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A Year in Books: 52 Weeks : 52 Books | Lyall F. Harris
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#2018 was a good reading year 😊

Texreader Fantastic! 9mo
JoScho 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳 9mo
MeganAnn Great job! 🎉👏🏻✨❤️📚 9mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 9mo
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Last year and this year!
🥳 Happy New Year!

cathysaid Loved The Luminaries! (edited) 9mo
AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 9mo
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W00t! 🥳 2018 was a pretty good book year for me.

My reading resolutions for 2019:

📕 Finish the #SFFTBR with @Leniverse
📗 Master the Litsy #AtoZ challenge
📘 Read at least 78 books (1.5/week)

JoScho 🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳 9mo
wanderinglynn Thanks @JoScho 🥳 9mo
tonyahoswalt 98 books! Congrats! 9mo
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Wasn‘t able to read as much as I would have liked this year. So ready to see what 2019 brings! Happy new year!! 🥳

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 9mo
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MrBook Wow!!!! 😱😎🙌🏻 9mo
CrowCAH Woohoo congrats 🎉 9mo
JaclynW Whoa!! Nice job! 👏👏👏👏👏 9mo
JaclynW Whoa!! Nice job! 👏👏👏👏👏 9mo
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A little off to the side but I've read the most I have ever read in a year.

32,779 pages and 159 books out of my goal of 60. I'm really proud of myself and I'm so excited for the next year and hope I can read just as much or more.

mreads Congratulations 😁👍 9mo
thebookishtype15 Thank you 😁 9mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Clare-Dragonfly That‘s awesome! 9mo
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My books per year and pages per year both went up (although pages didn‘t go up by much), but my average pages per book went down this year. I did read some chunksters in 2016 and 2017 with lower word counts than one might expect though. I‘d be interested to see how the total and average word count per book has fluctuated too, but that‘s a little more work than I‘d like to do right now. 😂

#2018stats #2018wrapup

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Goodreads can't make me post this until the very end of the year! This was a great reading year, and I'm so glad to have Litsy friends who make this seem normal!

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 👌🏻 9mo
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Post 2 average of 381 pages per book not bad going

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Post 1 beat my target of 110 books

JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 9mo
batsy Yay!! 🎉 9mo
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It was actually 52, but okay. 😉 Fell short of my goal of 70 due to a HUGE slump during the summer. But I've picked up & am looking forward to 2019! #2018inbooks

BridgetteM Congratulations! 🎈🎊🎉 9mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 9mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
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Here‘s my 2018 summary from Goodreads. I set my first ever reading target at 50 books but rather exceeded that, which I totally hold you all responsible for! #blameitonlitsy

I just wanted to thank all you amazing Littens for a fabulously bookish year and wish you a Happy New reading Year for 2019.

jpmcwisemorgan I think Litsy can be blamed for a lot of things! 😀 9mo
Melissa_J Ha! You sure did exceed your goal! Nice work. 9mo
LiteraryinLititz You went from 50 to over 200?? Wow! 9mo
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squirrelbrain @jpmcwisemorgan - but all good things though! 😁 9mo
squirrelbrain @Melissa_J @LiteraryinLititz - I‘d never set a goal before and estimated I read one book a week... oops! And I‘m an accountant - think I need to go back to school 😳 9mo
TrishB 👍🏻 cool 9mo
RachelO And Happy New Year to you Helen! 📚🐿📚 9mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Happy New Year! (edited) 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Happy New Year!🎉🍾🍷 9mo
CarolynM Happy New Year to you too 🙂 9mo
Reggie Wow, great job and Happy New Year!! 9mo
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Best reading year - I've never broken 100 🎉 Happy New Year Littens!!

Mollyanna Woohoo! Congrats! 🎉🍾🎉 9mo
alvingregorio 😮 You rock! 9mo
MrsGreen That‘s pretty impressive that only you and two other people have read the mindfulness book! 🤣 9mo
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I‘ve got two books to go before I complete my #Goodreadschallenge (think I‘ll be able to manage that!) - but I figured posting my #yearinbooks a day early is ok 😁 #yearinreview

Nebklvr Good on you for finishing Arabian Nights 9mo
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My year in books.

Lmstraubie I'm feeling stupid 😖 How did you get to these results in Goodreads? I can't figure it out!! 9mo
thebluestocking @Lmstraubie It took me a while too! I couldn‘t find it in the app; I had to log in on the website. Then go to your profile, and there will be an icon for your year in books in the right column. 9mo
Susanita I saved the email with the link because I have no idea how to find it on the mobile app. 9mo
Lmstraubie @thebluestocking Ah ha! Thanks!!! 😁 9mo
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We‘re traveling the next few days so I doubt I‘ll finish anything else before year‘s end. This was a record year for me - largely thanks to Litsy!! In fact, every year since joining has been a record year. 🤗

And it‘s pretty cool that both my shortest and longest reads were ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. #myyearinbooks

Bookzombie That‘s awesome! Congratulations! 9mo
StephBengtson Amazing! 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 9mo
JoScho Yay! 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 9mo
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MelissaSue81 Wait.. why does my Year in books say that Les Miserables is 836 pages?! (I mostly listened to the audio.. but I‘m certain it‘s longer than 836) 9mo
britt_brooke @MelissaSue81 Maybe you logged it under an abridged version? 9mo
JennyM Go Britt...awesome achievement 👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
Daisey Congratulations! 🎉 9mo
kspenmoll Congrats!!! So many books! 🙌🏻🎉 9mo
britt_brooke @JennyM Thank you!! 😚😚 9mo
britt_brooke @Daisey Thanks! 😚😚 9mo
britt_brooke @kspenmoll Thanks! 🤗 It‘s truly almost quadruple my record prior to joining Litsy. 😳😆 9mo
Reviewsbylola Every year has been a record year for me since Litsy too. I have tripled my reading compared with when my kids were babies. 🥰 Great year for you—and you tackled Les Mis! 9mo
Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏🍾 9mo
batsy Wow! Amazing! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏⭐️ 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Well done and #TheLitsyEffect really is a thing! 9mo
Kitty_Rochsmith Well done!!!! Great job!! 9mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
sprainedbrain What a great year!! 9mo
Kalalalatja Awesome! 👏👏👏 9mo
Simona Looks like very successful reading year❣️👏👏👏 9mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 💚💚💚 .... and I loved Les Mis! It was a great year. Litsy is just the best! 9mo
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl Absolutely!! 💚 9mo
vivastory What a fantastic year! Congratulations! 📚🎊🤘 9mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Thank you!! 9mo
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#myyearinbooks2018 Love seeing these stats! 👍

Lcsmcat How do you get to these stats on Goodreads? I can‘t find them this year. 9mo
KarenUK @Lcsmcat It was on my feed, about half way down the page..... 9mo
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I usually get way more excited by this then is actually warranted.

BookishMarginalia Not possible — it IS super warranted! 9mo
Smrloomis @BookishMarginalia 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
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My shortest book was Dr. Seuss' ABC Book at 24 pages, and my longest book was The Iliad/Odyssey by Homer at a woppin 1,556 pages!!! 😳😳😳
But the show ain't over yet folks!!!

#YearInBooks #Goodreads

quirkthenerd 😳 9mo
quirkthenerd Good job lady! 9mo
Megabooks Awesome! #impressed 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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MelissaSue81 Wowser!! 9mo
BillyH Wow! You‘ve got me beat hands down and I listen to my books for 10 hours a day at x2 speed! 9mo
TheReadingMermaid @BillyH I don't do audiobooks. I only do paper books or e-books. 😁 9mo
Redwritinghood Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Doughtah Wow! Congrats on a year well-read! 😄 Are you planning any specific books to end the year? 9mo
TheReadingMermaid @Doughtah I have a couple of ebooks that I still need to read along with Mister B Gone by Clive Barker and finishing up our buddy read of 9mo
Doughtah @TheReadingMermaid that sounds like a good group to keep u til jan. i hope u have fun finishing them !😊 9mo
TheReadingMermaid @Doughtah thank you 😘 9mo
Eggbeater I am impressed! 9mo
ju.ca.no Wow!👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
Anitareads Yay! 👏 9mo
emmaturi Wow!! 9mo
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I will definitely be able to make my goal of 💯 (lots of audio).
My goal for 2019 is to read the books I actually own instead of getting so many books from the library/ bookstore. We'll see how well that goes... 😉

TheSpineView I wish you luck on your 2019 goal. I tried that this year. It didn't go so well. I just can't resist buying books!🤣 9mo
AWahle I was a little better about reading what I already have in 2018, but they keep publishing all this great new stuff! 9mo
DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 9mo
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To make a long story short, I‘ve adjusted my goal both up and down during the year and have finally settled on 64 books. I‘m throwing in the towel on reading challenge prompts and will mostly just read what I want for these last three. I would just as soon curl up with a #bookandblankie on this cold rainy day, but I have much housework to do. At least I can listen to my audiobook much of the day.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 📚❤️ 9mo
tammysue Yay!! 👏🏻 9mo
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Can't believe how many books I read this year

Liatrek Awesome! 9mo
bookaholic1 @Liatrek thank you 9mo
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Not too bad so far...and this doesn‘t count all the research articles and textbook chapters I read for classes!

#2018 #yearinbooks #teachersoflitsy #profsoflitsy

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My year in books! I read more now than ever in my life! Thank you, Littens! #Goodreads #ayearinbooks2018

RaimeyGallant Awesomest of sauces! 9mo
DivineDiana Unreal!!! 👍🏻📚👏🏻 9mo
intothehallofbooks This is great!! 9mo
kspenmoll Congrats!!🎉🎈🎊 9mo
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Thank you fabulous Littens for making this a great book year for me. 😊❤️📚

I used three libraries this year and that is also thanks to y‘all.

This is a wonderful community!


susanw How interesting that your shortest and longest are also the most and least popular, pretty cool! 2y
melbeautyandbooks @susanw Yes it‘s funny how that worked out. 2y
mrozzz 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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My year in books #Goodreads #yearinbooks #2017

Ubookquitous Great job! 2y
melbeautyandbooks Nice year! 2y
Pamwurtzler Yay! Good year! 2y
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I've read a novel per month, at 12 for 2017. Doubling that, while keeping mellow, still seems best. 😕 Restaurant life gets tough, with the same stresses of being needed at home, for another year, helping my parents afford the house rent. The downers aren't terrible, however feeling stuck, but we're working things out okay.. Life is good with fine teas, more books, and a few groovy shoes. ☕️📚👠#QueerBooks #TransBooks

saguarosally Yeah, I‘m staying a bit away from the crazy reading goals myself. One a week seems good for me. 2y
IamIamIam My only goal is to read every day. I'll never be disappointed, even if it's only one page! Some day we'll all have time to read all we want and I hope that day comes sooner rather than later! Your parents are lucky to have you!! 2y
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I finally did it. I‘ve got #17in2017. Okay, there‘s four extra. I‘m a #rebelreader like that. All the details are posted on my blog. Take a peek here —> http://thebibliophage.com/2017-reading-year-review/

#yearinreview #blogpost #bookblogger

Reecaspieces Just peeked!!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reecaspieces Saw the comment - thank you! 😘 2y
tif I love the stats you keep and the three categories you sorts your books in to. I tend to do audiobooks and now I'm thinking that I should start keeping track of the hours. 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @tif Thank you! I listen to a lot of audiobooks and just use hardcover pages for the data. I should do hours also. Great idea! 2y
4ravens Interesting blog post, particularly the categories that you sort books into. 2y
Cortg I‘ve decided my next book club pick will be The Heart‘s Invisible Furies. It was between that and Sing, Unburied, Sing but there is still a lengthy library hold list on it. I haven‘t read either, but they get a lot of Litsy 💗 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4ravens Thanks! Last year I realized I had to sort my “best of” list, and I‘ve been using the categories ever since. 📚❤️📚❤️ 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cortg Oh, those will both be so good for a book club! 2y
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Setting my 2018 goal to 100 books. 🙂

Callemarie What app is this from? 2y
Birdsong28 @Callemarie It's from the goodreads app but to see this you need to go on the website and on your home page it should say something like see your year in books click on it and it will take you to a page like this 📚📖 2y
Callemarie Ohhhhh okay. I was like my goodreads doesn‘t look like that! Haha 2y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
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My year in books ✌🏼 #2017

Reviewsbylola Great year! 🎉🎉 2y
Christine11 Well done!!! 🍾🥂 2y
BeckyK I keep meaning to read Bossypants! I might try it as an audiobook 😊 2y
CoffeeBooksRepeat @Beckykearns I think the audio version will be much better than just the book 👍🏼 2y
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The thing I'm not sure about is how audiobooks like the Great Courses series, which don't have a book equivalent, are counted towards page totals. I'm guessing they aren't, which is a bit sad considering how many of them I listened to this year. They're between 12 and 18 hours long, so a decent number of pages. Oh well, it's still nice to see the breakdown.

Did anyone else read a book no one else read on Goodreads this year?

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Happy New Year littens! Not too bad. Even if half of these were children‘s books 😅 https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/9622268

Andrew65 Fantastic, well done! 👏🎊🎉 2y
Dulcinella 😍💐💐🥂 2y
AmyG And another amazing amount of books read! 🎉 2y
HKGirl Hey, no shame in children's books! My total pages/books is almost the as yours, for the same reason. 😊 2y
JessClark78 Happy New Year! 2y
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#myyearinbooks my reading stats for 2017. I read more than I thought I would so I am pretty pleased 😀

Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Pamwurtzler 👏👏 2y
Dulcinella 😍💐💐🥂 2y
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏 2y
Linda906 Way to go! 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
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My year in books! I didn‘t read as much this year as I would have liked. School got a hold of my life and wouldn‘t let me read but I am proud the amount of books that I have read! I lowered my reading goal for 2018 and I hope that 2018 is a good reading year for me! ❤️ #ayearofbooks #readingchallenge

alvingregorio Great job! Happy New Year!! 2y
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This was a very productive reading year! I have to mention that my “least popular” book was published by my amazing neighbor who turned her nanowrimo story into a published work and mentioned me in the acknowledgments for being her word count buddy 😁

ThatNerdyBookwyrm I love Pillars of the Earth so much. 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
Cortg 🙌🏼 2y
SandyW Very exciting for your neighbor! 2y
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It wasn‘t the best of reading years for me, as I hit quite a few slumps throughout the year, but I can say that I am back to reading almost everyday now! I have a TON of books and series that I haven‘t read yet, so 2018 will be the year of series! I can‘t wait to start on the Grisha series after I finish my current read 🤓📚 #2017 #goodreads #readingchallenge

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Read 2 twd comics today and I think that will be it for the year. Thought about going through my graphic novels today to get to 100 but I am fighting off a cold and just want to sleep 😴 #yearinbooks

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This was a heckuva reading year, including the launch of my book blog. I‘m planning some longer books in 2018 (#theyearofthechunkster), so this may be my best year for a while. But who knows ... my plans always change! #myyearinbooks #happybibliophage

Christine11 Congratulations! 😊 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
Andrew65 Well done on your reading year. 👏👏👏👏 2y
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Pamwurtzler Congrats!! 2y
Bookzombie Awesome!! 👏🏻⭐️🦄 2y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚🎉 2y
mrp27 Well done! 👏🏻🎉 2y
Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
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Way over my goal of 24 books this year, and I have Litsy to thank! This was also the year I discovered audiobooks, caved in to ebooks, and joined my library after many years away. I had 19 5 star reads, and finally allowed myself to bail on books I hate. 2017 was a perfect bookish year! #yearinbooks #2017

Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
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I‘m happy with this. 😊

PurpleyPumpkin Well done! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
MarriedtoMrT Great job! 2y
Andrew65 Well done on an excellent year. 👏👏 2y
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Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
robinb Congratulations! 👏👏👏👏🎉🎉 2y
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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My stats for the year. My Goodreads goal was 80. Not bad considering I fell into a major reading slump in November and December. 😢 I also kept track of how much money my library saved me this year: $951.55. (And that's not counting all the picture books I got for my kids.) My perfectionist self really wishes I had listened to 1 more minute of audio! 😄 (Actually, that number is even higher bc I didn't count the 4 audiobooks I bailed on partway.)

RealLifeReading I'm curious how you came up with the amount! 2y
Aseleener @RealLifeReading The library amount? I kept a reading journal and wrote down every book I read through the year. For library ebooks, I wrote down the current Kindle price. For library audiobooks, I wrote down the current Audible price. 2y
Bookzombie @Aseleener Such a neat idea! 2y
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Lindy Wow! Have you sent a thank you note to your library? I‘m sure they would love to hear from you. 😊 2y
Aseleener @Lindy I'm definitely going to. I mentioned that I was thinking about doing this, about 18 mos ago, to a librarian, and he said to let them know if I do. 2y
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Finished Nine Stories the other day which was probably my last book of the year so posting my #yearinbooks now 😊

DrexEdit Congrats! 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 2y
LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
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Eggs Great year 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
AmyG Wow!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BookEmDana Amazing 2y
Andrew65 Fantastic! 👏👏👍👍🍾🥂🎊🎉 2y
mrp27 Awesome! 🎉👏🏻📚 2y
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Great #giveaway @Cinfhen I think I bail more than I pan, but I finally found one!!! I still think Final Girls is my top book for this year! Thanks again 🤗🤗🤗

#pickpanbailsosogiveaway #pickpanbailsoso

Hope I got the tags right, lol

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So. Close. Recently completed #shortreads have gotten me within reach of my original 60 book goal. One more book to go! There are hundreds of books I could choose from my shelf right now, but I still might go to B&N tomorrow to pick up the future No. 60.

rachelm Omg so close!!! 2y
Andrew65 You can do it, best of luck. 😊 2y
diovival @rachelm I think I can. I think I can... 😅 2y
diovival @Andrew65 Appreciate the words of encouragement! 2y
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42 books is not really bad but i could have been more if i didn't read 'It' and end up in a big ready slump.

Andrew65 A great total, and who knows 2018may be even better. 2y
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I finally gave in and did my year in books on Goodreads. I don't know why they launch that so early in December. I want all my books to count! Also more people should read Ausma Zehanat Khan!

LaurenReads I‘m reading the unquiet dead and it‘s so good!!! 2y
MallenNC @LaurenReads I love that whole series and can't wait for the next one. 2y
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Pretty happy this year. Hit a personal best and read a ton of awesome books. And of course got to share it all with the best people on the internet!

OSChamberlain Nice job! 2y
Owlizabeth 🎉🎉🎉 2y
DrSpalding Impressive! 2y
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DrSpalding What website calculated this for you? 2y
susanw @DrSpalding It‘s from GoodReads! So, super easy no calculations necessary! 2y
DrSpalding Thanks! 2y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 2y
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2017 was the first year I used Goodreads in earnest, so I'm just discovering this feature - so cool!!

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I love sharing my progress with you guys. Thanks for being amazing. I look forward to 2018, and sharing our books and love of reading with one another 😘❤️