Idea and questions were inspired by Gabby’s End of Year Reading Survey youtube video that can be found here. Below are some of her social media links! Follow here! One of my favorites!
How many books did you read? Did you meet your goal?
My reading goal this year was 75 books, which is just over 6 books a month. I exceeded that goal and will end 2019 with 80 books read.
Most read genre?
Fantasy is by far my most read genre this year. 48 of the 80 books (60%) I read this year were fantasy. You can see below the genres in which the 80 books fit into.
Fantasy – 48
Historical Fiction – 9
Science Fiction – 9
Fiction – 5
Mystery – 4
Romance – 3
Non-fiction – 2
Longest and shortest books you read.
Shortest – All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir by Erin Lee Carr
Longest – Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Favorite book published in 2019?
As many of my favorite reads of the year were published in 2019, I will not be choosing my favorite one here. I plan on doing a top 5 or 10 blog post in the next week or so. Here are some contenders;
Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan
Verity by Colleen Hoover
Favorite debut book in 2019?
All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir by Erin Lee Carr
Favorite book not published this year?
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
A book that lived up to the hype.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. It was an amazing book!
A book that did NOT live up to the hype.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. I did not enjoy it as much as others did. It received a 3/5 rating.
Book that felt like the biggest accomplishment?
Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I mean, it was 827 pages long.
Hal from Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Least favorite character.
The Commandant of Blackcliff Academy. She is the definition of evil.
Most shocking book/moment.
Looking back, one moment doesn’t speak out to me. If I had to choose an answer, I would say the ending to Verity by Colleen Hoover. Funny fact, I get at least one visitor a month to my blog after using a search engine asking about that ending.
Hands down! Captain Santi and Scholar Wolfe (Great Library series)
The best written book you read this year.
This question can be interpreted in a few different ways. I am going to answer it with a book that I think is written well. It makes you think about it. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. It is a historical fiction based on our country’s ugly history.
Book that you pushed the most people to read in 2019.
The Great Library series by Rachel Caine
Favorite book cover of the year.
For this one, I’m going to have to say Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Favorite book adaptation.
I did not watch any book adaptations this year. To be honest, I am not much of a movie fan. I can’t sit still for that long. I feel like I need to keep moving.
What book made you cry the most?
I’m going with most recent here with Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine. It was the fifth and final book in a great series I discovered this year and the ending got me!
What book made you laugh the most?
The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan. Scratch that. The entire Trials of Apollo series. Apollo is soooo funny!
A new favorite author you discovered this year.
Taylor Jenkins Reid. I read both Daisy Jones & the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and they were both great books.
Guilty pleasure read of the year.
I’m not sure how ‘guilty pleasure’ of a book this is to others, but The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. I chose this as my answer solely because I am not one to read many romance novels.
Favorite book you re-read this year.
I reread 10 books this year. I’m going to have to answer this with either An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir or This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.
What is the best non-fiction book you read this year?
My 2019 reading only consisted of the two non-fiction books pictured below. My favorite was All That You Leave Behind.
Were you happy with your reading year?
Yes! Of course! Reading 80 books in a year. I haven’t had this great of a reading year in forever!