9th Annual End of Year survey

Today I am taking part in The Perpetual Page Turners annual End of Year survey. You can check out all the info here

First some stats (I did add some of my own here)

Number of books read: 78
Pages read: 18,840
Number of 're reads: 5
My Average Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre most read from: romance
First and last book of the year: Survival Instinct by Janie Crouch - Deal with the Devil by Meghan March
Physical VS ebooks: 6- 72

Best in books

Best book you read in 2018?

I did do a top ten best of list that you can check out here but I have to go with my favourite Times Convert by Deborah Harkness. This was my highest rated book of the year giving it 4.75 Stars. I was so excited for it and it didn't disappoint. It is a Book set in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness and it just felt like coming home.

Book You where most excited about and thought you where going  to love but didn't?

I read the Vicious Cycle Trilogy by Katie Ashley early in 2018 and spoiler it made my top ten list of the year. I decided to then pick up her newest release Running Mate and was so disappointed. It's my lowest rated Book of the year. It just felt so unedited and the writing was just all over the place. Now I do think it's been 're released so I do want to give it another try but I don't have  high hopes.

The book you pushed the most for people to read? 

I pushed people to read either the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness or the newest book set in the world Times Convert. I'm not sure if people did listen but I pushed it hard on Instagram! (Follow me on Instagram here ) So if you haven't checked out these books yet. Go, go, go!!

Favourite new author you discovered in 2018?

I have to go with Meghan March. I read two of her trilogy' this year and fell in love with her books. She writes contemporary romance with a little dark thrown in and I love them.

Book you read 2018 your most likely to re read in 2018?

I am most likely to re read Royals by Rachel Hawkins before the sequel releases in May.

Favourite cover of a book you read in 2018?

Most beautifully written book in 2018?

I have to go for Mia Sheridan 's books in general. I read both Archers Voice and More than words this year and the writing was just so beautiful. Mia just had such a beautiful way with words!

Shortest & longest book you read in 2018?

Favourite book you read from an author you read previously?

I know I'm repeating myself but Times Convert by Deborah  Harkness and also More Than Words by Mia Sheridan.

Newest fictional crush?

Mount from The Mount trilogy by Meghan March.

Book that put a smile on your face

Secrets Of A Teenage Heiress (Hotel Royale #1) by Katy Birchall was just such a fun, funny YA Contemporary that made me smile.

Book that made you cry or nearly cry

More than words by Mia Sheridan and The Afterlife Of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand.

Hidden Gem of The year

Christmas Lane (Lighthouse Bay #1) by Amy Aislin was one of my  favourite reads of the year and such a hidden gem. It's a M/M hoilday romance and it was just such a sweet beautiful story!

Your blogging/ bookish life

New book blog/ bookstagram/ book tube you discovered?

I spent most of my time on Instagram in 2018 and discovered so many awesome bookish accounts. I can't remember who I discovered when however here are some of my fave accounts:

I also spent a lot of time on YouTube watching booktube videos and again I can't remember when I discovered them but one of my faves is BooksandLala

Favourite bookish related photo you took

I fell in love with taking bookstagram photos and I took so many that I loved. Here are some of them:

Best bookish event you went to/ participated in?

I went to my first big bookish event in my hometown called Titanic Signing Belfast back in March and had so much fun with my sister meeting lots of awesome authors.

Best moment of bookish blogging life

When I hit 1000 followers on Instagram! Also receiving the most beautiful ARC box of my most anticipated release Times Convert!

Best bookish discovery

Book Merch on Esty. I got so addicted to say it's a problem but I loved finding so many awesome small businesses that do the most beautiful merch. It's even inspired a new feature coming to my blog and Instagram this year. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks.

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals this year?

I did the Goodreads challenge and didn't complete it missing two books of my 80 target but I will hit it this year!

Looking Ahead

One book you didn't get to in 2018 but will be your number one priority in 2019?

So many! I have a list of ten that you can check out here

A sequel you are excited for?

I am excited for the sequel to Royals by Rachel Hawkins, Her Royal Highness

One thing you hope to accomplish in your blogging / reading life in 2019.

I hope to hit my reading goal in 2019 of 80 books. Also to post more on my blog and to continue to have fun and post photos on Instagram.

A 2019 Release you have already read and recommend?

My last read of the year was Deal With The Devil (Forge Trilogy #1) by Meghan March  a book that releases January 15th. It's a adult contemporary and it was so good and I highly recommend it.

Let me know some of your favourites bookish moments of the year? If you did the survey let me know so I can check yours out!


  1. Ahh your blog is so so SO pretty!! Personally, I read more physical books than e-books but honestly e-books are so useful?! Also I love all your pictures they are so aesthetic! I haven't read any of these book but I love how excited you are for Times Convert so I've got to try it!

    1. Thank you so much. You should start with A Discovey of witches the first book on the all souls trilogy before Times Convert. I highly recommend!