I’ve been doing Jamie’s end of the year survey for years and this year is no different. Even though its 2020, I didn’t read nearly as much as I normally did and most of them were rereads LOL, I’m still going to jump in and do my end of the year survey. All the credit for this survey goes to Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner, and you can find her survey here.
2020 Reading Stats
Number of books you read: 80
Number of re-reads: 37
Most read genre: New Adult/Adult Romance, for sure – 23 Books Read
Best In Books
1. Best book you read in 2020:
Majesty by Katharine McGee, the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2019, American Royals.
2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t:
I hate to say it because I adore her to the ends of the earth and she’s one of my favorite authors but I just didn’t love Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. I think her strength might be in speculative fiction not contemporary.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read:
Crave by Tracy Wolff for sure. It looked fun but it ended up being such a better book than I expected.
4. Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did):
I think I recommended Well Met by Jen Deluca a lot. And I’m always pushing people to read Tamora Pierce and I think I convinced a few people this year. OH, I pushed Benched a lot HAHA.
5. Best series you started in 2020. Best sequel of 2020. Best series ender of 2020.
Started: Chain of Gold (The Last Hours) by Cassandra Clare
Sequel: Majesty by Katharine McGee
Ender: Heartland by Sarina Bowen
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2020:
Jen Deluca and Alexa Martin for sure
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone:
I actually read the original book, Jurassic Park, which is not really my thing and I seriously enjoyed it. I mean, I love the movie of course but I never expected to love the book too.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/
I’m not sure, honestly. Even the books I super loved still took me some time to read because I struggled with reading all year.
9. Book you read in 2020 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
I reread Fangirl every year. I may reread other books to remember stuff for the sequels
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2020:
11. Most memorable character of 2020:
Prudence from Instant Karma because she drove me insane. I totally get that she was supposed to be unlikeable in the beginning but omg that girl drove me insane.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2020:
Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas
13. Most thought-provoking/life-
I honestly don’t think I had one
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2020 to finally read:
Most of what I read was either new OR a reread so this doesn’t really apply
15. Favorite quote from a book you read in 2020:
I am so terrible at saving quotes
16. Shortest and longest books you read in 2020:
Shortest: Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli
Longest: Crave by Tracy Wolff
17. Book that shocked you the most:
I don’t think I really had a book this year that shocked me.
18. OTP of the year (you will go down with this ship!):
Emily and Simon from Well Met by Jen Deluca
19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year:
I love the Shipley family from Sarina Bowen’s True North series.
20. Favorite book you read in 2020 from an author you’ve read previously:
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. I swear that woman – she disappoints me with endings like City of Heavenly Fire and Queen of Air and Darkness but then she ropes me in again with a new series and I’m all in love again.
21. Best book you read in 2020 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else:
Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2020:
James Herondale from Chain of Gold. Jaxon Vega from Crave. Simon from Well Met.
23. Best 2020 debut you read:
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
24. Most vivid setting you read this year:
I don’t know that it was the most VIVID setting, but I enjoyed the setting in Instant Karma. I like small, fictional California beach towns – hello, Benched! – and I think Marissa created a great fictional place and its a real place that I want to live.
25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most FUN to read:
Well Met and Well Played by Jen Deluca. Just so fun. I miss Ren Faire.
26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2020:
Kate in Waiting didn’t make me cry but it definitely made me massively emotional.
27. Hidden gem of the year:
This Train is Being Held by Ismee Williams. SO brilliant, loved the dance aspect, loved the baseball, loved the romance and the culture. UGH. Loved it.
28. Book that crushed your soul:
I don’t think there was one.
29. Most unique book you read in 2020:
Honestly I read a lot of romance so I didn’t read anything particularly unique this year. I will say I read Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy and it was definitely new and exciting to have a fat superhero…a fat FEMALE superhero at that.
30. Book that made you the maddest (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it):
Chain of Gold made me angry mostly because I was SO mad at the ending and the fact that I had to wait to see what would happen next
1. Book you are most anticipating in 2021 (non-debut):
Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare. Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. Well Matched by Jen Deluca
2. 2021 debut you are most anticipating:
Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon. Technically this is an adult debut for an established YA author but its fiiiiiine.
3. Sequel you are most anticipating in 2021:
Chain of Iron and Rule of Wolves lol
4. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2021?
Read more of my TBR list. Read long books. Catch up on series where I’m behind. Blog more!!!