2018 is coming to an end and that means a whole new year for reading! I surpassed my reading goal of 40 books and managed 62 which I’m super happy with – I never expected to manage a book a week let alone any more! I like to set my goal fairly low so I’m not left disappointed if I can’t reach it so I’ll probably keep it at 40 for 2019 too. Here’s my goodreads summary for my year in books:
So what has 2018 brought me? Well it brought me the beginning of rotations and the start of my final year at uni. Rotations is where we spend just over a year doing a series of one or two week placements in the different areas of veterinary. So far I’ve done neutering, consulting, equine placements, a farm placement in Hampshire, anaesthesia, medicine to name a few. It’s been tough with some highs and lows, but it’s also been really enjoyable with my favourite rotations being medicine, a placement at the Blue Cross and a week of emergency. I’ve only got six months left of my course and I really, really hope I manage to pass my exams next year and finally qualify!
Back in January, I managed to pass my practical driving test and have actually been driving on my own this year which was super scary but gradually getting a little easier each time. I’ve also discovered some brilliant films (finally watched the Back to the Future films for the first time – I can’t believe I waited this long!!!) and read some awesome books.
So what have I been reading?
There are also two more that have been missed off because I haven’t actually marked them off as read yet! One is the A Poem for Every Night of the Year and the other is Winter Magic which I have just a few more chapters to go but will have finished by the year is up!
This year, I’ve finally started some series I’ve been wanting to read for ages, namely the Shatter Me series and Poison Study. At long last I’ve read the classic Little Women and read some brilliant fantasy books. My favourite books I’ve read this year have to be: A Curse So Dark and Lonely, The Afterlife of Holly Chase, The Other Side of Lost, Little Women, Unravel Me, The Last Namsara and King’s Cage.
There have been a few books I read that I found disappointing like Life and Death, Fire Study, Tangleweed and Brine and Damsel. I’m glad to say there were more books that I enjoyed than not, there are always going to be some books that you don’t enjoy – it’s part and parcel of reading!
So looking back, it’s been a great year for reading and I’m going to set my goal at maybe 45 this time because I think I can get passed it but I don’t want to set it too high and stress myself because I’m not reaching a quantitative goal! Reading is about doing as much or as little as you enjoy and not quantity but quality. However I do have a lot on my TBR so I do need to set myself a goal and stick to it so I can cut it down!
Thank you all SO much for following my blog and taking the time to read my posts – I really appreciate it! I hope you have all had a great year for reading and in life as well. Goodbye 2018 and hello 2019.
Happy New Year, bookworms x