End of 2018 Book Survey

I’ve been doing this little book survey created by the Perpetual Page Turner every year ever since I started my blog so obviously, I had to redo it this year. This is sort of a mini wrap up of all of my reads of 2018.

Number Of Books You Read: 111
Number of Re-Reads: 16
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

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1. Best Book You Read In 2018?

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

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

What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertali

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

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

 5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?

Series: Warcross

Sequel: None stick out.

Ending: Obsidio

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?

Alwyn Hamilton

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

The Hating Game

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

Children of Blood and Bone

 9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

So many.. I want to re-read State of Sorrow before the sequel.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018

Either the special edition of Queen of Air and Darkness or Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton

11. Most memorable character of 2018?

Ty from The Dark Artifices is still my number one.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? 

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?

My favourite is still from my re-read of the Infernal Devices – ‘one must be careful of books and what is inside them for words have the power to change us.’

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?

Shortest: Noah Goes Nuclear (novella) by Simon James Green

Longest: Queen of Air and Darkness

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Warcross by Marie Lu

18. OTP OF THE YEAR

Nick and Charlie from Heartstopper

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Kit and Ty from Queen of Air and Darkness

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

21. Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018?

None really stuck out this year.

23. Best 2018 debut you read?

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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

Warcross by Marie Lu

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

Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?

None came even close this year…

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

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1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2018?

I’m obsessed with BookswithChloe on booktube. Her videos (especially her reading vlogs) are so cute and fun.

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2018?

I wrote hardly any this year to be honest! Though I did love my write up of the Cake film premiere.

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

The Becky Albertali and Adam Silvera signing!

4. Best moment of blogging life in 2018?

Probably the Bollywood aspect of my blog that has increased this year with interviews and film premieres.

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

Finding the motivation to actually write blog posts! My reading has increased a lot this year but my blogging has not…

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

Surprisingly my review of State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury which has had almost 5000 views…

7. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

My bollywood related posts!

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

I smashed my reading goal which was 52 books and I read 111 which is just crazy.

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?

the Grisha books! I need to finally read all of these books.

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell and all 3 of Cassandra Clare’s releases.

3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman (even though I’ve already read it but still…)

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?

Wayward Son!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019?

Actually get back into blogging

6. A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

All The Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman!

So that’s my end of year bookish survey for you! I love doing this at the end of the year every single year so I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I love writing it.

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