I am so happy that I follow That Artsy Reader Girl because she shared her 2021 End of Year Book Survey. This will be my first year doing it.
I believe the original creator of this is Jaime from The Perpetual Page-Turner
2021 Reading Stats
Number of books you read: 115
Number of re-reads: 3
Number of books you DNFed: 0
Most read genre: young adult, Romance, graphic novels, picture books, and middle grade
Best In Books
1. Best book you read in 2020:
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn’t:
I think it has to be The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas. Not sure why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read:
Eyes On The Road was that book for me. I think not only was it good but it took place in my home town city. I love reading books that take place where I live.
4. Book you “pushed” the most people to read (and they did):
I don’t think I really pushed any books on anyone. I am trying to think but nothing comes to mind.
5. Best series you started in 2021. Best sequel of 2021. Best series ender of 2021.
Best Series Started: The Right Swipe (Modern Love series)
Best Sequel: Misfit in Love
Best Series Ender: (I am guilty of not reading a lot of books in series)
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2021:
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone:
Brat: An 80s Story by Andrew McCarthy. I really enjoyed this and I never usually read biographies.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year:
Hello (from Here) had to be that one book I had a hard time putting down. With all that is going on in the world this was very relevant and one we could all relate to. I know for me I was literally staying home and not shopping in stores. I am still worried because even though I have both vaccines I still worry what it could do to me with my MS.
9. Book you read in 2021 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
The Anne of Green Gables graphic novels hands down.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2021:
11. Most memorable character of 2021:
For me, it has to be Anne Shirley. When I think back to all the books I read she always stands out for me.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2021:
The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan. I fell in love with Lapland. The description of it was beautiful. When I think of a winter scene it’s exactly that.
13. Most thought-provoking/life-changing book of 2021:
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2021 to finally read:
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I have been holding off reading this because
15. Favorite quote from a book you read in 2020:
“You only have control over your own actions.” (Only Mostly Devastated)
“You are never too old for stories” (The Library of Lost and Found)
16. Shortest and longest books you read in 2020:
Shortest: Silk #2 by Maureen Goo (22 pages)
Longest: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (519 pages)
17. Book that shocked you the most:
I don’t think I have a book that shocked me the most. Every book I read I pretty much enjoyed.
18. OTP of the year (you will go down with this ship!):
I think this year I need to pay more attention to characters but if I could say Anne and Gilbert. Since I have read the graphic novel. Who doesn’t love them right?
19. Favorite non-romantic relationship of the year:
Sydney and Taylor and the Great Escape. They are a skunk and hedgehog and they have the cutest friendship.
20. Favorite book you read in 2021 from an author you’ve read previously:
It’s hard to choose just one book because I love all Morgan’s books.
21. Best book you read in 2021 that you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from somebody else:
I have to say Stepsister and Poisoned because these were bookclub reads and I really enjoyed both of those.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2021:|
Luke and Jesse from Once Upon a Cabin. There is just something about the Alaskan Men. The just seem to have a whole other outlook on life and are content with simple things and simple living.
23. Best 2021 debut you read:
Meet me in London
24. Most vivid setting you read this year.
The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan
25. Book that put a smile on your face/was the most FUN to read:
The Anne of Green Gables graphic novel. I grew up reading Anne so anything that has to do with Anne I love and they are always fun to read.
26. Book that made you cry or nearly cry in 2021:
I don’t think I had a read that made me cry
27. Hidden gem of the year:
The Annual Migration of clouds. I never heard about this book and I was pleasantly surprised once I read it.
28. Book that crushed your soul:
Honestly can’t think of any.
29. Most unique book you read in 2021:
You and Me at the end of the World would have to the that for me.
30. Book that made you the maddest (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it):
City of Ghosts, I so wanted to love this book because I have loved her previous books but I just couldn’t get fully invested. I definitely plan on trying this again though.
My Blogging/Bookish Life
1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2021:
Sadly I have fallen behind in blog reading and even maintaining my own blog.
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2021:
Nothing is standing out, to be honest.
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog:
Nothing I need to work on that this year.
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.):
I took part in a whole bunch of publisher events virtually but I think the last one I attend online was a Harper Collins Canada one Holiday Ball. I loved that.
6. Most popular post this year on your blog (whether it be by comments or views):
I will have to update this when I can search more.
8. Post you wished got a little more love:
All my reviews would be really nice.
9. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.):
I didn’t discover much because I wasn’t really looking.
10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year:
I completed my Goodreads goal of reading 115 books this year.
1. Book you are most anticipating in 2022 (non-debut):
I have to say anything by Terry Spear
2. 2022 debut you are most anticipating:
Not sure there is quite a few
3. Sequel you are most anticipating in 2022:
Another one that I am not quite sure of
4. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging life in 2022?
I want to read through my physical book collection, purge books I no longer want to read or keep in my collection, buy less books, have some sort of blog schedule.
Do we have any answers in common?