death decision. In reality, it’s not that big of a deal, but it’s still rather important. That’s why I’m going to refer to my “resolutions” as “goals” instead. It sounds more achievable and more forgiving.
Folks, we finally made it! It is the New Year! Happy New Year everybody! I hope everyone is having a great first day of 2018!
2017 was an eventful year with its ups and downs, so I’m super glad that it’s finally 2018.
I hope everyone else had a wonderful 2017, and are will have an even better 2018!
My only New Year Resolution is to try new things, so I decided to make an Instagram book account! My username is @theawkwardbookblogger (wow, creative username, I know), if any of you guys want to check me out (I haven’t posted anything yet at the time I’m writing this post…). Just a warning: I’m not that great at photography, so my account will probably not be as artsy as a lot of other bookstagram-ers. In fact, I might not even consider my account to be a bookstagram, but more of a place that I talk/rant/fangirl about books. Only time will tell…
Here’s to another great year filled with reading, blogging, and community! (Can I get any cheesier? XD) Stay awesome, everyone!
Until next time….
It’s 2018, and a new year means a whole new load of books to be excited for!
I’ve decided to compile a list of my most anticipated releases of 2018 because I normally don’t do monthly anticipated releases.
(All the synopses in this point are taken directly from Goodreads.)
(There are some spoilers as some of these books are part of a series. I put spoiler warnings before their synopses and provided a drop down so the summaries are hidden unless you click on the drop down.)