2019 end of the year book survey

I have recently come across a few new to me book bloggers and I came across the 2019 end of year book survey over on the perpetual pageturner so I wanted to join in as it looks a great way to look back on my reads in a bit more detail then my goodreads update post.


Number of books read: 64
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre you read the most: Thrillers 


1. Best books you read in 2019?
Thriller: In The Dark and No Way Out by Cara Hunter 
Fantasy: A Curse So Dark And Lonely By Brigid Kemmerer 
Classic: Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Historical Romance: The Tattooist of Auschwitz By Heather Morris 
General Fiction: The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah 
None Fiction : How to Raise A Happy Autistic Child By Jessie Hewittson 

2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t?
Blood Orange By Harriet Tyce. I had read quite good reviews about it but I hated it.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way)  book your read?
If I could go anywhere by Paige Toon. I usually love her books but this one was a bit of a disappointment. Also Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty was a disappointment compared to her other books I've read. 

4. Book you "pushed" he most people to read (and they did)?
How to Raise A Happy Autistic Child By Jessie Hewittson. I've recommended to a mummy friend who's son is also on the spectrum.

5. Best series you started in 2019. Best sequel of 2019. Best series ender of 2019.
I've not really read many series. Both A Curse So Dark And Lonely and A Portrait Of Death were great first books that will have second books out soon.

6. Favourite new author discovered in 2019?

This is such a tough one but I'm going with Rhen Garland

7. Best book from a genre you don't typically read/is out of your comfort zone?

Must admit I've stuck with the usual genres this year. However I did read a book about books called The Secret Library by Oliver Tearle which was very interesting and not the usual fiction book I'd opt  for.


8. Most action packed/thrilling/unputdownable of the year:
Ghoster By Jason Arnop and A House of Ghosts By W.C.Ryan are ones that I definitely were gripped reading.


 9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I tend to mainly wait longer to re-read a book however if I was to than it would be You by Caroline Kepnes as I loved the book and the Netflix show alot. 


10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?

 The Familiars by Stacey Halls has such a stunning cover. Even though it has a rope on it to signify the witch trials I love the autumnal colours and the illustration of the fox.

11. Most memorable character of 2019?

 My first thought is Harper from A Curse So Dark And Lonely. She's such a brave and fierce character in my opinion.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?

 Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. Pearce for me was such a beautiful easy read as was The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

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

 I wouldn't say any of the ones I've read were to me.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read? 

 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte because I loved it and I wish I had started reading classics more sooner.

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

Confession time I've not really paid much attention to quotes.

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

Shortest book : The Reason I jump by Naoki Higashida with 192 pages
Longest : The Mister By E.L. James with 503 pages.


17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)
A Portrait Of Death certainly had many twists and turns.


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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)
Lale and Gita Sokolov from the Tattooist of Auschwitz they definitely belong together.


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

 Paige and her mum Joan in All the Wrong Places By Joy Fielding 

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

 A Spark Of Light by Jodi Picoult

21. Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From somebody else/peer pressure/ bookstagram

The Brighton Mermaid By Dorothy Koomson reccomend to me via my Hooked on books facebook group.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?

 None to be honest 

23. Best 2019 debut you read?

 A Portrait of Death by Rhen Garland 

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

 Have to choose two it's between A Curse So Dark and Lonely and Beauty and the Beast Lost in a book by Jennifer Donnelly.

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

 The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright and Playgroups and Prosecco By Jo Middle both got me laughing 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?

I cry easily and both Dear Mrs Bird and The Tattooist of Auschwitz both made me shed tears at parts.


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

 The Sound of her voice by Nathan Blackwell 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

None that got me really sobbing 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?
 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 

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

The Handmaids Tail by Marge Atwood 



 1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2019?
It's my goal for 2020 to check out more but I do A Cornish Geek's blog and Instagram.

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2019?
 Dare I day I dont have a book favourite post as I've only really done book tours on here in 2019

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019:?




4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events,  etc.)?
 I've done many book tours on here but cant pick a favourite. I've not actually gone to any events though.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?
Getting the chance to review some great books and authors I wouldn't have known about otherwise.

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Getting books read in time for book tours when arriving later than expected.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
 Book wise its the book tour for A house of ghosts by W.C.Ryan.


8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
 Most of my book reviews tbh

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I've not discovered anywhere new this year I've mainly shopped on Amazon or found reads in charity shops.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
Yes I set a goal of 60 books and have read 64


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020?
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and I've actually started it.


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

I'm eager for Cara Hunters new book All The Rage which is due to be released January 23rd.


3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 I'm not actually sure I need to look up releases for 2020.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020?
I'm looking forward to the rease of A Heart so broken and fierce by Brigid Kemmerer which will be the second book in a series

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?
 I'm wanting to feature more book related posts on my blog.