2018 End of Year Book Survey

Happy Thursday everyone!

This survey was created by Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner and I first noticed it on That Artsy Reader Girl’s blog. I definitely recommend you check out both of these amazing bloggers if you haven’t already.

I had a lot of fun answering these questions and I enjoyed looking over and reflecting on what I read in 2018. I didn’t add in any explanations for why I picked each book, but I did try to add in some pictures here and there. 

2018 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 34
Number of Re-Reads: 4
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult Contemporary

Best in Books

Best Book You Read In 2018?

YA: Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

Non-YA: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

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

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli. 

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

img_4777Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner.

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

I don’t know if anyone actually listens to my recommendations, but I feel like I pushed a lot of people to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?

Started: Frostblood Saga by Elly Blake

Sequel: The Cruelest Month by Louis Penny

Series Ender: I didn’t finish any series in 2018

Favourite new author you discovered in 2018?

Matt Haig

img_5012Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Bring Me Home by Bree Howland

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

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I could not put this book down once I got into it.

Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

img_2649Favourite cover of a book you read in 2018?

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

Most memorable character of 2018?

Lara Jean Covey from To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

Most beautifully written book read in 2018?

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? 

To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

img_3202Favourite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?

“People really are like house with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.” – Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?

Longest: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Shortest: The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

Book That Shocked You The Most

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

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

Simon and Blue from Simon versus The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Favourite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

IMG_3787The Song Covey Sisters from To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

Favourite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018?

Ren from Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Best 2018 debut you read?

I don’t think I read any 2018 debuts last year

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

img_3852The Last Namsara by Kristen Cicerelli

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

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?

The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

Hidden Gem Of The Year?

IMG_3591Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

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

Red Rising by Pierce Brown, I wanted to love this book, but I didn’t.

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

New favourite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2018?

There are so many and I’ve met so many amazing people in 2018. I especially want to shoutout Julie, Emily, Ryan, Carly, Jordan, and Mina ❤  

Favourite post you wrote in 2018?

The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag

IMG_4631Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2018?

This picture didn’t get a lot of likes, but I really liked it.

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

I went to an Elly Blake book signing this year and it was amazing

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018?

I have two! Being a part of Bookish Canadians on Instagram and participating in the Bring Me Home blog tour.

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

Finding a work-life-reading-blogging balance

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

By views: Bring Me Home by Bree Howland Review

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner Review

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

Book Outlet!

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

Sadly no. I set myself a goal of reading 50 books, but I fell very short this year.

Looking Ahead

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?

img_4901The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston

2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I don’t know if this is a debut, but I’m really looking forward to reading Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019?

Write and post more reviews on my blog and on Goodreads

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