Here we go folks! I know I’m a bit late, but I’ve been really ill and didn’t feel like writing this blogpost while being ill! Here we are with all the books I’ve read in 2018! Don’t worry, I won’t write reviews about them all, you can read them in my monthly wrap-ups, but I hope you will find this interesting nonetheless! This survey was made up by the blogger Perpetual Page Turner and I thought it so much fun, I wanted to fill it out myself! 🙂
Books read: 151 !!!!!!!
Types of books read:
Picture books: 45
Historical fiction: 2
Middle grade: 8
Pages read: 22.347
Average rating: 3 stars
Best book you read in 2018?
Well, I’m going to be boring and say the Ice Palace! This has been by far the best book I’ve read in 2018, and I’m thinking about re-reading it in 2019, and I’m not a person who re-reads often! If you want to know why I loved it so much, here’s my review about it, and if you are curious about what my favourites are you can look here for my post about the best books of 2018!
Books you were excited about and thought you would love, but disappointed you
I think the book that disappointed me the most would be the Turn of the Screw! I really thought it would be the scariest read of the year, as people keep telling me how scary and creepy it is, and especially as an au pair I thought I’d love it, but it was SO boring my word! It isn’t scary, the story was boring and it’s just the biggest disappointment of the year. Lucky you, I’ve got a whole blogpost about shitty books I read this year, so if you are in need of some negativity, you can find it here.
Most surprising book you read this year?
Thérèse Raquin. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did! It isn’t anything like the things I tend to read, it’s more heavy and intense then my usual reads! It even has some sex scenes in it, but don’t worry, it’s Victorian sex scenes so I can still keep my reign as the biggest prude ever. haha! The nudity was mostly : “she was in her petticoat” so that says enough! It’s a psychological intense book but I loved it so much and I totally recommend it, and I’m so glad a follower recommended it to me! 🙂
Book you “pushed” the most for people to read?
The Ice Palace and Thérèse Raquin, but nobody has so far! haha
Best series starter/ender?
Poirot! Oh my word, the best ending to a series was definitely Curtain by Poirot! I’m still not over it, no, not at all. I literally cried in the bathtub and I screamed! My boyfriend nearly ran upstairs because he got worried, haha! Curtain really is the best ending to a series!
Favourite new author?
I think the only author I actually read a lot from was Agatha Christie and a Dutch author duo that writes picture books! I don’t think I really “found” a new favourite author.
Best book out of your comfort zone?
I tend to read a lot of different things, and nothing has really been outside of my comfort zone!
Most action packed/ thrilling / unputdownable book of the year?
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, I literally read it in a day and if you know me, you know I don’t read books that quickly! I absolutely loved it and I like it even better than the Poirot series! If you want to start out reading classic detective books, I totally recommend you start reading that one! 🙂
Book most likely to re-read in 2019?
Probably the Ice Palace. My word, I’m boring!
Favourite cover of a book you read in 2018?
To not be boring for a change, I’m going to show a few of my favourites!
the Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell
Most memorable character?
Most beautifully written book of 2018?
I mean, if you still don’t know right now you should really start reading my blog more often!
Most life changing book?
See answer above!
Book you can’t believe you waited until 2018 to finally read?
Ehm, probably more Oscar Wilde! I do enjoy his writing and I’m not sure why I waited so long until I really started reading his stuff!
Favourite quote from a book you read in 2018?
Maybe I should keep track of these things because I don’t have one… oops?
Shortest and longest book you’ve read this year?
Peter Rabbit Nursery Rhyme Time with 22 pages
And that’s it for today! What has been your favourite read of the year?