End of Year Book Survey 2019

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.

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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

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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

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New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2019?

I’m actually going to with a podcast, which is Bad on Paper. I especially loved their episodes with Katharine McGee on American Royals and with Carly from Carly the Prepster.

Favorite post you wrote in 2019?

2019 FAVORITE READ: Serious Moonlight Review & Inspired Recipe

Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019?

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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.

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)?

NEW ADULT FAVORITE: Red, White and Royal Blue Review

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Holiday Baking Recipe: Inspired by Christmas at the Cupcake Café

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.

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

I completed my Goodreads challenge of 70 books, I got to all the books in my 2019 release 5 star predictions, and I made a lot of progress on some of the series on my TBR.

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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

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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! 

 

 

5 thoughts on “End of Year Book Survey 2019

  1. It looks like you had a great reading year! I keep seeing Red, White, and Royal Blue and think I’m going to have to check that one out. I haven’t yet read anything by Ruta Septeys, but every time I see one of her books mentioned, I feel like I’m missing out. I just know I would love her work. I hope you have a Happy New Year and a great reading year!

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    • I highly recommend first picking up Between Shades of Gray and then the rest of Ruta Sepetys’ work! And RWRB of course! Happy New Year and reading year to you as well!

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