I found this End of Year Reading Survey over at Pages and Pugs and thought this would be fun!
***2018 READING STATS***
Number of Books You Read: 90
Number of Re-reads: 4
Genre You Read the Most From: YA contemporary
This is my Goodreads wrap up for the year:
- Best Book You Read in 2018? Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
- Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love More But Didn’t? I have two for this: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli. I was so pumped for these books and they just didn’t measure up. I think my expectations were just too high.
- Most Surprising (In a Good or Bad Way) Book You Read? Sadie by Courtney Summers. I picked this up at the L.A. Times Festival of Books; the ARC was just sitting at the cash register, free for people to take at checkout. I had no idea it was going to become one of my favorite books of the year
- Book You “Pushed” the Most People to Read (and they did)? I’ve been pushing my mom to read Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan but she’s too busy reading about Michelle Obama, which is understandable.
- Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018? Not knowing there was going to be a fourth book, I read all three books in the Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro.
- Favorite new author you discovered in 2018? Sara Barnard, a U.K. author that has become one of my new all-time favorites.
- Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? I never really stray from my comfort zone much, but I really got into poetry by Amanda Lovelace like The Princess Saves Herself in This One as well as her other books.
- Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? By far Sadie by Courtney Summers. I really only read at night, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it so I started reading as soon as I woke up.
- Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year? Probably Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman, Nic Stone, and Kasie West. I always go back to Christmas short stories during the holiday season.
- Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018? Autoboyography by Christina Lauren. THOSE COLORS!
- Most memorable character of 2018? Charlotte Holmes in A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. You never know what’s going on in her head.
- Most beautifully written book read in 2018? The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock was absolutely magical. the descriptions of 1970’s Alaska were out of this world. I felt like I was actually there.
- Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018? It’s either Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan or Gmorning, Gnight by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun. Usually the most though provoking book for me is going to be some sort of memoir or selection of essays.
- Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? Another Brooklyn by Jaqueline Woodson. I didn’t know much about her books and finally came across a bunch of them at a used bookstore. This was the last book I read in 2018, and I’m still thinking about it.
- Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?
- Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018? Shortest:Turning Pointeby Katherine Locke – 54 pages; Longest:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princeby J.K. Rowling – 652
- Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.) Sadie, once again. haha
- OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!) Eden and Connor from Goodbye Perfect by Sara Barnard. A healthy relationship that is already established before the events of the book and carries through to the end. That never happens!
- Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year: Basically the entire family in Save the Date by Morgan Matson. Morgan Matson is really good at creating great friendships but also positive and strong familial relationships.
- Favorite Book You Read In 2018 From an Author You’ve Read Previously: Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
- Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else? The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. The Internet was yelling at me to read this book and I’m so glad I listened.
- Newest Fictional Crush From a Book You Read In 2018?
- Best 2018 Debut You Read? The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
- Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
- Book That Was the Most FUN to Read/Put a Smile On Your Face? I’ve Got This Round by Mamrie Hart. This girl is one of my favorite people shit, she’s so funny. She did a little show to promote her book so I got to meet her and get my book signed. What a gem!
- Book That Made You Cry or Nearly Cry in 2018? A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi. I ached for Shirin.
- Hidden Gem of the Year? Emergency Contact Mary H.K. Choi
- Book That Crushed Your Soul? Another Brooklyn by Jaqueline Woodson
- Most Unique Book You Read In 2018? The podcast element to Sadie was something I had never read before and was really fresh and interesting,
- Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? Dear Martin by Nic Stone made me the most angry because it takes place in the present. It’s ridiculous that the world is still this racist and this kind of subject matter still so prevalent.