End of Year Survey – 2019

Yes, there was a December wrap-up and reading challenge wrap-ups, but I think the year deserved a proper wrap-up. Originally found on The Perpetual Page-Turner for 2017.

2019 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 365
Number of Re-Reads: 25

Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy, of course!

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2019?

Tough question, and you can get the full answer here, but right at this moment, it is A House of Rage and Sorrow. 

A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2)

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

An Emma retelling set in India? I had high hopes, I guess.

Polite Society

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

Good way Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1) and bad way Postcards for a Songbird

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

I hope I inspired more people to pick up this amazing series!

A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2)

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

In order – best series started, best sequel and best series ender

Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) The ​Missing of Clairdelune (The Mirror Visitor Quartet, #2) The Witch with No Name (The Hollows, #13)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?

Silvia Moreno-Garcia. I loved Gods of Jade and Shadow

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

I don’t read a lot of adult SFF, so this was a delightful favorite

This is How You Lose the Time War

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

In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4)

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

I am a sucker for a quality audiobook.

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1)

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

The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)

11. Most memorable character of 2019?

Fang Runin from The Poppy War. *pours one out*

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?

Tough but here you go!

This is How You Lose the Time War

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

Her books always hit a bit close to home for me.

A Treason of Thorns

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

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

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

There is one that describes my social skills:

Girls are too easily broken. Are we? Or is it just that more people want to break us?

A House of Rage and Sorrow, Sangu Mandanna

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1)

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

Rin and Nezha from The Dragon Republic.

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Jess and Khalila from The Great Library series

Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)

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

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1)

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

Ooh I’ll pass over this one, because the best wasn’t one I liked so well.

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

Nathaniel Thorn!

Sorcery of Thorns

23. Best 2019 debut you read?

Descendant of the Crane

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

I like fantasy that doesn’t have misogyny so this one wins!

Descendant of the Crane

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

The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 2

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

A House of Rage and Sorrow (The Celestial Trilogy, #2)

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 2

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?

This is How You Lose the Time War

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

This made me mad because of colonialism in it

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2)

Your Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2019?

I don’t think I discovered any new ones this year

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2019?

Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer, #1)

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

What Do you Consider as Historical Fiction was something I enjoyed writing.

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

Blog Tour for Song of the Crimson Flower.

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

My fanart for Song of the Crimson Flower being liked by the author so much that she wished to hang it in her office!

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

Like last year, it was mostly about keeping chill about blogging while not disappearing too often.

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

Usually it is a Top Ten Tuesday post, but in a surprise upset it was my Readathoning in September post.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

All my reviews, tbh.

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

Don’t have any

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

Most of them, yes.

Looking Ahead

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

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

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

Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic, #1)

3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I already read two of the ones I was anticipating the most (The Silence of Bones and Feathertide), so this one comes next. LOL

Given, Vol. 1

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

The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy, #3)

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

To finally revamp my blog with my own designs for header and stuff

6. A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

Middlegame

3 thoughts on “End of Year Survey – 2019

  1. Great post !! We have so many favorites in common, particularly Rage and Sorrow, Time War and Dragon Republic.. such memorable reads 😍😍

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