The last time I wrote this*, I was in a lecture hall in college.
This last year has been immensely productive reading-goals wise. It’s been even more fun because I meticulously tracked my reading, not only through Goodreads, but also using a spreadsheet (Go big or go home, amirite?). Earlier in the year, I thought I’d review each and every book I read, but I’m too lazy for that. So I decided, why not do something even nerdier (crazier?).**
As you can definitely see, this year, my reading has definitely involved more books, and I’ve read more diversely than ever, including writers from 18 countries . I’ve read a lot of Non-Fiction and Poetry, and have gotten really tired of Young Adult. That being said, one of my favorite books of the year has been a Young Adult (more about that later. Maybe).
Here’s more highlights of my reading year:
I generally love diaspora novels, and tend to read a lot of them. This year’s reading involved a substantial amount of diaspora-themed books too.
Most of the books I’ve read, I’ve liked. But of course, I’ve read some terrible books this year.
I also finished Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge, The Brunch Book Challenge and PopSugar’s 2017 Reading Challenge, both of which were too much fun (and a bit anxiety provoking, till I realized that this was only a hobby). I also watched a lot of Book-Tube (that’s people on YouTube talking about books. Who knew, eh?
I also read 5 of the 6 Booker Shortlisted book (couldn’t pick up 4321), and an additional two from the long list), and the one that won the International Booker.
*The blog and Year in Review, I guess
**My sister says I have too much time in my hands. But what are Sundays for, eh?
How has your year been, reading-wise? Let me know.