Thursday, 9 January 2020

2019 | End of Year Book Survey


Number of Books You Read: 180
Number of Re-Reads: 23
Genre You Read the Most From: Fantasy


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1. Best Book You Read in 2019?
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

2. Book you were excited about and thought you were going to love more but didn't?
After the End by Amy Plum and The Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney or Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

4. Book you "pushed" the most people to read (and they did)?
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series Ender of 2019?
Best series started: The Gentleman Bastards Series by Scott Lynch
Best sequel: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Best series ender: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

6. Favourite new author you discovered in 2019?
I think Moira Young or Hank Green

7. Best book from a genre you don't typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Confessions by Kanae Minato, Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant, and If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

9. Book you read in 2019 that you would be most likely to re-read next year?
I try to leave it at least a year before I re-read anything, but I might re-read Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray since the final book is coming out soon!

10. Favourite cover of a book you read in 2019?
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

11. Most memorable character of 2019?
Jean and Locke from the Gentleman Bastards series.

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2019?
A Heart in a Body in the Word by Deb Caletti or Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller

14. Book you can't believe you waited until 2019 to finally read?
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

15. Favourite passage/quote from a book you read in 2019?
It's probably something from the Strange the Dreamer duology.

16. Shortest and longest book you read in 2019?
Shortest book: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (64 pages)
Longest book: Needful Things by Stephen King (933 pages)

17. Book that shocked you the most?
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry (and it shocked me in a good way!)

18. OTP of the year? (you will go down with this ship!)
Not a huge shipper, but probably the relationship in Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

19. Favourite non-romantic relationship of the year?
All of the friendships in The Gentleman Bastards series

20. Favourite book you read in 2019 from an author you've read previously?
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

21. Best book you read in 2019 that you read based solely on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure, etc.?
Desperate Measures by Katee Robert

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?
I didn't read any good ones this year that stood out!

23. Best 2019 debut you read?
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

24. Best worldbuilding/most vivid setting you read this year?
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most fun to read?
Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell

26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2019?
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti and The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

27. Hidden gem of the year?
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

28. Book that crushed your soul?
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo or Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

29. Most unique book you read in 2019?
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

30. Book that made you the most mad? (doesn't necessarily mean you didn't like it)
Where We Belong by K.L. Grayson (and I didn't like it!)

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1. One book you didn't get to in 2019 but will be your number one priority in 2020?
Semiosis by Sue Burke

2. Book you are most anticipating for 2020 (non-debut)?
Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas

3. 2020 debut you are most anticipating?
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

4. Series ending/a sequel you are most anticipating in 2020?
The King of Crows by Libba Bray

5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2020?
I want to read over 100 books again this year, and I would like to make time to blog more.

6. A 2020 release you've already read and recommend to everyone (if applicable):
None right now! I'm trying to catch up on my backlog still.


Let me know if there are any books I should get to soon, or if you have any thoughts on the books mentioned above!

Note: This survey comes from the wonderful Perpetual Page Turner