That says it all. 2018 was a terrible reading year for me. I’d read two books for the year before my Literary Christmas challenge and it was only thanks to some picture books and other Christmas reads that I was boosted to 11 books for the year. Very pitiful. I must say, I started a number of other books, I just never finished them. So because my year was so awful in this respect, I’m going to compile a very different Year In Review for 2018 than I have for previous years. If anyone wants to read my previous year reviews, here they are:
Since I read so few books in 2018, my favourite is not going to be monumental, but it is well-loved and I will definitely enjoy it again and again: A Christmas Carol
And as I mentioned, books I started yet did not finish, I’m going to list those as well.
One highlight was that I finished my Classics Club List #1 and began my Classics Club List #2. Another five years of reading to look forward to! So in honour of this accomplishment, I’m going to give 2 book awards:
The book I’m looking most forward to reading from my second Classics Club List: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
And finally, the first book I’m planning to start for 2019: Phantases by George MacDonald
Well, that’s my pitiful 2018 year in review. I’m going to do so much better in 2019, I promise! And now to get started!