2019 Reading Survey

Book you were excited about and thought you were going to love, but didn’t:

Grotesque, by Natsuo Kirino

Most surprising (in a good way):

A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan

Book you recommended to people most:

The Republican Brain, by Chris Mooney

Favorite new author you discovered (and have now read more than one of their books):

Wild Rides and Wildflowers, by Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth

Best series you discovered:

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Book that was out of your usual zone or was a new genre for you:

The Glovemaker, by Ann Weisgarber

Book you’re most likely to re-read next year:

Woodswoman, by Anne LaBastille

Most unputdownable:

Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson

Favorite book cover:

Most memorable character:

Ove from A Man Called Ove, but I wouldn’t necessarily go congratulating him for it.

Most beautifully written:

The White Book, by Han Kang

Book that had the greatest impact on you:

Wild Rides and Wildflowers, by Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth

Shortest & longest books you read:

Giant Days, volume 9, by John Allison – 110 pages
Grotesque, by Natsuo Kirino – 530 pages

Book that had a scene that had you reeling and dying to talk to somebody about it (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss): 

Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson

Favorite relationship (be it romantic, friendship):

The authors of Wild Rides and Wildflowers, Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth

Favorite book you read in 2019 from an author you’ve read previously:

Giant Days, by John Allison
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess, by Jeremy Whitley
Rat Queens, by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Book you read based SOLELY on a recommendation from someone: 

Educated, by Tara Westover

Best 2019 debut:

I think the only one I read was Optic Nerve by Maria Gainza

Book that was the most fun to read:

Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata

Oldest book:

Woodswoman, by Anne LaBastille – first published 1975

Favorite bookish moments:

Favorite reread:

Giant Days, by John Allison

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