What. 2017. . . where did you go???????
OKAY, guysssss GUESS WHO’S BACK.
LIKE. ACTUALLY BACK.
I’m finally done with my exams, my final one being TODAY and now I’m so hyped for reading again, BLOGGING again, and GUYS I can watch TV again!! ITS BEEN A MONTHHHH since I picked up a book properly and it’s been a month since I watched a TV show without feeling guilty. Honestly, it feels so odd sitting at my computer and not also having 458291 things to do!! Guys. I’M EXCITED.
I’ve already done a post like this, talking about how my reading has changed over time, which I will leave a link to here if it interests your perusal. . .
1. Omg my never-ending drama with contemporary books. . .
I’ve written/ranted A LOT about this topic. I’ve told this story soo many times, and if you want the whole reason that I wasn’t/aren’t a fan of contemporaries thatttt much, you can check out the post here.
Basically, I started reading fantasy and then I couldn’t stop and when I tried to go back to contemporaries I just couldn’t enjoy them as much???
BUT after like. IDEK how long, I’m slowly making my way back to them??? I KNOW. DANGEROUS WWWaaaaTTtttttEEEEeerrRRRSSSssssss.
gotta be careful rn.
2. I read arcs!!! like!! okay??
Sooo this happened??? I didn’t read that many arcs, but I was super grateful to get them and I really enjoyed them too. And I’m not sure, but I think that maybe next summer I might start requesting physical arcs too, like properly, since I thought about it this year, but contacted one publisher and then ran away scared.
[ disclaimer: I’m not mentioning this to show off or anything???]
3. I read more poetry!! yay!!
I read two poetry books: Milk and Honey, as well as, The Princess Saves Herself In This One and I loved them both. I know that I didn’t read loooooads of poetry, but it was something that I had wanted to do for ages and I’m really happy that I finally got around to reading some poetry.
As well as this, it also made me more inspired me to write more poetry which I’m really enjoying and have shared on my blog!!!!!
*runs away some more*
4. I bought books. . . and forgot them. . . whoops . . .
Literally. It was just… you may remember* that agesss ago I went to Hay-On-Wye and bought a haul of blue books (just coincidence I swear!) And well. . . Have I read all of them. . . NOPE.
And then I went to go and buy MORE books. . . which I didn’t get to either. Let’s see what I’m still kicking myself over not reading yet. . .
*you really will not, I barely remember myself.
5. I HAD ABOUT A BILLION SLUMPS.
#NotBitter #HenceWhyIOnlyRead40Books. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a decent amount, I just wanted to read moooooooore.
I wanted to read so much this year, especially during the summer. . . BUT SLUMPS. They killed me this year. I had one literally every. single. holiday. How convenient, am I right?
Like, ahgahgahg. WHY.
6. I read 41 books!! which is the most I’ve ever read in a year!!
Yes, this is more than last year. Yes, 40 books is a good amount. Yesssss I liked the books that I read. And YES I’m really happy that I was able to read more than last year. But, I WANT MOREEEEEEE.
I wanted more like you always want more bluesy. I wanted more books like how you always want more cake than you really have. I wanted to read more like EVERY BOOKWORM WANTS MORE BOOKS. Am I greedy when it comes to books? Of course. AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. I’ll set my monsters on you if you pick a fight with me. Lu, avoiding confrontation since 506BC.
7. I read literally none of the books that I was hyped for. . .
#I’mAFailure. . .
Honestly. LIKE. WHY NOT.
These are some of the books that I really wanted to read but didn’t. . .
Yeah. . . just a few. . .
8. I completed my second Goodreads target!!
Despite the reoccurring slumps and rhbjsdnkgrbj moments, I actually achieved my Goodreads target?? My first attempt was last year, and I beat that one too!! And, tbh, Despite wanting to have read moreeeeee at the start of the year I didn’t think that I was going to reach this one (even though it was only 4 more than last year???) So yay!?
9. I didn’t give a rating under 3 stars!!
It may not seem like a huge thing, but like. .. I’m really happy about it?? like??? I think that it shows that I’m really enjoying what I’m reading. . . despite all the slumps. . . . . #NOTBITTER #YES,I’MBITTER,OK?
*cough*SALTFALLSEVERYWHERE*cough* SORRY. . .
Just had to clear my throat real quick.
But honestly, I think that it’s good that I loved what I read!! I think that 2017 was a really good reading year.. . APART FROM THE DARN SLUMPS!!!!
10. I think that I’ve started being more critical of my reviews??
not like literally picking the book apart, but not just letting myself go straight to “omgilovedit” and getting swept away with the hype. #beenThereDoneThatRealisedAfterThatTheBookWasMeh.
iDKKK though, because I didn’t read that many books that I felt “meh” literally all the time and well. .. IF I ENJOYED THEM… do I need to be that critical?? I kind of like that I’m not overly critical, but if there’s something I feel needs to be addressed, SURE I’LL RANT ABOUT THAT FOR DAYYYYS.
Have you met your Goodreads target yet?? What have been your favourite reads of the year?? Can you pick a single favourite?? What books did you want to get to but. . . didn’t this year?? What was your most read genre? Let me know in the comments!!