2019 End of the Year Survey

Welcome to my 2019 End of the Year Survey
(Hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner)

**2019 READING STATS**

Number Of Books You Read: More than I care to admit. Let’s just say I hit my Goodreads goal and then some. I actually read about 50 or so less books than in 2018, though.

Number of Re-Reads: Like 16? All were audiobook re-reads, so actually listens.

Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary Romance

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?  

Good: I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did for some reason.

Bad: There was so much hype surrounding this one, and it just didn’t live up to it at all.

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

Hmm… I’m not sure. I feel like I’m pushing Bright Side by Kim Holden and Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn every year. I don’t know if everyone read it that I told to, but I did push this one a lot.

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

This question is brutal this year! Honestly, I could have answered these so many different ways, but here’s what I am going with…

Best series I started: Landon & Shay: Part 1 by Brittainy C. Cherry
Best sequel of 2019: Letters to Molly (Maysen Jar, #2) by Devney Perry
Best series ender of 2019: Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, #7) by Penny Reid

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?

Devney Perry

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

I’m lumping these two together. I read Illuminae a couple of years ago, but just got back to finishing the series.

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

This is probably my favorite thriller I read this year.

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

For some reason, this is my go-to book and series to re-listen to. I have a feeling I’ll be doing that again next year.

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

11. Most memorable character of 2019?

Daisy Jones

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?

Bryn Greenwood writes such ugly things is such a pretty way. I don’t even know how to describe it.

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

This is a personal one for me because both the author and her MC are adoptees. I am as well, so I identified with a lot of the thoughts and feelings.

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

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

“Guilt and me, we’re conjoined. One. When it isn’t stabbing me, I drag it around like a ball and chain.”
Kim Holden, The Other Side

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

Longest: 1014 pages

Shortest: 32 pages

(How I did this: Went to my read books on Goodreads and sorted by page number and just looked for what I knew I read this year that was the shortest and longest.)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

I did not see the cliffhanger coming at all.

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

I read mostly romance, so this was a hard choice for me. I have to go with Wheeler and Poppy, though.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Cap, Kline, Thatch, Will, Trent, Theo… All the billionaire book club members.

20. Favorite 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.:

Thanks, Ari!

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

I don’t really do fictional crushes and this guy would be too young, so he’s just one of my new favorite male characters: Jace from Girl at Heart. Jace was super nice and an all around good guy.

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?

I couldn’t just pick one, so you get three: The Guy on the Right, Top Secret, and Girl at Heart.

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

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

I felt so horrible for the kids in this book.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?

The format really set this book apart. The audio was especially amazing.

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

If you’ve read this one, you probably know why. There’s a relationship that I was not okay with. It made me really uncomfortable, but the writing was so dang good!

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

Our Book Boyfriends

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2019?

I don’t have one. That’s sad, right? So here’s my review for my favorite book of the year:
https://anovelglimpse.com/2019/03/29/review-daisy-jones-the-six-taylor-jenkins-reid/

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019:?

I didn’t really take any bookish photos that would be favorites. Lol.

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

Sadly, I didn’t attend any bookish events this year.

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

This year I focused on reading backlisted books on my TBR. I was able to prioritize and bring the number of books on my TBR down.

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

Writing reviews. I didn’t always feel inspired.

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

My review for Meghan March’s Deal with the Devil:
https://anovelglimpse.com/2019/01/17/review-deal-with-the-devil-meghan-march/

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Can I just say ALL OF THEM?

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

My most recent discovery is probably the Read Me Romance podcast. It’s a fun way to listen to romance novellas written by some of my favorite authors.

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

I did a Goodreads Challenge of 200 books and completed that. I also set out to read a book set in each of the 50 United States. I was able to complete all with the exception of Delaware, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Rhode Island.

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

I’m just waiting for my library hold to come in…

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?

I want to finish reading all of the backlilst books on my TBR and then focus on the new releases I want to read. I want to continue to limit the ARCs I request as well.

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

21 thoughts on “2019 End of the Year Survey”

  1. I enjoyed reading your answer! Daisy Jones, Next Year In Havana and Jar Of Hearts are favorites as well. And I totally didn’t know Katherine Center had a new book coming out next year!

  2. I love reading these surveys! I tried to fill it out last week, but had a hard time coming up with answers. I feel like my reading year was pretty lackluster overall. But I have fun seeing all the books everyone else loved (or disliked). I definitely agree on some of your answers – like the Emery Lord book being disappointing, Cold Day in the Sun being a hidden gem (I had completely forgotten about that book!) and Jace being a new book crush!

    1. I love that you agree with me on those! I think you should still fill it out. I want to know your answers!

  3. I LOVE your end of year survey and seeing all of the great books you read!! Such a great reading year that is for sure. I am really excited for The Heart Principle as well. I haven’t read The King Maker, but now I know that I need to, I love those books that shock you when you least expect it.

  4. Shame again but better didn’t live upto the hype! So glad you enjoyed the rest of the illuminae series. Love the sound of jar of hearts- really want to check it out. Definitely agree with you on the world building from call down the hawk. Awesome post!

  5. I loved reading all your answers! There’s quite a few books on your list that are on my TBR that I can’t wait to read (The Guy on the Right, Obsidio, Top Secret, Daisy Jones & the Six, etc.). I also loved Landon & Shay, The Risk, and The Kingmaker!

  6. Loved reading your answers! I loved Well Met! That book was total fun and entertaining! I’m so glad you loved The Illuminae files! I haven’t read Daisy Jones but I’ve heard mixed reviews about it. I’m glad it was a hit for you!

    1. Thank you!
      I loved Daisy Jones. I listened to it, and the audio version is fabulous. I highly recommend that one.

  7. Yay for The Risk! 🙂 There’s a lot of books that I haven’t read yet but I have a few on my TBR, I’ll definitely read The Guy on the Right and The Kingmaker soon. I hope I’ll get to read Gypsy King and Well Met too. Great post, Deanna!

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