2019 Wrap-Up

One of my favourite New Year’s activities is introspection. Now that 2019 is officially in the books, it’s time to review and reflect on a year full of personal changes, the start of book-nook, this blog and my instagram account (@heathers.book.nook).

2019 was the start of a refocusing from being fully and completely occupied with my roles of mother and professional to finally having some time to carve out for my dormant creative side. I got back in to reading in a serious way mid-summer / early September with the discovery of “goodreads”. I set and destroyed 3 different goodreads goals (12, 20 and 30 books for that period). I got seriously into watching booktube videos and decided that I wanted to be an actual part of the book community. I’m not one to actually put myself on video (yet), but I started out with this blog, secured my own URL and started a book instragram account.

Before diving into my year-end stats, a few comments about December…

December Review

By the numbers…
Total Books Read – 15
Total Books Finished – 13
DNF – 0
To be Continued in January – 2
Total Pages Read – 3846
Average Pages Per Day – 124

Still haven’t done my audiobook experience post, but fingers crossed for January. This month I read 3 hardcovers, 4 e-Books and 6 audio books. I will skip the reviews for each book from December to keep the length of this post in check, but some are part of a series that will be touched upon later or get their own review. So on to the year-end…

Year-End 2019

Keeping in mind, that I didn’t start tracking any statistics until September, so while there may have been a little bit of sporadic reading before then, it wasn’t documented and not included in these stats.

By the numbers…
Total Books Finished – 32
Total Pages Read – 12,291
Average Pages / Book – 384
Average Length of Time to Read a Book – 11.6 days
Average Pages / Day – 100

Ratings

5-Star Reads (4): Clockwork Angel, The Raven Boys, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Book Thief
4-Star Reads (10): Kingdom of Ash, Captivated By You, Rosemary’s Baby, Clockwork Princess, Roar, Carve the Mark, Get Your Sh*t Together, Talking as Fast as I Can, The Fates Divide, Skipping Christmas
3-Star Reads (12): Bared to You, Reflected in You, Entwined With You, The Turn of the Key, Sharp Objects, Blame, Clockwork Prince, I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, Irresistible, Wonder, I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, Christmas Shopaholic
2-Star Reads (6): The Guardian, One With You, Zen-Sational Living, The Identicals, The Hate U Give, The Three Beths