2018 End of Year Book Survey

2018 End of Year Book Survey



I love this survey provided by Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner. It’s such a neat way to go through all the books I read in 2018. It’s not just about the BEST books, it’s also about books that stood out in unique and different ways.

2018 End of Year Book Survey


My 2018 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 210 and counting….
Number of Re-Reads: quite a few, around 25 books
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary, UF, PRN, Fantasy, YA, NA


1. Best Book You Read In 2018?

My only ever 6 star read – LOOK THE PART by Jewel E Ann


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

OMG – this is truly hard for me to admit, but LUNA and the LIE by Mariana Zapata didn’t work for me.


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

Since the last two RS Grey novels didn’t work for me, I actually DNFed them both, I really was surprised by how much I liked HOTSHOT DOC

Hotshot Doc - R.S. Grey


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

If anyone asks me to give them a TIJAN recommendation this year, I always go with Ryan’s Bed and so far it’s the one book that most people came back to me saying “WOW – what book should I read next?”

Ryan's Bed - Tijan


5. Best series you started in 2018?

I have two series that blew my mind this year – Red Rising and The Foxhole Court.

Both gave me epic hangovers, but especially Foxhole Court started my obsession with all things Neil and Andrew.

 The Raven King - Nora Sakavic 

Red Rising - Pierce Brown  


 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?

I found a couple new authors that I really enjoyed this year.

Christina Lauren   |   Karla Sorensen   |   Pierce Brown   |   Nora Sakavich

Jewel E Ann    |   KA Tucker


2018 End of Year Book Survey 

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

I don’t read as many YA novels, but these two YA mystery novels really stood out this year. Both Sadie and The Female of the Species had thought provoking endings. 

Sadie - Courtney Summers The Female of the Species - Mindy McGinnis


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

I love the Fatal series and I remember I picked up Fatal Invasion and didn’t put it down until I was done, except for a potty break.

Fatal Invasion - Marie Force - EXCERPT


9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

I already reread Look the Part, as well as Dirty Headlines. But the entire LIKE US series is on my tbr for January, and as soon as it gets closer to the release of the second book in The Iron Covenant trilogy I’ll be reading Iron and Magic again.




10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018?




11. Most memorable character of 2018?

Hazel and Eleanor were two very memorable characters this year. Both had unique personalities and hard to forget.


Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating - Christina Lauren 

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?

How to Walk Away was my first book by Katherine Center but it won’t my last. Loved her writing so much!!!

2018 End of Year Book Survey

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

Educated gave me the most mind-blowing feelings. Not all positive, but certainly captivating!!


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

OMG – I have no idea why I didn’t pick up Red Rising sooner. It was EPIC – and gave me one of the best book hangover’s of 2018. 


Red Rising - Pierce Brown

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

I’m not really a quote kind of person.:-)

2018 End of Year Book Survey

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?


 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

I don’t think I had a book this year that really shocked me.



18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

BEST couple of the year – Neil & Andrew from Foxhole Court!!!!!



19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

I love Darrow & Sevro from Red Rising – these two are one of the best non-romantic relationships I’ve read in a long time.

Red Rising - Pierce Brown


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

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Célian – he was LJ Shen’s most balanced hero. PERFECTION!!!!


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

Circe and American Queen were both books I picked because of peer pressure and a personal recommendation. And I’m glad on both accounts that I listened and finally read it.

 American Queen - Sierra Simone

2018 End of Year Book Survey

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

Kip from Jock Rule was pretty awesome!!! A bearded, man bun wearing rugby player, and he was all kinds of yummy!!

Jock Rule - Sara Ney


23. Best 2019 debut you read?

The Kiss Quotient must have been the most talked about and read debut novel of 2018. 


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

I would say Red Rising had the best world building I read this year. I got sucked into a world that was as fascinating as it was brutal. One word – EPIC!!!

Red Rising - Pierce Brown


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

The audiobook for What If It’s Us was HILARIOUS!!! I laughed so much. Especially Arthur was someone that I adored. Beautiful, funny, and realistic.

What If It's Us - Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera

2018 End of Year Book Survey

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

The Simple Wild book definitely made me tear up!! Which is something I don’t like to do in the first place, but that one scene had my tears running!!!


27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Ride by Harper Dallas was a true hidden gem. A debut novel that delivered way more than expected. Wonderfully written, and a sports romance to boot!! 


28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

No soul crushing this year….



29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle wasn’t my favorite book of the year, but it was by far the most uniquely plotted of all. Extremely complex from beginning to the end it kept me guessing until the very end. It would make an excellent movie.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - Stuart Turton


30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

One Day in December was frustrating for me. It didn’t feel like a romance more like woman’s fiction. And don’t let me start with It Seemed Like a Good Idea at The Time – I got really mad with plot and characters.

One Day in December - Josie Silver It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time - Kylie Scott

2018 End of Year Book Survey



Looking Ahead


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

I need to read the first three books of the Grishaverse before King of Scars is being released – which is end of January 2019.


2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?

OMG this book is one of my most highly anticipated books of next year. I absolutely adored Carry On!!


3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?


4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?

The second book to Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews. 



5. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:

I absolutely LOVED this book. One of the rare YA books that speak to me. It helped that the author knew how to write. A MUST READ!!!!

You'd Be Mine - Erin Hahn




2018 End of Year Book Survey

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I’m a blogger, photographer, and unapologetic book addict. I love strong female characters, major jerks, and Happily Ever Afters.

30 thoughts on “2018 End of Year Book Survey

    1. It had a lot of fun filling it out!! And I had to hold myself back otherwise RED RISING would have been my answer to half of the questions…..

  1. I bet that this post was so much fun to put together. I am just about finished with writing my end of year post series I do every year. And I just love looking back at all the books that I read for the past year. LJ Shen is an author I really want so I will grab up the one you loved….I love a good balanced hero.

    1. It was so much FUN!!!! It wasn’t a fast post, but it was so worthwhile. And I agree with you, going through my all the books I read, so many fond memories came up!! And I can only recommend Dirty Headlines, Célian is her most balanced hero, but he is still a jerk, just putting it out there. 😀

  2. This was so much fun to read! I also fell in love with Christina Lauren books this year. Same with How to Walk Away. I wasn’t expecting to love that one so much. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    1. It took time to fill out, but it was a lot of fun and worthwhile the time that it took. I’m so happy to have found CL – they really have become authors that deliver solid books every single time. Looking forward to 2019 – can’t wait to see what they’ll be writing next.:D

      And I’m really interested to see how much I’ll like the next book by Katherine Center. Her book was a true gem this year!

    1. lol – you are cracking me up!!!! Good thing this post stays so you can always come back if you are in need of a new book to read 😀

  3. I love this post and categories you did make. Gah so many books to read. I need to stop a time like in The Sims to read them 😊

  4. There are too many books that I want to read and not enough time. However, I think A Simple Wild needs to go to the top of my tbr. Great list!

  5. I also read look the part and I LOVED it!!! it was so cute and OMG it was awesome, also I really don’t understand everybody’s obsession over the kiss quotient, I mean I DO love the story and to me was really well written, well researched and the overall story was really good, but it amaze me to see that a lot of people really got it under their skin. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good I just wonder why

  6. ohh ohh, and I’m totally looking forward to read Sally and Helen’s second book next year, I feel like I have been waiting forever!

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