I’m quite happy that 2019 is officially over. It wasn’t exactly an easy year for me in many ways, mostly personally (but what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger… right). However, I seem to have outdone myself with my reading goals. I’ve finished 30 books although I planned to tackle only 25. I hit the 10 000 read pages target (with the help of a couple hefty tomes). I participated in the ‘Back to the Classics Challenge 2019‘ and read 6 classics. I tried out new formats: 2 non-fiction books, 2 short story collections, a novella, and a poetry book (those who know me, know that I’m not a fan of poetry… but turns out there are exceptions). Finally, I kept up a good balance between books in English (22 books) and books in Latvian (I read 8 books in my mother tongue).