Rinn’s Year in Books 2018

Rinn's Top Books 2017 (1)

Just like last year, I’m sharing my year in books for 2018!



I read 42,948 pages across 106 books. Quite a bit less than last year (147), but I joined Twitch at the end of 2017 and started playing video games even more.

The longest book I read was The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, at 704 pages. This was a re-read of a book that I’d previously loved, but it just didn’t seem to be all that great the second time around.

The shortest book I read was The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. It’s only 168 pages and is a pretty interesting self-development book.


My rating breakdown looks like this, with an average rating of 3.3 stars (lower than last year), which doesn’t sound great!

  • 5 stars: 11
  • 4 stars: 37
  • 3 stars: 30
  • 2 stars: 26
  • 1 star: 2
  • Did not finish: 0

Unlike last year, I didn’t DNF any books! However, I seem to have read quite a few books that I didn’t particularly enjoy, and I’m amazed I only gave 11 books 5 stars. Maybe this year I need to be more picky about what I read?



The highest rated book on Goodreads that I read in 2018 was The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins. Unsurprising, and this was also the fourth or fifth time I’ve read it. The lowest rated was Bottoms Up in Belgium by Alec Le Sueur, which I read on a travel writing binge.



This year also saw a couple of re-reads, but perhaps not as many as I thought. I’m planning to do quite a bit of re-reading this year anyway, mostly because I need to continue a few series and have completely forgotten the contents of the first book(s)…



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