This is a survey crated by Jamie @perpetualpageturner. If you want to know more about it just click the image above and it will lead you to the original post. All the graphics are done by Jamie as well, I take no credit for them.
Yes, it is nearly the end of January. Yes, I’m only now getting around to posting this survey. There are a couple of reasons for that. The biggest one is that I decided to take a break from blogging in January. I just haven’t felt motivated to blog, or read for that matter. Basically January has been a shitty month for me and I can’t wait for it to be over.
I still wanted to do this survey, as it’s a tradition on my blog, so here we are. Do I care that I’m this late with posting it? Actually, not at all. This is a really long post and I hope that you enjoy reading it! 🥰✨
This is my fifth time doing this survey. You can check all the other posts here:
With all of that being said, lets move onto the actual survey!
2019 READING STATS
Number Of Books You Read: 94
Number of Re-Reads: 12
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy
1. Best Book You Read In 2019?
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
The book, or rather graphic novel, that surprised me in the most pleasant way was The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill. This was such a heartwarming story, with the most adorable artwork. I need to read everything by Katie O’Neill!
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I don’t actually know? I feel like I recommended a lot of books in 2019, as I read a lot more during that year than the previous few. Also, I have no idea how many people decided to read something that I recommended
(so I really don’t know how to answer this question).
5. Best series you started in 2019? Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series Ender of 2019?
6. Favourite new author you discovered in 2019?
Taylor Jenkins Reid. Seeing as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was my favourite book of 2019, obviously the author had to be my favourite as well.
(Though I have yet to read anything else by her.) There is just something about her writing style and her way of creating a story that I enjoy. I definitely plan on reading more of Reid’s books in the future!
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I don’t usually pick up Sci-Fi that is set in space, with aliens and all that. The Sci-Fi that I usually read is the one with superpowers or dystopia, set on Earth. In 2019 I decided to read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers and I adored it. This was such a fantastic book!
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
10. Favourite cover of a book you read in 2019?
11. Most memorable character of 2019?
Obviously it has to be Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. If you have read this book you know exactly why!
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019?
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read?
15. Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019?
“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.”
― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
The first book that came to my mind was A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab, because of the way it ended. I’m not going to overthink this and just go with the first answer that popped into my head
(there are already a lot of questions and I don’t need to overthink all of them).
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Since I read The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu in 2019, I obviously had to pick Magnus and Alec.
19. Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
The first two characters that came to my mind were Royce and Hadrian from The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan. They have such a great friendship and I loved seeing how much they care for the other person, while I was reading this series. Their dynamic and interactions are fun and heartfelt.
20. Favourite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
21. Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?
23. Best 2019 debut you read?
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
The books that I reread this year!
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?
Well, I did reread the first 5 books in the Harry Potter series. Those books always manage to make me cry, I couldn’t have picked another answer for this question.
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
I don’t have one? Apparently I didn’t read any soul crushing books in 2019.
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is a novel written in verse, the first one I have ever read
(or at least that I remember). I also listened to this book as an audiobook, which is not something that I often do. Because of those two things I decided to pick it as the most unique one.
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
It’s probably Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I wasn’t really mad at the book, rather I was really annoyed with everything happening in it. I seriously didn’t like this one.
1. New favourite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2019?
That is definitely Melanie @meltotheany. She is such a sweetheart and I love both her blog and youtube channel. I’m so happy to have discovered her!
(Also, she got me into BTS which I’m very thankful for.)
2. Favourite post you wrote in 2019?
Probably my 5 Star Predictions Wrap Up || Vol. 1 post. This one was really fun to write, plus I adore the whole concept of it. This post was even more special, since it was years in the making. Basically it took me ages to read all the books, to no ones surprise.
3. Favourite bookish related photo you took in 2019?
Since I don’t have a bookstagram I don’t tend to take bookish photos. Aside from those that I use in my book hauls, but they aren’t all that special. If I had to pick one I would go with the photo of the Grisha books I bought in 2019.
(The covers are just gorgeous!)
4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, etc.)?
It definitely has to be The Reading Rush read-a-thon! I had so much fun during that week and I ended up reading a lot of books. Plus the new website and badges were an amazing addition, which made the whole experience even better. You can check out my TBR post and my wrap up post for this read-a-thon, if you are interested in more details.
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year
Posting regularly was a bit of a problem for me in 2019. One of my resolutions was to post at least 2 times a week, this isn’t something that I managed to do. My mental health and life in general got in the way. Still, I’m pleased with how much I posted in 2019.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
My two most popular posts were My Bookish and Personal Resolutions for 2019! and The End of the Year Book Tag. The reason I decided to feature two of them is due to the fact that they had nearly the same amount of views and they stood out with their numbers from my other posts in 2019.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
The first post that came to my mind was My Year of Growth! || Reflecting on 2019. This was a very personal post for me and one that I found hard to write. Obviously I would have loved if it got a little more love. But I did post it at the end of the year
(when people are busy) and it wasn’t book related, so I get why people wouldn’t be that interested in it.
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I don’t have one? At least nothing is coming to my mind…
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020?
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)?
3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020?
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?