Now that I've been keeping detailed stats and blogging for almost two years now, I decided I'd compare my stats from this year and last year to see how I'm growing and changing as a reader as well as a reviewer.
Instead of making resolutions or setting a goal for a number of books to read for 2019, I'm just going to aim to keep improving and finding books that I honestly love. It's hard to hold yourself to a certain number when it's hard to predict how the future will go.
Of the 120 books, 40 of them were new release books in 2017. You'll see how that shifted in 2018 as reading new releases and supporting debut authors became a major priority! 34 books were written by male authors.
Finally, to create an interesting comparison with last year's reading, I read a total of 37,626 pages. There's such a focus put on the number of books read, but the page numbers in each book vary so much that I thought that comparing page numbers year to year might be a more telling factor in how much reading really happened.
In closing, I'm really proud of what I've managed to do in 2018! I've managed to keep up my three times a week posting schedule for the whole year, grown the Instagram, met awesome authors and other bloggers on Twitter, and honestly put a lot of effort into creating the best content possible. If you'd like to support the blog, people subscribe to our email service so that you don't miss a post and follow on Instagram (@readingwritingandme) and Twitter (@readwriteandme and @mslaurenbrice). I'll link my top books of 2017 and 2018 below so that you can see my favorites of the last 2 years!