HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Happy 2019 to you all!!

It’s 2019 and I’m back! I just wanted to write a quick little post to have a very very brief look back on my 2018 reading year and to start the new year off with positive reading vibes.

2018 saw the 1 year anniversary for my blog and although I’ve hardly been a hardcore, blog like clockwork blogger, I’m still proud of myself. I’ve made previous attempts at doing something along these lines and I’ve never really seen it through. Sarah in Readerland is where I think I’ve found my comfortable; writing about books, something I love. I wish I had more time to devote to my blog, but the harsh truth is, I don’t. That said, the time that I do have I love writing posts and sharing with you guys that consistently show me love and like my posts. So THANK YOU!

This year has also been the first year that I have dove into the world of ARCs and I’ve loved it. I haven’t been fussy about what I have read in return for honest reviews and it’s allowed me to read books that I may have not otherwise chosen to. I find that I often get hung on certain genres and over-do them before going around the cycle again but this year I’ve covered more than I usually would; so another THANK YOU to all of the publishers who have reached out.

I set myself a reading challenge of 26 books for 2018 (which I rationalised as a book a fortnight) which I somehow managed to achieve, plus a little more, finishing on 34 books. I went through peaks and troughs of reading loads and then not a lot, but that is what works for me.

I had a good year of reading in 2018 and read some pretty awesome books. A few stand out books for me have been Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanAn American Marriage by Tayari Jones and This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay. Three very different books, but all so so good. I have raved about these books and others to friends, colleagues and anyone else who will listen.

2019 I plan on doing more of the same! Read more brilliant books, rant about more brilliant books and write about more brilliant books. I’m looking forward to trying authors that are new to me, trying different genres and taking in all of the stories that my little brain can cope with.

I’ve decided to push a teeny bit harder for 2019 and set my reading challenge at 40. I figure that if I continue reading and listening at the same time, I can reach that whilst still not putting a whole heap of pressure onto myself.

So here’s to a fantastic 2019 with lots of love, laughter and REALLY GOOD BOOKS!!!

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