In the last couple of years, I have really rekindled my love of reading (and by reading I mean listening to audiobooks. Let me show you:
2015: 11 books my goal was 15 in 2015 (pretty original right?);
2016: 16 books (goal was 16 in 2016);
2017: 17 books (again, 17 in 2017);
2018: I joined my neighborhood bookclub and discovered AUDIOBOOKS and read 53 books (goal was 18);
2019: 60* with a goal of 50;
This year my goal is 62.
Now you say, damn girl, you must have one heck of a stash of books on Audible.
You would be wrong. 🙂
I use my local library. The fact of the matter is, I own enough crap so I don’t have room for books I’ll only read once. The library is a no-personal-inventory option for me.
Not to mention…
Audio—as well as digital—books disappear when they are due—no late fees or driving to the library to return something (or pick it up).
I love it!
Oh yeah, my tax dollars help fund my local library so why not avail myself of that resource.
Not you know a little about my book consumption lets get to The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s survey. I have never participated in the survey before, however, I was watching Heather of Bookable and she did this survey. And I thought it would be fun to participate.
Here we go…
**2019 READING STATS**
Number Of Books You Read: 60
Number of Re-Reads: 3 (Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, Cinder by Melissa Meyer and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green—undocumented
Genre You Read The Most from: Top genres were contemporary fiction, YA, graphic novels, and contemporary Christian
1. Best Book You Read In 2019? The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer If you watched the Netflix movie, the book was better—and the movie was pretty good.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? The Wire & Nerve series by Marissa Meyer
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
5. Best series you started in 2019? Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series Ender of 2019? The Amish Village Mystery Series by Vannetta Chapman
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019? Fannie Flagg
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Torro
9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year? An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019? The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill
11. Most memorable character of 2019? Britt-Marie by Fredrik Backman
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019? The Nightengale by Kristin Hannah
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019? Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read? Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flagg
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019? “Angry people are not always wise.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019? And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman was the shortest (97) and Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
by Caroline Fraser was the longest (640)
17. Book That Shocked You The Most An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar) I have no idea how to answer this question because I don’t get it.
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year Colin and Hassan from An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019? I don’t get book crushes
23. Best 2019 debut you read? I don’t usually pay attention to that sort of thing.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019? I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? Pride by Ibi Zoboi
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019? The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Torro
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? Our House by Louise Candlish
2. Favorite post you wrote in 2019? Dear Sister
3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019? Hedgehog
4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, etc.)? Blackathon
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019? I really enjoyed the Workbasket series I started.
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? Keeping up with writing. I get all excited and then I fizzle out. But I’m trying again. 🙂
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)? Dear Sister
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? Almost anything…knowing someone is reading is always a boost.
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? Booktube has been a huge motivator to me and I always get great recommendations.
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? My Goodreads goal as well as my first readthon (Blackathon)
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020? I don’t really have any priorities to read. I pretty much base my book choice on what I feel like reading.
3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? No idea
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020? A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020? Just be consistent with posting.
6. A 2020 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable): N/A
NOTE from Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner: If you could, I’d love you to leave some feedback for any questions you’d LIKE to see on this survey in the future that perhaps I don’t have on here!
*After diving into this survey I ended up realizing there were several books I didn’t post in Goodreads. Once I added those books (a couple of rereads as well as a ‘new’ read) I am now at 63