End of Year Book Survey- 2018

Every year Jamie from Perpetual Page Turner puts out this end of year book survey. I haven’t filled it out the last few years, but felt up to the challenge this year. I know I’ve been a bit MIA the back half of this year, but I’m hoping to be more consistent again next year. I hope you enjoy this survey and have a Happy New Year!

2018 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 80
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: General Fiction

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1. Best Book You Read In 2018?

Because I’m terrible at picking just one book, I have three that were my favorites. The first was How to Walk Away by Katherine Center, next was Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka, and Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating.


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

By the Book by Julia Sonneborn. This was the first book I read this year and I had requested it for review. I was really looking forward to it and it just left me feeling a little meh.


 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2018? 

Good Way: I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo


 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center


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

Started: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Sequel: Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith

Finished: I did not finish any series this year


 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?

Tie between Maureen Goo and Christina Lauren. I read multiple books by these authors this year after discovering them and have enjoyed each one.


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

I kind of stayed within my comfort zone for genres this year.


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

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

I finished this book so fast! I loved it. It wasn’t action-packed by definitely unputdownable


 9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

I don’t really have a lot of time to re-read anymore. Especially the ones that I have just read.


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

So many book covers I’ve loved. I think I’ll go with The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

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11. Most memorable character of 2018?

Yekide from Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

This story was so unique and different from what I typically read that her struggle really stuck with me


 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?

The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker

This book made the setting come to life for me and I can still picture the beautiful Northern California winery


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

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo was very thought-provoking. I don’t think I really read anything life-changing


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

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The movie finally convinced me to pick up this book and I can’t believe it took me so long to do so


 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?

I don’t typically highlight or remember quotes from books, so I have nothing to put here.


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?

Longest: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith- 656 Pages

Shortest: A Shoe Addict’s Christmas by Beth Harbison


 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith- I could not figure this one out


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

 Josh and Hazel from Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

 Desi and her dad from I Believe in a Thing Called Love

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

I haven’t read a book by her in a while and I really liked this one


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

Since I don’t really have a book that I read this year based solely on a recommendation, I will pick by favorite Book Club Book of the year

Artemis by Andy Weir

Which, also, if you had told me after I read it that this would be my favorite book club pick of the year I would’ve looked at you like you were crazy


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

I can’t remember… haha

23. Best 2018 debut you read?

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

This is kind of a cheat because Wibberley has published before, but this was the firt book they have written together


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

Maybe Artemis by Andy Weir?


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

Josh and Hazel had be laughing a lot


26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?

I did not cry over a book this year


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson


28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Didn’t really have one of those types of books this year


29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?

Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way, Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz & Caroline Moss


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

Hey Ladies made me so mad. Also maybe Happiness For Humans by P.Z. Reizin

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

Would it be cheating to say The Alice Network by Kate Quinn since I picked this for January’s book club?

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

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills


3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 If, Then by Kate Hope Day

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

This is one of those sort-of series where the books aren’t tied together by story but by world


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

 I’d like to read more books that I find joy in. I think I got stuck in a rut. And as always, grow readership


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

I usually stay pretty current on my reads. The only book that is a 2019 release that I have read so far is my current read, so I can’t recommend anything that I haven’t finished.