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My 2019 in Books

It’s almost 2020 already, I can’t believe how fast 2019 went by. I didn’t read as much books as I wanted to this year, I ended up with one book a month. But I still feel quite accomplished! This is my 2019 in Books.

2019 is the year that I started my own bookblog and I am still very happy with it! It is also the year I didn’t read as much books, due to some personal things like moving (which is really time consuming!) and a couple of deaths in the family (which caused a major reading slump as I was very sad). I somehow still managed to read 15 books in total! Yay!

The books I read in 2019 were:
The Kalbrandt Institute Archives Book I by Chris Chelser
The Lost Days by Rob Reger
The Kalbrandt Institute Archives Book II by Chris Chelser
One for the Birds by Silvia van Gimst
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Dark Times by Rob Reger
Luna the Vampire, Volume 1 by Yasmin Sheikh
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Luna the Vampire: Pickled Zits by Yasmin Sheikh
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Butterfly by VC Andrews
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Each year I try to choose a favorite book. I think the honor this year goes to The Kalbrandt Institute Archines Book I by Chris Chelser! I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the 3rd installment to come out!

This year I managed to get through a book of 800+ pages: Winter! This was quite a struggle, to tell you the truth. I didn’t like the character of Winter for some reason, but I hád to finish the series in 2019. I started Winter in July 2019 and finished it the 29th of December. I took a break after I noticed reading the book without joy. I never want to read without joy! But, after coming back to the book I fell in love with the story and the characters all over again. Needless to say I finished the book within days.

I also decided to count the comics I’ve read this year. It’s still reading a story, even if it’s a bit different to a book. I’ve read two comics from Luna the vampire, which I really enjoyed!

Every year I also try to finish a series. This year I wanted to finish the Lunar Chronicles. I don’t count novella’s for this mini-challenge, only the main books. This year I succeeded again! Yay!

That was my 2019 in books! I really enjoyed my reading year, even though I didn’t read as much as I wanted to. Next year I want to challenge myself and go for 52 books; One book a week! What is your 2020 reading goal?

Wishing you all a bookish 2020!

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