2019 End of the Year Survey

Hi! Remember me? It’s been a few weeks… I never intended to take a little hiatus but it was needed more than I realized.

To get back into the swing of things I thought I’d reflect on last year, the year I started blogging, by completing The Perpetual Page-Turner’s annual End of the Year Survey. I see it float around every year and I’m excited to finally have an outlet where I can fill it out.

Note: The survey is for books read throughout the year, no matter when they were published, and is not limited to just books that came out in 2019!

2019 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 153
Number of Re-Reads: 5
Genre You Read The Most From: contemporary

Best in Books

Best book you read in 2019?

Don’t make me choose between You’d Be Mine (review) and More than Maybe – both by Erin Hahn. The latter comes out this year but once I had an ARC in my hands there wasn’t anything anybody could do to keep me from reading it.

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Monthly Wrap Up: November 2019

Is November really over already? Like, are you sure? This wrap up has to be going up way too soon because I swear the month just started.

I read twelve books during the month which is more than I’ve read in a while! The majority of the books were read during the first half of the month and I wish I had continued to read a lot during the second half but it’s alright. Here are the books that I liked enough to rate four or five stars:

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Monthly Wrap Up: October 2019

I don’t know how it’s possible for a month to feel both short and long at the same time but October accomplished it.

I managed to read nine books in October which I’m actually pretty proud of considering everything that was going on. Overall they were high quality books too which I was really thankful for. I’d still love to get back to reading fifteen books a month but if I’m going to be in the single digits I would at least like to read mostly good things. Here are the ones that were four or five stars:

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A Brief Glimpse into My Life and an Explanation on Where I’ve Been

You’ve Probably noticed that I haven’t been around as much. Usually I have a post go up every day but there have been several days mixed in without any content. And when I do have something for you it’s been a guest post or short original content.

There’s a reason for that.

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Celebrating Sweater Weather with the Autumn Tag

I don’t think anybody is more ready than I am for cool autumn days where I can curl up in my favorite sweater with a hot pumpkin spice latte. Those are the days I live for. The days that feed my soul. The days that I anxiously await every year.

They haven’t quite arrived yet in my part of the world but they are getting close! To celebrate I’ll be completing The Autumn Tag that was created by Jenn from Jenniely!

Hot chocolate – what is your comfort book?

I feel like I kind of have a lot of comfort books – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Harry Potter. On any given day I can hug one of these books to my heart and feel warm fuzzy feelings.

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Five Things I Enjoy Outside of My Comfort Zone

Something I’m horrible about is getting set in my ways and refusing to try new things. I like things to be black and white and to have all my ducks in a little row. In short – change scares me.

This means that when something is outside of my comfort zone odds are I’ll turn my nose up at it and continue on my way. Sometimes, though, I’ll get brave and try something out of the ordinary. Here are five times that worked in my favor.

Shopping. Y’all – I hate it. I’m plus size and the majority of the stores out there don’t understand how to make clothes for us bigger people. It’s a nightmare.

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26 of My Friend’s Favorite Things for My 26th Birthday

Today is my birthday! And in honor of turning 26 I asked some of my friends what their favorite things were (other than books). This was such a fun way to get to know them a little more and I love that I’m getting to share some of my favorite people with you! My friends are so incredibly passionate about so many things and it honestly fills my heart with a lot of joy.

Ally from @thebookshrine I love PODCASTS!! My favorite is Wolf 359.

Ben from Books With Ben It’s not a thing…but a person…Taylor Swift (I swear I didn’t pay him to say my lord and savior Taylor Swift.)

Heather from @staccatosounds Libraries are my favorite thing because they bring so many people together to learn and hear each other’s stories!

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