Saturday 22 December 2018

Book Survey 2018

Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner hosts an annual end of year book survey for fellow book bloggers. I decided to take part this year, for more bookish love check out the other blogs linked on her site. What have been your reading highlights of 2018?

Number Of Books You Read:
Number of Re-Reads:
 0 (part of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in French, so it doesn’t feel like a re-read)
Genre You Read The Most From: Classics (not really a genre, I know)
1. Best Book You Read In 2018
Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Middlemarch, George Eliot
 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  
The Professor, Charlotte Brontë (in a good way)
 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read
 The Price of Belonging, Naomi Landy
 5. Best series you started in 2018? 
 The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman
 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?
 C. E. Morgan
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
  8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
 White Tears, Hari Kunzru
 9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
 A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018?
Melmoth, Sarah Perry
11. Most memorable character of 2018?
 Sylvie, The Price of Belonging
 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?
 The Professor, Charlotte Brontë
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?
 Time Warped, Claudia Hammond
 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? 
 Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?

There is never any ending to Paris and the memory of each person who has lived in it differs from that of any other. We always returned to it no matter who we were or how it was changed or with what difficulties, or ease, it could be reached. Paris was always worth it and you received return for whatever you brought to it. But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy. - A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?
Longest – Middlemarch, George Eliot - 838 pages
Shortest – A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway - 126 pages               
 17. Book That Shocked You The Most
White Tears, Hari Kunzru (eye opening) 
1     18. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2018?

 19. Favorite post you wrote in 2018? 
The ProfessorCharlotte Brontë
 20. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events,  etc.)?
Hay Literature Festival – highlight being Margaret Atwood
4     21. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018?
How to Read A Novel course on FutureLearn. Brilliant for both readers and writers and got me reading books I wouldn’t have otherwise have picked up.
2   22.  Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Keeping up with posting while ill.
23. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
24. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
25. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Not exactly a hidden treasure but nonetheless a booklovers haven.
26.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

To read books as I buy them rather than just building up an ever-increasing to be read pile. Mostly successful, but the pile hasn’t got any smaller.


  1. Middlemarch is a classic I have yet to get to - one of these days! :)

    Check out my End of Year Survey

    1. Your books read count is incredible! :-o

      Let me know your thoughts if you do get to Middlemarch. Have you read any other Eliot? I'd be interested in recommendations of what to try next.

  2. Classics totally counts as a genre :) It looks like you had some lovely reads this year. Well done!