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Yearly Bookish Goals Review – 2018

Earlier this year I did a goal post for 2018, and this is my review of those goals for 2018.

In short, these were my goals for 2018:


Complete BookRiot’s ReadHarder Challange 2018

Read 60 books

Read more than 18,000 pages (not including audiobooks)

Finish more series 


Read Harder Challenge 2018: Success!! I managed it just by finishing the last book on New Year’s Eve! I feel a tradition coming on as I did the same thing last year – finish the last book on New Year’s Eve. I did a full summary review post here or all the books and all the prompts. It was a lot of fun, but I did end up reading whatever I wanted and later figure out if any of those books fitter the challenge instead of finding a book specifically for that challenge. Though, In Cold Blood and a few others were picked specifically for the challenge.

Read 60 Books: Smashed it! This was my GoodReads challenge this year and I reached 60 books in August 😱 over the last three years I have only read around 40 books. So for 2018, I thought I would challenge myself with 60 books thinking it would be a stretch. Then I started my book blog and my reading has gone throught the roof. I’ve ended 2018 by reading 111 books! I love this challenge and I will definitely continue with it into 2019.

2018 GoodReads goal.png

Read more than 18,000 pages: This challenge was part of the GoodReads challenge just to make sure I didn’t pick the smallest books just to fulfil the 60 books goal. I shouldn’t have worried and I don’t see the need for both of these challenges together. I will not continue with this challenge in 2019.

2018 GoodReads pages .png

Finish more series: I had this as a challenge for 2018 because I tend to pick up the first book in the series and not continuing even though I loved the first book. I have a weakness for the first book in a series apparently. I did success somewhat this year by finishing series I had already started, but that didn’t stop me from starting more series. This year I finished series like I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Poison Study by Maria V Snyder, and Ravneringene by Siri Pettersen. I also started and finished three series; Modern Faerietales by Holly Black, Paradigm Trilogy by Ceri A Lowe, and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. However, I started and did not finish over 20 series…!

I have mixed feeling about the outcome of this goal.

Yes, I completed series that have been on my list for a while, but I didn’t stop myself from starting new series. It also made me look hard at the series I had going and decide if I wanted to continue or not.

I will try and continue with this goal. I have already set a few series goals in my Ultimate Home Made Reading Challenge, so I should get some done. Those challenges are a lot more specific too.

That’s it for my challenges.

How did you do in 2018?


8 thoughts on “Yearly Bookish Goals Review – 2018

  1. You did great on the reading front! 🙂
    Series are a bane of my existence too 😀 Wanted to finish some last year, didn’t actually manage. Like you, i started even more of them. Hehe.

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