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2018: A Book of Grace-Filled Days | Karen Beattie
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2018: A Book of Grace-Filled Days provides a concise and structured way to listen to God's voice every day of the year.
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I haven‘t posted my 2018 reading stats from goodreads, so here it is. 🤓 Not bad, considering in 2017 I only read 3 novels... #goodreads #bookstats #2018stats

tessavi 😱 so many! 11mo
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New post is up! I did a review of the books I read in 2018! There is a top 6 list. It was so hard to narrow it down but I did it! Go check it out. www.lookingglassbookshop.com

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I keep a little book shelf with the books I read through the year - at least the ones I own in paper form. This is 2018.

bg_reads What a good idea! 11mo
ephemeralwaltz Love this! 😍 11mo
BarbaraBB 😍 11mo
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readordierachel Lots of Marquez last year! 11mo
Graywacke @cbwaug a recent habit. It‘s fun. @ephemeralwaltz & @BarbaraBB 🙂 11mo
Graywacke @readordierachel I read most of his books last year. Made for a great year. 11mo
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My top 5 reads in 2018 and my favorite reading spot in 2018 — St. Lucia

@TheSpinecrackersBookClub #spinecrackersbookclub

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My four favorite books of 2018. Three with 2018 pub dates, and one backlist choice. I didn‘t have many 5-star books, but had a large list of four-star choices. As usual, I also divided my full “best of” list by my blog categories: Resist, Relax, and Learn. Check out the post for more stats, including my reading challenges. Whew! Now, I can proceed with 2019.

Full blog post at www.TheBibliophage.com

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Marina_h A Little life is heart breaking but I loved it when I read it a few years ago! I hope to read it again this year. 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Marina_h It is the very definition of heartbreaking. Enjoy your reread! 11mo
bookandcat A Little Life is my favorite book ever! And I stayed up til 2 or 3 am finishing Becoming. Have you read Shantaram? I found it sweeping and heartbreaking the way A Little Life is 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @bookandcat I read Shantaram this year also! It was really good, but not quite as much a favorite for me as A Little Life. 11mo
Marina_h @bookandcat I read Shantaram some years ago but remember it as a book I really enjoyed. It's another one I want to reread this year and a comparison to A Little Life makes me want to read it even more! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Marina_h Sounds like a good plan! 11mo
cathysaid A Little Life 💙💔💙💔. It is now imprinted on my soul. 11mo
nomadreader Becoming and The Great Believers made my list too! And the other two are on my TBR. 11mo
Graywacke Listening to Becoming now, puts me in a good mood. 11mo
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Here is a fun little picture of every book I read last year (except a couple I only got on audible). I had fun doing it. :)

... Well I was supposed to be every book but the picture is too long. 😂 So here are a few. I'll have a blog up with all of this in the next couple of days too.

MellieAntoinette Cool idea!!! 💡 💡 💡 (edited) 11mo
Weisubei That's impressive stacks! 11mo
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2018 Year in Review
I read 48 books, some of which were 100 pages or less. One was a 6 page short story. My average rating was 4 stars, with 20 books getting 5 stars. Pretty good!
I didn't think I would have as much time ro read as I did. This year, I'm going to actually try to make time for another hobby in addition to reading, so I don't expect such a high total again. I'm going to focus on the enjoyment of reading instead of the quantity.

Gezemice Congratulations! You could always add audiobooks to other hobbies :) 11mo
SleepyDragon Unfortunately, audiobooks don't work for me. I tried to read one again this year, and I tuned it out as background noise unless I was sitting perfectly still and concentrating. I have a similar problem with podcasts. 11mo
SleepyDragon @Gezemice (forgot to tag you in the above comment) 😁 11mo
Gezemice @NeesyBeth Too bad! I actually have to keep doing something while listening so it works well for me. It probably also depends on the book - it cannot be too dense or too slow. 11mo
SleepyDragon @Gezemice The last I tried was a Betty White autobiography. I chose it thinking it would maybe be like a radio or podcast interview, and was a light but interesting read. I have to go back and read it in print or ebook sometime. The few parts I remember were interesting. Lol 11mo
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Well I didn‘t hit my goal of 30 but 2 shy is not bad. I gotta say this litsy community has definitely helped get me back on track with my reading and I love it 📚❤️

Johanna414 Congratulations! That‘s more than 2 books a month- something to be proud of! 11mo
readordierachel Well done! That's nothing to sneeze at 🎉 11mo
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merelybookish Wow! Great year! 11mo
KatieCarpenter 😯great job! 11mo
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
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DivineDiana Incredible!!! How did you do this?!?! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
Suet624 You read Shantaram! I think of that book so often. 11mo
bookandcat @Suet624 so good!!!! I just got the sequel to read 11mo
Suet624 What? I had no idea@there was a sequel! 11mo
bookandcat @Suet624 it came out fairly recently! 11mo
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Hello again Darlings 🙈
•• Today‘s #bellesbookishnewyear19 prompt is “Throwback Thursday #tbt “.
So I‘ve decided to share my top 3 favs of 2018.

#TheNameoftheWind. Absolutely adored this book! 10/10!
#Mistborn. Akfbkeonf. My heart has been stolen by this one. And I‘m still not over the ending I never saw coming. 💔💘10/10
#Jackaby. It‘s a marvelous, hilarious, read. 10/10 recommend the first two in the series. ☺️

#favsof2018 #top3

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m just starting Mistborn! 11mo
TiffanyMichele @TobeyTheScavengerMonk it had me guessing and left me breathless! I will say that I wished I would‘ve waited to start the next one in the series. Respect the book hangover. 🤭 Happy Reading! I‘m sure you‘ll love it!! 🥰 11mo
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My favourite 18 in 2018. It's changed a dozen times but I genuinely loved all of these.
Favourite fiction: The Tsar of Love and Techno
Favourite non-fiction: Shapeshifters

jhod Some great ones here, my TBR will be growing! 11mo
Kalalalatja I really need to read Folk! 11mo
saresmoore So many excellent choices! 11mo
Becker I love Anthony Marra‘s writing. 11mo
BarbaraBB This means I must read The Tsar of Love and Techno! 11mo
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This was my 2018 in reading:
Fiction = 176
Non-fiction = 27
Poetry = 4
Total saved by using the library in 2018 = $2230.32
The least popular book was one of my favorites.

JoScho Well done! Libraries are the best! 11mo
KathyWheeler @JoScho They definitely are! 11mo
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My final stats for 2018...challenges, not so good, but I did make it above my Goodreads goal!

deadrabbitsbooks 👏👏👏👏👏❤️📚 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!🙌🏽🎉 11mo
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DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
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Completed 145 books for 2018. Genres pretty evenly spread out. Top reads Gentleman from Moscow, Castle of Water and Factfulness.

sprainedbrain Great stats! 11mo
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In 2018, I finished 121 books! Way higher than any year for me since I've started tracking my reading. I'm proud of myself. I completed the #booked2018 challenge and made a pretty good dent in the #ssdgmchallenge.

My #18in2018 are shown above. This was the year of amazing nonfiction for me- I can't choose between Columbine, Killers of the Flower Moon, The Indifferent Star Above, and I'll Be Gone in the Dark as my favorite for the year!

Cinfhen Fantastic year!!!! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome reads! 11mo
sprainedbrain You had a great year! 11mo
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My #readinggoals #bingo from 2018. hope to fill in some blanks in 2019! #bulletjournal

BookishMarginalia Lovely! 11mo
BookishTrish This is so cool! 11mo
Suet624 This year I want to read Dune again. 11mo
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yourfavouritemixtape Love the spread! I need to do one like this in my Bujo too! 11mo
Heideschrampf @BookishTrish @yourfavouritemixtape thank you! I found so many great reading challenges online, but none that was compatible so i just combined them into my own 11mo
zembla If you like mysteries, this one would work as a book set in the '20s: 11mo
Heideschrampf @christinamcc thanks for the tip! 11mo
greeniezona This is a great layout! 11mo
yourfavouritemixtape @Heideschrampf that‘s such a good idea. I have a hard time deciding on which one I want to participate in... (edited) 11mo
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My year in #2018 of books. I‘m really pleased that I read 209 books and 50,000 pages!
#bookstagram #goodreads #litsy #littens #year #challenge #reading #bibliophile #bookaholic #booknerd

Rachel.Rencher Wow, impressive! 👏 11mo
ju.ca.no Wow!👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
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My Year In Books! I had a goal of 52 and read 60! I'm shocked cause I had a few very bad reading slumps this year, plus started a new job. Surprised I reached my goal let along surpassed it!

This year I upped my goal to 100 😱 Porbabaly won't reach it but we'll see! I'm gonna try! What is your Goodreads 2019 reading challenge?

SheilaChew I loved reading this book! 11mo
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 11mo
MinDea @SheilaChew it was definitely one of my favorites this past year! 11mo
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sprainedbrain Good for you!!! 🥳🥳🥳 11mo
mhillis Good luck! I set mine at 120! 11mo
Reggie Good Job!!! And good luck 🍀 this year!! 11mo
Bookwormjillk Good luck this year. My goal is 100 books this year. 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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BridgetteM Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
JoScho 🥳💙🥳💙🥳 11mo
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It was a good year in books for me! I fought for a work/life/reading balance and found my groove in the second half of the year. Bring on 2019, and lots of books yet to be read! ❤️🎉📚

JoScho 🥳💙🥳💙🥳 11mo
readordierachel Nice job! 11mo
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Guess I didn‘t post my yearly summary here yesterday. Can‘t believe I only read 4 books in the first three months of this year! (The first month on the chart is 12/17). Best month was October with 27 books!

KatieCarpenter Wow!! 11mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 11mo
Elizabeth2 Awesome!! 🎉 11mo
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Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Reviewsbylola 🥳🥳🥳 that‘s amazing! 11mo
Crazeedi Congrats ! Great job!👏👏👏🎉🎉 11mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 11mo
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Part 1 of my 2018 Wrap-Up

I am very happy with my reading this past year. I read outside my comfort zone (nonfiction and graphic novels) and discovered that audiobooks do work for me.

More importantly though, I had a lot more time to read during the school week resulting in an overall happier me.

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Better late than never! I managed to read a lot of amazing books this year and hoping for another great year of reading.

Leftcoastzen Can you find this on Goodreads today? I can‘t, saw it last night but didn‘t snap a pic. 11mo
FantasyChick @Leftcoastzen I couldn't find it at all but I Googled "Goodreads Year in Books" and it brought me to it 11mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks! 11mo
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My lazy year in review. 😂😴😏

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I had a great year in books in 2018! I read some great books and bailed on books that just weren‘t for me!

Here‘s to hoping 2019 will be even better! 🎉

JPeterson Great job! 11mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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Wow I outdid myself this year! My goal was 300 but I ended up reading 320 books!

GA_Bookworm07 How did you do this or where 11mo
Bookgoil Good reads sends an email About your year in review @GA_Bookworm07 (edited) 11mo
JoScho Wow! Well done! 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳 11mo
Daisey Wow! Congratulations! 🎉 11mo
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In 2014 I set a reading challenge for 107 books a year. I read about 60. I kept the same challenge in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Never made it above 75. In 2018, I finally beat my reading challenge for the first time ever. 126 out of 107 books read! Definitely feels like the greatest accomplishment of the past four years!

Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️🍾🥂 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
sprainedbrain Awesome!! 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
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Over all a fantastic reading year for me. I read more than I have ever read. I practically doubled my usual end of the year number. It was the year of the short story, the audiobook, & the graphic novel. Each month I ended up reading:

6-10 books/novellas (with some short stories sprinkled throughout the year)
2-3 audiobooks
5-8 graphic novels.

Let's see if I can keep this momentum up as I start the new year.

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My Year In Books! 🥳 Happy New Year Everyone!

Reggie Great Job, Happy New Year!! 11mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead Wow, well done! Happy new year! 🎉 11mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
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I used to read about 15-20 books/year. Something happened to me this year, and I sort of went... crazy! And I loved every second of it!

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I was greatly surprised when I totalled my reads from 2018! I managed to read 140 books! 112 graphic novels, 4 audio books, and 24 (regular?) books. Hopefully 2019 is the year I tackle Mt TBR. Thank you for all of the reading encouragement, book suggestions, buddy reads, readathons, book swaps, traveling book clubs, and everything else that you Litsy folk have done to help each other in 2018. Lets make 2019 even better!

sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! 🎉 11mo
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My year in books. Very pleased.

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That‘s another year in the books! (Hehehe) The shortest book is wrong. I listened to it on audio. I read 4 more books than in 2017, but had fewer pages by a smidge.

Completed Challenges:
#LitsyAtoZ -26/26
#Booked2018 - 24/24
#Nonfictionchallenge2018 - 14/12 - two more than last year

Incomplete Challenges:
#MountTBR - 20/25 - still pretty happy
Series Completed/Caught Up - 4/5
#YearofChunkster (over 500 pages) - 2

batsy That's an amazing amount of books! Well done 🎉📚🎉📚 11mo
Bookzombie @batsy Thank you! 💗 Happy New Year!🎆 🎉 11mo
batsy Happy new year!! 😊🎉 11mo
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RaimeyGallant You win all the prizes! Congrats! 11mo
Reggie Way to go, my friend!! Happy New Year, Margie!!! 11mo
Bookzombie @RaimeyGallant Aww, thanks! Happy New Year! 11mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! 😁Happy New Year, sweet Reggie! 🎆 11mo
readordierachel Well done!!! 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Bookzombie @readordierachel Thank you! Happy New Year!🎆 11mo
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I love seeing my year in books on Goodreads, it‘s so satisfying! 📚📚📚 #MyYearInBooks

MrBook Wooow!!! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Cinfhen Awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 11mo
GypsyKat @MrBook @Cinfhen Thank you! I was pretty happy with how much reading I got in! 😊❤️ 11mo
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tammysue That‘s fantastic! 🙌🏻 11mo
GypsyKat @whatshesreadingnow Thanks!!! 😊❤️ 11mo
GripLitGrl 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
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This year I read 51,489 pages over 178 books. Thats an average of 140 a day! I read 297% of my GR goal. I read the most in August with 43 books (a LOT of kid books) and I read the least in December with just 6. My longest book was 827 pages (Winter) and my shortest was just 6 pages (Ouija). I read 12% from my own shelves, 60% from the library, 23% on my Kindle and 2% from friends. #YearWrapUp #HappyNewYear #2018

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I set a goal of 111 books this year. I accomplished 119 books. 119 1/2 if you consider the audiobook I'm halfway through LOL 😂 Thats okay, we'll let that one count for 2019 👍. Happy New Year, Happy Reading ! 🥂🍾🎉🎊📖📚❤️

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😆 This has been about my average rating for at least five years(2.1 to 2.2). I'm nothing if not consistent. (This may explain why I take so many days off from reading.) I know I'm a reader that is harder to please. 😏 #sorrynotsorry #yearinbooks

4thhouseontheleft When I made the spreadsheet for #booked2019 this morning and imported the data, I found your info! It actually did go through 4 or 5 times, I blame my skills in why I couldn‘t find it before. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But it‘s there now, and I deleted the duplicates. 🎉🎉 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage 11mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! Good sleuthing @4thhouseontheleft and were you able to find @Bookzombie ??? 11mo
Cinfhen By the way @VeganCleopatra you are a very discriminating reader!!! I thought I was a #StarScrooge 😂😂what was your highest rated book this year??!? 11mo
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Bookzombie @Cinfhen she did! Thank you! 11mo
VeganCleopatra @4thhouseontheleft 😆 well at least you know I kept trying! 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen #starscrooge! Lol that is what I am for sure! Despite the rating I do have many fours and fives. My favorites were The Highland Witch, In Pieces by Sally Field and The Women in the Castle. The Highland Witch was definitely my favorite. 11mo
Cinfhen Woman in the castle I own and hope to read in 2019. I will look for the 11mo
VeganCleopatra @Cinfhen 👍 hope you like them! 11mo
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These were my five-star reads in 2018. I had a LOT of four-star books, and can‘t even begin to rank all of them. I‘m also working on my traditional year-end blog post. Should post that very soon ... Jan 1 or 2!

Happy New Year all! 🎉🎉🎉

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 11mo
Cinfhen Happy new year my beautiful #RebelReader 🖤🎉😎 11mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 🎉 11mo
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Reggie Happy New Year!!! 11mo
Dragon Happy New Year 🥳 11mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year! 11mo
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 11mo
Kalalalatja Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Aww. You‘re the sweetest! 💋 How soon can we start planning the summer Philly meet up?? 😎 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kalalalatja Happy New Year to you! 🎉🎉 11mo
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One of these times I'll get to 100,000 pages. #yearinbooks

Nessavamusic Amazing! 11mo
Cinfhen Fantastic🥳🥳🥳 11mo
sprainedbrain Wow!! Good for you! 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
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Final Reading Stats for 2018!

I used my personal spreadsheet for these numbers and feel they are more accurate than Goodreads totals.

I enjoyed tracking data this year, including the sources of my books. The bright purple bars are from libraries, dark purple are borrowed from friends (including postal book clubs), and the blue are owned or free access.

Goodreads Year in Books: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018/2408113

Lmstraubie Wow! Very impressive 🙂 11mo
Daisey @Lmstraubie Thank you! 11mo
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My goal was 50 books, so I'm happy to say I surpassed that and almost tripled my previous year's results.

JoScho 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉 11mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉🥳🙌🏻 11mo
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A great year for books! Whether you read the same picture book a thousand times to a baby, or a few hefty academic things, you're here celebrating books so I say hooray! Here's to many more pages (and audiobook minutes!) in 2019!

Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏👏 11mo
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Year in review, part 2! All 86 books of the year. There were some great ones this year.

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My year in review, part 1. Super proud of getting through 86 books. Especially when one was Don Quixote!

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2017 vs. 2018 - so proud to have upped my reading this year by so much! Litsy has infinitely improved my reading quality AND quantity. I upped my number for 2019 to 70...I came so close this year that I think it‘s totally doable.

Bookzombie Great year! I think you will hit it next year! 11mo
Reviewsbylola Awesome! 🎉🎉 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
JoScho Yay! 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳 11mo
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So what book will you be starting with this year? #mbcbookishbash

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This year I read 100 books. I met this years goal of 100 and next year will be 90.

Adult 29~~Young Adult 71
Owned 80~~Borrowed 20
Standalone 53~~part of a series 47

#2018wrapup #seasonsreadings

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈📚 11mo
vkois88 Nice break down too... great job 🎉 11mo
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Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Reggie Great Job!! 11mo
Jeg Well done. 👏👏 11mo
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#2018wrapup @IheartYA
1️⃣ The Song of Achilles, A Man called Ove, Iron Gold
2️⃣ The Shack
4️⃣ 1

IheartYA 1 DNF! You rock. Thanks for playing 11mo
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Happy new year! 🥳🥂 Figured there was no time like the present to post my #yearinreview from goodreads 😉

I hope 2019 brings joy and good books to all of you and that everyone‘s having a fun New Year‘s Eve!

Crazeedi Great job!!! 11mo
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 11mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 11mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year! 🎆🎊 🎉 11mo
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Any books you failed to get to on your tbr list? #MBCBookishBash