2019 End of the Year Survey

Hi all! 2019 is over and it has been a wild ride, but a fantastic reading year for me. I’ve expanded the genres I read and had found some new all time favorites. It’s once again time to do the End of the Year Survey! This survey was created by Jamie @PerpetualPageTurner so make sure you go check out her page and linky with everyone’s surveys!

As always, you can click on the title to go to the book’s Goodreads page, and I’ll link all my reviews when possible. Here’s my 2019 stats!


2019 Reading stats

Number Of Books You Read: 164
Total Pages Read: 67,217
Number of Re-Reads: 16
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary

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1. Best Book You Read In 2019?

Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. There’s something so real about this that I totally fell in love and read it twice this year.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love

Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Love & Food edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmon. I got hit with the mother of all reading slumps in the middle of this book and just stopped caring.

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

Red, White & Royal Blue

Most surprising in a good way was Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I had DNF’d this yearlier in the year, but just couldn’t get over everyone else loving it so I gave it another shot, and I too, fell in love.

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

My surprising in a bad way was Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen. I thought this was going to be the perfect fun and drama filled book I was looking for to keep me out of a slump, but it just got more and more frustrating as I read it.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

I feel like I didn’t really push any books this year, but feel free to let me know if I made you want to pick up any books down below.

 5. Best series you started in 2019? Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series Ender of 2019?

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)Best series started  is The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. It’s so great when you end up loving a book that you’ve wanted to read for so long. I picked his up at the beginning of the year and ended up falling in love. I can’t wait to continue the series in 2020.

Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns, #3)

Best sequel would be Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake. I loved how much the world expanded in this book and the action and politics continued to be incredibly engaging and intense.

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3)Best series ender would be The Toll by Neal Shusterman. This book had such a wonderful and satisfying conclusion and I don’t think I could have been happier with how the story ended.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?

The Seven Husbands of Evely...Daisy Jones & The SixMaybe in Another LifeOne True LovesAfter I DoEvidence of the AffairForever, Interrupted

Taylro Jenkins Reid. After loving Daisy Jones so much earlier in the year, I read her entire backlist except for 1 book and she has definitely cemented herself as a favorite author.

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

Shout

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson. I don’t read non-fiction but this was such a wonderful autobiography that I definitely want to read more in 2020. And I loved that is was in verse/poetry – it made for a unique experience – especially in the audiobook.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Supernova (Renegades, #3)

Supernova by Marissa Meyer. This superhero series is action-packed and I love every second of it.

9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Circe

Circe by Madeline Miller. This book just made me feel powerful and capable and heartborken and happy and every emotion in between.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. It’s just so cute and captures the book perfectly.

11. Most memorable character of 2019?

Evelyn Hugo is just such a complex and wonderful character to read about. I love her with all of my heart.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?

Circe

I’m going withCirce by Madeline Miller here too. I just can’t stop thinking about how moving and inspirational this story was.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019?

I'm Not Dying with You Tonight

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal. This was an intense book with a lot going on and so much social commentary.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read?

Sadie

Sadie by Courtney Summers. You get so completely sucked into this book that it’s hard to think about anything else. I can’t believe I wait until this year to pick it up.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019?

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft“Every woman is never enough; she’s always too much. We angered someone, somewhere, for our too muchness.
If to be too much is to be a witch, then I am a witch, and we are all witches. I told this to the other girls, and I heard them all whisper back yes, because to be a witch means our too muchness serves a purpose: it gives us power.”

Toil & Trouble edited by Tess Sharpe & Jessica Spotswood. This anthology was filled with so many wonderful quotes and powerful stories.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. This book is only 139 pages, but it packs such an incredible punch. There’s so much you can take away from this book, and I highly recommend it to all!

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)

KINGDOM OF ASH BY SARAH J MAAS. This was a reread and  I obviously adored all 992 pages.

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh  . Not really because of the twists or surprises, but because of how much I loved the story. It was exactly what I wanted it to be.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

I can’t think of a standout couple that I was head-over-heels in love with this year.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)

The Blackthorn siblings from Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. They are the entire reason I countinued with this series and even want to finish it.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2)

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson. This was such a good sequel and I’m even more excited to see what answers we’ll get in the next book.

21. Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

The Wicked King by Holly Black. I wasn’t even planning on reading this but I had major FOMO about The Queen of Nothing release so I decided to pick up book 2!

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?

Like OTPs, I didn’t really have a new fictional crush this year. There were a lot of great characters, but nothing that stands out to me right now.

23. Best 2019 debut you read?

How It Feels to Float

How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox. It was just so moving and wonderful.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, #1)

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy. We get so much established in this first book, and so much set up for book 2 and I can’t wait until the next book comes out.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. I had a lot of wonderful adult romance books to choose from, but this one was so much fun!

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?

Girl Made of Stars

Like so many books, but one that broke me completely was Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake. 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

That's Not What I Heard

That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Shrohm is such a hilarious and drama-filled story.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

You Asked for Perfect

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman . What an anxiety-crushing book – it’s defniteyl a heavier book that packs a punch.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?

Our Year in Love and Parties

Our Year in Love and Parties by Karen Hattrup is a compelling love story told over four seperate parties that span one year. It was just  a really cool format that moved the story along quickly, but didn’t sacrifice development.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Unpregnant (Unpregnant, #1)

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendricks & Ted Caplan. This was an anger inducing one because it was just so ridiculous and not grounded at all.


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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020?

Skyward (Skyward, #1)

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. I’m determined that 2020 finally be the year I read a Brandon Sanderson book.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)?

The King of Crows (The Diviners, #4)

King of Crows by Libba Bray. This is a series I’ve loved for years and I can’t believe that it’s finally ending!

3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

You Deserve Each Other

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle sounds like such a perfect Rom-Com book and I can’t wait to read it and all the thanks in the world goes to Mith on twitter for hyping up this book so much and increasing my excitement.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020?

The Damned (The Beautiful, #2)

The Damned by Renée Ahidieh. I just loved The Beautiful so much and I really don’t want this to disappoint. And Im’ sure it won’t.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?

More adult books, especially fantasty.

6. A 2020 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable).

I’ve read a few 2020 releases, but none have wowed me beyond reason. I’ve enjoyed all of them, but they’re not new favorites or anything.


There was a whole section of blogging and stats and things and tbh I just think it’s so much less fun to talk about than books and I’ve never really been all that into my blogging stats and views and things – I genuinely go months without looking at them, so I decided to skip it.

Here’s to a fantastic 2020 and new books to fall in live with!

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2 thoughts on “2019 End of the Year Survey

  1. Elise @ Wandering Between Pages says:

    Ooo I’m happy to hear that you thought The Toll was a great ending to the Scythe series! I’m a huge Neal Shusterman fan who sadly hasn’t been keeping up to date on that series but you definitely make me more interested to go back and finish the series knowing that it ends well

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