That was the year that was….

… 2019!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 🥳🥳🥳 I’ve not done an end of the month post for a few months now. It’s been getting to the point of nearly half way through before I get round to it. So I figured I’d do a quick end of year post and round up what 2019 has been like for me.

According to Goodreads, I’ve read and reviewed 94 books.

What it doesn’t tell you is that there are 4 books and a novella I’ve yet to review….

Yes I’m one of those people who puts their progress at 99% until the review is ready…. I’ve also read 5 books that aren’t on Goodreads as they’re yet to be published…. this means I’ve actually read 104 books in 2019…. an average of 2 a week…

And what are the magical 94?

New to me authors, old favourites, debut authors, crime fiction, rom-coms and two slightly different reads from children’s fiction and a music based book.

Needless to say, it’s been another fantastical year for reading and 2020 is looking pretty darn good too! Here are just some of the books that I’m looking forward to reading! There is one book missing from this but it’s having its cover redone and I don’t want to spoil the surprise!

What else has happened in 2019? I went to my first Newcastle Noir festival and did my annual pilgrimage to Harrogate for the Crime Writing Festival. I’ve been to book club and blogger gatherings, book launches and author talks. Most of all, I’ve had some serious fun, catching up with my favourite book loving friends!

I know 2020 has just begun but I think it’s going to be another cracking year for all things bookish!! I don’t really do resolutions as such but in 2020, I want to try to:

  • Read a little more outside crime fiction and my lighter favourites. We’re not talking masses but maybe the odd book that isn’t my normal type of read.
  • Post my reviews more promptly when they aren’t for a specific date. Last week I was posting reviews for books from August and September!!
  • Not overcommit myself. There were points last year that I was reading books the night before my review was due and it panicked me…and I’ve hardly read anything I’ve bought!!
  • Try and get to bookish events and see #mytribe of bookish peeps when I can. That goes without saying!

Enough waffling from me! What are your plans for 2020??!

3 thoughts on “That was the year that was….

  1. Excluding the ones on the blog – to take more time for hobbies outside reading, and I’m going to try and keep up to date with the Shakespeare for every day book I’ve bought

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