Wednesday, December 18, 2019

2019 End Of Year Survey


Number Of Books You Read: 82 (so far)
Number of Re-Reads: 4
Genre You Read The Most From: YA Fantasy

1. Best Book You Read In 2018?
The City of Brass or Ninth House. I can't choose.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Finale by Stephanie Garber. It just wasn't up to par with the rest of the series.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. The characters all did complete 180s and the big twist was bizarrely out of left field.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Maybe Stain by A.G. Howard?? I feel like I talked a couple people into giving it a read.

5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?
Series started: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Sequel: Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez
Series ender: Finale by Stephanie Garber. Even though it wasn't as good as the first two, it was still great!

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?
S.A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Over the Top by JVN

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzie Lee

9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Ninth House. It's so in depth I feel like I'll have to before book two!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018?
Stain by A.G. Howard

11. Most memorable character of 2018?
Mordred from The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

14. Book you can’t believe you waited until 2018 to finally read?
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?
"Ah yes, the most dangerous person at the party is always the girl sitting alone with a book."

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?
Shortest: Gideon Falls, Vol. 2 by Jeff Lemire, 136 pages
Longest: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, 533 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
The twist at the end of The Guinevere Deception was so shocking I sat up and slammed the book down.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Louise and Reid from Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Nahri and Ali from The City of Brass

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Stain by A.G. Howard

21. Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018?
Grey from A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

23. Best 2018 debut you read?
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
I can't decide between Stain by A.G. Howard and Wilder Girls by Rory Power

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzie Lee

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?
Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?
Wilder Girls by Rory Power

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. I was promised vampires.

1. Favorite review that you wrote in 2019?
Probably Ten by Gretchen McNeil because it was a book I gave a second chance.

2. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
This one where I talked about how disappointed I was in Carnival Row.

3. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
ALA in Washington DC! I loved that I got to spend time with some of my favorite bookish friends!

4. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?
Making it to my fifth year of blogging!

5. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Finding time to blog and comment on my friends' blogs! I've been so incredibly busy for the second half of the year. It makes me feel like the worst blogging buddy. :(

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My 5 star prediction post and giveaway.

7. Best bookish discovery?
I discovered that I really enjoy a lot of adult fantasy!

8.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes! My final challenge updates will be coming soon.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?
Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke

3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?
Bright Raven Skies by Kristina Perez

5. A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

The annual end of year survey was created by The Perpetual Page-Turner!