The Perpetual Page-Turner’s 2019 Book Survey

The Perpetual Page-Turner is one of my favorite bloggers and bookstagrammers, and I’m so excited to fill out her reading survey! Definitely stop by her page and have a look around.


Number Of Books You Read: 121 (I’ll probably finish a few more)
Number of Re-Reads: 4
Genre You Read The Most From: Women’s Fiction


1. Best Book You Read In 2019?

I can’t choose between Recursion by Blake Crouch or Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center.

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

Time After Time by Lisa Grunwald

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

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher (in a good way). Just like everyone else, when I finished reading I was asking, “What the heck did I just read?”

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

The Year I Left by Christine Brae.

 5. Best series you started in 2019? Best Sequel of 2019? Best Series Ender of 2019?

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, Prom Night in Purgatory by Amy Harmon, The Granite Harbor Series by J. Lynn Bailey.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2019?

Katherine Center

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

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon

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

The Chain by Adrian McKinty

 9. Book You Read In 2019 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher, so I can figure out if I missed anything.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2019?

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11. Most memorable character of 2019?

Carin from The Year I Left by Christine Brae.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2019?

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2019?

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2019 to finally read? 

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons

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

“I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.”
― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2019?

Mercy by S.E. Clancy and The Passage by Justin Cronin

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Definitely The Wives by Tarryn Fisher.

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

(OTP = one true pairing if you aren’t familiar)

Anna and TJ from On the Island by Tracy Garvis Graves

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Eleanor and Raymond from Eleanor Oliphant

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2019 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Christine Brae’s The Year I Left

21. Best Book You Read In 2019 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2019?

Max from The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

23. Best 2019 debut you read?

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald

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

Recursion by Blake Crouch

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

I Ain’t Doin’ It by Heather Land

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2019?

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

The Light We See by J. Lynn Bailey

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2019?

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

The Institute by Stephen King (because of the way the kids were treated by other characters in the book).


1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2019?

Taylor @readtalkrepeat

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2019?

Who Am I Book Tag

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2019:?


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

The Girls are Back in Town Signing in Richmond, Virginia

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2019?

Having my photo shared by Reese Witherspoon’s book club was pretty awesome!img_9315

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

I was let down by a few authors I really loved and at times I became quite discouraged with bookstagramming and wanted to delete my account altogether.

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

My post on Egotistical Authors.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

West of Last Chance – Review

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

Lyndsey Draws it Again

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Yes, I wanted to read 50 backlist books and I read more than 60. I also finished and surpassed my Goodreads Challenge of 115 books read.


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2019 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2020?

So Much More by Kim Holden

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2020 (non-debut)?

Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon

3. 2020 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Companions by Katie M. Flynn

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2020?

I can’t think of any. I haven’t read a lot of ongoing series lately.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?

I’d love to reach 5000 followers on Instagram.

6. A 2020 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle



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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol says:

    This is a fun post! 😍👍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to put together! Thank you for sharing it!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Carol says:

        You’re welcome! 👍

        Liked by 1 person

  2. This survey was fun to read! I might have to do one. Your review of The Wives have made me request this book at the library 🙂

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to put together! That is so awesome!! I really hope you love it too.


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