2018 flew by so fast. I guess this is what happens when people become older. Here is my 2018 in books, with special thanks to Goodreads.
I have read a total of 411 books,across 41,132 pages. Compared to 2017, this is pretty dismal, as I have read 503 books, but only 38,800 pages. This may be because I read more adult novels in 2018 and quite a few of them are chunksters.
Here is a breakdown of the books I read across genres:
Reading Plans for 2019
A few weeks back, we announced that we are doing a #WomenReadWomen2019 reading theme throughout the whole of 2019.
We are pleased to share that we have also come up with quarterly reading themes that are in keeping with this larger, overarching theme. We were so excited about this that we have discussed this extensively as early as June 2018.
January – March: Warrior Women – The Woman Leads The Struggle: Female Voices And Social Justice In Literature
We are in total agreement that we should welcome 2019 with raised female voices. Enough with the silence and subjugation, we are celebrating social justice and warrior women during the first quarter of the year.
April – June: Sisterhood and Female Bonds In Literature
From April to June, we are celebrating female friendships, mother and daughter bonds, sisterhood, women tribes.
July – September: Reinventing Womanity, Redefining Womanhood
Women’s roles have evolved throughout the centuries, and this has been captured so effectively in classic and contemporary novels. We hope to explore these constantly shifting definitions and permutations of womanity from antiquity to now.
October – December: I Put A Spell On You – Witches And Goddesses, Dryads and Priestesses In Literature
Powerful women aware of their energies have often been vilified as witches or revered as goddesses. From mythology to supernatural tales, burned women at the stakes to earthy mothers pregnant with curses and grand intentions – we hope to capture female voices that touch on this unremitting and apologetic power during the last quarter of the year.
How about you? What are your reading goals/ reading plans for 2019? We’d love to hear about them.