2019 Book Survey
Welcome to the 2019 End of Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner! This is the fourth time that we have participated in this bookish survey event. It is always wonderful to look back on our year in books and find out what others accomplished in their reading over the year.
2019 READING STATS
Number Of Books You Read: 128
Number of Re-Reads: 5
Genre You Read The Most From: Young Adult Contemporary
BEST IN BOOKS
1. Best Book You Read In 2019? The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys is a beautifully written historical fiction novel. (Lori)
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim is the first book of The Blood of Stars series. It is one book that has so much love, but not one that really wowed me as much as I had hoped. (Olivia)
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? Naturally Tan is the autobiography of Tan France from Queer Eye. I knew that I was going to enjoy the book, but it was a surprisingly fun and interesting read. (Lori)
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand is a wonderful historical fiction novel that fans of the author and the era will find enjoyable. Definitely one that I find myself suggesting quite a bit. It is a perfect read for a book club. (Lori)
5. Best series you started in 2019? Nocturna by Maya Motayne is one of the most exciting fantasy novels that I have read in a while. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the A Forgery of Magic series. (Olivia)
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019? Maya Motayne is definitely one author that I cannot wait to read more of. (Olivia)
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is an audiobook that I listened to this fall, as it was recommended to me many times. I wasn’t quite sure that I would enjoy the concept or the multiple perspectives, but the audio version is so well done that I became immediately immersed in the story. (Lori)
8. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? Carry On by Rainbow Rowell had been on my TBR for years, and when the second book came out, Wayward Son, I knew it was time to get started. (Olivia)
9. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018? Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats was a mere 56 pages, and The Little Bookshop on the Seine was a whopping 567 pages. (Lori)
10. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? Red White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is a hilarious rom-com that I absolutely loved. The characters and the story are so fantastic. (Olivia)
2019 BLOGGING/BOOKISH LIFE
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
We took part in the Goodreads reading challenge this year and will be doing so again next year. The commitment is always hard, so it looks as though this will be the only one that The Candid Cover will take part in during 2020.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019, But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020? Rebel by Marie Lu. I am currently re-reading the series over the holidays, so I hope to be able to get to it very soon! (Olivia)
2. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? Thorn by Intisar Khanini sounds like such a unique retelling. (Lori)
What are you hoping to accomplish in your reading/blogging life in 2020?