2018 has been a pretty great reading year for me so far. I started actively using Goodreads, which has been really useful in tracking my reading (despite me forgetting to update it for weeks on end), and actually made my first reading challenge goal. 2018 so far has been all about setting goals and figuring out what I can do to make those a reality, and my reading life has been no different.
Books I’ve read this year so far…
Favourite reads of 2018 so far…
I’ve read so many incredible books this year, but these ones really stand out to me as being a step above the rest. I definitely recommend checking these out if you haven’t read them yet!
Least favourite reads of 2018 so far…
I was pretty disappointed by these ones. Perhaps steer clear if you weren’t sure whether to read these ones or not!
Books I reread…
I don’t often have the time to reread books because of my daunting TBR, so the ones I choose to reread are my ultimate favourites.
Anticipated releases for the rest of 2018…
After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson: August 1st
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab: August 28th
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman: September 11th
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab: September 25th
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White: September 25th
(Don’t) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen: October 2nd
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee: October 2nd
What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera: October 9th
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare: December 4th
Top posts of 2018 so far…
Writing progress of 2018 so far…
This year I’ve managed to do quite a bit of writing, which is very exciting! Although I have less time to write than I’d like, as I’m studying Professional Communications, doing two internships, and working two jobs part time, I’m still on track with my writing goals for this year. My aim was to write and edit two novels this year, so I’ve already written one, as well as a 25k novella, and I’m a quarter through the first draft of my second YA novel of 2018!
Last year I finished writing my NaNoWriMo 2016 story, as well as complete another YA novel, which meant I wrote around 100k last year. I’m so thrilled that I’ve already written about 110k so far this year, meaning I’ve already beaten my personal best for writing (which I’m so thrilled about!). I can definitely see the improvement in my writing from this time last year, and I’m so excited to continue working on my WIPs. All writing is good practice, and I’m looking forward to seeing where my stories take me.
How’s your year been so far? Are you pleased with your reading progress this year? Have you been working on any projects this year? What else do you hope to achieve in the next six months? I’d love to know!