Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2019!

So it is now the first day of 2019! Hope everyone had a fantastic New Year and celebrated in the way they wanted to! I spent the evening watching Black Panther and then my little one was upset so up to bed I went. Listening to the fireworks in bed and finished my book…..then started another one lol. I know rock and roll!! At least no hangover just slightly tired.

So a reflection on last year, I started blogging in February so it will be my year blogversary! Can not believe it! Where does the year go?? It has been such a mega year, I have read so many books, I was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Bloggers Bash (lost to Mart at Beardy Book Blogger – not sore or anything still lol) made some epic friends from the community and overall I read 201 books! Woah! I only set myself a target of 25 books before I started blogging!

I also went through a name change with all my old blog being hacked and viruses galore thanks to issues with GoDaddy so September Zooloo’s Book Diary was made. I am still in the process of uploading my old reviews, I wanted it done before the end of the year but only have July reviews to go!!

So according to Goodreads what does my year look like??

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TOTALS I read 50,054 pages across 201 books

Valentine's Day at the Café at the End of the Pier by Helen Rolfe


30 pages

Valentine’s Day at the Café at the end of the Pier by Helen Rolfe

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Darling Blue by Tracy Rees


544 pages

Darling Blue by Tracy Rees


MOST POPULAR 1,939,347 people also read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

LEAST POPULAR 1 person also read We Are of Dust by Clare Coombes

We Are of Dust by Clare Coombes

MY AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018                   4.5


We Are of Dust by Clare Coombes

We Are of Dust by Clare Coombes

The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

My first review of the year

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis.

I can never get bored of this book series and now reading with my little girl makes it so much more special. I loved how the book sets up the lion the witch and the wardrobe.

UR by Stephen King

My last review of the year

UR by Stephen King

Even though this was a novella it took a little bit of time to get into and my head around the concept! I was like Wesley wondering what the hell had we stumbled upon! It was such a mind-boggling theory and near the end a terrifying one too!

Wow, it has been an incredible year!! I thank you all for sharing, commenting and just generally chatting to me and supporting me and my blog! Hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!

Here is to a fab 2019!

Until next time xxx

Stay and have a chat :)


  1. January 1, 2019 / 9:49 am

    Happy new year to you too Zoe!! 😀

    • Zoe
      January 1, 2019 / 9:54 am

      Happy New Year to you Simon!!!

      • January 1, 2019 / 8:53 pm

        I hope it’s a great one for you 😀

        • Zoe
          January 2, 2019 / 6:54 am

          I hope so for you too! I have my fingers crossed for the pair of us lo

          • January 2, 2019 / 1:00 pm

            That’s kind, I’ll do the same. Are you going to the bash this year? 😀

            • Zoe
              January 3, 2019 / 6:51 am

              Yes that’s the plan not ordered my ticket yet! Are you going to go?

              • January 3, 2019 / 6:52 am

                I’ve bought my ticket so failing other things that could get in the way, yes I’m going 😀

                • Zoe
                  January 3, 2019 / 6:53 am

                  Oh yay!! That’s fab news!! I now need to do that!

                • January 3, 2019 / 12:23 pm

                  I would, it would be great to catch up with you 🙂

                • Zoe
                  January 3, 2019 / 10:40 pm

                  Yes and you!! Make up for last year!

                • January 7, 2019 / 3:29 pm

                  Defo! 🙂

    • Zoe
      January 1, 2019 / 11:26 am

      Thank you I am sure it will be 😊 book wise anyway lol Happy new year to you xx

    • Zoe
      January 2, 2019 / 6:50 am

      Happy new year Inge! 🥳😘

  2. January 1, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    Happy New Year, Zoe! Your 2018 looks amazing and here’s to a wonderful 2019!

    • Zoe
      January 2, 2019 / 6:53 am

      Happy new year to you Jennifer! Thank you for being so supportive in 2018! Look forward to a fab 2019 😘

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