2020 END OF THE YEAR BOOK SURVEY

 After joining in doing the book survey last year I found on the perpetual page turner I decided to join in again. 

**2020 READING STATS**

Number Of Books You Read: 73
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: Thrillers/Crime 


1. Best Book You Read In 2020?

Thriller: All The Rage by Cara Hunter 

Fantasy: The Lunar Chronicles (can't pick a particular book from the series) by Marissa Meyer 

Classic: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

 Romance: The Flatshare by Beth O'leary 

General Fiction: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

None Fiction : Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig


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

Has to be Big Sky by Kate Atkinson I found it be average it really didn't excite me and found myself getting a bit bored reading it. I was expecting to love it more especially with it being my go to genre.

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

The Jane Austen book club by Karen Joy Fowler i had hoped it was going to be a good one but unfortunately for me it was a big let down.

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

I like to share my reads on book Facebook groups I'm in.  I can't say if they have been purchased on my recommendation. I do hope so though.

 5. Best series you started in 2020? Best Sequel? Best Series Ender of 2020?

I started and finished the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer which was an amazing series. The best series sequel other than the Lunar Chronicles for me has to be All The Rage by Cara Hunter which is the 4th in the DI Fawley series. 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2020?

Beth O'leary I'll definitely be reading more of her books. I've her next book on my tbr pile and also plan on getting her 3rd book when it comes out.


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

Trianglum by Masande Ntshanga was my first scifi read this year which I enjoyed. I don't want to keep harping about the Lunar Chronicles but that's a mash up of fairytales and science fiction which I also really enjoyed.

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

All the rage by Cara Hunter i love a gripping thriller. The Whisper Man by Alex North was also a great gripping read aswell.

 9. Book You Read In 2020 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier I enjoyed this classic so much more than I thought I would. 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2020?

Ooo love this question.  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, I love the bird on the cover. I also love the cover of the Quickening by Rihannon Ward which has beautiful gold leaves on the cover. 

11. Most memorable character of 2020?

Jane Eyre I absolutely loved her. 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2020?

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is definitely beautifully written.

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2020?

Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig. I read it during a bad patch with my mental health this year.  It's definitely made me realise I'm not alone when it comes to certain thoughts and feelings with my mental health.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2020 to finally read? 

Most of classics I've read this year  including Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2020?

I really do need to start writing down my favourite quotes as I come across them. 

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2020?

Shortest book is Ten poems of kindness by Jackie Kay with 25 pages. Longest is Winter from the Lunar Chronicles series with 827 pages.

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

The Woods by Harlan Coben definitely had an ending i hadn't expected.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Probably the answer that most people would give but Jane Eyre and Rochester. 


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Has to be the relationships between the March sisters in Little Women

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2020 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 

21. Best Book You Read In 2020 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

Half a world away by Mike Gayle

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2020?

None to be honest 

23. Best 2020 debut you read?

The Quickening by Rihannon Ward 

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

I loved the settings of where the Lunar Chronicles are based and was able to vividly imagine them throughout the series.

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

Twenties Girl By Sophie Kinsella the character Lara had me laughing.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2020?

For when I'm gone by Rebecca Ley had me sobbing

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

A watermelon, a fish and a bible by Christy Lefteri 
Not as good as The Bee Keeper of Aleppo in my opinion but a hidden gem all the same.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

For when I'm gone by Rebecca Ley 

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2020?

Trianglum by Masande Ntshanga 

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

The Choice by Claire Wade



1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2020?

I've come across so many this year, far too many to name. I've started a Bookstagram and came across so many great accounts.

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2020?

My monthly what I've read posts

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2020?




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

I've mainly done blog book tours but not any signings, festivals or virtual events.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2020?

Getting to review books from debut authors 

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

Picking books for the Popsugar reading challenge I did this year. There were some prompts i struggled with to find books that I'd enjoy and DNF some.

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

Book related it was the Stay At Home Book Tag

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My monthly what I've read posts

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

I'm loving book thongs by Beckyandvince 

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

Yes I've joined in and completed the 2020 Popsugar reading challenge for the first time. I also get a goal of reading 65 books and ended up reading 73.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2020 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2021?

I've so many books piled up in my bedroom to get through. I'm hoping to read The Book of both ways by Jodi Picoult.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2021 (non-debut)?

There are quite a few but Cara Hunters new DI Fawley book 6 will be coming out March 18th called The Whole Truth.
 
3. 2021 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I've come across Girl A by Abigail Dean which looks set to be a great thriller out January 21st.

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2021?

The 3rd book from Bridgid Kemmers curse breaker series is coming out January 26th called A vow so dark and deadly. I'm hoping it's better than the 2nd book was though.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2021?

I'm putting my goal for 2021 to read 75 books. I'm not going to do the Popsugar reading challenge though as the prompts aren't really grabbing me this year.