My Year in Books | 2018

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In 2018 I rated 6 books with 5 stars, which makes up 14% of all my 2018 reads. My first 5 stars read of last year was in January and it was Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroftfascinating fantasy novel. Next, I listen to audiobook What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. It was read by the author herself, which made the whole experience quite special. April brought us third and final instalment of The Illuminae Files, and I  simultaneously read and listened to Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I’m sad that the series ended, but I’m excited about next release from the authors. In June I read and loved bizarre YA fantasy novel – The Call by Peadar Ó GuilínLast two 5 star reads of 2018 come to me in August, when I read Polish mystery novel Żmijwisko by Wojciech Chmielarz and novel about nurse accused of a serious crime – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

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My Year In Books 2017

With the last day of the year I’m posting the wrap up of all the books that I read this year. All the good ones, and the bad one. Books that were amazing, that impacted my deeply, and some books I completely forgot about and preparing this wrap up reminded me of them.

My reading life in 2017 was different from in 2016. First of all, I read less, I had longer breaks between books, or just read one book for two or three weeks. Towards the end of the year I read more physical books, not only ebooks. Ebooks and e-ARC where the majority of the books I read last year, this year it was more mixed. I didn’t focus on getting higher response percentage on Netgalley. I also didn’t request so many books this year. The initial excitement of Netgalley wore off this year, and I think I’m more considered when it comes to requesting a new galley.

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The book that meant the most for me this year is definitely The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. It was an incredible read, it was emotional, sad and funny at the same time. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

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My Year In Romance & Erotica Books

Romance and erotica books are my guilty pleasure. I rarely read them, but sometimes I just feel like the only thing that will make me feel better is a hot romance. Romances for me are like silly movie or reality TV – I’m reading them just for the pure simple entertainment. They are great, but I have to be in a mood for them to enjoy them. So there are just 5 books in this category that I read in 2017 and this is the round-up.

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  • An Indecent Proposal by Julia Ross – ugh, this book was so bad. It’s an erotica, and even the erotic parts of the book weren’t helping with the poorly developed story.

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My Year In Fantasy & Science Fiction Books

I read 7 fantasy and science fiction books this year. It wasn’t a genre I chose a lot this year, I just wasn’t much in the mood for it. But I’m feeling a fantasy phase coming soon.

Most of the fantasy and sci-fi books I read this year weren’t that good, I just have three books I rated 4 stars, and non 5 star reads. That’s enough to say that it wasn’t a good year in fantasy for me.

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My Year In Non-fiction Books

I read 12 non-fiction books this year. This number seriously surprised me, it’s a big chunk of all the books I read in 2017. I didn’t realize that I chosen so many non-fiction books this year. Topic of those books are really diverse, there’s book about Japanese art of getting rid of stuff (instead of cleaning and nicely storing stuff), book about last year’s elections in USA, books about faeries, polish immigrants in UK, Isle of Man, body image, shame and many others. Wow, I definitely learned a lot of new stuff thanks to those books. Here comes the list of all the non-fiction books I read this year sorted by rating I gave them.

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Non of the non fiction books I read this year was so bad that it deserved one start rating, at least in my opinion.

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