2019 End of Year Survey

2019 was a solid reading year for myself, if not as great as I was hoping it would be. However, I did get to read some amazing books and find new favorite authors so I can’t complain too much. I can’t wait to look back on everything that I’ve read over the past year!

If you wish to participate in the survey, please link back to the original creator – Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner.

2019 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 64
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

Best in Book

Best Book You Read In 2019?


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


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


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


Best series you started in 2019? Best sequel of 2019? Best series finale of 2019?

Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?


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


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


Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?


Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?


Most memorable character of 2019?


Jude is a total badass and no one can say otherwise.

Most beautifully written book read in 2019?


Most Thought-Provoking/Life-Changing Book of 2019?


Book you can’t believe you waited until 2019 to finally read?


Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019?

“By you, I am forever undone.” – The Queen of Nothing

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

Book That Shocked You The Most


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


Jude and Cardan… I think it’s pretty easy to see how I feel about this book.

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year


Morrigan and Hawthorne crack me up with their friendship. She’s cynical and he is Mr. Get-Into-All-of-the-Trouble.

Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously


Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.


Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?


I will always go for the moody and brooding guys, especially ones with a bit of darkness in them like Nathaniel.

Best 2019 debut you read?


Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?


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


Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?


Hidden Gem Of The Year?


Book That Crushed Your Soul?


Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?


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


Your Blogging/Bookish Life

New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2019?

I have done a terrible job keeping up with the bookish community this past year. Maybe that’s why I was affected by so many reading slumps – I wasn’t keeping myself hyped up.

Favorite post you wrote in 2019?

If You Liked That…Read This: Historical Fiction Edition

Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019?

Ummm, I did not take one. Oops!

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

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to BookCon this past year but I was able to participate in the blog tour for Songs from the Deep!

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?

Probably when I finally reach over 1000 followers on my blog. I don’t really promote it a whole lot so it’s been nice to see it grow so much this year.

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

My reading life took a bit of a hit this year from going into so many random reading slumps, which has really affected my will to actually post regularly. It’s something I’m really hoping to not have an issue with this coming year.

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

The 5 Most Disappointing Books of 2019

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Top 5 Audiobook Recommendations

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

I don’t think I really have one this year.

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

Hahahahahaha… Nope, didn’t finish either of one. Epic 2019 fail.

Looking Ahead

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020?


Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)?


2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?


Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020?


One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?

Keep away from the dreaded reading slumps and try to consistently blog post.

How did you reading year go in 2019? What was a book that surprised you the most? Did you read a hidden gem of a novel? Did any books disappoint you? Please leave a link to your reading survey in the comments below!

November/December Wrap-Up: Reviews, Reading Challenges, etc.

My reading life in 2019 didn’t end on as great of a note as I was hoping for. I have struggled the past few months with being able to sit down and concentrate on reading for long periods of time. I can’t determine if this is a side effect of work having been extremely stressful or what, but I really hope it doesn’t continue into this year. I want 2020 to be a great year for reading. With that being said, I did still get to read some really good books over the past couple of months which is always nice!

Books Read

  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw – physical book, 4/5 stars, BOOK REVIEW
  • The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • Supernova (Renegades, #3) by Marissa Meyer – physical book, 4/5 stars,
  • Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell – physical ARC, 4/5 stars, BOOK REVIEW
  • Somerset by Leila Meacham – physical book, 5/5 stars
  • Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush – physical book, 3/5 stars

Total Books Read: 7

Overall in 2019: 64

Reading Challenge Updates


  • A book with a plant in the title or on the cover – Somerset
  • A book that makes you nostalgic – Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Goodreads Challenge


Previous Total: 57/75

Blog Posts

Book Reviews

WWW Wednesday


Did you get a lot of reading done in November and December? Were you able to read all of the books on your TBR? Did you read any new favorites? What book did you like the least? What do you plan on reading in January?

WWW Wednesday – December 18th, 2019

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4) by Pierce Brown – audiobook
  • The Lioness of Morocco by Julia Drosten – audiobook
  • Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #2) by Jessica Townsend  – physical book

I have finally made some more progress in Iron Gold over the past week and I’m ready to really focus on it. It’s such a good book and I can’t wait to relive all of the action before diving into Dark Age. I have also just started listening to The Lioness of Morocco. I haven’t read a translated novel in a long time so I’m glad to dive into this one. And yes, if you’re wondering… I did decide to DNF Romanov. I was positively bored and could no longer force myself to care to listen to it.

I only have about 100 pages left in Wundersmith and of course, I am positively obsessed with it. This series has quickly grown to be an all-time favorite of mine and I would literally throw it at every single person I meet to make them read it. It deserves to be praised and adored. I would love an adaptation, as well. It would be so fun and quirky for everyone to enjoy.

What did you recently finish reading?


  • Supernova (Renegades, #3) by Marissa Meyer  – physical book

This was such an awesome finale to the trilogy. I really enjoyed how Meyer decided to end the story. It was such a thrill ride from start to finish, leaving me on edge while I was reading it. I could feel myself tensing up because I was so nervous for all of the characters. It was just so much fun!

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Last Magician (The Last Magician, #1) by Lisa Maxwell – physical book
  • Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl- physical book
  • The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden – physical book

What are you currently reading? What books did you finish this week? What are you planning on reading next? Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what did you think of them? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!