(EN) 2018 | The Reading Recap #4

Posted december 30, 2018 by Laurie in Boekenpraat, Booktalk, English / 2 Comments

As 2018 is coming to an end now, it is time for the final reading recap of the year. Side note, it’s still December 30, so maybe I can finish another book or two. How did October, November and December look like reading wise?


October had a very slow start in terms of reading, but I managed to make up for this like halfway into the month. I managed to read 12 books in the end. However, I reread one book – which is not counted – and I DNF’ed one book. October by Soren Sveistrup, although I can’t find an English translation. My favourite book of this month was Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout, it’s a Lux novella. My least favourite book of the month was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and I really hate this since it was a highly anticipated read. The biggest surprise in a negative way was When The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill and My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan was a very positive surprise this month.


This month I read 14 books excluding one reread and including one DNF. I couldn’t get through Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, I’d rather stick to the songs of this musical. My favourite books this month were both Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas and Broken Prince by Erin Watt and my least favourite book was, of course, The Raven boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Unfortunately I have had no real surprises this month. I was mainly focusing on finishing series I started this year.


This month is not over yet, but so far I read 19 books, but that includes 3!!!!!! DNF’ed ones. Unpopular opinion time, but I had to DNF Becoming by Michelle Obama at 25% as I was absolutely not enjoying this. I was utterly bored and that’s not a good thing whilst reading. Furthermore, I had to DNF Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. I was bored and I keep making this same mistake over and over again with this genre. Ugh. Last but not least, I had to DNF Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier at 50% and this was a case of wrong marketing. The book is marketed as young adult, but actually is a middle-grade one. Everything in this book felt so immature to me and it was so annoying. Oh well, of to my favourites. Obviously, that has to be the biggest book of the year: Kingdom Of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. My least favourite book was a Dutch one, Bestemd Voor Mij by Chantal van Gastel. Unfortunately, no big surprises for me again this month.

This was my final reading recap of the year. What was your most and least favourite book you read in 2018?


2 responses to “(EN) 2018 | The Reading Recap #4

    • Laurie

      It’s actually 2 authors. Warning: this series is addictive. And yes, I really disliked Ruby ret although I expected to like it.

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