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2020 End of the Year Book Survey (Bookending Winter 2020)

Posted December 31, 2020 by Kait in Best Of, Bookending, Reflections, Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Happy New Year’s Eve 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 second year completing it!

Number Of Books Read: 112
Number of Re-Reads: 29
Genre Read The Most: Fantasy

1. Best Book You Read In 2020?

Middle Grade: Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter and Say It Out Loud by Allison Varnes

Adult: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab, The Thorne Chronicles by K. Eason, Educated by Tara Westover, and Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire

Contemporary: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton, Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton, and Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli (I see a theme here….)

Fantasy: Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller, Spellhacker by M.K. England, and Girl Serpent Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Historical Fiction: Muse by Brittany Cavallaro and Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

Retellings: The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White and Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

Science Fiction: Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke and Now Then and Everywhen by Rysa Walker

Thriller: Truly Devious series by Maureen Johnson, The Game by Linsey Miller, Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer, This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey and The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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

Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks

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

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason

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

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

 5. Best series you started in 2020? Best Sequel of 2020? Best Series Ender of 2020?

uh… I binged a bunch of completed/mostly completed series this year??? so this list (yes it’s a list) is kind of all three questions in one?

  1. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  2. The Thorne Chronicles by K. Eason
  3. CatNet by Naomi Kritzer
  4. Camelot Rising by Kiersten White
  5. Muse by Brittany Cavallaro
  6. Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire
  7. Chronos Origins by Rysa Walker
  8. Winterborne Home by Ally Carter
  9. This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2020?

Jamie Pacton, K. Eason, Seanan McGuire!!!

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

Educated by Tara Westover

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

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer

 9. Book You Read In 2020 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2020?

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

11. Most memorable character of 2020?

is it… wrong? to say Addie LaRue? because Addie LaRue. 😂

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2020?

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2020?

Educated by Tara Westover

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2020 to finally read? 

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2020?

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2020?

Shortest: Splinter by Rysa Walker

Longest: The Diviners by Libba Bray

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer or The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

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

SIMON AND BLUE! (thank goodness for the new book so I can say this)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Lia and Gem from The Game by Linsey Miller, Jane and Bran from Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton, Stevie, Nate and Janelle from Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, and the entire group from How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse and How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge by K. Eason!

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2020 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

21. Best Book You Read In 2020 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

I don’t think I had any of these this year…

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2020?

*covers face* Mordred from Camelot Rising by Kiersten White

23. Best 2020 debut you read?

I only read a few debuts this year I guess…

  1. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
  2. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

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

Three way tie!

  1. The Thorne Chronicles by K. Eason
  2. Muse by Brittany Cavallaro
  3. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

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

Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2020?

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

???

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2020?

This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad?

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan (just mad that there weren’t any cw/tw on goodreads)

1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2020?

uh… I followed so many new accounts this year. I’m not sure who my favorite is though, sorry!

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2020?

The time I got to interview Kiersten White!!!!

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2020?

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 2020?

MK England and Jamie Pacton started following me on instagram this week and I am !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

ha. haha. hahaha. on top of all the 2020-ness of everything, I also had a lot of times where I was really sick this year and wasn’t able to do the things I wanted/needed to do.

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

I thought it would be my Vague Recollections challenge again, but it’s actually this Cover Freebie Top Ten Tuesday from September!

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

I started (and then completely revamped) a weekly meme that’s doing okay view wise, but doesn’t have…. any comments yet???

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

um…. not entirely book related, but I discovered notion! several bookish people have already done posts on how they use it, and if I ever catch up on my “end of the year” posts I may do one myself!

10.  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! I, uh, did not do well with any of my other challenges or goals.

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2020 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2021?

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2021 (non-debut)?

Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson

3. 2021 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Prom Theory by Ann LaBar

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2021?

The Excalibur Curse by Kiersten White!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2021?

Track my reading in my reading planner!

6. A 2021 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

Okay, this is where I’m going to YELL because I have read several and it is accurate to say that I LOVE them all!!!

LUCKY GIRL BY JAMIE PACTON

MUSE BY BRITTANY CAVALLARO

KATE IN WAITING BY BECKY ALBERTALLI

THIS IS NOT THE JESS SHOW BY ANNA CAREY (was not a 2021 release when I read it…)

WINTERBORNE HOME FOR MAYHEM AND MYSTERY BY ALLY CARTER

THAT WAY MADNESS LIES EDITED BY DAHLIA ADLER

CHAOS ON CATNET BY NAOMI KRITZER

THE TEA DRAGON TAPESTRY BY KATIE O’NEILL

THESE BOOKS ARE ALL SO FREAKING AMAZING, AND I HOPE YOU LOVE THEM AS MUCH AS I DO!

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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