2019 End of the Year Book Survey

Posted January 3, 2020 by Kaity in Best Of, Reflections, Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Happy Tuesday and welcome to my END OF THE YEAR BOOK SURVEY! This survey was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner, and this is my first year completing it!

Number Of Books Read: 89
Number of Re-Reads: 23
Genre Read The Most: Fantasy

1. Best Book You Read In 2019?

Contemporary: Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

Fantasy: The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

Mystery: Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Middle Grade: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

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

No Place Like Here by Christina June

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

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

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

American Royals by Katharine McGee

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

Series Starter: The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

Sequel: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

Series Ender: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?

Linsey Miller!

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

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

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

Sadie by Courtney Summers

 9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

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

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

11. Most memorable character of 2019?

Jude Duarte

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth or Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

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

Tarnished Are The Stars by Rosiee Thor

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

Princess, Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill

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

Here, have several:

I wish I were more in real life like my onstage self.

Rachel Lynn Solomon, Our Year of Maybe

A place of myth, and legend, and dreams that became reality.

Lori Goldstein, Screen Queens

Having the vocabulary to describe what I felt made me feel less alone.

Rosiee Thor, Tarnished Are The Stars

I was gonna clean up, but then I remembered that I really hate cleaning.

Kate Williams, The Babysitters Coven

You know my motto: Do No Harm, But Take No Shit.

Laura Steven, The Exact Opposite of Okay

A flicker of hope burns inside me.

Isabel Sterling, These Witches Don’t Burn

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

Shortest: The Lost Sisters by Holly Black

Longest: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Spellhacker by MK England

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

Jude and Cardan <3 <3 <3

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Sal and Maud from Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller or Eva and Addie from The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang

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

The How & The Why by Cynthia Hand

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

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

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

n/a???? too demiromantic for that, sorry.

23. Best 2019 debut you read?

… can I have a six way tie on this one?

  1. Meet Me in Outer Space by Melinda Grace
  2. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
  3. Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson
  4. These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
  5. Tarnished Are The Stars by Rosiee Thor
  6. The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

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

Three way tie!

  1. The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang
  2. The Folk of the Air by Holly Black
  3. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

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

Pumpkinheads by Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell

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

The How & The Why by Cynthia Hand

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?


29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?

Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad?

The F Word by Liza Palmer

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

London Shah’s bookstagram stories are wonderful, especially her outfits!!!

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2019?

My first quiz post! I’m working on getting more of these up in 2020.

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019?

4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events,  etc.)?

I loved all my blog tours!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?

Basically any time a publisher reached out to me!!!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

There were some rough times (February and August) where I wasn’t reading or blogging because of depression and endo that really sucked.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Vague Recollections Mini Challenge!

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My quiz posts!

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

For better or worse (my bank account says worse, but everything else says better), I discovered Fairy Loot in 2019… *heart eyes*

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

Yes! Several!

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

Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan

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

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson

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

This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

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

Continue to post consistently on my blog and bookstagram!

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

Spellhacker by M.K. England and Lucky Caller by Emma Mills!

And that’s a wrap! Did you complete Jamie’s End of the Year Book Survey? Were any of your answers similar to mine? Let me know in the comments below and have a splendiferous day!

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