Friday, December 14, 2018

2018 End Of Year Survey


Number Of Books You Read: 81 (so far)
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: YA Fantasy

1. Best Book You Read In 2018?
Legendary by Stephanie Garber

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I did NOT expect to love a Holly Black book and yet here we are.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I tried really hard to make everyone I know read Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, but I'm not sure I convinced anyone. XD

5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?
Series started: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Sequel: Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Series ender: Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?
Tricia Levenseller, author of Warrior Of the Wild

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Columbine by Dave Cullen

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Legendary by Stephanie Garber

9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Legendary again, whoops!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018?
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

11. Most memorable character of 2018?
Lada Dracul

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?
Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke. It wasn't as flowery as her normal writing, but I loved the tone.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

14. Book you can’t believe you waited until 2018 to finally read?
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?
"What happened to your dog, Mister? He’s quite ugly." From The Glass Butterfly by A.G. Howard

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?
Shortest: Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, 34 pages
Longest: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, 615 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
I think Legendary had the biggest twist

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Monty and Percy, The Gentleman's Guide and the Lady's Guide by Mackenzi Lee

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Snow & Rose from Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Legendary by Stephanie Garber

21. Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018?
Mephistopheles, Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

23. Best 2018 debut you read?
Everless by Sara Holland

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Legendary by Stephanie Garber (I'M SORRY)

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?
Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina PĂ©rez

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?
Nyxia by Reintgen

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

1. Favorite review that you wrote in 2018?
My DNF review of King's Cage. I love the ones where I get to rant about things I hate :)

2. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
This one discussing how YA trends have changed over the years, complete with charts!

3. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
ALA in New Orleans (although I had to leave a day early).

4. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018?
Making it to 4 years and getting my mojo back.

5. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
The still-going slump at the beginning of the year, as well as finding time to blog hop while constantly trying to keep my dog from ending up in the ER.

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
I have no idea why, but this ARC review of To Kill a Kingdom.

7. Best bookish discovery?
Book Box Sherlocks on Facebook!

8.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes, finally! I have a post to come about my challenges!

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?
Stain by A.G. Howard

3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?
Finale by Stephanie Garber

5. A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Warrior Of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

The annual end of year survey was created by The Perpetual Page-Turner! I'll be linking up here!