I’m still taking some time to look back on how my reading year was in 2019. January is the perfect month to do so – after all, the god the month is named after could look backward and forward.
I spotted this lovely tag on Jess’ book blog, but it was created by Laura from The Book Corps. I just had to take part in it, too. What a great, and comprehensive, way to look back over how the year went for you and your bookshelves.
What’s your favourite book review?
Naturally, my favourite review was of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I have heard from some people my review spurred them to buy it, which is always the aim of a review.
What’s your favourite discussion post?
I really enjoyed writing my post on how to read in a foreign language, and I was a little disappointed it didn’t do as well as I’d hoped.
What’s your favourite fun post?
What’s your favourite book recommendation post?
My post about books that are much more than they seem lay in my drafts for a very, very long time. I published it in 2019, and it was a lot of fun putting it together. (Even if it did take me months to actually write it.)
What’s your favourite book/bookish photo?
I don’t take good bookish photos, so I don’t really have an answer here unfortunately. Maybe that can be something for me to improve on for 2020.
What’s your favourite original idea/blog post?
I could say something, and it then turns out not to be an original idea. There’s so many different ways to say the same thing. So I’m going to mention a post that wasn’t a tag/weekly meme.
I wrote about my time reading in German in the hopes it will improve my language skills. That’s definitely something I want to do more in 2020.
What’s your absolute favourite blog post you wrote this year?
It’s probably again writing about reading in German. Just doing it offline felt like a huge thing for me, so I loved writing about it. It made it seem a little more held accountable.
Have you reached any blogging achievements this year?
I partook in Blogtober for the first time, and I really enjoyed it. My bookstagram also hit 1,000 followers, which isn’t something I evern imagined would happen.