2019 Reading goals + Stats from 2018

I already made a post reviewing my old goals from last year but I didn’t include any stats (which I love) so here is how 2018 went!

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2019 Goals:

#1 Good reads goal

I’m setting my goal to 60 for this year because last year it was 50 and I got to 63 so I can definitely do it.

#2 Review more books + Every ARC

This may be a bit too vague to accomplish but I need to write more reviews haha

#3 Finish 2 Series

For this one I am thinking Throne of glass and six of crows which I have been putting off for far too long!

#4 Read books that I already own

I have books on my shelf and my e reader that I could read, but I am always going for new books so I want to read more that I already own.


Thanks for reading 🙂 Do you guys keep reading goals?

 

 

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Reviewing my 2018 reading goals

Sooo I made a post in June about my mid-year reading goals and now I am going to see if I actually accomplished any haha

#1 goodreads reading challenge

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I am pretty proud but I finished my goodreads challenge way before December! This year I have read more books than I have ever read before and it makes me so happy 🙂

#2 Review about half of all the books I read

Oh god I really bombed this one… I used to do about three reviews a month and then it dropped down to only one. I have just been so busy but I will make it a goal for next year too.

#3 Finish a series

I did finish the raven cycle near the beginning of the year, which was a really weird series but I enjoyed the first two books. The audio book narrator had such a deep voice it was putting me to sleep haha

#4 Participate in a readathon

I actually did this one! Though I didn’t read a crazy amount I still had a fun time, I made a post about my first ever readathon so yeah

#5 Finish a book in one day

This is one of my goals because I almost never read something in one sitting. I said I wanted to read a good sized book, and I ended up reading almost all of Breaking dawn in a day this summer and that was like 700 pages sooo I count that as a win.


Thanks for reading 🙂 What goals are you guys setting for the new year?

Most Anticipated 2019 releases

Since this year is almost over, I found some books on my tbr that I am so exited for to be released!

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Crown of Feathers

I had a sister, once…
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.
I promised her the throne would not come between us.
Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.
But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.
Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.
Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, ZĂ©lie struggles to unite the maji in an OrĂŻsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of OrĂŻsha, ZĂ©lie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, ZĂ©lie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as OrĂŻsha tears itself apart.

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In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)

This is the story of a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.

When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.

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Dragon Pearl

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her.

To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

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The Weight of the Stars

Ryann Bird dreams of traveling across the stars. But a career in space isn’t an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. So Ryann becomes her circumstances and settles for acting out and skipping school to hang out with her delinquent friends.

One day she meets Alexandria: a furious loner who spurns Ryann’s offer of friendship. After a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm, the two misfits are brought together despite themselves—and Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria’s mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system.

Every night without fail, Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more . . .


Thanks for reading 🙂 what books are you exited for next year?

TTT Longest books I’ve ever read!

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Top ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and this weeks topic is The longest books I have ever read. Also the numbers in brackets are the page numbers.

  • Outlander (850)
  • Children of blood and bone (525)
  • Breaking dawn (756)
  • The invention of Hugo Cabret (533)
  • Order of the phoenix (768)
  • Deathly hallows (759)

Thank for reading 🙂 What’s the longest book you have read?

Book Haul

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This is my first book haul because I normally don’t buy a lot of books. I did buy some in August/ September and now I’m getting them in the mail so here we go 🙂

Book depository:

I am so exited about these, Especially because I was really hyped up for City of ghosts and it was only like $10 on BD!

Thrift store finds!

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You can always find Twilight books in thrift stores ALWAYS. Also I saw Eragon and thought awesome! Why not?

I won a giveaway!! from Roachie’s reviews

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I asked for Vicious because it my favourite book and I still didn’t own it! Also the specific newer cover is so awesome!!

Chapters sale!

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There was a 30% off for a sale at chapters 🙂 so I got Truthwitch!


Thanks for reading 🙂 Also sorry for my crappy pictures haha we cant all be like those amazing bookstagramers

Audio books: Pros and cons

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A while ago I did eBook pros and cons so I thought I would do the same for Audio books! I recently got into audio books so why not have a discussion about them.


Pros

  • Easier/ Relaxing

The most obvious pro is how easy and relaxing it is for you and your eyes. It can help so much if you are getting out of a slump. Also if you get migraines often Audio books can be a life saver!

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My dogs (the best example of relaxation)
  • Faster/ Less scary

For me and a lot of people, a gigantic book can be scary. Listening to the audio book can make big scary books less intimidating and you can finish them faster.

  • Enhances storytelling

Some people have voices that demand to be heard and when you find an audio book with an amazing voice it builds the whole atmosphere and world. This can make you love the story even more!

  • Sleep timer!

Boy do I love having a sleep timer on an audio book. So when I inevitably fall asleep at night it wont keep playing.

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  • Travel

This one is huge for people who have a long commute to work or school, listening to an audio book is incredibly convenient! Also If you don’t want random people talking to you on the bus the headphones help haha.

Cons

  • Easily Distracted

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Why most people find it hard to get into audio books is being distracted. I struggled with this too and I tend to listen to them slower so I don’t miss big plot points and get confused. You could also read along but that doesn’t work if you don’t have the same book just conveniently hanging around.

  • Hard to find your place

Why I love the sleep timer so much is for this exact problem. If I lose my spot I will have a hell of a time trying to find it again, especially if there is no table of contents!

  • Some voices are better than others

Along with the pro some people enhance the story, that is not all the time. Sometimes you will find a voice you just don’t like and that can be a draw back.


As you can see I could come up with a lot more pros than cons. If you haven’t given audio books a try go for it!

Some free options: you can get them downloadable from your library or get a 30 day free trial to Scribd which I did and loved (Just remember to cancel it before they charge you haha)