2018 End of Year Book Survey

Found this on Fiction No Chaser and loved it! And since I already published my last post, I thought it could be a nice start to 2019. (Please check out Fiction No Chaser, those girls are AMAZING!)

2018 Reading Stats
Number of books you read: 130
Number of re-reads: 9
Most read genre: Fantasy


Best In Books

1: Best books you read in 2018:
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Mass

2: Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t:
Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

3: Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read:
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

4: Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did):
Besieged by Rowena Cory Daniells

5: Best series you started in 2018. Best sequel of 2018. Best series ender of 2018:
Started: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R King
Sequel: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb
End: Kingdom of Ash

6: Favorite new author you discovered in 2018:
Amanda Bouchet

7: Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone:
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

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

9: Book you read in 2018 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
The Winners Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

10: Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018:
Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb

11: Most memorable character of 2018:
The Fool from Robin Hobbs books

12: Most beautifully written book read in 2018:
Circe by Madeline Miller

13: Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2018:
Crossfire series by Sylvia Day

14: Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read:
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

15: Favorite quote from a book you read in 2018:
The heart is a dark wood — dangerous, compelling, and profound. Its pathways can be frightening, but only by plunging into its depths are we fully alive. The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.
– Beast, A Tale of Love and Revenge

16: Shortest and longest books you read in 2018:
Longest – Kingdom of Ash
Shortest – Titta Hamlet! (Look Hamlet!)

17: Book that shocked you the most:
The Fate of the Tearling by Erica Johansen

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

19: Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year:
Fitz and Nighteyes

20: Favorite book you read in 2018 from an author you’ve read previously:
Kingdom of Ash

21: Best book you read in 2018 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else:
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

22: Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018:
Reed Abel – Marked Series, Sylvia Day

23: Best 2018 debut you read:
To Kill a Kingdom

24: Most vivid setting you read this year:
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

25: Book that put a smile on your face/was the most FUN to read:
The Tales of Beedle the Bard

26: Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2018:
Kingdom of Ash / Harry Potter / Fool’s Errand / Golden Fool / Fool’s Fate

27: Hidden gem of the year:
Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood by Meredith Ann Pierce

28: Book that crushed your soul:
Immortal Reign Series

29: Most unique book you read in 2018:
Waters Luminous and Deep by Meredith Ann Pierce 30: Book that made you the maddest (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it):
Immortal Reign Series. I didn’t like it..


My Blogging/Bookish Life

1: New favorite book blog you discovered in 2018:
Fiction No Chaser

2: Favorite review that you wrote in 2018:
Reviewing my worst reads of 2018 was fun. Got to let some pent-up irritation go.

3: Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog:
Most Anticipated Books of 2019

4: Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.):
Did not have time this year unfortunately..

5: Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018:
Starting the blog and Instagram and realising people liked what I put out. I’m still a bit stunned.

6: Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year:
Putting my feelings and often jumbled thoughts in print. It takes practise to be a good writer, and I’m practicing HARD.

7: Most popular post this year on your blog (whether it be by comments or views):
My review of Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

8: Post you wished got a little more love:
None really. I’m just happy for the love that I have received!

9: Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.):
Bookstagramers. Really, I did not use Instagram much at all before 2018..

10: Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year:
Yes, wanted to read 100 books. But reached that earlier than expected so I set the new goal of 125. And I reached that too!


Looking Ahead

1: One book you didn’t get to in 2018 but will be your number 1 priority in 2019:
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

2: Book you are most anticipating in 2019 (non-debut):
Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

3: 2019 debut you are most anticipating:
Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

4: Sequel you are most anticipating in 2019:
The Wicked King by Holly Black

5: One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2019?
Meet more amazing bookish-people! And to get more organised with my reviewing.

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