I’ll be doing an annual wrap-up as well, but I felt the compulsive need to do a quarterly wrap-up as well. Partly for completionism, but also so I could name by favourite books by month.
This quarter was way down all told, in comparison to all the previous quarters. I read 28 books total, but that’s in comparison to 42, 38 and 37 over the previous quarters. I mean, I spent the large majority of November and December moving house (see my associated TBR), but it just generally seemed to be down overall anyway. Still, 28 books isn’t to be sniffed at.
It boils down to 101 pages a day for this quarter, which isn’t very high and will have been performed mostly on the train to and from work. Over previous quarters it’s tended to be around 150 pages a day, but moving will do that.
This quarter I spent £181.50 on books, which… eh. That’s fine. I’ve just said that outloud to my partner, who did not squeal in rage… so it can’t be too bad, right?
I’m doing quite well with whittling down my TBR as well. The average time the books I’ve read spent on my TBR before reading is 1.6 years, which means I’m finally reading those older books.
Oh, and my average year of publication is 1996. I always aim for 1999 or older, and I’ve managed to get through quite a few classics this year.
And as for the books themselves:
Best Book of October 2018:
On A Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
Worst Book of October 2018:
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
Best Book of November 2018:
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Worst Book of November 2018:
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Best Book of December 2018:
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Worst Book of December 2018:
I clearly didn’t have time for many reviews either! I do wish I’d been able to read more in the last three months of the year, but since I’ve read 145 books overall (spoiler for my yearly wrap-up!) I don’t think I can really complain too much…