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message 1: by Martha (last edited Dec 31, 2018 12:13PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments Settling for a happy medium between by last two years' targets (100 in 2016 and 80 in 2017) of 90 this year.

Other goals:
- Long books: 15% (2017: 12.5%)
- Books by non-white authors: 25% minimum (2017: 19.8%)
- Books I owned before 2018: 60% minimum (2017: 43.5%)
- Books by international authors (not UK or US): 20% minimum (2017: 16.7%)

2018 Reading Statistics

134/100


New Reads: 121
Re-Reads: 13

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 13
Children's: 11
Classics: 2
Essays: 4
Fantasy: 14
Feminism: 8
General Fiction: 26
General Non-Fiction: 16
Graphic Novel: 6
Historical Fiction: 16
Humour: 1
Mental Health: 1
Mystery: 3
Plays: 0
Poetry: 0
Politics: 1
Psychology: 0
Religion: 0
Science: 0
Sci-fi: 2
Short Stories: 3
Thriller: 2
YA: 5

Total Fiction: 84
Total Non Fiction: 50

Length
Short (<250 pages): 53
Medium (250-450 pages): 63
Long (451+): 18

Author
Male: 38
Female: 95
Non Binary: 1

White: 89
Non-White: 45

UK/US: 96
Rest of the world: 38

New: 89
Not New: 45

Ratings
★★★★★: 26
★★★★: 51
★★★: 43
★★: 13
★: 1

Books by month
January: 10
February: 9
March: 14
April: 16
May: 11
June: 13
July: 8
August: 9
September: 13
October: 9
November: 7
December: 15

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 62
Gifts: 9
Library: 8
Borrowed: 1
Free: 25
Purchased in 2018: 29

Total owned pre-2018: 62
Total free in 2018: 43
Total paid in 2018: 29


message 2: by Martha (last edited Dec 30, 2018 12:41PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments January

New Reads: 10
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Classics: 1
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 1
General Non-Fiction: 2
Historical Fiction: 1
Mystery: 1
Thriller: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 7
Total Non-Fiction: 3

Length
Short: 2
Medium: 7
Long: 1

Author
Male: 3
Female: 7
Non-Binary: 0

White: 6
Non-White: 4

UK/US: 8
International: 2

New: 8
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 2
★★★: 5
★★: 1
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 5
Free (kindle): 3
Library: 2
Purchased in 2018: 0

Total owned pre-2018: 5
Total free in 2018: 5
Total paid in 2018: 0

Books

White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 176 pages
Read: 01/01/18 - 04/01/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Free, Mystery, New Read, New Author, 528 pages
Read: 05/01/18 - 09/01/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Free, Thriller, New Read, New Author, 352 pages
Read: 12/01/18 - 14/01/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism by Kira Cochrane
Owned, Feminism, New Read, 386 pages
Read: 05/01/18 - 16/01/18
Rating: 3 stars

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
Owned, Classics, New Read, New Author, 159 pages
Read: 16/01/18 - 18/01/18
Rating: 3 stars

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Read, New Author, 337 pages
Read: 19/01/18 - 23/01/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, 336 pages
Read: 24/01/18 - 26/01/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Library, Fantasy, New Author, New Read, 288 pages
Read: 28/01/18 - 29/0/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
Free, General Non-Fiction, New Author, New Read, 384 pages
Read: 19/01/18 - 30/01/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Library, YA, New Author, New Read, 303 pages
Read: 31/01/18
Rating: 4 stars


message 3: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Martha wrote: "Settling for a happy medium between by last two years' targets (100 in 2016 and 80 in 2017) of 90 this year.

Other goals:
- Long books: 15% (2017: 12.5%)
- Books by non-white authors: 25% minimum ..."


Wishing you the best of luck with your goals Martha & a very happy New (reading) Year!!


message 4: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments Wishing you the best of luck with your goal this year.


message 5: by Waco (new)

Waco Glennon | 91 comments Wow, Martha, great goal. I love how you have this broken out. Do you love data....

Good luck this year.


message 6: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments Thanks All! Good luck to you too on your goals


message 7: by Martha (last edited Mar 01, 2018 04:38AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments February

New Reads: 9
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Essays: 1
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 3
General Non-Fiction: 2
Humour: 1

Total Fiction: 4
Total Non-Fiction: 5

Length
Short: 3
Medium: 4
Long: 2

Author
Male: 2
Female: 7
Non-Binary:

White: 7
Non-White: 2

UK/US: 9
International: 0

New: 5
Not New: 4

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 3
★★★: 5
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 5
Free: 3
Purchased in 2018: 1

Total owned pre-2018: 5
Total free in 2018: 3
Total paid in 2018: 1

Books

Home by Amanda Berriman
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 352 pages
Read: 31/01/18 - 03/02/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, 480 pages
Read: 05/02/18 - 07/02/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Owned, Fantasy, New Read, New Author, 228 pages
Read: 11/02/18 - 12/02/18
Rating: 4 stars

James Acaster's Classic Scrapes by James Acaster
Free, Humour, New Read, New Author, 320 pages (Page count from the hardback, as I actually listened the audiobook)
Read: 12/02/18 - 14/02/18
Ratings: 3 stars

Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Free, Essays, New Read, 480 pages
Read: 08/02/18 - 15/02/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst
Purchased, General Non Fiction, New Reads, 32 pages
Read: 18/02/18
Rating: 5 stars

My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst
Owned, Feminism, New Read, New Author, 384 pages
Read: 03/02/18 - 21/02/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Last of the Greenwoods by Clare Morrall
Free, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 352 pages
Read: 24/02/18 - 28/02/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Read, 144 pages
Read: 28/02/18
Rating: 3 stars


message 8: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments Hoping you had fun getting lost in some pages in your first month!


message 9: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments I did thank you, there were a couple of gems in there - Britt-Marie Was Here was by far my favourite. How was your January?


message 10: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Martha wrote: "I did thank you, there were a couple of gems in there - Britt-Marie Was Here was by far my favourite. "

Sounds interesting. Added to my TBR!


message 11: by Martha (last edited Apr 02, 2018 01:13PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments March

New Reads: 13
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Children's: 2
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 2
General Fiction: 2
General Non-Fiction: 3
Graphic Novel: 1
Historical Fiction: 1
Sci-fi: 1
Thriller: 1

Total Fiction: 8
Total Non-Fiction: 6

Length
Short: 5
Medium: 7
Long: 1

Author
Male: 1
Female: 13
Non-Binary: 0

White: 12
Non-White: 2

UK/US: 12
International: 2

New: 9
Not New: 5

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 7
★★★: 3
★★: 2
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 10
Borrowed: 1
Free: 2
Library: 1
Purchased in 2018: 0

Total owned pre-2018: 10
Total free in 2018: 4
Total paid in 2018: 0

Books
Meteorite Spoon by Philip Ridley
Owned, Children's, Reread, 160 pages
Read: 02/03/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestionsby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Owned, Feminism, New Read, 80 pages
Read: 02/03/18 - 03/03/18
Rating: 5 stars -> review

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodríguez McRobbie
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 304 pages
Read: 01/03/18 - 04/03/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

El Deafo by Cece Bell
Library, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 242 pages
Read: 05/03/18
Rating: 4 stars

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 386 pages
Read: 05/03/18 - 09/03/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates
Free, Feminism, New Read, 320 pages
Read: 05/03/18 - 13/03/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Free, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 352 pages
Read: 13/03/18 - 16/03/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans by Aileen Lord
Owned, General Nonfiction, New Read, New Author, 80 pages
Read: 16/03/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Read, New Author, 617 pages
Read: 17/03/18 - 22/03/18
Rating: 3 stars

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Owned, Sci-fi, New Read, New Author, 126 pages
Read: 16/03/18 - 23/03/18
Rating: 2 stars

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 288 pages
Read: 17/03/18 - 25/03/18
Rating: 4 stars

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Owned, Fantasy, New Read, 369 pages
Read: 24/03/18 - 27/03/18
Rating: 4 stars

Stardust by Jeanne Willis
Borrowed, Children's, New Read, New Author, 32 pages
Read: 30/03/18 - 30/03/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Half Sister by Catherine Chanter
Owned, Thriller, New Read, 400 pages
Read: 25/03/18 - 31/03/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review


message 12: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments You are doing great! Hoping March is a smashing success for you.


message 13: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments Thank you Blagica!


message 14: by Martha (last edited Sep 21, 2018 10:20AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments April

New Reads: 11
Re-Reads: 5

Genre:
Essays: 1
Fantasy: 4
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 6
General Non-Fiction: 1
Historical Fiction: 2
Young Adult: 1

Total Fiction: 13
Total Non-Fiction: 3

Length
Short: 5
Medium: 10
Long: 1

Author
Male: 3
Female: 13
Non-Binary: 0

White: 10
Non-White: 6

UK/US: 9
International: 7

New: 7
Not New: 9

Ratings
★★★★★: 6
★★★★: 4
★★★: 2
★★: 3
★: 1

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 8
Free: 5
Purchased in 2018: 3

Total owned pre-2018: 8
Total free in 2018: 5
Total paid in 2018: 3

Books
The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, 304 pages
Read: 31/03/18 - 04/04/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Happiness by Aminatta Forna
Free, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 320 pages
Read: 04/04/18 - 07/04/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Language by Xiaolu Guo
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 90 pages
Read: 07/04/18
Rating: 3 stars

The Named by Marianne Curley
Owned, Fantasy, Reread, 329 pages
Read: 07/04/18
Rating: 5 stars

The Dark by Marianne Curley
Owned, Fantasy, Reread, 352 pages
Read: 07/04/18 - 08/04/18
Rating: 5 stars

The Key by Marianne Curley
Owned, Fantasy, Reread, 416 pages
Read: 08/04/18
Rating: 4 stars

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Purchased, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 272 pages
Read: 09/04/2018 - 11/04/2018
Rating: 4 stars

Clean by Juno Dawson
Free, Young Adult, New Read, New Author, 400 pages
Read: 11/04/18 - 13/04/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
Owned, Essays, Reread, 272 pages
Read: 04/04/18 - 14/04/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Owned, Historical Fiction, Reread, 248 pages
Read: 14/04/18 - 15/05/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Purchased, Fantasy, New Read, New Author, 531 pages
Read: 16/04/18 - 18/04/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Free, Historical Fiction, New Read, 193 pages
Read: 18/04/18 - 20/04/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, 172 pages
Read: 21/04/18 - 23/04/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

The Pursuit of Ordinary by Nigel Jay Cooper
Free, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 320 pages
Read: 23/04/18 - 25/04/18
Rating: 1 star -> Review

Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Free, General Fiction, New Read, 432 pages
Read: 25/04/18 - 29/04/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
Purchased, Feminism, New Author, New Read, 128 pages
Read: 29/04/18 - 30/04/18
Rating: 4 stars


message 15: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. I hope that April brings you many more five star reads. Do you have a stand out book so far this year?


message 16: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments So true! Ooh tricky...I think Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman is my favourite. How are you getting on?


message 17: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments Flying through them this month so updating my challenge to 100 books. Might have to extend it more, but I'll see how I go, don't want to put too much pressure on myself!


message 18: by Susy (new)

Susy (susysstories) Martha wrote: "Flying through them this month so updating my challenge to 100 books. Might have to extend it more, but I'll see how I go, don't want to put too much pressure on myself!"

Wow, congrats Martha!


message 19: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments Susy wrote: "Martha wrote: "Flying through them this month so updating my challenge to 100 books. Might have to extend it more, but I'll see how I go, don't want to put too much pressure on myself!"

Wow, congr..."


Thanks Susy!


message 20: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments You are doing great! I hope May is a fantastic month filled with books and sunshine!


message 21: by Martha (last edited Sep 21, 2018 11:02AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments May

New Reads: 11
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 2
Fantasy: 2
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 2
General Non-Fiction: 2
Mental Health: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 5
Total Non-Fiction: 6

Length
Short: 4
Medium: 6
Long: 1

Author
Male: 2
Female: 9
Non-Binary:

White: 9
Non-White: 2

UK/US: 7
International: 4

New: 9
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 3
★★★★: 3
★★★: 5
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 2
Free: 5
Library: 2
Purchased in 2018: 2

Total owned pre-2018: 2
Total free in 2018: 7
Total paid in 2018: 2

Books
The Stranger on the Bridge: My Journey from Despair to Hope by Jonny Benjamin
Free, Mental Health, New Author, New Read, 224 pages
Read: 01/05/18 - 05/05/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Shadow by Marianne Curley
Purchased, Fantasy, New Read, 347 pages
Read: 05/05/18 - 06/05/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya
Free, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 304 pages
Read: 07/05/18 - 08/05/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Owned, YA, New Read, New Author, 429 pages
Read: 07/05/18 - 10/05/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 228 pages
Read: 10/05/18 - 16/05/18
Rating: 3 stars - Review

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
Free, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 336 pages
Read: 17/05/18 - 21/05/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
Free, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 256 pages
Read: 21/05/18 - 22/05/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
Free, General Fiction, New Read, 448 pages
Read: 22/05/18 - 25/05/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Library, Fantasy, New Read, New Author, 328 pages
Read: 21/05/18 - 28/05/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

I Know A Woman by Kate Hodges
Purchased, Feminism, New Read, New Author, 192 pages
Read: 02/05/18 - 28/05/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Library, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 480 pages
Read: 28/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
Rating: 4 stars -> Review


message 22: by Martha (last edited Jun 30, 2018 05:43AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments June

New Reads: 12
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 3
General Non-Fiction: 1
Graphic Novel: 2
Historical Fiction: 2
Short Stories: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 8
Total Non-Fiction: 5

Length
Short: 6
Medium: 5
Long: 2

Author
Male: 2
Female: 11
Non-Binary:

White: 8
Non-White: 5

UK/US: 9
International: 4

New: 8
Not New: 5

Ratings
★★★★★: 3
★★★★: 4
★★★: 4
★★: 2
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 5
Free: 4
Gift: 1
Library: 1
Purchased in 2018: 2

Total owned pre-2018: 5
Total free in 2018: 6
Total paid in 2018: 2

Books
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, 470 pages
Read: 01/06/18 - 03/06/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Library, Historical Fiction, New Read, New Author, 287 pages
Read: 03/06/18 - 05/06/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Color Master by Aimee Bender
Owned, Short Stories, New Read, 222 pages
Read: 05/06/18 - 06/06/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

100 Women I Know by Phoebe Montague
Gift, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 192 pages
Read: 08/06/18 - 09/06/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Read, New Author, 234 pages
Read: 07/06/18 - 10/06/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, 144 pages
Read: 10/06/18
Rating: 3 stars

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 110 pages
Read: 10/06/18 - 11/06/18
Rating: 2 stars

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu
Purchased, Graphic Novel, New Read, New Author, 296 pages
Read: 12/06/18 - 14/06/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Owned, General Fiction, Reread, 353 pages
Read: 16/06/18 - 19/06/18
Rating 5 stars

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Gift, Fantasy, New Read, New Author, 468 pages
Read: 11/06/18 - 21/06/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son by Lesley-Ann Brown
Free, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 300 pages
Read: 11/06/18 - 24/06/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig
Free, YA, New Read, 348 pages
Read: 24/06//18 - 28/06/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Strip: The Making of a Feminist by Catlyn Ladd
Free, Feminism, New Read, New Author, 192 pages
Read: 28/06/18 - 30/06/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review


message 23: by Martha (last edited Aug 05, 2018 01:52PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments July

New Reads: 7
Re-Reads: 1

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 1
Fantasy: 2
General Fiction: 2
General Non-Fiction: 1
Sci-Fi: 1
YA: 1

Total Fiction: 6
Total Non-Fiction: 2

Length
Short: 2
Medium: 5
Long: 1

Author
Male: 2
Female: 6
Non-Binary:

White: 3
Non-White: 4

UK/US: 6
International: 2

New: 6
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 2
★★★: 4
★★:
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 4
Free: 1
Gift: 1
Library: 2
Purchased in 2018: 0

Total owned pre-2018: 4
Total free in 2018: 4
Total paid in 2018: 0

Books

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Library, YA, New Read, New Author, 231 pages
Read: 30/06/18 - 02/07/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 864 pages
Read: 02/07/18 - 07/07/18
Rating: 4 stars

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
Library, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 263 pages
Read: 07/07/18 - 09/07/18
Rating: 3 stars

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
Free, Sci-Fi, New Read, New Author, 352 pages
Read: 09/07/18 - 15/07/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
Gift, Fantasy, New Read, 410 pages
Read: 16/07/18 - 19/07/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 399 pages
Read: 20/07/18 - 27/07/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Owned, Fantasy, Reread, 350 pages
Read: 29/07/18 - 30/07/18
Rating: 5 stars

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Read, New Author, 138 pages
Read: 15/07/18 - 31/07/18
Rating: 3 stars


message 24: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12008 comments Hoping July is full of page turning and falling in love with a new book!


message 25: by Martha (last edited Sep 01, 2018 04:35AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments August

New Reads: 7
Re-Reads: 2

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 3
Fantasy: 1
General Fiction: 2
Historical Fiction: 3

Total Fiction: 6
Total Non-Fiction: 3

Length
Short: 2
Medium: 4
Long: 3

Author
Male: 2
Female: 7
Non-Binary:

White: 6
Non-White: 3

UK/US: 7
International: 2

New: 6
Not New: 3

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 5
★★★: 2
★★:
★:

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 5
Gift: 1
Purchased in 2018: 3

Total owned pre-2018: 5
Total free in 2018: 1
Total paid in 2018: 3

Books
Spectacles by Sue Perkins
Owned, Memoir, New Read, New Author, 450 pages
Read: 31/07/18 - 04/08/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Read, New Author, 438 pages
Read: 04/08/18 - 07/08/18
Rating: 3 stars

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Purchased, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 388 pages
Read: 07/08/18 - 12/08/18
Rating: 4 stars

V Introduces - Frida Kahlo by V&A
Purchased, Biography, New Read, New Author, 32 pages
Read: 12/08/18
Rating: 4 stars

Biographic Kahlo by Sophie Collins
Purchased, Biography, New Read, New Author, 96 pages
Read: 12/08/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Owned, General Fiction, New Read, New Author, 278 pages
Read: 17/08/18 - 20/08/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
Gift, Fantasy, New Read, 416 pages
Read: 21/08/18 - 25/08/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Owned, Historical Fiction, Reread, 520 pages
Read: 14/08/18 - 26/08/18
Rating: 5 stars

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Owned, Historical Fiction, Reread, 504 pages
Read: 26/08/18 - 01/09/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review


message 26: by Martha (last edited Dec 30, 2018 12:42PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments September

New Reads: 10
Re-Reads: 3

Genre:
Biography: 1
Children's: 7
Graphic Novel: 1
Historical Fiction: 3
Politics: 1

Total Fiction: 10
Total Non-Fiction: 3

Length
Short: 9
Medium: 3
Long: 1

Author
Male: 10
Female: 3
Non-Binary: 0

White: 11
Non-White: 2

UK/US: 8
International: 5

New: 6
Not New: 7

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 9
★★★: 2
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 4
Gift: 3
Free: 1
Purchased in 2018: 5

Total owned pre-2018: 4
Total free in 2018: 4
Total paid in 2018: 5

Books
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Owned, Historical Fiction, Reread, 278 pages
Read: 01/09/18 - 02/09/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Free, Historical Fiction, New Read, 832 pages
Read: 02/09/18 -> 09/09/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Owned, Children's, New Reads, New Author, 162 pages
Read: 10/09/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
Owned, Children's, New Reads, 192 pages
Read: 10/09/18 - 11/09/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Twits by Roald Dahl
Gift, Children's, Reread, 112 pages
Read: 12/09/18 - 14/09/18
Rating: 4 stars

Frida Kahlo by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara
Purchase, Biography, New Read, New Author, 32 pages
Read: 16/09/18
Rating: 4 stars

Politics: Between the Extremes by Nick Clegg
Owned, Politics, New Read, New Author, 288 pages
Read: 11/09/18 - 19/09/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
Purchased, Children's, New Read, 217 pages
Read: 19/09/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
Purchased, Children's, New Read, 194 pages
Read: 20/09/18
Rating: 4 stars

Matilda by Roald Dahl
Gift, Children's, Reread, 233 pages
Read: 20/09/18 - 22/09/18
Rating: 4 stars

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Gift, Historical Fiction, New Book, 306 pages
Read: 22/09/18 - 25/09/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung
Purchase, Graphic Novel, New Book, New Author, 177 pages
Read: 26/09/2018
Rating: 5 stars

The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
Purchase, Children's, New Book, 221 pages,
Read: 29/09/2018 - 01/10/2018
Rating: 5 stars


message 27: by Martha (last edited Dec 30, 2018 12:44PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments October

New Reads: 9
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Biography/Memoir: 4
Children's: 1
Essays: 2
Historical Fiction: 2

Total Fiction: 3
Total Non-Fiction: 6

Length
Short: 4
Medium: 5
Long: 0

Author
Male: 2
Female: 7
Non-Binary: 0

White: 1
Non-White: 8

UK/US: 6
International: 3

New: 6
Not New: 3

Ratings
★★★★★: 1
★★★★: 5
★★★: 2
★★: 1
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 3
Free: 1
Purchased in 2018: 5

Total owned pre-2018: 3
Total free in 2018: 1
Total paid in 2018: 5

Books
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Owned, Essays, New Book, 320 pages
Read: 02/10/18 - 07/10/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Book, New Author, 343 pages
Read: 07/10/18 - 15/10/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Owned, Memoir, New Book, New Author, 264 pages
Read: 13/10/18 - 18/10/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Purchased, Biography, New Book, New Author, 88 pages
Read: 20/10/18
Rating: 4 stars

Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 by Esi Edugyan
Purchased, Historical Fiction, New Book, 419 pages
Read: 19/10/18 - 24/10/18
Rating: 4 stars

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay
Free, Essays, New Book, 346 pages
Read: 24/10/18 - 28/10/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of Lifetime by Ron Stallworth
Purchased, Memoir, New Book, New Author, 191 pages
Read: 28/10/18 - 29/10/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson
Purchased, Biography, New Book, New Author, 64 pages
Read: 29/10/2018
Rating: 5 stars

Franklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell
Purchased, Children's, New Book, New Author, 32 pages
Read: 31/10/2018
Rating: 4 stars


message 28: by Martha (last edited Dec 02, 2018 07:43AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments November

New Reads: 7
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Fantasy: 1
Feminism: 1
General Fiction: 1
General Non-Fiction: 1
Memoir: 1
Mystery: 1
Short Stories: 1

Total Fiction: 4
Total Non-Fiction: 3

Length
Short: 2
Medium: 3
Long: 2

Author
Male: 3
Female: 4
Non-Binary:

White: 4
Non-White: 3

UK/US: 3
International: 4

New: 6
Not New: 1

Ratings
★★★★★: 0
★★★★: 2
★★★: 5
★★: 0
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 5
Free: 0
Purchased in 2018: 2

Total owned pre-2018: 5
Total free in 2018: 0
Total paid in 2018: 2

Books

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Purchased, General Fiction, New Book, New Author, 546 pages
Read: 31/10/18 - 03/11/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Owned, Feminism, New Book, New Author, 304 pages
Read: 04/11/18 - 11/11/18
Rating: 3 stars

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear
Owned, Mystery, New Book, New Author, 479 pages
Read: 12/11/18 - 13/11/18
Rating: 3 stars

Desire: Vintage Minis by Haruki Murakami
Owned, Short Stories, New Book, 109 pages
Read: 11/11/18 - 15/11/18
Rating: 3 stars - Review

Home: Vintage Minis by Salman Rushdie
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Book, New Author, 83 pages
Read: 15/11/18 - 18/11/18
Rating: 3 stars

The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Purchased, Fantasy, New Book, New Author, 384 pages
Read: 18/11/18 - 20/11/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Owned, Memoir, New Book, New Author, 276 pages
Read: 23/11/18 - 26/11/18
Rating: 3 stars


message 29: by Martha (last edited Dec 31, 2018 12:15PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments December

New Reads: 15
Re-Reads: 0

Genre:
Children's: 1
Classics: 1
General Fiction: 4
General Non-Fiction: 3
Graphic Novel: 2
Historical Fiction: 2
Mystery: 1
Short Stories: 1

Total Fiction: 10
Total Non-Fiction: 5

Length
Short: 9
Medium: 3
Long: 3

Author
Male: 5
Female: 9
Non-Binary: 1

White: 12
Non-White: 3

UK/US: 11
International: 4

New: 13
Not New: 2

Ratings
★★★★★: 2
★★★★: 5
★★★: 4
★★: 4
★: 0

Source
Owned (pre-2018): 6
Gift: 2
Free: 1
Purchased in 2018: 6

Total owned pre-2018: 6
Total free in 2018: 3
Total paid in 2018: 6

Books

Belonging by Umi Sinha
Purchased, Historical Fiction, New Book, New Author, 320 pages
Read: 27/11/18 - 02/12/18
Rating: 5 stars -> Review

Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us by C.N. Lester
Owned, General Non-Fiction, New Book, New Author, 240 pages
Read: 02/12/18 - 07/12/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

Love: Vintage Minis by Jeanette Winterson
Owned, General Fiction, New Book, New Author, 113 pages
Read: 02/12/18 - 08/12/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Owned, Children's, New Book, 173 pages
Read: 08/12/18 - 09/12/18
Rating: 3 stars

The Outsider by Albert Camus
Free, Classic, New Book, New Author, 125 pages
Read: 09/12/18 - 10/12/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Owned, Historical Fiction, New Book, New Author, 599 pages
Read: 10/12/18 - 16/12/18
Rating: 4 stars

50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons by Dan Jones
Purchase, General Non-Fiction, New Book, New Author, 112 pages
Read: 08/12/18 - 17/12/18
Rating: 4 stars

The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic by Emma
Purchase, Graphic Novel, New Book, New Author, 204 pages
Read: 16/12/18 - 17/12/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
Purchase, General Fiction, New Book, New Author, 380 pages
Read: 18/12/18 - 19/12/18
Rating: 4 stars

You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane
Owned, General Fiction, New Book, New Author, 465 page
Read: 19/12/18 - 20/12/18
Rating: 4 stars -> Review

What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough by Chidera Eggerue
Purchased, General Non-Fiction, New Book, New Author, 192 pages
Read: 20/12/18
Rating: 3 stars -> Review

Home for Christmas by A.S. Byatt, Lennie James and Michael Morpurgo
Purchased, Short Stories, New Book, New Author, 41 pages
Read: 22/12/18
Rating: 3 stars

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
Owned, Mystery, New Boo, 527 pages
Read: 20/12/18 - 24/12/18
Rating: 2 stars -> Review

Little Moments of Love by Catana Chetwynd
Gift, Graphic Novel, New Book, New Author, 160 pages
Read: 25/12/18
Rating: 5 stars

No Place To Call Home by J.J. Bola
Gift, General Fiction, New Book, New Author, 336 pages
Read: 27/12/18 - 30/12/18
Rating: 3 stars


message 30: by Martha (last edited Dec 31, 2018 12:26PM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 93 comments That's a wrap folks! Really happy with my reading year in 2018, I hit all 3/5 of my goals and absolutely smashed my original aim of 90 - in the end I read 134 books!

My 2018 goals:
90 books overall - ACHIEVED! I read 134 :)
15% Long Books - Missed :( Long books made up 13.4%, though this is more than last year (12.5%)
25% Non-White Authors - Achieved! Non-white authors made up 33% this year.
60% Owned Pre-2018 Books - Missed! Failed miserably at 46.3% because I discovered Netgalley early on in the year. However, for any who participate in Mount TBR, I hit Mt Ararat for the first time ever - that's 48 books. So missed overall, but still an achievement in there.
20% Books by International Authors - Achieved! 28.4%, boom. I'm definitely going to up this next year through trying the Read the World Challenge.

So overall, I'm happy. Even where I missed goals, I did better than last year, so I'm going in the right direction :)


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