It’s time to recap 2018 in bookish style with The Perpetual Page-Turner’s End of Year Survey! Check out all my thoughts, favorites, and stats from last year.
2018 READING STATS
Number Of Books You Read: 175
Number of Re-Reads: 3
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy, Romance
BEST IN BOOKS
1. Best Book You Read In 2018?
The Spy with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Dreamer by L.E. DeLano
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Monstress Vol. 1 by Marjorie M. Liu
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?
Series Started: Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Sequel: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
Series Ender: Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?
(two years in a row for romance authors)
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The Elementals by Michael McDowell
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
The Indranan War trilogy by K.B. Wagers
9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018?
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
11. Most memorable character of 2018?
Séverin Montagnet-Alarie from The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?
Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read?
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?
“The story of the ugly duckling was never about the cygnet discovering he is lovely. It is not a story about realizing you have become beautiful.
It is about the sudden understanding that you are something other than what you thought you were, and that what you are is more beautiful than what you once thought you had to be.”
~ Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?
Shortest: Leave the Window Open by Victoria Schwab
Longest: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Felicity Faircloth & Devil from Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
The Sisterhood in Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
The Rising Gold by Ava Jae
21. Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:
Check, Please! Book One by Ngozi Ukazu
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018?
Kai Arviso from Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
23. Best 2018 debut you read?
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Firestarter by Tara Sim
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?
Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
MY BLOGGING/BOOKISH LIFE
1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2018?
2. Favorite post you wrote in 2018?
Ace of Shades Street Style
3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2018:?
4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, etc.)?
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018?
Meeting Anna-Marie McLemore at Sirens Con and witnessing her breathtaking and emotional keynote.
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Top 5 Wednesday: Books I’ve Removed from My TBR
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Series Review: The Rules of Scoundrels by Sarah MacLean
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Well I completed my Goodreads goal and the Debut Author Challenge.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will BF Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. Duh!
3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Where to start? Let’s go with Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan, We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, and The Mericful Crow by Margaret Owen.
4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?
Firestarter by Tara Sim
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019?
Actually read some nonfiction this year!
6. A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
How did your 2018 pan out on the bookish front? Did you do an End of Year Survey?
Let me know in the comments below!