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2019 in Books

Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner
hosts this great survey every year that is a fun way of looking back at my year in books.

Number of Books Read: 131
Number of Rereads: 47
Most Read Genre: Adult Contemporary
Most Read Age Category: Tie Between MG and YA

Favorite Adult Novel

Favorite YA  Novel

Favorite MG Novel 

Favorite Non-Fiction

Book I Was Excited For But Ended Up Not Loving As Much As Expected: A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge 

Most Surprising (In a Good Way-I wasn't expecting to love it but I did!): Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson

Best Series Started: The Wild Magic Trilogy by Celine Kiernan

Best Series Ender: The Princess Who Flew with Dragons by Stephanie Burgis (I don't want it to be over. 😩)

Best Out of My Comfort Zone Book: Educated by Tara Westover (I usually dislike memoirs, but I couldn't put this one down.)

Most Unputdownable Book: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Book That Made Me Angriest: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Shortest Book: A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Longest Book: Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson

Favorite Cover:

OTP of the Year: Beatrice and Benedick from Speak Easy Speak Love by McKelle George

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship: Miryem and Wanda in Spinning Silver

Newest Fictional Crush: Benedick from Speak Easy Speak Love, Nathaniel from Sorcery of Thorns, and Hades from Lovely War (Boy did that last one catch me by surprise!)

Most Memorable Character: 😂😂😂 Like I could narrow that down. I wrote a whole post.

Most Thought Provoking:

Favorite Quote:
“But the world I wanted wasn't the world I lived in, and if I would do nothing until I could repair every terrible thing at once, I would do nothing forever.” -Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik 

Most Beautifully Written: Lovely War by Julie Berry (This is also my favorite review I wrote this year.)

Book That Made Me Cry: The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

Best World-Building/Setting: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Favorite Non Review Post I Wrote

Most Commented on Post: Favorite Book Couples

Most Viewed Post: Lovely War (I guess it is not just my favorite review I wrote this year.)

Favorite Bookish Related Photo I Took:
This was an independent bookstore in Chattanooga that has since sadly closed. 
 Best Blogging Achievement of 2019: The fact this blog still exists and has any readers after the mess of the last couple years.

Book I Didn't Get To In 2019 That is a 2020 Priority:

Most Anticipated 2020 Release:


I love reading these surveys! Thanks for sharing. I read my second Hardinge novels this year and loved it, so I am curious to read why Skinful of Shadows didn't click for you. I plan to check out her new book this year.

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