It’s not a Fangirl Fury December without the End of Year Book Survey! This survey was created by Jamie of the Perpetual Page Turner. The End of Year Book Survey is always the perfect way for me to look back on my bookish and bloggish year.
Number Of Books You Read: 125
I just wanted to note that this is the most amount of books that I’ve read in one year! My final count will come on January 1, as I of course plan on reading as many books as I can during winter break.
Number of Re-Reads: 5
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary
Best Book You Read In 2019? Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett and Ninth Houseby Leigh Bardugo
Maybe I’ll narrow my final favorite answer to one book chosen by the time my favorite books of the year post comes out.
Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hanh
Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Good!: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Best series you started in 2019?The Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy
Best Sequel of 2019? Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowelll
Best Series Ender of 2019? The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy
Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?
Jenn Marie Thorne
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Crier’s War by Nina Varela
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?Catwoman:Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?
American Royals by Katharine McGee
Most memorable character of 2019?
Astrid from Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3) by Kevin Kwan
Most beautifully written book read in 2019?
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019?
All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Courtney Jolie
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read?
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?
Shortest: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks – 209 pages
Longest: The Toll by Neal Shusterman – 627 pages
Book That Shocked You The Most
The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
OTP OF THE YEAR:
Sweetie and Ashish from There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Darcy and Marisol from The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey
Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Septeys
Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:
Eleanor Olpihant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?
Tuck from The Goal by Elle Kennedy
Best 2019 debut you read? Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale
Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
Hidden Gem Of The Year? The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames
Book That Crushed Your Soul? Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Most Unique Book You Read In 2019? Unpregnant by Jenni Hendricks and Ted Caplan
New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2019?
Favorite post you wrote in 2019?
Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019?
Best bookish event that you participated in?
Book Expo 2019
Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?
Jenn Bennett sharing my Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie recipe inspired by Serious Moonlight on Twitter.
Ahoy! @fangirl_fury has a CHOCOLATE CHIP PIE inspired by SERIOUS MOONLIGHT on her blog. 😲🥰😋 The book comes out next week, but you can make her recipe NOW! See it here: https://t.co/D3Aj3xHbiA pic.twitter.com/DoJRXCleTz
— Jenn Bennett (@Jenn_Benn) April 9, 2019
Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Towards the end of 2019, I feel like I wasn’t dedicating as much time to blogging as I would have liked. A lot of this had to do with my busy fall semester, but even when I did have free time, I found myself just wanting to relax and not really in the mood to write. I was able to upkeep my weekly schedule of 3 posts per week, but I didn’t have as many ‘back-up’ posts or posts written in advance as I normally like. I know that it is important to give myself time to mentally relax, especially since I know that I do my best blogging work when I’m 100% in the mood for writing/blogging.
Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Best bookish discover?
I’m changing this one to my best blogging discover, which is Trello! Trello was recommended by Kelly of Another Book in the Wall. I try to do a lot of my blog post outlining and scheduling in a notebook, but it is by no means organized. Trello is such a great one-stop place for me to keep track of my ideas,available posts, published posts, and what I need to write.
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020?
Rebel by Marie Lu
Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)?
Contemporary:We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
Fantasy: House of Blood and Earth by Sarah J. Maas
2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?
Girls with Razor Hearts (Girls with Sharp Sticks #2) by Suzanne Young
One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?
Continue to keep balancing the reader-blogger life with my other commitments and interests.
A 2020 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning
What book are you most anticipating in 2020? What were your favorite reads of 2019?Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Share in the comments!