2018 Goodreads Challenge Summary and Stats

Hello everyone,

At the beginning of 2018 I decided to take part in the Goodreads challenge for the first time, having recently set up an account. I set myself a target of 45 books, which felt quite ambitious considering I had never read more than 25 in a year before.

I began steadily, aiming to read four books per month just to stay on track. I was so worried about falling behind! But then I found that I just could not stop reading, and after a book-filled summer I managed to reach my target before the end of August!

I never ever expected to get to 45 so quickly. In the last four months of the year, I managed to read another 17 books to reach a total of 62. I still cannot believe it!

For this post, I have decided to share some statistics about my year in reading.

Books Read Per Month

January: 5
February: 4
March: 4
April: 6
May: 7
June: 5
July: 9
August: 5
September: 4
October: 4
November: 4
December: 5


⭐ – 1        (I hardly ever give one star ratings)
⭐⭐- 6

.5 – 2
⭐⭐⭐ – 15
.5 – 6
⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 19
.5 – 6
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 7

Average rating: ⭐⭐⭐.58

Genres Read

Crime: 11
Mystery/Thriller: 26
YA: 6
Fantasy: 5
Historical Fiction: 2
General Fiction: 8
Classic: 2
Non-fiction: 2

Standalone: 51
Series: 11

Reading Stats

Pages read: 22,435
Longest book read: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Buddy reads: 3

How did you get on with your reading challenge? Do you have any interesting reading stats from 2018? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading in 2019 🙂

16 thoughts on “2018 Goodreads Challenge Summary and Stats

    1. Difficult question…if I would have to choose I would probably say Close To Home by Cara Hunter!
      My previous post was a list of my top 10 books of the year, and that is included on there 🙂


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