The look back over my reading in 2019 continues. I took this exact same survey at the start of last year. I love it, as it’s one of the most comprehensive ways to look back on your reading from the year you’ve just said goodbye to. Who says January is just about looking forward to what’s to come?
The final month of the year is always weird for me when it comes to reading. I often find myself in the strangest reading slump. Oddly, it always seems to come in the No Man’s Land we find ourselves suffering through in the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
In December, I usually get gifted some wonderful books by my family and loved ones, or I have some books I’ve wanted to read throughout the year but not gotten to yet. However, I can’t get into the swing of reading once the turkey has been carved. Is this year just more of the same, or will there be a breakthrough for once?
It’s the final week of the year, and my reading for this year is officially over. I’ve had quite the year, and not just in terms of reading. As I had a lot of down time in the early year, it’s only natural that should be reflected in my reading, right?
I wasn’t so sure my reading this year would go well. I’d hit two pretty severe reading slumps throughout the year, which always happens when I’m on holidays. As I’d had a couple of holidays this year, I didn’t really expect the numbers to clock up.
I had a really good reading year in 2019 by all accounts. I read over 100 books, which I haven’t done since 2017. There must have been some crackers throughout the year if I’ve clocked up that many, right?
I went back through my Goodreads account to see what books stood out to me most each month. These are books I would recommend to absolutely everyone, and have no hesitation in standing behind.
Somehow, the final months of the year are when I start to hit a bit of a reading slump. I have no idea why, but I always seem to disagree with more books as the nights start to get longer. Hopefully, this wasn’t already the case in November.
I’d already decided to go on a book buying ban in November and December, but has it made any dent to my mile-long TBR anyway? With a lot of Christmas books stocked up on my Netgalley shelf, is it time to bring the festive books out?