Thursday, December 16, 2021

2021 End of Year Survey


Number Of Books You Read: 121 (so far)
Number of Re-Reads: 4
Genre You Read The Most From: Romance :/

1. Best Book You Read In 2021?
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten. I didn't read much fantasy this year, but this one was my favorite! 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
A Vow So Bold and Deadly was easily my biggest disappointment of the year. The rest of the series were easy 5-star reads for me and this one was a huge let-down. 

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Into the Dark by Dana Isaly. Serial killer romance??? That I enjoyed?? What even? 

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I bullied as many people as I could into reading Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux

5. Best series you started in 2021? Best Sequel of 2021? Best Series Ender of 2021?
Series started: For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten 
Sequel: Learn My Lesson by Katee Robert
Series ender: I haven't finished any series this year lol

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2021?
Harley Laroux

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

9. Book You Read In 2021 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Gallant by V.E. Schwab

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2021?
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

11. Most memorable character of 2021?
Leon from Her Soul to Take by Harley Laroux

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2021?
Gallant by V.E. Schwab. You really want to preorder this book.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2021?
My brain was in the off position this year.

14. Book you can’t believe you waited until 2021 to finally read?
The House in the Cerulean Sea! Friends have been trying to get me to read this for awhile and I finally gave it. It was so sweet and heartwarming!

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2021?
Honestly, I never remember quotes. 

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2021?
Shortest: Ark by Veronica Roth, 39 pages
Longest: Master of Sorrows by Justin Call, 577 pages
(Actual longest: Unnamed fanfiction story, 2000+ pages)

17. Book That Shocked You The Most?
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue shocked me with how boring it was

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Griffin and Keynes from Work For It by Talia Hibbert are so stinking cute I can't stand it

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?
Ryland and Rocky from Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2021 From An Author You’ve Read Previously?
Gallant. Seriously, SO GOOD!

21. Best Book You Read In 2021 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure?
Into the Dark by Dana Isaly. I definitely would not have picked this up without being pushed into it by other people, but I did and I couldn't believe how good it was! 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2021?
Hades, specifically from the Wicked Villains series by Katee Robert

23. Best 2021 debut you read?
I guess I shouldn't choose For the Wolf for every category, but... 

24. Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri. I had my issues with this book, but world building was not one of them! I am absolutely enamored by the setting, especially the Hirana. 

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber. It wasn't a perfect book, but I loved being back in that world with Jacks. 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2021?
Okay, well the only book that has EVER made me cry was a fanfic, but I'm not including those here, so I have to go (again) with Into the Dark. Heartbreaking! 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
The Black Mage by Daniel Barnes was such a fun and beautiful graphic novel! I can't believe it hasn't gotten more attention! 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Well, I have to go with fanfiction for this one, sorry. It's Manacled. Absolutely soul crushing. If you know, you know.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2021?
In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland. The magic was so unique and I loved the diversity!

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
A Vow So Bold and Deadly. I have... a lot of feelings about this book. I was so angry with the characterization, specifically the way Rhen's character was handled. 

1. Favorite review that you wrote in 2021?
Y'all know I'm just here for the rants, and ripping apart A Vow So Bold and Deadly was one of my blogging highlights of the year. I was just so angry about it. 

2. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
This one about reading with aphantasia. I had a similar answer this year, but I loved being able to delve into the topic a bit more and discuss it with other people!

3. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Events are what, again? I don't know them.

4. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2021?
Getting my hands on a UK ARC of Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.

5. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Literally all of it? Keeping the blog going through a never-ending slump.

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My most viewed and most searched for post this year was my review of Flock by Kate Stewart. I have no idea why.

7. Best bookish discovery?
Dark romance as a genre and well-written fanfiction.

8.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes! I completed the audiobook challenge and I'm a couple categories from finishing the Pop Sugar Challenge.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2021 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2022?
Master Artificer by Justin Call

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2022 (non-debut)?
Wind Daughter by Joanna Ruth Meyer

3. 2022 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan 

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2022?
For the Throne by Hannah Whitten

5. A 2022 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Gallant by Victoria Schwab is a literal masterpiece.

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