My Year in Books 2019

If you love books and are not yet on Goodreads, what are you waiting for? It’s the best place to just press the button “Want to read” and then keep that long list in check. It also gives you reccomendations according to what you’ve read and those lists that you can create. I’ve been on it since someone in San Diego recommended it to me in 2013. That’s seven years now!

Believe it or not, I did not get paid by Goodreads to write that. But I honestly believe you should join, add me as a friend. I do not send recommendations, but I will any day now change my profile to the one of an author and not just a member. That’s exciting. Apparently anyone can add their books to Goodreads for anyone to press “want to read” and add them to their lists. Any day now!

Ever since 2015, I’ve been a part of Goodreads reading challenge. Some years better than others, that’s for sure. But ever since I started writing, my “read books” list is not growing as much. I know I should be reading a lot, even as an author, but it’s hard to find the time when most of my writing happens on buses and trams when I usually read. So 2019’s challenge went horribly. Only 7 books out of 20. Although, two of them were bricks!

  • 2015 – 22/50 (I was still high from my year in California when I read ridiculously much and got overambitious with that goal).
  • 2016 – 46/25 (The next year I therefore lowered my goal, just to be up there again with my reading…).
  • 2017 – 27/49 (And up again with the goal. Unfortunately, this was the year I decided that I would start writing on my own, so a majority of those 27 books were read in the first 7 months of the year).
  • 2018 – 32/20 (I did not write too much that year unfortunately).
  • 2019 – 7/20 (Needless to say, I wrote a lot in 2019! 35k words out of the total now of 75k just this year).

This year I will try to balance it out better. My goal is 20 again. I will do it! Good luck!

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