Wrap Ups and TBRs

End of Year Book Survey | 2018

I saw this survey at @fictionnochaser and thought it would be a fantastic last post of 2018. Here it goes!!

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2018 Reading Stats

Number of books you read: 162

Number of re-reads: 2

Most read genre: Contemporary


Best In Books

1. Best books you read in 2018:

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t:

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

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

Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

4. Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did):

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

5. Best series you started in 2018. Best sequel of 2018. Best series ender of 2018.

Legendary by Stephanie Garber

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018:

Nancy Richardson Fischer

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

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynne

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

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

9. Book you read in 2018 that you are most likely to re-read next year?

The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018:

Legendary (Caraval, #2)

11. Most memorable character of 2018:

Charlie in Flowers for Algernon

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018:

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2018:

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read:

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

15. Favorite quote from a book you read in 2018:

“Perhaps I should not have been a fisherman, he thought. But that was the thing that I was born for.” Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

16. Shortest and longest books you read in 2018:

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin

Orange Marmalade by Seok Woo

17. Book that shocked you the most:

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

18. OTP of the year (you will go down with this ship!):

Donatella and Dante in Caraval (ack, I might be shootin myself in the foot with this ship)

19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year:

Lily and Sawyer in When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

20. Favorite book you read in 2018 from an author you’ve read previously:

Swan Lake for Beginners by Heather O’Neill

21. Best book you read in 2018 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else:

That Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018:

Oscar Ralph in I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

23. Best 2018 debut you read:

Goldilocks and the Infinite Bears: A Pie Comics Collection by John McNamee

24. Most vivid setting you read this year:

Caraval

25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most FUN to read:

Smothered by Autumn Chiklis

26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2018:

Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

27. Hidden gem of the year:

Heart Lines by Gemma Troy

28. Book that crushed your soul:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

29. Most unique book you read in 2018:

Antigonick by Anne Carson

30. Book that made you the maddest (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it):

Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill


My Blogging/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2018:

N S @nsfordwriter

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2018:

Review: When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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

October Non-Bookish Favourites | 2018

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

Blogoween was so much of fun!

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018:

Getting my first book award 🙂

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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

It wasn’t too much of a problem initially, but when you get too busy to post. I’ve scheduled dozens of post ahead of time to make up for the looming senior grind season, and it looks like this is the time of the year :/

7. Most popular post this year on your blog (whether it be by comments or views):

Review: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

8. Post you wished got a little more love:

Review: Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, bookstores, etc.):

I got a really cute book tote bag!!

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

YES. Got 500% !!!

Looking Ahead

1. One book you didn’t get to in 2018 but will be your number 1 priority in 2019:

Vox by Christina Dalcher

2. Book you are most anticipating in 2019 (non-debut):

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

3. 2019 debut you are most anticipating:

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

4. Sequel you are most anticipating in 2019:

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

5. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2019?

Our school library just got a load of new books, and I really hope to read some more this spring/summer.

Commitment! I hope to continue blogging as much as I did last year, and hopefully continue into university 🙂

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So what are your new year’s resolutions for reading? Let me know down below!!

4 thoughts on “End of Year Book Survey | 2018

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Amanda Lovelace, she sounds an amazing author/poetess 😊 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry sounds cool too. And congrats on your reading challenge!

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