Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 in Review | Most-Read Authors

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be looking back at my reading habits of 2018. I went into my goodreads challenge page and went through my list of 100-odd books and tracked down my most read authors. 

When getting this post ready, I really thought that I read several authors a lot. But it seems like I really just read three authors very frequently in 2018. Without further ado, here are my most read authors of 2018! 

Okay, so funny story I never actually finished a Jane Austen novel this yer. I read two of her novellas this year, Lady Susan and Love and Friendship. I also read half of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, and a couple chapters of both Mansfield Park and Persuasion. I had good intentions when it came to Jane Austen, but when I only had five days to read each book and other schoolwork, Austen went to the wayside. Even though I didn't get to finish any novels by her, I did spend a lot of time reading her books. I definitely want to finish Pride and Prejudice and Emma next year though! 

Oh Will...I read so many plays from his this year! I had a Shakespeare class and was quizzed every day, so I was held accountable (unlike my Jane Austen class). I never rated the plays, simply because I wasn't too sure how to rate them. Objectively, they were written masterfully. But subjectively, there were some plays I found dull. Either way, here are the 7 plays I read this year!
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Measure for Measure
  • The First Part of King Henry V
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
After reading all these plays, I seriously deserve a break...maybe I'll actually watch an adaptation instead of reading the play! 

And here's the kicker...I read 11 books and 2 novellas written by Christina Lauren! I really just went crazy with CL this year, and I've enjoyed every single one of them. I haven't loved every single one of them, but they've all been entertaining. I'm actually in the midst of reading Love and Other Words, and I'm really loving it. While it may be the 26th as I'm writing this post, I'm mostly likely going to finish my 12th before the end of the year. Here is a list of everything I've read by the author duo.  
  • Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful #1)
  • Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful #2)
  • Beautiful Player (Beautiful #3)
  • Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful #1.5)
  • Beautiful Bombshell (Beautiful #2.5)
  • Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons #1)
  • Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons #2)
  • Dark Wild Night (While Seasons #3) 
  • Roomies
  • Autoboyography
  • Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating
  • Dating You / Hating You
  • My Favorite Half Night Stand
Whew, what a list! Christina Lauren has taken over my life. I really need some more romance authors that speak to me like CL does. This next year I'm going to be on the lookout for some other romance authors. If you have any recommendations, please leave them down in the comments! 

Wonderfully, I would recommend every single book on this post! What are some of your most-read authors of 2018? 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you in the next year! 

Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. I love Shakespeare and Austen so much! I actually used to hate Austen's books, but then I read S&S and my opinion completely changed. I'm glad, cos she's such a classic :)

    1. S&S is actually my least favorite of hers! It was just a bit too miserable in the first half, haha! My opinion of Austen definitely changed over this last semester, though! Thanks for stopping by Amy! :)

  2. What a fun post, ESPECIALLY since I wasn't expecting to see Austen and Shakespeare on the list!!! I love Shakespeare and need to read some more soon.

    1. Thank you Kaleena!! And yeah, classic authors are rarely on posts! I think readers just think older authors aren't as "fun" as reading YA, romance, or anything that's popular on blogs. But Shakespeare's plays are such a wild ride!!

  3. Wow! You went HAM on CLo! I read three of their books this year and still have Roomies unread. What I will say is 2018 was a great year for them. I loved all three of the books I read (I read Autoboyography last year - LOVED it!).

    1. Haha I did! Roomies wasn't my favorite, but it was a great introduction to them. I'm really looking forward to their next release, the Unhoneymooners! It sounds really fun. :)

      Thanks for stopping by Sam!

  4. Looks like you got some great reading in! Did you get to see any live productions of any of the Shakespeare plays you studied for class? :)

    1. Unfortunately, no! There weren't any Shakespeare productions around my area, and if there were, they were pretty expensive.

  5. omg I seriously want to read more Christina Lauren! I LOVE Autoboyography and reread it this year, but I've never ventured any further into their works...I should do that! 💛 My biggest read authors this year were Patrick Ness and Maggie Stiefvater (mostly rereads though ahha) and I think I read 6 Tahereh Mafi books too!

    1. I totally recommend them! Their earlier works aren't the most diverse, but Josh and Hazel does have Asian rep! I would love to know what you think of their other stuff. :) Also, I totally get rereading Autoboyography. That novel is just so wonderful. <3 That's so impressive! I haven't read any Patrick Ness book, but I want to read The Knife of Never Letting Go before I see the movie later this year. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by Cait!