IT’S A WRAP: End of Year Book Survey 2018

One of my favorite ways to wrap up the bookish and bloggish year is by completing The End of the Year Book Survey, created by Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner.


Number Of Books You Read: 113
Number of Re-Reads: 9
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary


Best Book You Read In 2018? Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

Good way: All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?

Best series starter: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Sequel: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Ender: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Favorite new author you discovered in 2018? Jenn Bennett

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Middle grade: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

The War Outside by Monica Hesse

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018? Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Most memorable character of 2018? Bitty from Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Most beautifully written book read in 2018? Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018? Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?

“And that this moment, flying together over the sands, devouring the desert wind, her hair a golden-brown banner behind her…

Chaol felt, perhaps for the first time, as if he was awake.

And he was grateful, right down to his very bones, for it” (489).

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas


Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?

Shortest: the witch doesn’t burn in this one by Amanda Lovelac

Longest: Kingdom of Ash

Book That Shocked You The Most? (Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!):  Peter K. and Lara Jean, To All the Boys’ I’ve Loved Before

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?

Mitch and Sydney, Vicious & Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously? The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.?  Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018? Reid from The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Best 2018 debut you read? American Panda by Gloria Chao

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018? KoA

Hidden Gem Of The Year? We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

Book That Crushed Your Soul? The Wicked King by Holly Black

Most Unique Book You Read In 2018? People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi


New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2018? 

Thrifty Bibliophile

Favorite post you wrote in 2018? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Baking

Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2018:

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Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events,  etc.)? Book Expo 2018


Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018?

Attending an advance screening of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


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

Keeping up with blogging & reading during the semester

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Baking

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Book Expo & Book Con: What You Need to Know Guide

Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Knew they existed, but buying book sleeves for myself!

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Completed my goal of reading 100 books in a year (the first time I’ve ever done so!) and rereading Throne of Glass #1-5 before Kingdom of Ash‘s publication date


One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?

Catwoman:Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)? Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019? The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019?

Finally read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable): The Wicked King by Holly Black


What are some of your 2019 reading goals? Share in the comments! 

16 thoughts on “IT’S A WRAP: End of Year Book Survey 2018

  1. Such a fun list, looks like you had a good reading ear and our tastes are similar! I’m going to read Jenn Bennett, I’ve seen her on several 2018 lists 🙂
    I love the design of your blog!

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