Annual End of the Year Survey 2018

Annual end of the year survey 2018

Another year is ending and it is time for the End of the Year Survey again. 2018 was an eventful year with loads of posts with loads of personal changes and small blog related changes.

2018 Reading Stats

Number of books you read: I read 288 books
Number of re-reads: Much more than I thought, I counted a total of 35 books that I have read previously.
Genre you read the most from: I don’t have exact numbers this year, but from what I can see I read a lot of Fantasy.

Best of Books

Best book you read in 2018? I will give the best 5 books because I can’t choose.
Everless by Sarah Holland
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth
Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t? Oh there were so many books that disappointed me this year, I even think more than on average. But at the top I think I have Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings.
Most surprising (in a good way or a bad way) book you read? My choice for the most surprising in a bad way was Iron Gold by Pierce Brown because I liked the beginning of the series, but hated this new part of the series.
Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did)? Ink by Alice Broadway Because it is such a unique story.
Best series you started in 2018? Best sequel of 2018? Best series ender of 2018?
Best series started: Ink by Alice Broadway
Best sequel: Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
Best series ender: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Favourite new author you discovered in 2018? Eh… Sylvain Neuvel, Robin Benway, Alice Broadway, Laura Steven and so many others.
Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? I read a lot of books in the Contemporary genre that I actually really liked. Like Far From the Tree by Robin Benway for example.
Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, but also the Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel.
Book you read in 2018 that you are most likely to re-read next year? Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson so I remember perfectly what happened when I start reading The Vanishing Stairs.

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2018? Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Most memorable character of 2018? Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong from Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries.
Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2018? 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson and Parent Talk by Dr. Wendy Mogel. I have been really busy with books about self-knowledge and parenting and these were the best I read all year.
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? Books by Kasie West, Ashley Poston and Dav Pilkey
Favourite Passage/Quote from a book you read in 2018? How long will I live my life afraid of what-ifs? from Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott.
Shortest & longest book you read in 2018? The Goose Girl by the Brothers Grimm with 28 pages and A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin with 1,125 pages.
Book that shocked you the most? Brave by Rose McGowan.
OTP (One True Pairing) of the year? I don’t really have an OTP this year because I mostly don’t care about this kind of romances.
Favourite non-romantic relationship of the year? The relationship between the siblings in Far From the Three by Robin Benway.
Favourite book you read in 2018 from an author you’ve read previously? Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
Best book you read in 2018 that you read based solely on a recommendation from somebody else/peer pressure? My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows I loved it and read it because most of the internet was screaming about it.
Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018? I don’t have one.
Best 2018 debut you read? Everless by Sarah Holland
Best worldbuilding/most vivid setting you read this year? The Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey !
Book that put a smile on your face. Was the most FUN to read? The Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey
Book that made you cry of nearly cry in 2018? Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott.
Hidden gem of the year? Just check all the books I mentioned in this list, there are so many.
Book that crushed your soul? Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings, I had such high hopes.
Most unique book you read in 2018 The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel.
Book that made you the most mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Your Blogging/Bookish Life

New favourite book blog you discovered in 2018? I didn’t really explore the internet much this year. I was too focused on other things.
Favourite review that you wrote in 2018? I wouldn’t know, there were so many!
Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog? I liked doing the 800 Questions for Me each week.
Best event you participated in (author signings, festivals, cultural events, memes, etc.)? I went to a Meet and Greet with Moira Fowley-Doyle, Elizabeth Klehfoth and Melissa Albert. I was supposed to go to a Meet and Greet with Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, but I was sick the weekend before and didn’t want to risk making my situation worse by going.
Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018? I posted 5 reviews a week for a while.
Most challenging thing about blogging or you reading life this year? Not screaming of the roofs what great things are about to happen.
Most popular post this year on your blog (whether it be by comments or views)? The Anxiety Cure by Klaus Bernhardt
Post you wished got a little more love? No posts really, I haven’t participated in many events this year so I didn’t have many expectations.
Best bookish discovery (book related sites, bookstores, etc.)? I am still with the same audiobook service and am loving it.
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? I did everything! I am so proud of myself.

###Looking Ahead
One book you didn’t get to in 2018 but will be your number 1 priority in 2019? I never got to lasts years books Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia or Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor I told myself to read, so I guess these again.
Book you are most anticipating for 2019 (non-debut)? So many books I can’t answer!
2019 Debut you are most anticipating? Again so many!
Series ending/A sequel you are most anticipating in 2019? And again! Way too many to choose from.
One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2019? I hope to say with three reviews a week, but I am not sure I will have the time to even read that many books.

A 2019 release you’ve already read & recommend to everyone? I don’t have any arcs this year.

Have a great time the next couple of days and I will see you guys in 2019.

For now, let books enrich your life!

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