Friday, December 18, 2020

2020 End Of Year Survey


Number Of Books You Read: 81 (so far)
Number of Re-Reads: 6
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

1. Best Book You Read In 2020?
It's a tie between The Empire of Gold and The Rage of Dragons. 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power was one of my most anticipated books of 2020. It was fine, but I was really disappointed by it after being obsessed with her debut. 

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Midnight Sun! I fully expected that it would be awful and only bought it out of nostalgia, but ended up loving it. I was so impressed by how much Stephenie Meyer's writing has changed and how mature Edward's voice was. 

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter! I even convinced my husband to get the audiobook and he NEVER reads! 

5. Best series you started in 2020? Best Sequel of 2020? Best Series Ender of 2020?
Series started: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco 
Sequel: Crush by Tracy Wolff
Series ender: The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2020?
Joanna Ruth Meyer is my latest obsession.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter

9. Book You Read In 2020 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Echo North. What a perfect book. 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2020?
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Rosanne A. Brown

11. Most memorable character of 2020?
Tau from The Rage of Dragons! Have I mentioned The Rage of Dragons? 

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2020?
Everything by Joanna Ruth Meyer. Her prose is incredible. 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2020?
2020 was too heavy for thought-provoking books.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited until 2020 to finally read?
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. I can't believe I missed out on this series!

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2020?
Honestly, I never remember quotes. 

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2020?
Shortest: The Events at Poroth Farm by T.E.D. Klein, 40 pages
Longest: The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty, 766 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Prince of Thorns. I was NOT expecting how dark it was. 

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
YOU CAN'T MAKE ME CHOOSE! My top two are Poppy & Hawke and Emilia & Wrath.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Poppy and Kieran

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2020 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

21. Best Book You Read In 2020 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I read it totally because of how often it was posted on Instagram and peer pressure from a couple friends. I almost didn't pick it up because I don't care for the Lux series, but I'm so glad I did!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2020?
I'm so excited to have more than one this year because last year was sad! Wrath from Kingdom of the Wicked, Casteel from A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, Jaxon (and Hudson) from Crush, and Roth from White Hot Kiss.

23. Best 2020 debut you read?
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

24. Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Again, anything by Joanna Ruth Meyer. Every time I read one of her books I feel sucked right into the setting.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
It has to be Midnight Sun! There's just something about going back to that late 2000s nostalgia through a new lens that was exactly what I needed. 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2020?
None of them?? I don't get emotional over books. Please don't judge me. 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer. READ HER BOOKS.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
The. Rage. Of. Dragons. Killed me.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2020?
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Definitely a unique and mind boggling read!

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Bright Raven Skies by Kristina Perez. I wanted SO MUCH MORE from it! I still gave it 3.5 stars, but I was so mad at how much of the book was wasted on things that didn't matter.

1. Favorite review that you wrote in 2020?
Empire of Gold! There's nothing particularly special about it. I'm just so glad I was able to write a 5 star review for the last book in one of my favorite series! 

2. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
This one about reading with aphantasia and not being able to visualize what I read!

3. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Lol what are events? Seriously though, I did enjoy the virtual Leigh Bardugo event I participated in in August.

4. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2020?
Having amazing blogging friends to help me get through this mess.

5. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My DNF review of Crescent City had the most views, because of course.

7. Best bookish discovery?

8.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
There's still a little time left, but no, I failed miserable this year. I even failed at the challenge I'm hosting! 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2020 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2021?
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2021 (non-debut)?
Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

3. 2021 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2021?
A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer

5. A 2021 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Into the Heartless Woods by (gasp!) Joanna Ruth Meyer

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