2019 Year in Reading

Welcome to my Big Book Survey for 2019!

Number Of Books Read: 72 (goal of 52!)

Number of Re-Reads: 9

Genre Read Most: LGBT &  Non-Fiction

Best Book You Read In 2019? On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More? We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? No-No Boy by John Okada.

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Best series you started? Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series-Ender of 2019?

Favorite new author you discovered? Ocean Vuong.

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read? Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.

Most action-packed/thrilling/un-put-down-able book of the year? The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

Book You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year? We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?

Most memorable character of 2019? Jonathan Hopkirk from We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra.

Most beautifully written book read in 2019? On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019? The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read? Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2019?

“To be clean again. To be good again. What have we become to each other if not what we’ve done to each other?” -Ocean Vuong

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

  • Shortest: Powers of X #3 BY Jonathan Hickman (52 pages)
  • Longest: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky (720 pages)

Book That Shocked You The Most? Gemini by Michel Tournier.

OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!): Jonathan and Web from Ziggy, Stardust and Me

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year? Elio and Samuel Perlman from Call Me By Your Name and Find Me

Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously? Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson.

Best Book You Read In 2019 hat You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else?


Best 2019 debut you read?

Best World-building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? Circe by Madeline Miller

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019? Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

Hidden Gem Of The Year? Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Bradnon

Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Most Unique Book You Read In 2019? On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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

New favorite book blog you discovered in 2019? Oops – none…. Haven’t had much time to explore!

Favorite review that you wrote in 2019?

Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? Nope! Well, actually, yes, I suppose I did. I wanted to read more poetry in 2019, and I definitely did that. 

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Priority in 2020? 

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)? I’m honestly not sure what’s coming out in 2020. I haven’t taken a look at those “most anticipated releases of…” posts for this year, yet. 

2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? Mine? Ha! Look for an essay collection on topics of Gender & Sexuality in literature coming from yours truly, early in 2020. 

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020? I think the end to Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series comes out in 2020. 

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020? Get back to it! I hope to post at least once a week, preferably twice. And I want to alternate between personal/essay type posts and book reviews. 

A 2020 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone: What? It’s January 1st, give me a break! 🙂 

One Comment on “2019 Year in Reading

  1. Great year end review, my friend. You did an awesome job keeping up with the TBR pile challenge throughout 2019. I STILL NEED TO READ BECOMING. But I’m trying to read books I own, so I can’t right now. 😉


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