Hi guys, it’s time for the 2020 Stats Survey! It was created by Andi @ Andi’s ABCs and Brittany @ The Book Addict’s Guide, and I always have a good time doing it every year. It’s pretty long, so let’s just get into it!
- Number of books read… (I’m changing the page ranges from 50’s to 100’s cuz that’s how I did it in my stats and it makes it easier for me. Also I’m not counting pages of audiobooks.)
- Total: 67
- Under 200 pages: 10
- Over 200 pages: 10
- Over 300 pages: 15
- Over 400 pages: 11
- Over 500 pages: 4
- Number of…
- Audiobooks/ebooks: 23
- Re-reads: 10
- DNFs (did not finish): 7 (Well at least it’s less than last year! 😛 )
- Number of books rated…
- Five Stars: 4
- One/Two Stars: 3 (I gave a lot of half-stars this year and didn’t rate rereads or a lot of DNF’s cuz a lot I DNF’d early on and didn’t think rating it badly seemed fair.)
- Number of authors met in 2020: 0
- Number of book events attended in 2020: I went to a small book fair right before the lockdown, does that count?
- Number of books you read in one day: 15 (I keep thinking this question means the most books I read together in the same day, but I think it’s all the books throughout the year that took me only a day to read. XD That would make more sense.)
- Number of books that made you cry: It’s hard to remember but there’s at least 11 that either made me cry for real or I came pretty close.
- Number of 2021 books you have on pre-order: I have one already, but technically it wasn’t originally published in 2021. It’s the spring season edition of Emma by Jane Austen. 🙂 There’s a few more that I have my eye on though. I want to pre-order them but we might change our mailing address soon and Idk if I can change it after I’ve ordered them so I’m waiting until we figure that out. But anyway, it’s the paperback of Love and Olives by Jenna Evans Welch, (which also isn’t really a new 2021 release but whatever 😛 ) and two which are new releases I just heard about:
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee. Ahhhh! I was JUST thinking about how I wish there was more YA historical fiction set on the Titanic and here it is! ❤ Also that cover is so nice! 😀
And 10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston! It doesn’t have a cover yet but ahhhhh I’m so excited! I just read 10 Blind Dates last month and when I finished it I found myself wishing there would be a sequel set around another holiday or in the summer maybe cuz Sophie’s huge family is too fun to read about to only fill one book, and guess what…THERE IS! And that’s not all, it’s in OLIVIA’S POV!!! Ahhhh it just sounds so great! I’m really looking forward to it. If I end up reading any new releases this year, it’ll most likely be these two. ❤
By the Books:
Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?):
I remember at the end of June we went on a road trip to Homer and I wanted to specifically read a book about a road trip while I was on a road trip. XD
Book that took you the longest to read:
Yeah, this is embarrassing. 😛 It literally took me almost 3 months to finish. O.o I was in kind of a slump towards the end of the year and I was doing Nanowrimo and prioritizing other books before it, so…yeah.
Book that you personally connected with the most:
I’m not even going to think about this. It’s gotta be this one. It felt like the author turned my life into a book. XD So much of what Ali was going through was and is so similar to what I have and am going through, and I just sobbed constantly for the last 80 pages or so. It was beautiful. :,)
Book that made you love the villain:
I wouldn’t say “love”, but I guess this is the best answer for this question cuz I don’t think there really was any. But the Ocean in this was so…I don’t even know how to feel about it. It was the villain but in a way it…wasn’t? It’s character was so disturbing but it’s relationship with the sirens was like…motherly? And it was so weird, but kind of a good weird? I mean not good, but…interesting. The writing was so interesting. XD I really don’t know what to say.
Book you read on your birthday:
Of course. 😛
Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?):
Uhhhh maybe these a little bit?
Book you wish you could go back and read for the first time again:
I think these! They’re all definitely in my top ten of the year. 🙂
Most books read by one author this year:
I reread the entire Hunger Games trilogy, plus the new prequel, so 4 by Suzanne Collins. 🙂
This or That:
Happiest & saddest:
It has to be this one. I feel like this book is just the definition of warm and fuzzy. 😀 Sophie and her family’s shenanigans were hilarious, and even though this is a romance and despite all the crazy dates she has to go on, I loved that the heart of the story was really about her reconnecting with them. And it made me wish a million times that I had a big family that I’m close to! D:
Even though this had more of a bittersweet ending, the writing and worldbuilding and the audiobook just sucked me in and made me feel kinda depressed for a few days. But in a good way? Kind of? Idk, it’s just one of those books that have a deep impact on me and I can’t really explain why. XD
Longest & shortest…
I reread this one and it still takes the cake for longest title. XD
From buying to reading:
I’ll say this one because I bought it for my mom for Christmas and I read it pretty much as soon as it came because it’s short and I wanted to read it before I wrapped it. XD
I’m pretty sure it was this one cuz it was like almost exactly four years since I bought it. 😛
Best & worst…
Books you read/your rating:
Best: (5 stars)
Worst: (1 star)
I only read a few, and there wasn’t any I didn’t really like, but I think I liked these two the most. 🙂
First & last…
Reads of 2020:
If I don’t count The Hazelwood which was a DNF, then it was Peter Pan. Of course. 😛
Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right):
Short bookshelf: My planner from 2019.
Tall bookshelf: Some old magazines I kept for story inspirations.
Fandom you joined & one you abandoned:
I think the closest “fandom” I think I joined was Wicked, even though I hated the book and couldn’t get more than 30-something pages through it. XD But I watched the musical on Youtube anyway and it’s amazing! I can see why everyone loves it! The ending gave me so many FEELS! ❤ I would’ve loved to see the version with Idina Menzel in it, but Idk if it’s available anywhere.
I liked this book, but I decided I wasn’t that interested in continuing the series anymore.
I kinda bad for giving this one star, but ugh it was just so disappointing. The premise sounded so cool, but the execution just was not good and I couldn’t finish it.
Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read:
Not surprising at all. 😛
Book you read that is red:
These are the only two.
Starts with X, Y, or Z:
Again, W is the closest I could get.
Book you hugged when you finished it:
I can’t remember if there was any I actually did, but I know I definitely wanted to after finishing this one. 😀
Book you wanted to throw across a room:
I was so disappointed cuz I was enjoying the writing and worldbuilding of this…aaaaand then the characters made really stupid decisions and it just got too dark for me and I just…*heavy sigh* No.
Food you craved while/after reading a certain book:
I realized while rereading how much food is actually mentioned in these books. There was this scene on the train where Katniss drinks warm milk with honey and cinnamon and I thought it sounded interesting so I actually tried it! I never liked warm milk until recently when I put flavors in it, and this was actually so good! I know it’s a drink, not a food, but it still counts. XD
Book that became an instant go-to recommendation:
Idk, this one was hard. I kinda didn’t want to count sequels cuz most I didn’t read the first book in the series this year, and I don’t know what I’d recommend to just anyone because it depends on what type of thing you like to read. I don’t think I had a book this year where I feel like it has something for everyone. But maybe I’ll go with this one to recommend to people I know IRL cuz it’s set in Alaska, it’s short, and I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Forced yourself to finish:
I feel so bad about saying this because I really like this author as a person and I really wanted to like her books, but the first half of this was honestly a struggle to get through. I might’ve liked it a little more if I was more familiar with the history behind this story, but the first 200 pages or so were pretty slow and Thomas wasn’t the most likeable character…but in the second half everything changes and it makes it all worth it! ❤
Series or author’s works you binged:
Uhhh since the prequel came out this year I guess the Hunger Games? 😛
Number of posts:
78, which is less than last year. Huh, I’m surprised. O.o
Post you wish you could re-write:
Idk, maybe this one? The few books that originally gave me the idea for the post I completely forgot about until I saw them again scrolling through my Goodreads later after I already posted it. *facepalm* Maybe I should do a part 2 sometime? 😛
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