Another year, another look at all the wonderful(and not so wonderful books that I’ve read)
1. Best Book You Read In 2019?
Oof that’s always the hardest question. But probably Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale. Such an underrated, atmospheric gem.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. I was really excited to see how he was going to subvert the classic love triangle trope, but it just fell really flat and was not good at all.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
If We Were Villains by M.L Rio. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed the dark academia trope until I read this book, and I’m honestly still shook. It was such a great read!
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I don’t really recommend books to people I know IRL because I know they won’t read it so let’s pass this one.
5. Best series you started in 2019?Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series Ender of 2019?
Best Series: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson. This was such a fun book, and I can’t wait the third one next year!
Best Sequel of 2019: There’s Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon This is technically a companion novel to When Dimple Met Rishi but I’m going to say it counts. This book was so adorable. Menon is a genius when it comes to cute, fluffy contemporary novels.
The Best Series Ender: The Map From Here To There by Emery Lord. I would’ve been content with just having one book, but this sequel really added to what The Start of You and Me had laid out so beautifully.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?
Elizabeth Avecedo. Poet X and With The Fire on High are such beautiful and lyrical books and I can’t wait to see what else she writes.
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I don’t typically read New Adult books, but with all the hype surrounding Red, White and Royal Blue, I just had to make an exception. And boy am I glad that I did. That book was absolutely iconic. Casey McQuiston is such a legend.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McCanus. I was at the edge of my seat the entire time. And that ending!!!!!! Oof, so good.
9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Probably The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkin Reid. I need to revel in the beauty that was that book again.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?
A beautiful sapphic cover for a beautiful sapphic novel.
11. Most memorable character of 2019?
Evelyn Hugo. An actual icon!!!
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?
The Wise and The Wicked by Rebecca Podos. This book was absolutely beautiful and the world building was gorgeous. Such an enrapturing work of magical realism.
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019?
I recently reread The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and damn did that book evoke some deep emotions within me. It’s such a simple book, but it’s so powerful. Truly a modern classic.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. The online hype for this book is incredible, so I was kind of scared that it wouldn’t meet my expectations but it did way more than that.
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019?
From the Wise and the Wicked: Maybe there weren’t any villains or heroes in the world. Maybe there were just people.
16. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
Henry and Alex from Red White and Royal Blue.
17. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
The wonderful friendships in This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills.
18. Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
This Adventure End by Emma Mills. She’s such a great author
19. Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:
Red, White and Royal Blue. So glad I succumbed to peer pressure.
20. Best 2019 debut you read?
I Wish You All The Best by Mason Denver. Sooo good!!!
21. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Small Town Hearts had such an atmospheric setting. I still daydream about living in that glorious small town.
22. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins. I loved the sapphic romance and all in all it was just a super fun book.
23. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Oof.
24. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Small Town Hearts by Lillie Vale. I really wish this book got more love because it’s so great.
25. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. Gotta love WW2 fiction that crushes your entire being.
26. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?
Pantomime by Laura Lam. How can you go wrong with a circus book?
27. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
The Grace Year by Kim Leggett. It was such a great concept and I would’ve loved it if it weren’t the stupid and unnecessary romance subplot.
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020
I desperately need to read The Toll by Neal Shusterman. I need to know how that glorious series ends.
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)?
Lucky Caller by Emma Mills. At this point I will read anything and everything that Emma Mills publishes and this looks so cute.
3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Tbh I don’t have any debuts on my radar, but I’m excited to see what 2020 brings us.
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020?
Even though I’m super wary, I’m honestly really excited to pick up that Hunger Games prequel. That series was my shit when I was like 12, and it’ll honestly be really nice to relive that part of my life.
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020.
I just really want to post more content. I really slacked this year, mostly because I wasn’t reading as much as I normally do and I just wasn’t feeling very motivated but I really want to post at least every two weeks.
How Was Your Reading Year? Read Anything Good? What Do You Plan On Reading in The Upcoming Year?